Since each light year is 5.879 trillion miles, the diameter of the visible universe is
546 billion trillion that in pure truth when put into the form of distance in miles is so massive that we with human minds can’t even begin to fully put into proper prospective the magnitude of the proportion; and when it comes right down to the fact that the distance you just read is all that man can thus far calculate which means that what goes beyond for eternity makes that huge number to be as nothing; and that is but one of the countless reasons that full knowledge of God is unsearchable.
To make these distances more meaningful, we must shrink our universe to a more manageable scale. First, let’s reduce the Earth to the size of a grain of salt, making our planet 42.5 billion times smaller.
At this scale, the diameter of our solar system shrinks to less than 600 feet and our galaxy reduces to nearly 14 million miles across. Even at this scale, the visible universe is still 12.9 trillion miles wide.
Numbers this large are impossible to appreciate. Let’s reduce the scale even further.
If we could shrink our solar system from the Sun to Pluto down to the size of a single grain of salt, the Milky Way galaxy would be 24 miles in diameter—an easy distance to visualize. This still leaves the universe’s span at an incredible 22 million miles—about two-thirds the distance from Earth to Mars.
This number is still too large to envision. The scale must be reduced yet again.
If the Milky Way galaxy (in reality, nearly 600,000 billion miles in diameter) was reduced to the size of a grain of salt, the visible universe would be just over 915 feet wide—about the length of three American football fields. Finally, a size we can picture!
What is lost in this analogy is the sheer mass of the Milky Way galaxy and how much reduction is needed to reach this result. In fact, this manageable cosmic scale would mean we have reduced the universe 3.2 septillion times—or 3.2 trillion trillion times. Our solar system, never mind the Earth, would be smaller than a single hydrogen atom!
[Earth and the Universe]
What we are here to discuss is what being not of this world actually means to the spiritual minds that have nothing to do with the wisdom of man, but the wisdom and knowledge that God has allowed man along with the additional understanding that He gives spiritually to those who seek as silver and search for as hid treasures while always asking for more. Proverbs 2:4-6, James 1:5, because they can understand what most others cannot, 1 Corinthians 2:13----which makes them different in the religious eyes of others who follow the teachings of man even though the words of God make His truth very clear that only He can supply wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
When man actually retrieves what’s called an ice core from the polar cap that’s 21/4 miles in length and can actually read its growth cycle with valid scientific data; and its truly amazing because it allows man to peer approximately 420,000 years into the past while gaining detailed information on the earths environment such as the occurrences of major earthquakes, volcano’s, temperatures, snow depths, climate changes along with atmospheric gases that can be measured and even shifts in the earths magnetic field along with some event’s that have even occurred in space.
These following verses describe much of all things too those with God led Spiritual minds.
“There was a secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His: And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto us the kings matter. Daniel 2:19-23
Through the love of Christ all that I can say of those words of God through Daniel that you just read truly ought to give you a very personal and deep sense of God Almighty in ways that would require a library full of words of glory that are so very many; because like God those words would have no beginning or end. Yet we as His mere created creatures in His own likeness can’t even follow the instructions that He has made available to the whole human race; and the disastrous conditions of this world regarding hate, bloodshed, wars, murders, std, and diseases, crimes, perversions, always corruption in high places, tortures, child abuse along with a never ending list of very cruel and very sick atrocities worldwide are not the fault of non-believers, but the fault of all believers scattered all over this planet who refuse the truth of God as revealed in His words of truth written in the Holy Bible; and because all refuse truth, all have been deceived, therefore overcomers of the god of this world are only few and a small flock as written in Matthew 7:14 and Luke 12:32
With just what I now mentioned above regarding modern technology, it is but nothing when any individual really goes deep into searching just how far man has come with increased knowledge that just has far too much depth to even venture into because of so much space that would be required; so let’s just see what God said through Daniel about the mind of man. . . .
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Daniel 12:4
Let’s now read what Daniel did not understand, nor all of the writers, commentaries, Bible scholars, theologians, priests, pastors, ministers or anyone through the many years that had no full understanding until these times of the end because of the seals. But now with all that God has allowed man to develop, those sealed words have been opened; and at this time opened only those that God gives the wisdom and knowledge to understand because they are fully aware according to God’s own words of truth with no confusion that only God Himself can be the supplier of wisdom, knowledge and understanding according to His own words that they strive to live by and depend on through their hearts with continual self examination for pleasing God; and not their lips which God describes very deeply to only those with ears to hear in Isaiah 29:13, Ezekiel 33:31, Matthew 15:8-9, Mark 7:6-7; and for all those [majority] who cannot hear God’s unheard and unseen words of truth, reinforcement can be read in John 10:1 that describes how God sees all who have ears but heareth not.
I pray from my heart that you can understand our Lord when He says these words directly too you with no man in the middle to redirect them elsewhere and too someone other than you----because they are for you; and they are for you now as we grow closer to the beginning of sorrows as written in Matthew 24:8.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
What’s the door of the sheepfold? “Thy word is truth” as written in John 17:17; and because thy word is truth, we must look at all of the words of God as only direct truths to our hearts and minds while never doubting all that He says and commands which is putting no confidence in man while trusting only Him as written in Psalms 118:8. So when God says that we are to live by His every word in Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4, there is absolutely no confusion because God is not the author of confusion just as written in 1 Corinthians 14:33, so we are to obey the word as commanded if we want the blessings for the tree of life just as written in Revelation 22:14.
Let us now by God’s lead read the three verses that Daniel did not understand.
“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Daniel 12:1
Now take just a moment and think about what our Lord just told all directly with ears to hear in John 10:1; because those who climbeth up some other way follow the doctrines and traditions of man that make His words of none effect while lacking Christ who is suppose to be their only Head who they all disobey. So what about salvation to those who obey not the word? Hebrews 5:9 has no confusion whatsoever because there is no salvation for disobedience, but almost none can hear because of the spirit of disobedience which is error. 2 Corinthians 4:4, 11:4, 13-15, Ephesians 2:2, 1 John 4:1, 6
Do you think all who have been deceived that have the pride to never admit not living according to thy word is truth as all are commanded will have their names written in the book of life? Do you think that all who do not His commandments will be blessed with the tree of life? Revelation 22:14 says different as in no tree of life for those who do not His commandments; and God’s greatest commandment to me is us all having the love of Christ that passeth knowledge so that we might be filled with the fullness of God as written in Ephesians 3:19; and God has placed in a position years ago just to show me and to make me as living proof according to His words that the commanded love is not to be found in the world of deceived religions today, therefore the overcomers as Christ overcame are very very few.
“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 12:2
In the first part of the verse He just says that many shall awake from the dust of the earth which means they were dead and in their graves as described in Ecclesiastes 9:10. Some to everlasting life would be those such as who are under the altar saying “. . . how long O Lord in Revelation 6:10, or any that have been as men of God through history to walk as overcomers that hate evil and only wanted to please and obey God while knowing that “. . . faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen as written in Hebrews 11:1.
And those who will awake to shame and everlasting contempt ------ Isaiah 66:24, John 5:28-29 ----This is another subject that will take an entire writing in itself to cover resurrections, judgment, hell, grave, punishment, lake of fire, outer darkness and much more because the main concern in this writing is of God’s Greatness and how we all as His children do not the things that He teaches which just for openers require Him to be our teacher and never man unless all things can be proved as in walking according to
“thy word is truth”.
“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Luke 6:46
[Because the blind lead the blind, therefore they have never been taught; and much righteous blood shall be shed because of the iniquities of the blind teachers as written in Lamentations 4:13 because shepherds don’t feed their sheep. Ezekiel 34
“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever”. 12:3
Our Lord speaks words very plainly and with no confusion only to those who are willing to hear God with all of their hearts through the actions of one that overcomes the god of this world just as He did; and too overcome is to be not of this world which are but foolish words to most because of the many in 1 Corinthians 2:14, Hebrews 5:13 and Matthew 7:13 rather than the few in 1 Corinthians 2:13, Hebrews 5:14, and Matthew 7:14.
And always keep the facts that we as part of God’s endless creations are nothing but a microscopic atom that He supplied with instructions to follow; and we can’t even do that with all of our own excuses telling us that we are just fine and dandy because Satan’s counterfeit tells us so----even though God warns us all of the father of lies----that we don’t hear.
“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Do you have the Spirit of God to face death, tortures, rapes, thirst and famine? Do you have the faith to be cast into the fiery furnace whether or not God delivers you? Are you ready for the lion’s den? Can you deal with hates and false brethren as Paul had too in 2 Corinthians 11:26?
Therefore rejoice ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhibiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time”. Revelation 12:12
Another way of putting those words is that its just natural human nature to think that we know, but when one becomes spiritual and not of this world, that person knows without question that only God can supply what you need to know that is 100% accurate because it’s from Him as the only teacher of truth whereas man always just thinks that he knows while ignoring God’s own words that say how the wisdom of man is but foolishness unto God.
We are well into the final decade of the human race as known to man with man ruling man that has been nothing but a failure for the past 6000 years. It’s also the most exciting time that could ever be because our Lord is going to return and set up the kingdom of God that will never fall as the kingdoms of man always have. However on the same note it shall be the worst times of trouble that have ever been with world chaos and great tribulation because this world that follows the doctrines and traditions of man has been deceived exactly as God said; and so very deceived that the religions of the world who claim belief and salvation can’t even do as their creator instructs while their own blindness gives them all the self justification they need to continue on in darkness that will soon awake them all through the years of living nightmares rapidly approaching that God describes all through His words that no one understands as being directed right at their own hearts and minds.
And all those who praise God the most, are those who have no love or care for others in need therefore they are not overcomers, but hypocrites with no roots to hold them spiritually when the great tribulation strikes this sad world of religious deception.