UNRAVELING THE GREAT MYSTERY: PART 6
The Biblical Macrocosm & Microcosm
When we read the Bible there are a great many things that are not understood primarily because there is no reference to yourself to make them make sense. As humans we see the universe from a very narrow perspective and miss the greater picture because we can only understand things from a perspective of ourselves. So God gives us a glimpse into the universal order called the “Cosmos” by allowing us to see what truth really is by reflecting these attributes of ourselves into everything. Basically we are a “Microcosm” of the greater “Macrocosm” called the “Universe”. So to understand the truth in everything we must first start from the only perspective we can truly relate to and that is our “Self” or the “I Am“. From this view of looking within you can see the universal order all around you.
Look at this chart and hopefully it will help your understandings of the Bible a little better. This is all about “The Family” we have been studying so far. It starts with God and His attributes and progressively grows closer and closer until we end with three very basic elements. When these three are understood then all things come into focus.
- Knowledge (Mind)
- Wisdom (Spirit)
- Actions (Body)
When you can master these three things all things become possible within your inner-world.
|The Biblical Macrocosm & Microcosm:|
|Sky/Heaven||Waters (Seas, lakes, etc.)||Land|
|Most Holy Place||Holy Place||Outer Courtyard|
The word used for “World” in the New Testament is a Greek word called the “Kosmos“. It is the same “Cosmos” we use today to describe the universe only spelled slightly differently with a “C” instead of a “K“. The word “Cosmos” basically means the “order of things“. Now when it is referred to as the “World” it is referring to the “basic order of your soul”. Look again to the chart and see that all things are a reflection of yourself and thus we are accounted to being made in the “image of God“.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
To many people I have discussed religion with (Not theology) they all seem to think that people are made perfect as they are because they are made in the image of God. This is a belief that God has arms, hands, legs, feet, nose, eyes, ears, etc. and to some extent they may be correct but by looking at the chart we can start to get a clearer picture of what God is. We are not made perfect because we look like God but because we reflect His attributes within ourselves. Now there are passages where the Lord has taken on human form and walked amongst us but too let us remember that all things have a mirrored significance. Though we mirror Christ and Christ mirrors God we too mirror God ourselves. But we mirror Him not as flesh and bone but what the body means in a spiritual sense.
1 Corinthians 15:40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
When things are called “Spiritual” in the Bible it does not mean a supernatural or ethereal force. It basically means “an essence of truth“. Discovering truth is the great thing we are made for. The life you lead is not the reason you are here per say. It is the things you do that mirror a greater truth.
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Look again at the chart. We are all as one because we are all one truth and all things are mirrored as God. The lesser is only a smaller version of the larger though made of many parts.
Mark 12:30 And you shall love the LORD your God
with all your
heart, with all your
soul, with all your
mind, and with all your
strength.’ This is the first commandment.
31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
The truth is you are made to become like God as all things are attributes of God. I do not mean you will ever be THEE GOD, I just mean we are part of something much bigger than ourselves. We are only smaller reflections of that greater truth. Look to the world around us and see the image of God’s order reflected in everything. The human brain and the world around you are very similar. The world forms cities of clustered people that from space resemble a single brain cell.
We like to think of ourselves as unique and so different from everyone else in the world but in reality a snowflake is still snow, so too are you one of many in the greater clockwork of the human race. Look at the internet usage in this image and see how similar our connections to each other resemble the greater human mind.
We cannot escape the fact that we are all a progressively micro version of a greater truth even if we cannot see it at times but now that we have the technology to see things more clearly we can start to appreciate the order of the universe called the “Cosmos” which is the order and mind of God.