Co-Worker Letter July 2018
THE SPIRIT EARTH, PART 2
I am not sure how many parts there will be to this series of co-worker letters comparing the Physical Earth to the Spirit Earth described in the Bible. There will be several more in the future. Consider the first chapter of Ezekiel about the comparisons. We will see that many of the things that we are used to now in our physical world also existed in the Spirit world.
Eze 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
Eze 1:2 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin’s captivity,
Eze 1:3 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
Notice in the 3 verses above that Ezekiel was a prisoner. God sent him a Spirit Vision.
Eze 1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
Since this was a Spirit Vision, notice how many Spirit things that are labeled that we have the same thing physically. 1. Whirlwind 2.North.( a direction) 3. A great cloud. 4 A fire. 5. A brightness 6. A distinct color of amber. All of these things were in the Spirit vision and we have all of these things physically.
Eze 1:5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
Notice in the verse above the number 4 is mentioned. 1. So in this Spirit world, there was a number system. 2. Also, the concept of the middle already existed in the Spirit world. Quote above. “out of the midst of” 3. The likeness of a human had already been created in the Spirit world. Keep in mind that Ezekiel is seeing all of this in the spirit vision.
Eze 1:6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
In verse 6 above the number 4 is used 2 times. This reinforces the fact that the number system already existed in the spirit world.
Eze 1:7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
In verse 7 above 2 more things are mentioned on the spirit level that we have physically.1. “Sole of a calf’s foot” This certainly implies that there where cows also some where. 2. Another color is mentioned “bumished brass”
Eze 1:8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
In this verse, it is clear that at least portions of the physically man had already been created spiritually 1. “Hands of a man.” 2. It is also worth noting that the number 4 is a very important number in the physical creation. We have 4 directions, north, south, east and west. We have 4 seasons, winter, spring, summer, and fall. The moon has 4 quarters.
Eze 1:9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
In verse 9 the concept of flying with wings was already in use in the Spirit world. Wings have been mention in several of the verses above.
Eze 1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
Notice in verse 10 above. 1. The 4 faces mentioned are faces that we are familiar with in the physical world. Ox, man, eagle and lion. They existed spiritually before physically. 2. The concept of the right and left side was also in existence in the spirit world. I think we can safely assume that front and back also existed.
Eze 1:11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.
In this verse, the number 2 is used. Implying that the number system that we know today was in existence in the Spirit world.
Eze 1:12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
The concept of going STRAIGHT was in use in the Spirit world. I am sure that crooked was in use also. Could you imaging our physical world with no law (concept) of straight?
Eze 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
Eze 1:14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
Fire, fire coals, lamps, flashes of lightning. These are things that we are familiar with in the physical world. They existed before there was ever a physical world.
Eze 1:15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
Eze 1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
The number 4 is use here again. 2. The wheel had already been in use in the Spirit World. Could you imagine a physical earth without WHEELS? 3. Another color is mentioned, “Beryl.” Beryl is a semi precious gem. It does not rate up as high as Diamonds.
Eze 1:17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
Eze 1:18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
Eze 1:19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
Eze 1:20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
Eze 1:21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
In these verses above, Wheels are mention several times. 2. Notice in verse 18 the word “rings.” A ring is something we are very familiar with on the physical earth, but was already in use in the Spirit world before there was a physical earth. 3. Also, the number 4 is used again.
Eze 1:22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.
Eze 1:23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.
Eze 1:24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.
Eze 1:25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
Eze 1:26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.
Eze 1:27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
Eze 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
Verses 22-28 above are very revealing. 1. Notice the word Firmament in verse 22. Here is the definition of that word in today’s Hebrew Language, “An expanse, i.e. the visible arch of the sky.” When you go outside from inside a building, and look up toward the sky, you see the FIRMAMENT. You see an arch or half circle, if you look from horizon to horizon. Even what we call the sky was already in existence in the Spirit World. 2. Crystal is mentioned in verse 22 also. 3. Notice this Firmament (SKY) was over their heads. The concept of up was in existence then. Notice the Firmament was OVER their heads. 4. In verse 28 the rainbow is mention. That is something we are all familiar with.
It existed before there was a physical earth. If I understand this right, Ezekiel was seeing in his vision, areas surrounding the Fathers Throne. To me, this is amazing that what we see in the physical earth already existed in the Spirit World. We will see many more examples of this in up coming co-worker letters.
Just a reminder of something we learned in an earlier co-worker letter. When Christ was resurrected he went and preached to the Spirits in Prison. So it is clear that lawlessness and crime existed in the Sprit world before there was a physical world.
Rom 1:20 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:
God makes it very plain in the verse above that if you want to know God you have to take notice and learn about the things He has created. This is what we are learning about in studying the Spirit Earth and the Physical earth.