25 July 2017
(A writing in process)
A STORY WITHIN A STORY
The Story Before Space and Time
A story has a beginning a middle and an end. Go back to the beginning.
I found the beginning in the middle, hidden within a writing of an illustration of a son working with his father, as a master craftsman, in the depths of wisdom and in the fields of faith. It has been recorded in Proverb 8
“The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works of old.
I have been established from everlasting,
In my imagination, there were the treasuries of the tools of creation.
Huge glass vats that held the pillars of chemistry, – the gasses that formed the foundational ground of everything.
Huge containers with envelopes of electronic particles, quarks, photons, neurons and atoms, that formed light and energy and sound.
Notebooks of formuli and equations that binded together into the measurements of numbers, that brought about order and knowledge, and understanding.
There were huge corridors for the four winds, that formed the pressure and temperatures, that directed the clouds that brought the rain, and announced the seasons.
From the beginning, before there was ever an earth
When there were no depths I was brought forth
When there were no fountains abounding with water
Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills, I was brought forth;
While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields,
Or the primal dust of the world,
When He prepared the heavens, I was there,
When He drew a circle on the face of the deep,
When He established the clouds above,
When He strengthened the fountains of the deep,
When He assigned to the sea its limit,
So that the waters would not transgress His command
When He marked out the foundations of the earth,
Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
And my delight was with the sons of men”
Heaven, The City of God.
Now, Aeons ago, in the same fields of faith a story is told of a City bustling with the living life of a story to be told. Distant and indistinct are beings emerging that will emerge in time to come.
Time was not yet made, so there is no chronological order. Just a play on character and event. Yet, within the imagination of the Author, the scene is being set so that the story can be told of a revealing of the glories of the unknown City, and its own story in another aeon, in another time… a time yet to come, when the design was ready, the pattern set , and the names were given. For every name will tell its own story in the new reality to come.
This City, in this other realm, was populated by many many spirits, in fact a whole host of them.
The City was one of order, of beauty of righteousness, justice and of peace. A city of splendour, with bright buildings made with blocks of light It was often known as the City of Peace, or the Kingdom of Righteousness.
There was a temple for worship and an Order of priests who attended to the worship patterns of the City.
There were great halls of books and archives that held the mysteries of Wisdom.
There were halls of history. Halls of science. Halls of music and the Hall of Registration with the personal names on those who were written in the Book of Life..
There were courts for rewards.
There was the Creation Room with giant workshops that held the elements of creation.
Magnificent beings had been created to dwell and to take charge of the City. Great and mighty, and magnificent beings, each tasked and assigned to their precincts, their own assignments and their roles in the story. They were many – hosts of hosts spiritual angelic beings. There were the created beings named Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Lucifer, and others.
The Story of Lucifer
Lucifer renowned for his splendour and his gifted music on flute percussion and strings was highly regarded, and highly ambitious.
There was trade and kingdoms of wealth within this Kingdom City . There were provinces and high mountains were the rulers or princes met to converse. There was no poverty and no crime, no want, no lack, no tears and no sorrows. All were content and went about their assignments and duties with willingness and diligence, and in perfect harmony. This city was a place of magnificent beauty, clean and pure, orderly with joy and contentment in the Kingdom City, the city of Salem, the City of Peace.
Then one day a strange sign appeared. It was a cataclysmic event. All saw it and wondered what it meant. The wise sages and priests of the City were prepared, but none the less held their breath in fear and trembling. They murmured among themselves : “now the Christ and His kingdom will come”
The strange event unfolded to show a woman with a child, and a great fiery dragon that roared fire. The dragon intimidated by the event set out to destroy the woman and her child. But a great flood of waters swept the woman away to a place of safety. The dragon knew it was only a matter of time when all was going to be revealed, exposed and played out in a more distinct manner. So greatly disturbed and anxious by the event, the dragon went about the City inciting others to join him to set up a kingdom against the Holy City and its Founder. His ambition exposed, his pride revealed it was time to make his move to the top of the mountain of the north. Great battles ensued by the South and the North. So the fierce Rebellion occurred, a mighty battle for Salem ensued, for Salem and its inhabitants had to be defended, and in this great undoing it’s name had to be changed to Jeru (defend) Salem (peace) – and this would be the theme and pattern of another time and space.
Defeated by the angel Michael and his hosts, the dragon and a third of his consorts were thrown out of the City and banished to a deep dark black Pit, in time to come, but for now he would be allowed to reign in the Space Time that was to be created for another story to be told. He took with him captives from the Holy City. Captives he would steal, kill and destroy, imprison, torment, hold ransom and use in a diabolic way to feed his pride, and to have his way and achieve the motivation of his driving desire – to be supreme ruler and to be worshipped by all.
The Story of Jesus
THE STORY OF LIGHT
Now the moment had come. It was black, dark and empty and there was a long, long, long silence. Then a faint stirring occurred, as if a gentle sign had gone out from somewhere, like the inhaling breath of new birth, the gentle wisp of a whisper, or perhaps a delicate soft wind blowing, even a brooding or a hovering sense over the deep long long black Dark Silence. The Silence persisted, for the inevitable, as an expectation arises, when faith is stirred.
The invisible Dark Silence heard the intangible vibration. Then the frequency became stronger, a high pitched vibration, faint at first, but marking momentum until finally The Word spoke : “Let there be light”; and there was light. And it was glorious. The Dark Silence was banished.
Job says … His hand flung the stars into space. Light particles, prepared in the Creation Room, before Time was, were flung into the deep Dark Silence, dividing the light and the darkness.
The Light was good, and the Light was the life of the new reality. In this Light all things would consist. All things were made through the Light, and without the Light nothing was made that was made. In the Light was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1 :1-5
A Space had been created between the Light and the Dark. A space had been created by Wisdom for wisdom. And Time was born that became the very platform for a story of redemption and restoration. But the deep Dark Silence, did not comprehend it.
THE GREAT PARTICLE STORY
What is this Light ? Light is made up of particles called photons, transported in waves through space.
There are other fundamental particles like electrons, neurons and protons that form the nucleus of the atom. All matter is made up of atoms. This is the beginning of the study of quantum physics, a study of tiny things, of the minute things, the unseen things, the invisible, this is the threshold of great power, of electromagnetic energy, and the creation of a l l things that make up the physical realm, our finite space, our world in which we exist.
And what about the long silent Darkness ? What is this Darkness ? The Darkness is the opposite of the Light. It may be thought of as the Anti-Light. As the Light brings life, does the Darkness bring death. And Life and Death are both part of our world that we know today. Two forces of power at work against each other. As material is from atoms, may the Anti-matter be from the Darkness ?
What is Anti-Matter ? In quantum physic “speak it has been said : Anti-Matter..
But woven into the great particle story is the boson. What is a boson ?……. and
The Theory of Entanglement – the speed of thought !
The journey into quantum physics has but just begun, and will lead to more knowledge that will bring us to the boundary of the invisible realm. Is there more ? Well we may have to look to Theology for more understanding of the spiritual realm. What better way to translate the meaning and purpose of the creation of the material physical realm, which includes me and you, and thus makes it immensely personal, than through a story. The narrative of the Author of the Beginning and the End of all things. The Bible, God’s Word, is such a story, to relate to us, to impart to us , the secret things of Darkness, and the rich treasures of the hidden mysteries of Wisdom, so that we may come to know the name of the Creator of all, and all that He has done for us, and to know that He knows us all by our name ! Isaiah 46 :
Wrapped in mystery is our story. And to comprehend we will need to leave the measured and numbered and equations of the analytical shores of the quantum sciences, approach our purpose and destiny with heart and spirit, and with questions of curiosity, gleaned from the Bible such as : What is man that Thou art mindful of him? And the son of man that Thou visitest him ? Psalm :……
THE CREATION STORY
This is the part of the foundation story and careful scrutiny must bring one to absolute awe of the magnificence of the mind of God to have created such a wondrous work that is passed comprehension to the ordinary mind.
To keep in line with the broad brush strokes of the story, not much time will be given to the number of days or the arguments that rise up from the book of Genesis. To keep the flow of the story moving so that a big picture will emerge and God’s story will unfold. So to change the thought line, instead of days the concept of Dimension will be used.
The history of Creation of the heavens and the earth
Dimension One : Let there be light, dividing light and darkness
Dimension Two : The Firmament, the heavens
Dimension Three : The sea and the dry land
Dimension Four : The grass, herbs and fruit trees
Dimension Five : The living creatures in the waters, and the birds of the air.
Dimension Six : The cattle, creeping things and beasts.
The making of man spiritual man, to have dominion.
And God Rested on the seventh day.
The Story of Adam
The Grand Plot of the Whole Story
A self sustaining earth, became the garden of God, that would provide all man and creatures needs for survival and posterity.
Then God made man from the dust of the earth, and breathed His breath into his nostrils and man became a living soul ?
And Adam named all the animals, and God saw that he need a companion, a help-meet.
So He put Adam to sleep and from his side brought forth a rib and formed a woman, Eve.
Adam was delighted and said : Flesh from my flesh, and bone from my bone.
These words echo from another story, the story of a new creation, the mystery of Christ, where believers in Him are brought forth from Christ, from His flesh and from His bone, all neatly knitted together to form the Body of Christ, an organism for life.
Perhaps this is a pattern that is set, this “brought forth” – a calling out. Should a chorus line be adopted it may well be : Come out My people -the Faith cry of “Come Forth”
Out of Adam came Eve. Out of Jesus came the Church, out of the church came the Body of Christ, and the New Creation, the New Jerusalem, which is likened to a woman with a garland of twelve stars on her head.
The Story continues with a distinct line being drawn through the genealogies to keep a trace or a record or a recurring theme of persons and families moulded into a People for God’s purposes
The Beginning of Genealogies, the beginnings of Nations.
The Family of Adam to Seth, to Noah
Genesis 6 : ? Now Genesis is a questioning chapter and may be a look into a time period that is not familiar to the ordinary. Is it the era of giants, dinasaurs and other types of creatures. Is it a weaving in of something unrevealed, and yet ? Is it a time of global destruction, and the start of another chapter of the world as we know it to this day. The first draft discarded and the restart of the same story retold?
The Story of Noah
Nations and the Tower of Babel
Shem’s descendants to Abram..
Conversatons with God – The Old Testament
The Story of the Called out People of God
Abraham, hears the call of God , to find another City
Stories are told in relationships. This is legacy, this is communication. Stories are what we understand. And this is what is related to the next generation. Generations make up history, which displays His story !! His story told through a People He called to be His own and to display His character and His goodness, to make Him known to all generations.
Just as the Darkness heard the call that went out for the Light to come, so Abram of Ur heard the call from the vibration of thought that called him out of his fatherland to a new city he had never known, in a distant land that was filled with milk and honey. He was to leave his father and mother and his whole established family, soaked in tradition and idolatry and make the journey to a place he did not know, or even the road he had to travel to this new land. Abram responded to this call, the call of God for a people He could call His own. At the time his understanding or his imagination could not conceive what the far reaching implications would be to this obedient act of faith.
So Abram took a wife Sarai and they went out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan.
Now the LORD had said to Abram :
“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3
Now Sarai was unable to give Abram an offspring and he wondered at this promise and enquired of the LORD. The LORD brought him outside and said “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them” And He said to him “So shall your descendants be”
And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
And so the LORD made a Covenant with Abram, for a Covenant People. The People of the Promise.
Abram’s name became Abraham, and his wife’s name was changed to Sarah. And so their story is filled with faith, intrigue and lessons for all the People of Promise. For in and through their lives, the foundation of the story for His people was being laid.
Isaac, the Promised Son and Ishmael the other son.
Abraham had his promised son and called him Isaac. But Abraham had another son too who was name Ishmael. Here the genealogy split and present day crisis in the Middle East bears witness to this divide. The history of the nations tinted in genealogies.
Isaac brought forth Jacob and Esau and history of the Called People deepens.
Jacob and his 12 sons drawn by drought to Egypt
Jacob brings forth twelve sons, who later in time become the 12 tribes of Israel, but drawn by drought to Egypt to become an oppressed people.
Sons of Jacob – Judah
– Joseph, from the pit to the prison to the prime minister of Egypt.
Egypt’s 400 year Oppression
Pharoah and the Plagues, – also in the Judgement Story of Revelation.
Moses and a Mighty Deliverance Story : From the exodus from bondage
Moses and The Law that forms and shapes a Hebrew People.
The Tabernacle – the presence of God
The Wilderness experience
The Promised Land of Milk and Honey – the Eternal Hope.
Joshua, over the Jordan River, and land distribution.
A History of the People of Israel
A People without a King. Judges
The Story of Samuel, Saul and David
David, A man after God’s heart.
From Shepherd boy to king.
Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah
David desires to build a Temple for God
The history of kings and kingdoms
King Solomon’s wisdom in the Proverbs
The Prophets – Isaiah prophesying of the coming King and His Kingdom.
– Jeremiah – the destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem, and captivity in Babylon
– Ezekiel – the glories of God.
– Daniel – prophesies of nations and the End Times.
Joel, Micah, Amos, Zechariah, Zephania, Malachi, ….
The History of the Jews, and the final destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem.
Judaism raised to preserve the traditions of the Jewish nation.
History of the Roman Empire in the World’s modern history.
Jesus Christ is born in Bethlehem – the birth of a new dispensation of grace for God’s People.
History and Time is split into Before Christ BC and Anni Domino (AD)