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 The Universal Law of Increase:
 

Truly, Truly, I say unto you; except a kernel of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone:
but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.

(John 12 verse 24.)

Finite man, who lives in four space time dimensions, has an unfathomable dilemma in searching out the beginnings, let alone the outer limits of the Eternal's Infinite Power. Through an inquiring mind, the physicist, in the search for the origins of the universe, has acquired a natural faith from knowledge and experimentation, and is only now beginning to have an understanding of the never-ending realm of light, matter and energy.  In Einstein's equation E=mc2, that is Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared, all that is encompassed within the substance of the symbolic equation, is imprinted within the genesis seed of the universe, through the Infinite Power of the Infinite God's spoken Word.  All that is known and unknown, within the enter-changeableness of matter, light and energy, is pregnant with the expectancy of the return of one substance into a multitude of substance.  In the physical world, all matter and energy performs according to the design potential of God's Word of abundance and increase, through a cycle of renewal.

The seeding principle, that we see above in John 12 verse 24, is elemental to the understanding of our spiritual faith in the Power of the Word of the only Infinite God of creation.  Man's theoretical science of space and time, need not be a stumbling block of fear to our Christian faith, but may set a sure foundation in the inquiring mind with a definitive answer to what can not be absolutely clarified in the Scripture's of Genesis.  Even theoretical science can glorify our Infinite God, so long as the theory does not detract from the truth of what was written in scripture, nor set at naught the Infinite God of our affection.   For an example, a Christian, Dr. Hugh Ross, PhD in physics, the founder of "Reasons to Believe", has become very impressed with the mathematical propositions in "String Theory".  For the physicist, these new theoretical and mathematical expressions seem to bring together, Einstein's Special and General Relativity equations with Quantum theories, into the possibilities of creation within 10-space time dimensions.  Because of their observations, combined with these inclusive theories and mathematical calculations, many astrophysicist have now theorized that the universe, indeed had a beginning, and was initiated out of the void of nothing, from a genesis seed of infinitely small dimensions with unfathomable density, containing infinite power with the design exponentials for the universe.  A mouth full, but very simply; the ultimate conclusion is that for matter to even exist in the very precise beginnings of the so called "Big Bang", there had to be a Designer of that genesis seed containing the blueprint of the universe.  In the death of that solitary Word seed, the whole universe came to be in existence.  We should consider without fear, that the genesis seed of the universe, was planted through the unknowable-dimensional power of the Word of the Infinite God of creation.  Dr. Ross proposes that the omnipresent God operates efficiently with in those 10 space-time dimensional beginnings, and at least an 11th dimension or its equivalence.  Oops: Is the Infinite exposed in Dr Ross's supposition?

Well, for the present time period, let the astrophysicist continue to search for answers in theoretical science in futility as they theorize their suppositions without a true foundation in the Infinite Truth of the Almighty God. The fact remains that there was no finite human being present at the beginning to record the timeless day of the creation event.  Abiding in eternity, with the timeless Infinite God of creation, one day was as if it were a thousand years, and a thousand years as if it were a day. (See 2nd Peter 3 verse 8.) Infinity, within its self, has no limiting definition of space and time, and within infinity there is no definitive ground zero for the seed planting of the universe.  Mathematically, the sum gain of infinity's numbers is always Zero, and Zero does not work in Astrophysics, and therefore the mathematical search for the "Theory of Everything" will always end in the futility of of knowing Infinity.  In simple or spatial mathematics Zero equals infinity, and if the physicist's mathematical equations all end in Zero then there is no theory apart from the Infinite God Almighty.  For in Fact, every thing is from the Infinite God, Who created all things including the spatial time fabric of His universe, by and through the Infinite Power of His timeless Word.

Augustine of Hippo writes in the 2nd Book of The City of God: "What kind of days these were, it is extremely difficult, or perhaps impossible for us to conceive, and how much more to say!"  The timing in the beginnings of Creation is in the Infinite God's relative time, and not in the common man's notion of measured time revolving around the earth's movement around the sun; for the sun with the moon became evident on the fourth day of God's creation.   Therefore, with a cautious mind, we might concur with some of the scientific thought possibilities for the beginning of creation; for we with Paul might say, that "by faith we understand that the universe was created by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. (Hebrews 11 verse 3. ESV.)  The unproven theory of the big bang neither hampers our understanding of the Glory of the Almighty God, nor does it deter from the scriptures as they have been given to us, "for in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth".  The God ordained seeding process, instituted by His Word, continues unabated in His universal plan of increase.

For by Him (Jesus Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together. (Colossians 1 verse 16 thru 17 NIV.)

Let it be established within the core of our minds, which is the heart of our thinking, that the only True Constant of the universe is the WORD of GOD, and without the WORD, nothing is constant, and nothing would exist.  Is it any wonder that the scientist are baffled with the unseen dark energy and dark matter, that in their reasonable hypothesis, holds the universe together?  Then too, if one does not understood that Jesus Christ (Yeshua ha Machiach), is the expressed Person of the WORD of GOD conceived in the flesh of Man, then that individual will not remain constant in Him, and the mind's blasť attitude toward the Word of God, will not be able to retain the spiritual substance of God's Salvation Word of Truth. (See Matthew 13 verse 18 thru 22.)

Unto His Son, God says:

And, Thou O Lord, in the beginning has laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Thine hands:
They shall perish; but Thou shall remain; and they all shall wax old as does a garment;
And as a vesture shall Thou fold them up
,
and they shall be changed: but
Thou Art the Same
,
and Thy years shall not fail.
(Hebrews 1 verse 10 thru 12.)

The universe is massive beyond our understanding.  Some of the astrophysicists have hypothesized that the universe may be as old as fourteen billion years of age, and then if the universe had a beginning then it is is not from everlasting to everlasting.  As such there are many physicist that believe that the universe is growing older, and may have an end when the lights of the stars go out leaving a cold dead dark place.  But our God "is" from everlasting to everlasting, and Infinity does not change.  He is unchangeable in any space time continuum and His power is that of the Infinite God.  There are certain quantum calculations that always end with incalculable infinity, which would be appropriate, seeing that the Infinite God Almighty and Creator of all things cannot be calculated.  The Infinite God of Creation is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, and the Aleph Tav of Infinity, Who existed before all things of His incalculable creation. (See again Prelude to Light.)

In God Almighty's Infinite Power, the fabric of the universe, like an old piece of cloth, can be rolled up like a scroll or shaken like a rag.  Indeed, the physicist believes that space and time is like an unseen space time fabric within the universe, and this structure containing all things is held together by dark matter and dark energy.  Without this unseen dark matter and energy, the universe would fly apart, for gravity by itself could not hold any of the stars together within the galaxies.  We can see for ourselves that the physicist's answer to the unseen dark energy question, lies in this scripture statement where: All things were created by Him, and for Him: He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.  The Infinite God existed before His creation of all thing of a universe composed in time. Infinity has no time and can not be defined by any means within the knowledge of finite man.

Therefore, we believe that the Infinite God of Light, is not confined to His creation or any time restraints, but works within the elemental, and yet apart from that which He has established through the dynamic dimensions of His Word of Power.  Seeing that God and His Word, Jesus Christ has no limits or boundaries known unto man, then it is quite possible for elemental substance to have two distinct natures of spiritual and physical at the same instant of time, as noted in our illustration of light energy measured in the photon.  Armed with this perception on light, the people of God may be confident in our perception of the One True God, being multidimensional beyond our understanding, and yet One at the same time.  For Christ Jesus is the Image of the invisible God.  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of Whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom are all things, and we by Him. (See Colossians 1 verse 15, 1st Corinthians 8 verse 6.) Note also, that the churches spiritual conception of the unseen soul of man, being born again through the dimensions of the Light of the Word of the Eternal Father, is elemental in thought principles of Faith in Almighty God. 

Obviously, in our physical environment, there are so many things we do not see, and yet, because of the communications of science, we have the beginnings of a faith in the existence of the unseen realms about us. In most cases, we are just beginning to comprehend aspects of the unseen universe, as we marvel at what science has shown us, through man's inventions of the light microscope and telescopes.  That which is small and could not be seen, has been given new dimensions, and that which is far away, has been seen with a much grander perspective.  

The crux of the matter is that our natural sensual perceptions, may deceive us concerning the whole story of the dimensions of natural light, and ultimately that Spiritual or unseen Light, which is founded in Faith in the power of the Word of God and the Master of His Creation.  We are like the Lord's disciple, Thomas; if we do not see with our own eyes, and touch with our own hands, then our tendency is not to believe.  And yet, the abiding Presence of the Comforter and Teacher of God's Word, has given to us the spiritual evidence of His Mercy and Love that Graces each of His believers, so that faithful hearts would have inspired faith in the unfailing Word of God.  If the Gift of the unseen Presence of God's Holy Spirit of Grace and Truth is given to us finite beings of new born faith, then what part of our being does His Holy Spirit reside within?  In the dimensions of God, there are so many mysteries that we can not fully understand, but they are accepted as a relative part of our faith through the Spirit of God's Word of Salvation that gives sight to the blind of unbelief.  The quantum calculations of the physicist, beginning with a point of zero and ending in infinity, declares that something can not come from nothing. Even so, God's Infinite power is displayed in a universe that could not exist without Him.

So many Christians, under rote teachings, say that all things are possible through the Infinite Power of God Almighty Who Loves us, but then where is the faith that speaks of the dimensional possibilities of the Communion bread and wine that is Sanctified through the Infinite's Spirit of Grace?  And what do you say of the unseen dynamics of the same Word of God that ministers through His Holy Spirit of Grace, Sanctification to the flesh of the repentant soul, and thereby revealing to the observant non believer, of the body of evidence that shows the abundance of Love and Mercy within the Heart of God?  Is not the Blood of Jesus Christ, and the Word, and the Holy Spirit One witness of God's absolute Truth, establishing the measure of the Infinite God's Love for sinful man?  Spiritual man or woman of God; what is it that you see in the reflection of God's Word?  For the Word of God reads: Thou shall Love/Agapeo the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, mind and strength; and then thou shall Love thy fellow man as thy self.  Exactly!  Therefore, the servants in the house of God, certainly have great need for the mitigating Blood of the New Covenant, given to us, by the Grace of Godís Perfect Salvation Word for the remission of sin.

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