The preeminence of God’s Technology
Seeds of thought
When I was a young boy I went to a country school. It was an agricultural school and close to where we lived in the country, approximately 1 ¾ miles away. I had a class one day when the teacher asked us, “What is the shortest distance between these two points on this piece of paper?”
Well, we were intelligent children, so we all chimed in “a straight line is the shortest”. Imagine our amazement when he bent the sheet of paper to touch the two points together. Sometimes it takes a step out of the box to see things in an entirely new way. The Bible tells us there is nothing new under the sun, yet sometimes our perceptions cloud the reality of what we see and think. That class opened up for me the realization that sometimes we don’t see things because of preconceived ideas.
Does God Bend Space to Travel?
I could have never imagined that little exercise with the dots would one day help me to understand to some degree how God travels. Yes, God bends space to move from one location to another. It is the shortest most efficient way to travel. I suspect many might find that a bit of a stretch. Heh heh, before you dismiss this, is it even possible that God can bend space?
Heb 1:10–12 You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11 they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12 like a robe you will roll them up
(The King James version renders the word “roll” as “fold”, however the concept is the same)
So, we see here that space can be rolled up, which by the way is hard to do if you can’t bend it… I may find an objection from some who would indicate that this is a one-time event. They are correct, it is a one-time event. This merely proves that God can bend space. But what about travel?
The God who bends space to travel
In the book of Psalms Chapter 18, we read in verse 9,
Psalm 18:9 (ESV)
9 He bowed the heavens and came down;
thick darkness was under his feet.
I want to look closely at that word “bowed”
The Logos Bible sense lexicon puts it thus; “To bend (an object) v.
So, what was He bending? The heavens, space itself. The purpose? To come down. Travel, moving from point A to point B by simply bending space to move from one location to another. So, remember this, once the two points are in contact and you step through that point you would cease to be in the starting point and would appear in the destination point. But what of the “thick darkness under his feet”? I believe this is a reference to His not being visible during the travel, you could not see what direction He was going. With the absense of light, one simply cannot see, and it is the feet that take you places, infering travel. It brings to mind Eph 5:13–14 (ESV)
13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light.
While this verse refers to exposing works of darkness, the principle still holds true. So, what would this look like? How might it manifest itself? Let’s consider it. Let’s say you bend space, your exit coordinates are say, in the middle of a locked room on the second story filled with fearful disciples. You would simply appear in their midst.
John 20:19 (ESV)
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
Locked doors are no longer a problem, because you don’t need to use them, you simply arrive at where you wish to be. We find another instance where He was observed as He bent space to go to another place.
Luke 24:30–31 (ESV)
30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight.
Remember, as soon as you step through to your destination, you simply vanish at your starting point.
John 6:22–25 (ESV)
22 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?”
There are other instances we read of as well, this one may qualify, although it is not as certain.
Luke 4:28–30 (ESV)
28 When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29 And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, he went away.
Men will often discount the Bible assuming it was simply a book written by men, a book discounted by the world as old fairy tales, a book “behind the times” in terms of science and technological wisdom. Nothing could be further from the truth, God reveals Himself in the Word of God, available to all who will read it. He is a God of unparalleled wisdom and intelligence. So, when will we see it ourselves firsthand, this bending of space to travel? When the Lord returns for His Church, calls us to be with Himself, and takes the fastest way home to marry His Bride. When He returns to the earth His exit point will be at a position that every eye can see Him. In eternity, God is going to create new heavens and a new earth, at this point sin is no longer around to corrupt anything. His creation is going to surpass our existing universe in scope and beauty. Now do you honestly think He would create such wondrous sights and not take us to see them? I doubt it, He instead will joyously share all of creation with us as we marvel at His handiwork. But only those who receive Christ as Lord, Master, Ruler will enter into these amazing blessings. Man has a sin problem, look around, it’s not hard to see, yet God doesn’t allow sin in His presence. Fortunately, that’s why Jesus came to this earth, to die for sin, so that we could be in God’s presence. To avail ourselves of it, is simply to acknowledge that yes, we are guilty and deserve death. We recognize that God’s sacrifice of His Son satisfied God. The proof? That would be the resurrection. He overcame death. We repent (have a change of mind about) of sin and follow His prompting and leading and we acknowledge Him as Lord.
Romans 10:8–10 (ESV)
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Our God is an awesome God, full of wisdom, insight, and power. He is an awe-inspiring God, King of kings, and Lord of lords. Don’t miss out, He is returning very soon. Sooner than you think.