What follows is a mind-bending post by my friend, Cameron Fultz; it blends scripture and quantum physics. Even if you don’t get physics, you’ll still get Christ in this post 🙂
Cameron is author of The Jesus Pictures and Spiritual Knowledge. Cameron has a deep desire to know Christ by revelation and to be transformed by the seeing of Jesus.
Eph. 2:2 (ESV ) “…in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.”
Air is in contrast to substance. The Substance is Christ (Col. 2:17). Faith sees the unseen (Heb. 11:1, 27). All things are made out from Christ and into Christ (Rom. 11:39, Col. 1:16). “Air” expresses the idea of void and vanity like beating the air (1 Cor. 14:9). The flesh profits nothing (John 6:63). The flesh is vanity and void. This is, of course, opposite to how the flesh sees. That is why Paul takes a lot of space in 1 Corinthians 1-2 contrasting the mind of the flesh and the mind of the Spirit. Christ is the fullness of His own body (Eph. 1:23). Without Him nothing was made that was ever made (John 1:3).
Here is the point I want to get to: the science of how God created the earth and why the flesh is void and why Spirit is substance. First, ask yourself, what existed before God created this world? God is Spirit (John 4:24). So the answer is Spirit. True Reality is Spirit. Therefore, the created world reflects spiritual principles of True Reality. It doesn’t reflect itself. True Reality sources from and points toward Christ.
This explains an epiphany I’ve been having with regard to how the universe was created. Out of the blue, this idea came to me in the form of a question, “What if a vacuum is the after effect of dark matter?” I wasn’t sure what to do with that question for a few months. Over time the Spirit made alive the fullness of Christ in my heart. It dawned on me that this Spiritual Reality is like the mystery of this invisible missing mass to our universe. Dark matter is an unknown substance comprised of unknown stuff that has to be there but we don’t know where, why or even how; it is still impacting the universe but has a weightiness that the universe needs.
Scientists are in the dark about dark matter just like people are in the dark about spiritual understanding. I believe it is meant to be this way so that we will embrace our own ignorance regarding all things spiritual. We know that we are created to live on spiritual fuel but we don’t know what it is, what it is made of or even how it works – and yet somehow it works. It reminds me of the Holy of holies into which no natural light could penetrate and no one could see what was in there except for the High Priest (who pictured Christ). This is why we must be “within” Him – or as the language of the Jesus Pictures says, “we are engraved on the ephod on His bosom”. The ephod listed the names of the twelve tribes. Both Peter and Paul refer to Christians as Israel of God / the royal nation. The point being that we can never see it with natural eyes but only through Christ by seeing what He sees.
Now, let’s factor in the beginning, before the Fall. All things were made and saturated in Christ’s own seeing of the Father. Christ’s seeing of His Father is like the missing heaviness of dark matter because that Substance went missing in people at the Fall. When the Substance goes missing there is void.
All things were created out from and for the service of Christ. God created the universe in six days as pictures of Christ. Jesus filled the void with the light of Spirit. When the Fall of humankind occurred, the glorious, heavy, fullness that fills all fell out and away from Adam and Eve. They became naked. When God saw that they were naked, He made the earth fall into line with their voided state. In other words, Christ substantially filled the universe with Himself and in Himself there is no void. We only know of void today due to our voided nature we call “the flesh”. We’ve been stripped down to our human animal component living and breathing and moving according to the realm of our senses. When Christ’s mind is the not the Spiritual Substance of our mind, we look to ourselves for definition.
God’s curse upon creation left the vacuum of space by retracting the Substance. When the Substance left, dark matter left; the universe was now in a spinning vacuum. No longer was light traveling instantaneously across the universe. Even the atoms that make up the physical objects of our universe became mostly space. In fact, I think this retraction of dark matter from the universe explains the spherical and spiral nature of what we see in the galaxy. There was a contraction that happened as dark matter fell out and fell away leaving the vacuum in its wake. Thus you get planets shaped like balls with gravity wells in their center. Before, the Fall, I’m not sure there were spherical planets. I think that explains why Adam and Eve didn’t actually leave the boundaries of the Garden until after God had cursed the earth.
My main point in noting all this is simply that when Christ is not the spiritual Substance all you have left is nothing, nada, void, air, vanity. Christ is Substance not seen by fleshly eyes. The flesh can’t quantify the Spirit because that is like asking a shadow to measure a statue’s weight. Shadows can’t measure any weight! We ask the wrong thing of a shadow to measure weight when we ask the flesh to comprehend Spiritual Reality. We really do need to lose our soul life and stick with “the simplicity of the one into the spiritual governance of the Anointed One” (2 Cor. 11:3).