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Unfortunately I won’t be doing a Sunday’s Sermon post because I didn’t go to church this past Sunday but I did want to just talk about a theory I’ve had recently. Warning-This might be a bit controversial.
*This is a retraction to my previous thought. I will leave this post up unedited because I want you to see that I’m wrong. I think what we all despise about social media is that everything is sooo perfect and edited. Very few people have been willing to say, “I was wrong or I had this done.” I want to be that person. This is that process of growth that you typically don’t get to see. After doing more research, I truly believe that God created everything including the universe; therefore, God and the universe aren’t synonymous. In no way can the Creator be on the same level as its creation. I wrote a new post in retraction of this.
I’ll tell you my theory upfront so there’s no need to explore this whole post, unless you want to. The one thing I ask is to share your thoughts if you have any on this subject. I am merely going to share what I think, I repeat, I don’t know if what I think is gospel (no pun intended) or not so please, don’t come for me. You can definitely state a difference of opinion but in a respectful way. I would really appreciate you sharing your thoughts though.
So, lately, I’ve been feeling a strange tug to explore the theory of the universe being inside of us. Is the use of universe and God interchangeable? It’s come up during my morning meditations and it made me think of a picture I saw a while ago of eyes that look like galaxies.
That’s crazy, right? They are so similar. Almost too similar to be a coincidence. Right off the bat, I thought it was cool and realized how there are many other items that resemble body parts such as a tomato. Both, the heart and tomato have 4 chambers. Eyes also look like the top of a chopped carrot, walnuts and the brain, mushrooms and the ear, avocado and the womb and there’s so many more similarities found in nature. So let’s look at that.
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. -Genesis 2:4-9
In Genesis 1, God created the heavens, earth, atmosphere, the lights and the animals. Then in Genesis 2, He switches from the vast and then goes into minuet detail about the state of Earth in verse 4 and then in verse 7, He switches again to create man and then goes right back to the to the Earth. This let’s me know that it’s all related, not to mention that man is literally created from the dust of the Earth. We are legit real estate.
I believe that when people refer to the universe, they are referring to God. I believe that when man was molded his outer being resembled God as far as flesh is concerned but on the inside, the breath of life that was breathed from God to man and God was literally transferring the universe into man. The universe aka His spirit which would mean that God is on the inside of us.
We are three part beings; we live in a body, we are a soul and have a spirit, His spirit. I think the body is the most self explanatory which is why at funerals the preacher might say “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” because our bodies are returning back to where they originated.
Our soul is our mind, emotions, intellect, our skills, how we process experiences, etc. Our feelings are most important when our souls are in charge.
The spirit man was given to us when the breath of life was given, but died when Adam and Eve fell; therefore, by default, the soul is in charge. This is why when we accept Christ, it is called being “born again” because we go from the “walking dead” to being alive in Christ. And just like when we are first born we start off as babies, same here. As babies, there’s a growth and maturity that has to take place but it’s a process and God knows. He doesn’t expect us to be perfect. Although, it isn’t physical new birth, He knows that we relate to the world in a brand new way which mirrors infancy and as we grow we are held to a higher standard.
Then there’s two entities that want to be in control once our spirit is alive again. Unfortunately, our souls are stronger initially because it’s been in control for so long and like anything it’s gonna fight to stay in control. In order for our spirit to overthrow the soul, we have to build it like muscle. It’s not easy, we can’t do whatever you want as we begin to mature and expect your spirit to operate at maximum capacity, even if you really want it to. Just like with everything else, it takes time, it has to be worked, you have to find time for it and it may not be convenient.
So let’s take a very practical example, what do we do when we want to build natural muscle? We make our environment conducive to change. We begin to eat right, get a trainer, a gym membership, get enough sleep, maybe start to journal progress, study people who have the results we want, buy gym clothes, make goals, have time for introspection, etc. All of this is done to create a habit and eventually a lifestyle. This is the same to build your spiritual muscles. There will come a time when we are strong enough on one level and progression happens, just like when babies progress from infancy to being a toddler to a young child and so on. In the process, there are also obstacles it isn’t a walk in the park. The same can be said with our new lifestyle of choosing the spirit over the wants of our soul.
So what part exactly is the universe you ask? I believe the spirit is the universe. We all have God in us, some of us just keep Him dormant while others choose to make Him known. When we die, I think our spirit returns to God and our soul is judged. So under this assumption, we all receive the power of the universe but when we are born again, it’s supercharged-it empowers us to live right. I also believe that because we were created in His image, we have all the capabilities of God available to each and every one of us meaning the Creator created us to create, we have a will, the power of life and death, the ability to attract and probably so many more attributes that we don’t even know about. These attributes don’t have anything to do with the spirit, so everyone has them whether you have chosen God or not.
What do you think?