I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. II Corinthians 12:2
A mind that is stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The observable universe is characterized by three spatial dimensions—length, width, and height—while time constitutes the fourth dimension. As we navigate space, our movements are confined to left or right, forward or backward, and up or down. The elements in our surroundings, be it the structures we inhabit or the everyday objects we interact with, all adhere to the three fundamental dimensions: A dimension is defined by the smallest set of coordinates needed to describe it. A line represents one dimension, specifically length, moving solely along a straight path. Objects in two dimensions possess only length and width; they lack height. Examples include flat surfaces like paper, TV screens, etc. The three dimensions consist of length, width, and height. Three-dimensional objects like cubes, cones, and cylinders can rotate in space.
LET US PONDER
Quantum theory governs the behavior of subatomic particles (protons, neutrons, and electrons found in an atom) on a minuscule scale. In contrast, Einstein's theory of relativity explains gravity on a larger scale. These theories contrast, as gravity is one of the four fundamental forces shaping the universe alongside electromagnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces. However, quantum theory falls short in addressing gravity. Consequently, pursuing a unified framework, often called the "theory of everything," becomes imperative to explain the dynamics of the entire universe, including both the large and the infinitesimally small.
One attractive theory in theoretical physics is string theory, which suggests that the universe's fundamental building blocks are tiny vibrating strings. These vibrations give rise to phenomena we observe as atoms, electrons, and quarks. These strings, with no width or height but possessing lengths on the order of 10^-35 meters, are significantly smaller than the diameter of an atomic nucleus.
String theory incorporates various formulations, and M-theory is a unifying framework that combines these different string theories. M-theory, considered a candidate for the elusive "theory of everything," posits the existence of 11 dimensions, with ten spatial dimensions and one temporal dimension. Let's explore what takes place in various dimensions.
In the 4th dimension, objects move forward and change. In the 5th and 6th dimensions, parallel universes exist; people can live in the past and see the present and the future. The 7th dimension has infinite universes. In the 6th dimension, all universes are expected to share a common origin, while in the 7th dimension, the possibility arises for universes to have diverse and distinct origins. In the 8th dimension, objects do not have physical dimensions, and they can appear and disappear like virtual reality. In the 9th dimension, there are infinite universes with separate laws, and a person/object can move from one to another at any point in time. In the 10th dimension, one can control space and time.
God is beyond time and space, and He controls them. Does it mean God dwells in the 10thdimension? In the 11th dimension, space and time become one, not two. The Bosonic string theory postulates the existence of 26 dimensions. It is important to remember that String theory is a mathematical model without substantial experimental evidence to substantiate its accuracy. However, the interesting question is whether the observable physical dimensions are connected to the unseen spiritual dimensions.
The human spirit is not limited by space and time or by the laws of nature, as is God because God is a spirit. Apostle Paul talks about a dimension yet to come in Ephesians 1:21. “Far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.”
If God is the creator of the physical and the spiritual worlds, encompassing all dimensions, how could God be confined within a specific dimension? All dominions and powers exist under His ultimate authority. Everything originates from Him, converging back towards Him, as He is the alpha and the Omega—the ultimate Omega point, where eternity reigns. Eternity represents a distinct dimension where, as promised by Jesus, we are destined to dwell as glorified beings in a spiritual body. The question is, are you prepared to enter this unrevealed dimension?