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Summary: Everything we know about the universe, cosmos is only the edges of God’s world. God lives in this universe parallel to ours: we’ll call it the Spiritual world.

Entering the Spiritual Word Dr. Mike Fogerson May 9, 2012

Introduction

A The ancients believed earth was the very center of God’s creation & everything revolved around us.

1 We know different now.

a The sun is a main sequence Gz star that contains 99.86% of all the mass in our solar system.

aa The sun & planets in our solar system make up a small part of a galaxy, The Milky Way. (1 off 100 billion galaxies)

bb The combined mass of Jupiter & Saturn make up 90% of all the remaining mass.

cc From the sun to the edge of our solar system is between 90 - 120 astronomical units; at least 8,370,000,000 miles to the edge.

b Our little planet is the first & only in our solar system that is able to sustain life because of our...

aa Distance from the sun, rotational rate, axial tilt, geological history, atmospheric composition, & protective magnetic field.

bb The surface of the earth is 196,935,000 square miles & were traveling through space right now at 67,000 miles an hour!

cc The closest star is 4.2 light years away...

c David was ahead of his time when he asked. 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? Psalms 8:3-4 (NIV)

2 This means our planet is an insignificant, speck of dust in the universe unless there is a creator God!

a Believing there is a God, we believe He exists without the limitations of our 3 dimensional world.

b He lives in what scientists call a universe parallel to our universe: This is only our best guess.

B Everything we know about the universe, cosmos is only the edges of God’s world!

1 Quantum physics speaks of eleven dimensions, yet God is not limited by times & spaces.

2 God lives in this universe parallel to ours: we’ll call it the Spiritual world.

a For this spiritual world to be understood we must consider it in three terms:

aa Spiritual realm

bb Spirit world

cc Spiritual world

b Immediately we think of angels playing harps, floating from cloud to cloud, souls of the departed glowing ethereal echos of their physical counterparts, wispy clouds.

3 To begin understanding the spiritual world we must understand something: the spiritual realm is not just “real” but “more real” than this one.

a Earth, solar system, planets, sun, the entire universe is subject to God’s judgement.

b 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.2 Peter 3:10 (NIV)

aa The Earth we all know as “real” can be wiped away, but the spiritual world is eternal / everlasting.

C In the N.T. the spiritual world was more than the eternal home of those who die.

1 The N.T. teaches the spiritual world is a present reality, that can be embraced / made available to all believers who embrace the work of the Holy Spirit.

2 The N.T. teaches us that humanity originates in the spiritual realm & also has a destin beyong this world.

D Paul speaks of wisdom / truth flowing out of the spiritual realm & into ones in 1 Cor. 2:6-16.

1 6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" --10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Cor 2:6-11 (NIV), The only way these wonderful revelations can be made alive is by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

a 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 1 Cor 2:13 (NIV) We are taught by the Spirit.

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Anonymous

commented on Oct 8, 2012

Intellectual men can only begin to scratch the surface of the Power and possibilities of Our Father''s spiritual realm, and I am refering to theologions and other men who worship God thru Jesus Christ. Who can grasp on this planet or any other planet what it means to be forever. Can GOD the Father who is forever grasp what it means to be forever. He just is who he is forever. I am who I am say''s the Lord thy God, whom the angels cry Holy, Holy , Holy is the Lord Almighty who is and who was and who is to come. In short their is so many things I could tell you about the spiritual realm, however their is that time factor that all flesh must abide by according to the will of God, so for the selected few and only our Father in heaven knows who they are.We will have this discussion on that day what day? Forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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