Untouched vistas exist beyond the realm of us that use the triple alliance (repetition, faith, and courage).
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Heaven Belongs to You.
Heaven is the place where God’s throne is. Beyond the sides of the North is where the presence of God is concentrated, is a type of an Ark of the Covenant beyond the cosmos where promotion comes from, and all authority here on earth is granted. Crowns are dispensed from here and placed upon the head of God’s anointed and those who are ordained to carry out the will of the Father upon the earth.
In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he said, “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago-whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God-knows- such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man-whether in the body or out the body I do not know, God knows-how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter” (II Cor.12:2-4 NKJV).
We, have yet to experience the fullness of this esoteric knowledge to the magnitude that God has prepared for him. However, a measure has been delivered to His saints and has been reserved for His elect. As when Jesus took Peter James and John upon a mountain and became gloriously transfigured, they experienced something spectacular and then they were told not to utter a word of it. So while the church is inclusive and the Name of Jesus echoes from the hilltops, still certain knowledge is reserved for a select few. This wisdom that comes from heaven is for encouraging those who lead God’s people in a hostile world. Abundant knowledge, wisdom, and understanding shall manifest in the fullness of time, when in Paradise and the ‘glass darkly’ is taken and replaced with the reflection of Christ. Once in the third heaven, God’s saints will listen to the voice of Jehovah while standing with His angels in the north, singing the praises of God.
The phrase ‘God knows’ repeated in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. The former qualifies the event as factual, regardless of Paul’s acknowledging that he didn’t know whether the man's physically transported to Paradise or not. Paul’s mention of a third heaven implies that there is a second heaven and a first.
“Thus says the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool” (Isaiah 66:1a) and “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” (Psalms 24:1a). This planet referred to as God’s footstool and the heaven (singular) His throne (Psalms 11:4). Whenever heavens mean multiple, it still refers to the space above the earth’s atmosphere namely where clouds are. The first heaven is the stratosphere and upward beyond to the exosphere. Further beyond encompassing the overall universe including the sun, the planets and the stars commonly referred to as the cosmos, the second heaven.
Whenever heaven mentioned in scripture in a singular sense, it refers to the throne of God beyond the cosmos, where Paul says "the third Heaven." The former is where God gave His servant Isaiah a glimpse into the mind of Lucifer.
“For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God (2nd Heaven); I will also sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds (1st Heaven); I will be like the most high (Isaiah 14:13-14).
God doesn’t have any enemies because having an enemy denotes a threat. God cannot experience intimidation. Nevertheless, people have had an enemy since creation. The dragon, formerly Lucifer, is our prime enemy. His defeat came from God Himself, who came from a woman in the form of a child, making full proof of God’s sovereignty by preaching the gospel and unchaining those who were under the power of Satan and reviving hope for us all.
© 2011 Reginald Boswell
praise mutheu on September 24, 2015:
have learnt samething that i did not know may God bless u servernt of God
Reginald Boswell (author) from Alabama on January 20, 2012:
Thanks, Interesting comment, today just happens to be Bread Day, when my wife & I give away bread.
LoveChanges on January 19, 2012:
Absolutely a gem. Preach it. Break it down, slice it up, and feed it to the masses. Amen. We need bread for the broken. Keep it coming!