In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God.... or "The Fourth Dimension! "
Jesus said, ...for nothing is covered which will not be uncovered; and hidden, which will not be known... Matthew 10:26. The Bible says in the "Last Days" knowledge will increase dramatically. We see this happening all around us and some Christians even talk about it, but what they don't emphasize is the fact that this message includes knowledge about God, the Bible, the things of God, and God Himself. When God says something, it is all inclusive. "All knowledge will increase!"
Some people say they have believed by faith and don't need further understanding of, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God.... In the parable of the sower it is revealed that "the lack of understanding" is the reason for no fruit being produced, failure. Everyone is in this parable, somewhere.
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
With the onslaught of Satan in these last days it is important that we become grounded in our faith, with all the understanding we can get. According to the parable if we don't understand we can lose, because of various reasons, what was given to us in the first place. There is a difference in believing and knowing; they are separated in the Bible. You can believe without understanding but you can't really "know" without understanding.
To be a prepared active worker for the Lord in these last days you will need some, if not all, of the understanding that is revealed in this article.
"The Fourth Dimension!"
It was prophesied to me at a prayer meeting, that the Lord was going to give me a revelation. I asked the Lord what the revelation was, and before the meeting was over I knew it had to do with the spirit realm. That night I had a vision. In the vision I was putting this picture on a page of a book. I didn't understand what I saw other than I knew it had something to do with four dimensions. Three days passed and I finally quit trying to figure it out and asked the Lord what this thing was. He said it was the universe. I went to my atlas and there it was, a picture of the universe, only without the tubes. The oval part of the picture was like the universe displayed in my atlas! The four tube-like objects coming out of the universe were dimensional. Symbolically, the picture reveals that the universe contains four dimensions. We say we live in a three-dimensional world and we do see only three dimensions at a time. Does the Bible say there are four dimensions?
Ephesians 3: 17,18
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
We see four dimensions in this scripture: width, length, depth, and height. Then God reminded me of some information from a very old Bible dictionary about church growth. In my words, here is the formula. Scripture will produce witness to this formula.
"In the fourth dimension (spirit realm), the bulk or weight of a mass, by the separation of the particles, can gain magnitude (multiply itself) without diminishing the weight or bulk of the original mass."
Let me paint a picture here of this formula as related to church growth. The body of Christ is a spiritual body that exists in the earth. As people are converted, that spiritual body increases without depleting the spirit that is on/in the original body.
Let's look in the Bible for evidence of this principle working. The first thing I remembered as this precept was brought back to my memory was in the story of Moses, where the spirit of prophecy was being given to the seventy elders.
And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it to the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
It says the Lord ...took of the spirit that was upon him... and gave it to the elders. God didn't bring more of the spirit of prophecy with Him when He came down. He took of the spirit that was on Moses.
Let's look at this again. Going back further in scripture to where God tells Moses what He is going to do, the Lord had just instructed Moses to gather the elders in the tabernacle.
And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and I will put it upon them...
The Lord said, "I will take of the spirit (the separation of the particles) and I will put it upon them." The spirit that was upon Moses was not diminished. This all happened in the spirit realm. Now let's move to this formula working in the spirit realm and manifesting in the three-dimensional realm in a real physical way.
This formula was working when Jesus fed the multitude with the loaves and the fishes. They were reproduced without the depletion of the original loaves and fishes.
And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
Understand here that the people all took various quantities of bread and fish and in different portions, but there was always enough for the next person to take the portion that he wanted of each item. Why? Because the original portions were not, could not be, depleted. It was more than enough!
This principle happened earlier when Elisha the prophet told the woman to gather jugs and instructed her to fill all the other jugs from the one jug containing the oil. By the separation of the particles, the other jugs were filled and the original jug was not depleted. It is obvious that this principle that exists in the fourth dimension (spiritual realm) is triggered by faith.
Scientists say the universe is growing. It is being created in this same way by God's faith. It is presently expanding and growing without the part that is presently here being diminished. Something from nothing, as far as this three-dimensional world sees.
Now we come to the title of this article which comes from John 1. The Lord took me to these particular scriptures after I had realized all of the things you have read about up to this point. I know He did it in this order so I could understand what He was about to reveal to me. When He took me to John 1:1,2, He said, "A father must preexist before a son." This is when I saw the true message of John 1: 1,2 was so simple.
1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2. The same was in the beginning with God.
First, let me make it clear that God is talking about "the beginning," the first thing that happened. This is not at the creation of the world, or the universe. It was before that. This is about God having a Son! When God says beginning, He means the "absolute beginning."
There is a progression in the following. Something happened between "In the beginning was the Word" and "the Word was with God." God is a spirit. (In the beginning was the Word) God was alone but everything that is came from within Him. He was not a manifested Father although it was already in Him. Then He had a Son (the Word was with God). A son cannot come into existence without a father. God, by the separation of the particles of Himself, reproduced Himself in a Son, and God was not diminished in any
way. Then it says "and the Word (that was with God) was God." Jesus is God, an exact reproduction of God Himself. How? By the separation of particles, an exact reproduction (not a new creation) took place, without diminishing the original.
Is this true, Jesus is identical to God? Yes! Look at the next verse.
The same was in the beginning with God.
The same is Jesus. He is the same as God! The same was with God in the beginning! The only difference between God and Jesus is the fact that one is the Father and one is the Son. This is why we can say that Jesus is God. He is not God the Father, but God the Son. He is simply God in a different position. This explains how Jesus could conceive of thinking what Paul states in
Philippians 2: 5,6.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Paul said that the mind of Jesus thought it not robbery to be equal with God. It wasn't robbery because Jesus never took anything from God. God was not diminished. Jesus is an exact reproduction of God Himself. He is God (equal with God) only He is in the position of a Son! There is absolutely no jealousy between the two. God the Father did everything for and through His Son!
1. In the beginning was the Word (God was alone), and (then) the Word (Jesus) was with God, and the Word (Jesus) was God. 2. The same (Jesus) was in the beginning with God.
God was no longer alone!