Got to thinking the other day. Jesus changed us all, individually, when He came into the World. With something as miraculous as that, wouldn’t the whole world change too, wouldn’t it? God came physically into His Creation! That had to change Creation itself. So what is the evidence and how was it changed?
My hypothesis is that the spiritual and physical worlds, which were always intertwined, are now closer. The separations between them are now only… in our minds? We only think there is a separation. Okay, not explaining it well. It’s hard to explain in words, just let me show you the evidence and you will know what I mean.
Spiritual evidence in the Bible:
Angels appear very rarely in the Old Testament. I mean it had to be something big before they showed up. In a book three times the size of the New Testament the Angels are only mentioned one hundred eight times. Yet in the New Testament they are practically all over the place! They are mentioned one hundred and sixty-five times, over three times as often! Why? I believe it is because when Jesus forgave our sins the worlds of the physical and the spiritual recombined. The Angels are mentioned more often because more people could see them, talk with them, interact with them because the spiritual world is now merged closer with the physical so it is easier for us to see it.
Then the dead themselves appeared:
Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split. The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many. Now the centurion, and those who were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God.” – Matthew 27:51-54
Physical evidence in Science:
Now we don’t know what it was like before Jesus came because we did not have the scientific evidence that we do now. Yet just now scientists are discovering via Theoretical Physics that the observation of an experiment changes the experiment. When scientists observe a thing and believe it to be energy, they see it as energy. When they observe the same thing and believe it to be matter it behaves as matter. It’s pretty far out there stuff. The thing of it is, that science is beginning to figure out what Jesus said:
“Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you. 8For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened. 9Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent? 11If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7:7 – 11
Jesus was explaining a whole new truth! No one had heard this before!
People have faith in science. Science proves that the universe is malleable. But you say, Jesus was talking about prayer not science. Did not Jesus also say:
“For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.” Matther 5:45
He was not talking about just prayer – but the way the world is. Which makes prayer even more important than ever! Science is just now beginning to understand the reality of belief.
Physical evidence in Babies and Children:
Babies do not understand the difference between themselves and the rest of the world. They have no concept of the “me.” This is seen in the game peekaboo. They find it hilarious that you a blinking in and out of existence. They are taught and learn that we are not all connected and develop a sense of self, an ego. However, we know this to be a falsehood.
“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17
Children don’t want to go to bed, even cry at the thought. Even if you tell a young child that they can continue playing tomorrow, they do not understand. They have to be taught that there is time and now is not all that is. This is also a falsehood.
8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 2 Peter 3:8
There is no time for the Lord! Not only did we change with Jesus’ incarnation but the entire physical realm changed! This is HUGE! All we need to do is remove the scales from our eyes and see! It is not spiritual is one thing and physical is another. We are in a combined physical and spiritual world! Things work differently now.
Yet, we don’t see a difference in the world between now and then when we read history. It all seems the same. We see it as the physical world being different than the spiritual one. Why? Because we were taught there is a difference. There isn’t anymore! Realize I am NOT saying that this is Heaven. It is not. Heaven is oneness with God. That is not this – obviously. What I am saying is what Jesus said,
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17: 20
Think about it. Pray about it. Meditate on it.
Peace be with you.