Flight to the Future
You can shoot a bullet through a wave but you can't stop it coming!
The wave metaphor has three main characteristics:
- Amplitude in three dimensions
- Energy from an external force
- Trajectory and velocity over time.
This is a metaphor for identity. Who is the Messiah? Who am I in Christ? Who is my family, my community, my State and Nation in the plans and purposes of God? But be warned, there are also all sorts of cross-currents, rips and backwash in the surf!
In the spiritual the energy is the power of God in creation and especially as manifested in Jesus' resurrection.
We don't have the energy, but like the wave we can carry it. Remarkably this energy is sub-atomic at its source in the Word of God, as per Psalm 35:6.
Trajectory and Velocity over time (measurable)
This metaphor represents Jesus story: the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Accordingly we need to know where we are coming from and where we are going. Accordingly we need to gain understanding of God's history with man, of his will and his ways in the present, and insight into biblical prophecy for the future.
- Trajectory, time and velocity
From Melchezidek to the Millenial rule of Christ the bible persistently focusses on the identity of Jesus as Messiah who outworks his purposes through his God given offices of Prophet, Priest and King.
How then is the amazing resurection power of God tranameitted from heaven to earth? This is like the Jewish Atomic scientists who before World War 2 realised that they didn't need more TNT but rather they needed to split the atom. But before the first atomic explosion these scientists could see the future before they realised it.
Trajectory, time and velocity
This is reflected in love of both biblical history and biblical prophecy. How extrodinarily wonderful to be instructed in these dimmensions of life through God's Word and Spirit.
Whose on-board for this amazing flight to the future?