Look Up

 

Background: I first heard about astral projection from a college roommate. As I understood it, astral projection was a sort of magic carpet ride where you could transport yourself to places you wanted to go. Even then I knew this was demonic, since it obviously made the user feel powerful, prideful and God-like.

    “Lifting up his eyes,” as the phrase is often used in the King James Version of the bible, is the antithesis of astral projection. It is God doing the unveiling, not me willing it to happen. It’s God opening a door at that proverbial Y-junction, then taking that person down the path God intends. In quantum physics parlance, it’s God sending the person into a parallel universe.

Story: “Lift up his eyes” is found all throughout the bible. It’s first encountered in Genesis 13:10 when Lot “lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord...” You can almost hear a harp glissando! An image was projected in Lot’s brain that captivated him. A very visceral scene reeking of noisy city life, friends, good food, wine, women and song drew Lot towards Sodom. After all, that was written in the script(ure) for Lot and God unveiled it at exactly the predetermined moment.

     We next see Abraham encountering three angels in Genesis 18:2, “He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him.” They weren’t there before. Poof, suddenly they were! The door to a parallel universe was opened quickly. God gave Abraham the ability to discern that one of the angels was actually the Lord, who then read Sarah’s mind. Clearly this door had opened onto a bit of heaven on earth, if for only a short while.

    But the classic example of the dynamics behind this looking with a “third eye” is Genesis 22:13 “And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns.” Abraham had just been stopped by Jesus and told not to kill his “only son Isaac” (verse 2). Suddenly, poof, a ram appears out of nowhere. A bush, empty just a second before, now held a struggling ram making all kinds of noise as it tried to free its horns from the branches.

     A funny example illustrating the obtuse thinking of guys and the spiritual sensitivity of women is Genesis 24:63-64. Isaac is looking for a wife. Rebekah has already been chosen by the Holy Spirit. “And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming. And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from her camel.” You gotta laugh! Isaac only sees camels but she sees the husband God selected.

     Are you starting to grasp the picture? It’s as if we are surrounded by a hundred different dimensional doors, any one we could go through:

     When I’m in sync with God, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide me, God opens my eyes at just the right moment and I’m prompted to walk through “a” door. I suddenly step into a parallel universe where I am presented with options different from a moment before. These options are godly ones that nudge me in the direction my script (held in God’s hands and formulated before time began by me, God, and Satan) tells me to go.

     The Psalms are peppered with dimensional door phrases such as “lift up my eyes,” “lift up my hands,” “lift up my soul.”

Psalm 24 says “Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors.”

Psalm 25 says “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul...teach me your paths.”

Psalm 27 says “And now my head shall be lifted up...”

Psalm 28 says “Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy...when I lift up my hands...”

Psalm 75 says “...the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.”

Psalm 84 says “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.”

Psalm 110 says “He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.” (Side note: This speaks of Jesus and David at the Kidron Brook, something they both did and something they will do in the future as part of the script(ure) written in advance. 2 Samuel 15:23 has David making his escape across the brook. One thousand years later, John 18:1 has Jesus crossing the same brook on his way to Gethsemane. I’m convinced the same bodily motions were employed by David and Jesus, each modeling the script for the other as they both pass through a God-ordained dimensional door, “lift(ing) up his head.”)

Psalm 121 says “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?”

Psalm 123 could be called the “quantum entanglement” song. “To you I lift up my eyes...Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master...so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy on us.”

Comments: A professional camera lens demonstrates just how firmaments create invisible boundaries.  When the lens barrel is rotated, different depths of focus are created. Shallow DOF is the desired “look” of Hollywood films, where the subject is in focus but everything behind is out of focus. There’s an invisible boundary between “sharp” and “blurry.” A virtual firmament exists. Now it’s easy to envision how someone living in a sharp world could be unaware of what lies beyond in the blurry realm. Nothing’s discernable.

     We pass through dimensional doors every second of every day, most of the time blissfully ignorant. Once in a while, however, the door we pass through is quite spectacular indeed.

     Two instances come to my mind. Both were while I was hiking a long-distance trail, both about 6 weeks into the journey. I was very focused on praising God. There was a minimal amount of noise in my head. Suddenly I felt very close to the Lord and was overcome with his presence, choking up with tears and sobs. It only lasted a minute. The first time I was overwhelmed by God’s power. The second time I was overwhelmed with His love.

    Can we consciously “lift up our eyes” on a daily basis? I believe God has given us the tools to do that. Namely, the Holy Spirit within to guide us. “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” (Romans 8:26)

    We have also been given the ability to pray in tongues, both of angels and men. “He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself...I would like every one of you to speak in tongues...do not forbid speaking in tongues.” (1st Corinthians 14:4-5,39)

So when we pray, lifting our hands to heaven, remember what God has done for us and realize the constant Y-junctions we encounter. Then our awareness of passing through dimensional doors is heightened.

    The opposite of “lifting one’s head” to be transported into a godly realm is to pass through a door into “darkness.” Abraham experienced the “horror of great darkness” in Genesis 15:12 (KJV). The New International Version says “a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.” The plague of darkness brought upon Egypt by Moses was a darkness “that can be felt.”

    Note that a firmament imposed by God caused light to exist where the Hebrews lived but darkness on the Egyptian’s side. (Exodus 10:21-23) A similar firmament was imposed upon the Egyptians when they were pursuing the Hebrews who were at the water’s edge waiting to cross the Red Sea. (Exodus 14:20)

    Also, God Himself uses this “deep darkness” to hide himself from humans (Deuteronomy 4:11), which shows that all things are subjugated by God and used for his purposes. Solomon observed, “the Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud.” (1 Kings 8:12)

    I believe the darkness “over all the earth” (John 23:44) for those three hours Jesus hung on the Cross was a dimensionally imposed darkness. During that unique interval, time stood still, just as it did when Joshua fought the Amorites in Joshua 10:12-14.  In those three “hours,” souls destined or scripted from before the beginning of time to be “chosen” became entangled with Jesus on the Cross. This was a replay of what happened pre-Fall, namely, Jesus dying for each and every sin I was to ever commit as dutifully recorded on my script(ure). The difference being, this time it wasn’t “all” souls but only “some”–namely, those chosen to be saved–who entangled with Jesus.

    This elite group of souls “processed” at the Cross become the folks of Ephesians 4:8-10 who first descend with Jesus to be taken to the underworld where the keys of Death are ripped away from Satan for each and every paid-for sin (hearing some great preaching in the process, according to 1 Peter 3:19), then ascend with Jesus in resurrection victory.

    At the Cross “it is finished.” Our debt is “paid in full.” We’re given the victory over each sin. Accessing that grace-filled victory is what makes us “overcomers.” Jesus did it all. We’re just hangers-on, literally.

Firmament boundaries create “doors.” I drew a few, marked “D,” just

to keep it simple.

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Look Up:

Traveling to other universes

How I Got Kicked Out:

A Sort-of Cult

Once Before Time:

A Story You’ll Never Forget

Entangled Up in You:

The Quantum Secret

Armpit:

My Spiritual Biography

Clothesline Theory:

The Future Hangs On It

Bible Codes and DNA:

Life is a Strand

The Perfect Church:

I Can Always Dream

Falling in Love:

God and Betty

Bubble Boy:

Free will is a joke

Jesus, this hurts!

Look! The Cross:

It’s Everywhere

Cross Shopping:

When Satan almost fooled Jesus

Communion:

Power Meal

A Quick Look at Eternity:

The Big Picture

Take Me Home:

Home Page

Contact:

Let’s Talk

Life’s a Script:

Book of Life

Moses:

The UFO Connection