THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS WITHIN YOU
THE WORD OF HIS POWER
The Cosmos, or the sum and total of the universe, as we know it, is energy. And the laws of physics dictate that energy is not lost. Nor does it magically appear out of nothingness. Einstein’s now famous equation, E=mc2 , states that energy and matter (light and matter) are equivalent. Matter comes from, or is made from light. In the equation, c2, or the speed of light squared, is a CONSTANT. It tells us how much matter equates with how much light. In the cosmos about you, light and matter transpose back and forth from one to the other. If I begin with a mass of fissionable uranium 235, say 100 pounds, and compress the mass sufficiently to evoke a chain reaction, it results in the nucleus of nearly all of the uranium atoms flying apart. The fragments move away at a speed not far less than that of light. They depart so fast, the electrons are left behind. As the fragments begin to collide with matter around them, they slow down and it heats up, until an equilibrium is reached. This is not unlike a billiard “break”. Where the very fast moving cue ball strikes the first ball in the rack. What you see, until all the motion stops, is the result of the energy imparted to the cue ball, working itself through the system. But in this example, no mass, or matter, is converted to light. In the fission of 100 pounds of uranium however, if you were to gather up all of the fragments, now slowed to ambient temperature, and resupplied with electrons, you would have a mixed bag of elements that would weigh, or have a mass, of about 95 pounds. How do you account for the missing 5 pounds? Has it ceased to exist? No. It was converted to light. That light is now speeding away in all directions at 186,000 miles per second. Should you track it all down, convert it back to matter, and add it to your bag of fragments, you would have your 100 pounds of matter.
In modern science, the theory called the “BIG BANG” is largely accepted as an accounting of the events constituting the “birth” , or formation of the cosmos. At the instant this took place, the theory states, there appeared, or perhaps always was, a “singularity”. And all the sum of the energy (and later the mass, or matter) of the cosmos was present and accounted for in a space so small, as to measure far less than the size of the nucleus of a single proton, the nucleus of an hydrogen atom. Think about this for a moment. EVERYTHING known to you to materially exist in the known cosmos, from where you sit, to the farthest reaches of observable space, once resided in a space so small, you could not find it. Consider the raw power demonstrated in the “cue ball” that did this. YOU, in your present body, occupy a space that could almost be called a universe, as compared to the infintesimally small “space” of singularity that all came from. As an example of the size to which this singularity has expanded, and is still expanding, consider the following.
Not long ago, scientists decided to focus the Hubble telescope for a period of time, on a relatively “empty” (so they thought) region of space. The objective was to take a picture of the farthest reaches of space known, to “see” what the edge was, or what lay beyond. When the data was collected and processed, an image emerged. There could be seen in the image, specs of light, fading away until they were so impossibly distant, they could not register. The scientists were flabbergasted. Every spec of light in the picture, is not a star. Every spec in the picture is a GALAXY. All of what you are seeing, is innumerable galaxies, like our Milky Way, so distant as to fade into seemingly nothing. ALL of that was once in a space so small, that if it were in you, you could not find it.
Deep Space Image
These things which science accepts and teaches, are amazingly parallel to an account written thousands of years ago, by a man for whom an instrument of metal, such as an ax head, was the height of technology. Only his account is more accurate. For this man, Moses, identifies the source of the singularity, and therefore preserves the conservation of energy in his account.
As you read this that I have written, words are taking shape and forming in your mind. What is formed came from me, and is being considered in you. Thus, the power of a word. Speech occupies no space in the cosmos, nor does it add to, or take away from it. But it does affect it. The spoken word pushes air around, resulting in what happens in the ear. But the “words” occupy no space in a room. A word is a singularity. It can only be measured by it’s effect in a system. So, the origin of the singularity of the cosmos, a mystery to science, is identified by Moses, because he believed what he was shown.
“GOD SAID…..AND THERE WAS…”
And as a further point of consideration, for those with experience reading scripture, and at least a high school level of knowledge of physics, you may find that if you read the separation of dark from light in the book of Genesis as the separation of matter from energy, you will find the truth of Einstein’s equation, not in mathematical form, but written in words that only lack a constant.
“Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.” (Psalm 139)
Now, if one cares to read psalm 139, you will find it’s subject to be the resurrected Lord, and a people formed with Him, died with Him, and raised with Him. It is no coincidence that light and matter are equated in this one place in scripture.
Reading dark being separated from light, as matter taken out of energy (light) is perfectly acceptable and legitimate, and in fact will open vistas in scripture, not open without this line of reasoning. This does not affect, or change seeing it as “night and day”, it is simply another facet of God’s creation, there to declare His glory, available to be read and searched out. Some examples to consider as one thing taken, or separated out from another:
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. (John 8:42)
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.(1 Corinthians 15)
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.(1John 1:5)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.(James 1:17)
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (Ephesians 5:8)
These are but a few examples,
Now, as a thing to consider, recalling that a word can be seen as a singularity, and that if the Lord’s WORD abides in you, then there abides in you, the kingdom of heaven, just as Jesus said. It may, so long as you abide in flesh, exist in you as a singularity, but the very cosmos teaches you, that everything there is , was once compacted in a space so small, as to be practically impossible to find. This is both a scientific fact, and a Spiritual truth. In fact science has successfully read a message written into the creation, but has failed to find the hand of the creator in it:
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools…” (Rom 1)
Now, the entire point of this writing is not to ridicule science, but to declare that there is no wisdom in anything, science or otherwise, if it is not coupled with faith, Faith is what Christ reveals ALWAYS trumps science, because Christ can and does not lie, and Christ sees already, all of the unseen mysteries that science has yet to stumble upon and work into it’s thinking.
If you can believe the account of science regarding a singularity and the “big bang”, then do not think it a strange thing, when Jesus tells you that the kingdom of heaven is in you (if so be His word is in you), and that all of this will be unveiled and revealed in “big bang” fashion, as the scriptures have declared. The clouds of heaven are not water vapor. They are a people, who have been in collecting, added by faith, hidden with Christ in God, from the resurrection to this present time. In due time, all shall be revealed, unveiled together. When he appears, then shall we also appear with Him in glory. This saying is written in the book of Jude, the preclude to the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, and it tells you, from the world’s perspective, where the Lord’s appearing will “come” from:
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS WITHIN YOU