Natural or supernatural, which is it?

soon to be raspberries!

10:30 a.m. Thursday May 12, 2022. 77F/25C.

If a day could be called perfect, today is it. The temperature is right between warm and cool. The creek is low but still splashes enough to soothe the mind. A slow breeze delivers the aroma of bitter green leaves and earth. Patterns of sunlight and shadow dapple the ground. A squeaking animal calls from near the creek. The fox family has come out to play today. Deer hooves stomp not far from here. Is any trouble too hard to solve today?

Ezekiel’s temple. A public domain drawing.

The book of Ezekiel, chapter forty

Abba Father, thank you for today. I only heard one jet plane and I see that beautiful white speckled hawk. Thank you. Please reveal your meanings in your word the Bible. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

God had carried Ezekiel in the spirit to a very tall mountain, with a temple on its southern slope. 2700 years of debate followed his tour of that temple.

What mountain? When was it built? Is it spiritual or physical? Who was that heavenly being guiding Ezekiel around the temple complex? Why were the measurements so important?

And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he measured the gate according to these measures.

There were two courtyards, one nestled in the other. The heavenly being and Ezekiel were in the inner court.

And the little chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, were according to these measures: and there were windows therein and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.

The eastern gatehouse, or the eastern passageway, to the inner court was about 41 feet by 83 feet. It had small chambers off to each side of the main passageway.

And the arches thereof were toward the outward court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.

That was the east gatehouse to the inner court. Next they noted the north gate.

And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according to these measures;

The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, and the windows to it round about: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.

And the posts thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.

The gatehouse entry, the side that faced outward, was shaped like arches. There may have been a double door leading to the passageway. As Ezekiel progressed inward through the grounds, he described each detail.

The entire complex was built on a square platform. The first or outer court was seven steps up from the ground. The inner court was a rectangular platform, eight steps up from the first court. All six gatehouses, inner and outer, were built on their platform, and so had to be accessed by climbing steps. Each gatehouse was measured and appeared to all be identical.

The temple appeared to be God’s ideal temple, with rooms for each purpose. Each human who accessed the temple would be honored with a beautiful workspace to carry out the task given them by God.

Life in the hollow, Thursday

Depending on whether the spirit bear is a figment of my imagination or a spiritual being, I’m slowly learning to communicate with my subconscious, or with him. I’m going to need to come to terms that he is quite real, in some manner or another.

He came to me yesterday morning in tears. “Dog died,’ he blurted out. He wailed bitterly and would not be consoled. He has told me correctly a number of things, so I called someone with dogs to cautiously inquire if all were okay. The dogs are all fine. It’s not like him to draw my attention to something not real.

I’m a human. What could I ever do about it? And yet each time I rested my eyes, there he was weeping, begging for my attention to the situation.

He couldn’t be real, I thought. What a fool I am to have imagined him. I went outdoors to pick some nettle for breakfast this morning. A fox squeaked from the distance, and spirit bear’s voice came into my spiritual ears, yelling excitedly into the forest one word: “DOG!” And the light bulb came on for me to see. “Fox looks like a dog,” I muttered.

He certainly has a soft heart for forest animals.

It took a while. It took several prayers to God and several questions, to learn that a rat ate a massive amount of poison at a farm. The fox ate the rat, stomach contents and all, and died. I cannot just shrug it off, saying, “It happens, bud.”

No, this seems to be some kind of an exercise in how to be an autistic person who loves to solve puzzles and still be an individual who cares. I prayed for warrior angels to find a creative way of keeping rats out of the farmer’s barn. The answer may have to do with that speckled white hawk circling overhead. And I prayed for the fat brown cat in heaven, the cat who was so caring on earth, to help the fox adjust to being a spirit there.

“Meow likes fox?” spirit bear asked. Oh, yes. The fox were her playmates.

If this keeps up, maybe, God will have my emotions healed well enough for me to have human friendships and contacts again.

There is a supernatural world, superimposed atop our natural world. When God looks from heaven and sees all worlds, sees us, and sees all times, he uses some of this and some of that to honor his servants, as we accomplish our work for him.

He is so fascinating.

2 thoughts on “Natural or supernatural, which is it?

  1. It’s interesting about spirit bear. But back to the drawing I see no directional markings in reference to N, S, E, W? Causes a bit of confusion for me. Is the top of the drawing North or East? If you don’t mind my asking.

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  2. Thank you for asking. Your comment reminded me that I had not researched the directional problems in the temple text!
    North is up. South is down. East is right. West is left.
    In your study Bible, they placed north to the right and west upward. Isaac Newton also placed north to the right when he drew out the temple. That may have been a standard at one time.

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