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SPACE ALIENS? Yes.

November 26, 2011

SPACE ALIENS?   Yes.

Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.  And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.  Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.  Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD’s glory.  And the sound of the cherubims’ wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.  And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels.  And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen: who took it, and went out.  And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man’s hand under their wings.  And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone.  And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.  When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went.  And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had.  As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel.  And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.  And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.  And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.  When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.  Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.  And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD’s house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.  This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.  Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.  And the likeness of their faces was the same faces which I saw by the river of Chebar, their appearances and themselves: they went every one straight forward.  Ezekiel 10:1-22

Have you seen anything more alien than this?  Are we in a hurry to meet what lies beyond?  Do we really believe we will find a universal translator to facilitate diplomacy?  Do we know anything about diplomacy?

Human diplomacy embraces a variety of interpretations.  Whatever aliens may turn out to be, humans are a known quantity.  We have history to learn from.  When resources are needed, humans find a way to meet their needs.  Spiritual influences may redirect our solutions to consider the needs of others.  Or they may not.  We have evidence of massive crimes in human history.

What do we expect a God to do about this situation?  Should he give the keys to the car to infants?  I expect his first great created beings will need some classroom instruction before their graduation.  Those lessons began when were among the most primitive beings in creation.  Are we evolved?  Once a spirit and soul are introduced, I think we were definitely created.  But not created superior to others.

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?  or thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.  Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:   Psalm 8:4-6

Angels and cherubim are over us, but we have a promise of dominion.  How are we supposed to get to this position of authority from this place of weakness?  The answer is: Very slowly.  Time and space are not a place that we navigate with ease.  We are told that God is present everywhere, and is both the past and the future.  He knows how to navigate dimensions that we can only imagine dimly.  We do see his creation better now with amazing telescopes, but somewhat dimly.  We are missing some information about the dark matter that makes the great clock work.

But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.  When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.  And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.  1 Corinthians 13:10-13

So a timeless being introduces his children to his universe, but limits the childish behavior.  How can he grade our performance and protect the universe from our carnal nature?  He put measurements in place that are only found in the spiritual mind, or heart.  He is aware of those intentions when man is not able to see there.  Faith, hope, and love are the fruit he would like to harvest.

The child nature fails, but there must be a path to maturity.  We can hide guilt from man, but not from a living God.  If he lives, he measures us by the secrets of the heart.  We may glimpse this in our dreams.  Here we consider the events of the day in a surreal defragmenting of our fleshly hard drive.  If nightmares rule your night, you might consider the anxieties of your reality.  We need help with that.

Do aliens want to meet humans now?  Did Native Americans want to meet Custer?  Perhaps there is a reason why ET is not calling home.  Who would want to invade earth?  I think there are ways to reach our universal destiny.  The above quotation suggests that God allows us to see him, and to have his knowledge:  then shall I know even as also I am known”.  If love is the key, history is a gathering of evidence against us.  We need help with that.

How does God plan to provide that help?  By giving us a free choice.  Dad says, “do not touch the stove top”.  The stove wasn’t meant to burn you but you should give it space.  Adam got burned, and had to be rescued.  This fire is terminal except God covered their sin with the sacrifice of animals.  Furs are offensive to PETA but they remind us that we are naked without blood covering for our sins.  Something had to pay our bail.

God washed the place with a flood, but it was polluted by a rebellious spirit.  One of his created beings was beautiful but inclined to take the car keys without permission.  Satan is grounded, but he is still a real being who wants to hurt others for revenge.  He is a tool to temp the fool.  To eliminate hate, let the tempter draw them out.  It’s easy.  The best temptation is self righteousness.  I am good because I do good…not.

To test the law God chose a perfect man, Abraham.  His family was to be the people of God.  They are.  The family grew and divided, into warring kingdoms, and wandering tribes.  Their great leaders all found time to sin, Moses, David, and Solomon.  The lesser leaders became great at sin.  Still God spoke through their prophets and rescued them to this day.  They need help.

God made a perfect law to prove that we cannot obey it.  Often 400 year increments marked the Jew’s growth, in Egypt, in an absence of spiritual communion, and even for centuries dispersed by the Romans.  If Yeshua of Nazareth is considered Messiah, they are divided into two kingdoms again.  Today Jews do not have access to the temple for sacrifices in Jerusalem, so they cannot fulfill the law.  They need help.

Does anyone else do better at producing love?  Some recognize Abraham but enforce rules by violence.  Stoning, cutting off hands, suppressing women and other religions; are these true love?  If we can’t agree to disagree, we are not ready for the car keys.  I am pleased that Hitler chose the Christian way to the final solution; “physician heal thyself!”  (final solution yourself?)

If we sin by nature we need help.  It seems simple enough to consider the offering of the one who created the test in the first place.  He was created to offer his blood in place of ours so we can move on.  Do we want to evolve past this state?  We need help.

We have help.  The Old Testament was full of predictions that foreshadow the messenger.  The Song of Solomon portrays a young king disguised as a shepherd who woos a bride.  She has a nightmare dream sequence that warns her about lazy faith; a tribulation preview.  A king of kings wants a bride today and a faithful church should be ready to go.  We have help.

It’s Cinderella honey:  It’s a true story.  I treasure the movie “Galaxy Quest” where Tim Allen plays a faded sci-fi actor discovering himself in the midst of a space reality.  He has the dawning realization that the fantasy is alive; the adventure is at hand.  It always has been.

No fiction approaches the grandeur and excitement of our reality.  Explore the road map to the stars, to eternity, and beyond. 

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.  And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.  And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  Genesis 11:4-6

We tried this again with the International Space Station, but it isn’t making much of a name for us.  He admits that we could be unrestrained, but he wants us to go his way.  We are still scattered; we need help.  We have it.

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