In the Beginning

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." The book of Genesis, Chapter 1, verse 1.

Most casual readers will read this statement and pass it off as hyperbole. Because if it is true as stated, then this Hebrew God is taking credit for the complex and vast universe.

Did the "person" who dictated this sentence to Moses really have the idea that he was the designer and builder of quantum mechanics and genetics. Certainly such principles had not yet been contemplated, yet that is what that sentence would mean if true. Certainly such a statement as Genesis 1:1 is born out of the naivete of ancient, primitive man.

Or is it?

At the time of this writing, Superstring Theory posits that "the universe" is made up of ten or more dimensions. The first three are the familiar length, width, and depth. With the fourth dimension being one or all three dimensions persisting through time. Time could be the first dimension through which all of the other dimensions persist. It's still all being sorted out, and they're not anywhere near figuring out how far this theory will take them. Only that three, or four, dimensions are not enough to make the math work and at least ten are needed. The marriage of time with spatial components is referred to as spacetime.

If spacetime was constructed by the "hands" of God. That would place him outside of spacetime. Does God claim to exist outside of time? Why yes. That is the specific claim of the Hebrew God.

Isa 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity (KJV)
What does eternity mean? In classical philosophy, eternity is defined as existence independent of time. This is the classic understanding of the Hebrew God. That he exists outside of spacetime.

Now, not existing within the flow of time has its advantages.
Isa 46:9a for I am God, and no other is God, even none like Me,
Isa 46:10 declaring the end from the beginning, and from the past things which were not (yet) done, Parentheses are mine (KJV)

When you're not subject to time, you can view the events of history from end to end. All of time existing in front of you, at once (sorry about the time reference). See, that's the problem. How can we, who are subject to time, comprehend what existing outside of time could possibly be like.

That's why God is said to laugh at us when we try to quantify Him. To say He exists "up there", or is so big, or small.

Existing outside of spacetime means that we don't have anything of reference to compare or measure him with. We can only understand and perceive God to the extent that he has designed us to be able to understand and perceive Him. And thankfully that amount is designed to fill us up.

Now, the next problem. Of comprehending "higher" dimensions, should be easier for us.

I contend that the "extra" dimensions contain other creations of God. That what we see and exist in, cosmically and locally, is just a subset of the creation of God, and that the existence of these creatures has been known to man from the beginning of his existence. I contend that the "spiritual realm" is actually the ancient label for the higher dimensions that these creatures naturally inhabit. That there are ancient and worn out names for these creatures. Angels, Archangels, Seraphim, Cherubim and Demons.

Just as we have three dimensions that persists through time. These creatures of the spiritual realm exist across several of the other dimensions and sometimes cross into our own subset of spacetime. So, is there any place in the Bible where God tells us about the existence of creatures that exist here, but not here. The answer is, yes there is.

In the book of 2nd Kings God tells us a story about his prophet Elisha. Elisha was in the Israeli city of Dothan with his servant Gehazi. Israel at the time was at war with Syria. Elisha would get a word from God about the movements and tactics of the Syrian King, which he would then tell to the King of Israel, King Jehoram.

The king of Syria got angry about Elisha tipping off the Israeli army about his movements and commanded his army to Dothan to get Elisha.

I'll let the bible tell the story from here:
2Ki 6:15 15 Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"

2Ki 6:16 So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." 2Ki 6:17 Then Elisha prayed and said, "O YHVH, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And YHVH opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (NASB name corrected)

Here we have a guy that through some enablement of God, can now see creatures that exist "above" our own dimensions. God enabled him to "see" beyond his meaty (carnal) body's ability to perceive.

But, if we are but a subset of a much larger system, where do we fit in? What is our purpose? Well, this is our journey. To see what God has to do with us.

To discover that God has said things to us about Himself.

So next let's discover a hidden proof placed by God Himself.

The Torah Code

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