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An Invisible (Yet So Very Visible) Kingdom of God—Part 2

The invisible Kingdom of God that Jesus refers to is the actual reality and what we think of as the physical reality is but a vanishing vapor.
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An Invisible (Yet So Very Visible) Kingdom of God—Part 2

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When my ear is humbled and bowed down to the ground, the Holy Book will open and blossom in my hand. When my ear is humbled and bowed down to God’s Word in the majority-text Holy Bible, the fog of confusion will lift. Jesus said in Matthew 6:22-23:

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

When my eye is fully upon Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, my whole body will be filled with light and my confusion will lift.

Many today have been bogged down and robbed from the simplicity of the single eye fixed upon Jesus Christ and the Word of God. II Corinthians 11:3:

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Fix your eyes upon Christ and the fog and confusion will lift.

Dear visitor, have you yet to be BORN AGAIN as Jesus declares in John 3:3:

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

BORN AGAIN means what it says.  It means born a second time, this time of the Spirit of God.  In just a moment, I will invite you to follow me in a simple prompt, and if you do, you will participate in the greatest miracle man can know. In just moments, all your sin and shame will be expunged from your record.  God will remember it no more. In just moments, all of Satan’s bondages in your life will be broken, and I mean ALL! Today, you are in the valley of decision. Choose Jesus Christ and live forever.  Here is the prompt I promised: Click onto Further with Jesus for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God. NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, Luke 17:20-21:

20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

GOD SAID, II Corinthians 4:18:

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  

GOD SAID, II Corinthians 5:17-20:

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ''s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

MAN SAID: I guess you can say I’m willingly ignorant.  Don’t tell me about Jesus and the Bible.  You are going to ruin my deniability!  I’ll just do the dirty deed and when called on it, I’ll claim ignorance.  Well thought out, don’t you think?

Now THE RECORD: Welcome to GodSaidManSaid feature 1140 that will once again contend for the full and perfect veracity of God’s Holy Bible.  All of these faith-building feature are archived on this site in text and streaming audio for your edification and as ammunition in the battle for the world’s lost souls. Every Thursday eve, God willing, they grow by one.

Thank you for visiting.  May God’s face shine upon you with Light and Truth.

This series will establish what the BORN AGAIN already know to be true: The invisible Kingdom of God that Jesus refers to is the actual reality and what we think of as the physical reality is but a vanishing vapor.  James 4:13-14:

13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Science’s relatively new discoveries suggest that there are things such as black holes, wormholes, quantum physics, extra dimensions, and a parallel universe or universes.  Once again, they are tripping over the Word of God but they don’t know they’ve stumbled. Science now theorizes that there may be an extra dimension or dimensions in which lives a parallel universe or metaverse.  Our physical universe has three dimensions of width, height, and length.  Einstein added time/space to the equation.  Ephesians 3:18 clearly describes four dimensions:

May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

In the verse just read, two dimensions seem redundant and they are “depth” and “height.” For the sake of this feature, the extra dimension, “depth,” will be the place where the invisible universe dwells that Jesus calls the Kingdom of God. Luke 17:20-21:

20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

The definition for “depth” and “height” could both satisfy the parameters to qualify as the fourth dimension of the invisible kingdom.  We favor the dimension of “depth.”  Noah Webster gives the following examples in his definition of depth:

🔾 A deep place.

🔾 The sea, the ocean.

🔾 The abyss; a gulf of infinite profundity.

🔾 The middle of highth of a season, as the depth of winter; or the middle, the darkest, or stillest part, as the depth of night; or the inner part, a part remote from the border, as the depth of a wood or forest.

🔾 Abstruseness; obscurity; that which is not easily explored; as the depth of a science.

🔾 Unsearchableness; infinity.

🔾 The breadth and depth of the love of Christ, are its vast extent.  

Regarding the invisible universe, you’ll find the following from feature one of this series:

In the June 2011 issue of Discover magazine, under the heading “The Hidden Reality,” writer Brian Greene addresses the theoretical and evolving science behind the concept of black holes, wormholes, quantum physics, and a parallel universe or universes.  These subjects have been addressed on GodSaidManSaid, but in this feature, we will see today’s scientists once again knocking on Heaven’s door.  The following excerpts are from Greene’s article:

While Andrew Hamilton delves into the extreme realities inside black holes, physicist Brian Greene explains how properties at the black hole’s surface—its event horizon—suggest the unsettling theory that our world is a mere representation of another universe, a shadow of the realm where real events take place.

With its hegemony diminished, universe has given way to other terms that capture the wider canvas on which the totality of reality may be painted. Parallel worlds, or parallel universes, or multiple universes or alternate universes or the metaverse, megaverse, or multiverse—they’re all synonymous, and they’re all among the words used to embrace not just our universe, but a spectrum of others that may be out there.

If this line of reasoning is correct, then there are physical processes taking place on some distant surface that, much as a puppeteer pulls strings, are fully linked to the processes taking place in my fingers, arms, and brain as I type these words at my desk.  Our experiences here, and that distant reality there, would form the most interlocked of parallel worlds.  Phenomena in the two—I’ll call them Holographic Parallel Universes—would be so fully joined that their respective evolutions would be as connected as me and my shadow.  [End of quote]

Yes, there is a parallel universe that is invisible to the natural eye.  The Bible calls it the Kingdom of God, and the amazing thing is that the believer is fully aware of it and literally traffics in it. 

Yes, there is an outside source—an outside shepherd dictating actions and leading to a final destination.  The amazing thing is that we choose the shepherd. 

When science comes knocking at the door, it will discover that the children of the Kingdom were already there the whole time. [End of quotes]

The world’s leadership is blind but has convinced themselves and their equally blind followers that they can, in fact, see. Jesus portrays it this way in Matthew 15:14:

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Isaiah 59:10 declares:

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

Something out-of-this-world unique and even bizarre belongs to the BORN AGAIN. We once dwelt in their universe and sat in blind darkness, even as they presently do, and we thought their same vacuous thoughts.  But one day, we saw for the first time.  We saw a great Light and were BORN AGAIN, born a most literal second time, this time of the Spirit of God. BORN AGAIN is the portal by which we passed through the thinnest of membranes into the parallel, invisible metaverse into the Kingdom of God. Man, this is so beyond the lexicon!  The invisible KINGDOM of GOD! We can look through the membrane that separates us and see the carnal, but they cannot see us.  They are blind. We know their thoughts because we once thought them, too, but our thoughts, they cannot think. They are spiritually dead in trespasses and sin.

Is it true? Did Jesus get it right? Is there an invisible universe, the ultimate metaverse?  Irrefutable proof is found in the marvelous miracle of a transformed life. Sons and daughters of God come into the Kingdom in a variety of ways and each testimony is different, but the results are always the same: They are BORN AGAIN and, yes, new creatures—brand new!—and they have entered the invisible Kingdom. I personally came out of deep devil bondage.  I sat in darkness.  I began to see little sparks of Light.  The Holy Ghost was drawing me to the Light.  I was in the valley of decision and a mighty struggle between darkness and the Light raged.  Satan’s minions fought ferociously to keep the chains of my bondage secure, but the mighty Word of God, Jesus Christ, prevailed.  On the evening of November 8, 1970, my wife (of just a couple weeks) and I chose Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.  Satan’s dark dungeon gates were busted wide open and we saw the Light.  Out of the devil’s blind bondage we came, stepping high, and with each step, the chains simply shattered.  We were BORN AGAIN. Hallelujah!  We had passed through the portal Jesus calls BORN AGAIN into the invisible Kingdom of God that science is beginning to detect and which they call the “invisible metaverse.”  And, man, is it REAL!!! I thank God for the prayers of the mighty saints who stood in the gap before the Lord on my behalf.

The transformed life is proof of this invisible universe, the metaverse, that Jesus calls the Kingdom of God. Everything changes at BORN AGAIN, the portal to the new and opposite universe. A short time after giving my life to Christ, a young lady, a sales clerk at a men’s clothing store, asked me what I did for fun.  I was in the store selling advertising to the owner.  Before salvation, I had managed his store and he had given her parts of my testimony.  I answered the young lady’s question about what I did for fun: I told her I read my Bible every chance I get; I pray, sing, and clap my hands unto the Lord in praise; I pass out Gospel tracts to the unsaved; I go to church several times a week; I fellowship with the saints and win lost souls to Christ.  That’s what I do for fun. She looked at me incredulously. She couldn’t see me.  I was living in a universe invisible to her, but I could surely see her. Had she asked me that very same question just minutes before I gave my life to Jesus Christ, she would have received an answer absolutely 180° out.  Not one of the “likes” listed above would have been mentioned, not one.  The BORN AGAI live in the invisible metaverse scientists now theorize exists.

When one is BORN AGAIN, this is the actual portal by which the marvelous invisible Kingdom of God is entered. Again, Jesus declares it so in John 3:3:

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

It is declared again in Luke 17:20-21:

20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Everything is new and opposite in the glorious Kingdom. II Corinthians 5:17:

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Things that are all new in God’s invisible metaverse:

◉ The redeemed receive a new language.  Prior to my salvation, friends of the old me audited my conversation. They thought it was humorous that one out of every four words I spoke was filthy.  The night I gave my heart to Christ, the evil-talking ended immediately.  The evil spirits that once dwelt in my vessel were evicted by the Holy Ghost,  and now God’s Spirit, and His good Words now reside. We start with a new language, brand new.

◉ One sure vital sign for the children of God is a hunger and thirst for the Words of God.  Just as physical man eats bread to grow and sustain life, the new spiritual man eats wordsRevelation 19:13 says of Jesus Christ, “and His name is called The Word of God.” Now consider John 6:35 and 50-51:

35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

We have new food in the Kingdom of God.  We eat the Word of God.

◉ The children of the Kingdom of God have a new and deep desire to attend church and to be taught and to participate in the glory of God. We do not attend grudgingly! No, it is the high point of the week.

◉ We become God-willed, not self-willed.

◉ We actually pay tithes unto the invisible Kingdom and do so joyfully!

◉ It’s totally new. The residents of the invisible Kingdom look to give instead of receive.

◉ The BORN AGAIN follow new diets and enjoy new entertainment, and so much more.

◉ This new and invisible Kingdom has its own currency.  All things are purchased with childlike faith.

A short list of new things follow from last week’s feature:

◆ BORN AGAIN is the portal by which the believer enters the invisible Kingdom.

◆ We receive a new Father.

◆ We are given a new name.

◆ Our new name is recorded on a birth certificate and entered into the Lamb’s Book of Life.

◆ We receive a new mind.

◆ We receive a new heart.

◆ We are given a new purpose.

◆ We are given a Book full of promise and the Holy Ghost tutor to lead and guide in all truth.

◆ We are given the blessed hope, eternal life in Christ Jesus, which swallows the fear of death with one single Holy Ghost gulp.

I could add so many more, such as:

◆ The steps of God’s children are ordered by the Lord.

◆ Angels encamp about us.

◆ We receive supernatural gifts of the Holy Ghost.

◆ We receive the nine fruits of the Spirit.

◆ The BORN AGAIN receive five supernatural gifts of ministry.

Surely, this list is far from exhaustive.

Certainly, there is an invisible metaverse and untold millions have passed through the Holy Ghost portal Jesus calls BORN AGAIN, through the thinnest of membranes, unto the other side. The beloved of the LORD know it as the Kingdom of God and they walk up and down in it every day. Once again, they’re knock, knock, knocking on heaven’s door.

GOD SAID, Luke 17:20-21:

20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

GOD SAID, II Corinthians 4:18:

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 

GOD SAID, II Corinthians 5:17-20:

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ''s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

MAN SAID: I guess you can say I’m willingly ignorant.  Don’t tell me about Jesus and the Bible.  You are going to ruin my deniability!  I’ll just do the dirty deed and when called on it, I’ll claim ignorance.  Well thought out, don’t you think?

 

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

GodSaidManSaid, “The Invisible God & His Invisible Kingdom

 

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