RELATIVE TO THE UNSEEN
THE UNSEEN KINGDOM
THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER
PERSPECTIVE And The THEORY OF RELATIVITY
"And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, The Kingdom of God cometh not with (1)observation" (Luke 17:20).
The Kingdom had come, and although He was everything that Kingdom entailed -- the Pharisees could not see it. And is it not the same today? The church as a whole is still looking for something that has never left. The Kingdom came at the advent of Jesus, the King, and as long as the King remains so does His Kingdom. If anyone says otherwise, they are saying that Christ is not a present-day reality, which, to them, may be true. Yet that does not do away with the Kingdom which is present in thousands of others.
Some are quick to report that the King left when He was taken into heaven in a cloud, and they believe He remains there to this day. With the supposition of Jesus being carried into a physical heaven, many are awaiting His return from that faraway place. It is then, they say, that His Kingdom will begin.
For the record, this is the only place where it speaks of Him being removed from their sight. In the natural sense He did leave; but with spiritual things, neither time nor space are relevant. The Spirit is not relative to time or space, and these are the two primary elements natural men focus on when it comes to just about everything.
We will be relative to the seen for a moment and suppose He did leave -- that His entire person was taken to a physical place other than where human beings were present, such as, in outer-space somewhere. Even if that were true, His leave was for only a period of ten days. Let us note the scriptures which convey the story, and in them we will, hopefully, see them from the vantage point of being relative to the unseen:
"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven" (Acts 1:9-11).
"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance" (Acts 2:1-4).
The first thing that happened was a cloud received Him out of their sight. And is it not the same today? Hasn't a cloud of people received Him out of the sight of the world? And isn't it the same with those of organized religion, are they not gazing stedfastly toward heaven, looking into the heavens of outer-space for His return? But listen, if you will, to the two men who stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of natural thinking (2)Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? You see, it is men of carnal wit that stand gazing toward heaven. They who walk the circuit of the heathen, or Gentiles, look steadfastly to the natural (the seen) and not the spiritual (the unseen).
Until the Holy Spirit filled their house and opened every eye of the 120, even their vision was no different than the Gentiles. There was a riveting promise, however, that would change what they saw and to where they looked. The two men continued: "This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
Let me stir your minds by asking -- in what manner was He taken into heaven? Was it not in a cloud, and was it not in like manner, in a great cloud of witness, that He came when Pentecost had fully come? And did He not also go up into heaven, and didn't the Holy spirit come in like manner -- from heaven? He came first in a small cloud of 120, then 3,000, later on it was 5,000, and finally the cloud grew that the count could no longer be maintained.
Again, "...there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance" (Acts 2:1-4). And we mustn't forget who that Spirit is: "Now the Lord is that Spirit..." (2 Cor 3:17).
Consider that, if you will -- the Lord Himself is that Spirit. Since He is that Spirit which was manifested at Pentecost, and He has never stopped manifesting Himself to those who are relative to Him, we must conclude the King has been with us from that day to now. And if this is true, and it is, so has His Kingdom been with us.
They who are relative to the seen are not aware of it; but such blindness does not make void what is real. Moreover, it has been as Isaiah prophesied: "Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this" (Isa 9:7).
We can either take the word of the prophet, or we can take the word of church leaders. If it is the latter, we call Isaiah a liar. We can embrace the truth that the Kingdom of God was established by Jesus as it was foretold, and from that time forth it would increase. Or we can say, "I don't see it so I don't believe it." We can stand gazing into the heavens waiting for Him to descend on a natural rain-cloud, or we can know Him now in His ever increasing cloud of people -- His Body. Depending on our perspective, whether we are relative to the seen or the unseen, will determine what we deem as true.
Let us sit in the unseen house of the Lord, in the upper room, and be filled with the power of His Kingdom. But let us not stand in the outer court of theocracy looking in the sky for that Kingdom. If we chose to be with the natural sky-gazers, it will be for nought; for you see, "the Kingdom of God cometh not with observation" (Luke 17:20). Neither is it in this place, nor, lo, is it in that place; for behold, the Kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:21).
I have been told that the word within really means in the midst of you, that Jesus was telling the Pharisees that it was Himself that He was talking about, and He (the Kingdom) was in their "midst." The logic that supports that supposition is that the Kingdom of God could not possibly be within the Pharisees.
I will not debate that issue in this short article, but will quote from John: "There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man" (John 1:9, NASB). Unknown to those in darkness is a light that will someday be uncovered and break forth in their very midst, and they too will know this fact.
Notwithstanding, we will look more closely at the word in the midst, or (3) within (Grk, entos):
"Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within (entos) the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also." (Mat 23:26). We will also site a verse that uses the same word: "Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in (entos) you" (John 14:17).
These references clearly speak of something that is inside the person, rather than merely mingling casually in the midst of a group of people. Therefore, the King who is within, and the Kingdom that is within, are not objects in the far reaches of the natural heavens. They both, the King and His Kingdom, are within YOU! Therefore, cease from standing and gazing into heaven for His coming; for He has come, and is come! If, however, you insist on a future coming of the Lord, it could be that your relationship is with the seen and not the unseen.
Does what I say do away with any outward manifestation of Christ and His Kingdom? Absolutely not! For the Lord, who is that Spirit, is as the wind. It goes where it pleases, and no one knows from where it comes or to where it is going. But everyone can see its effects. So likewise the King and Kingdom of God. Although hidden away in His cloud of saints, when He moves in, through, and out of them -- the King and His Kingdom are manifested for every eye to see and to know the salvation of the Lord.
THE UNSEEN KINGDOM
"...The Kingdom of God cometh not with observation" (Luke 17:20). And, "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Cor 4:18).
One would suspect that the Kingdom of God was in clear view by everyone when Jesus walked the shores of Galilee, but it wasn't. That which people saw was merely the effects of the Kingdom blowing through the land, sometimes as a gentle breeze and at others as a fierce storm. It was the same with Him as the King. No one, except on rare occasions, could see Him.
Who today can see Him as the Son of God or as the King of kings? Quite a number believe He is such, but to truly see Him is another matter.
When it was required of His disciples to eat His flesh and drink His blood, many of them went back that day and walked no more with Him. The twelve, when they were asked if they too would leave Him, "...Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God" (John 6:68-69).
They knew there was something about Him that no one else had; but it was Peter, however, who caught a fleeting glimpse of who He truly was. Matthew left this record for us to consider: "...Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in heaven" (Mat 16:16-17).
Can you imagine how Jesus might have felt when He heard those words. They were like charged bolts of lightning racing through the heavens. Although He had wonderful fellowship with His Father, until then, He had no other in the whole world who could truly relate to Him.
When Peter peered beyond human limitations that day, Jesus was no longer hidden from view. The covering of His flesh could not hide who He was. And for an instant, Peter saw a blaze of glory rising from the earthen tomb of Jesus' body. The gates of hell no longer prevailed in his mind. The key of revelation from on high unlocked the carnal mind of Peter. He could see the flaming book of Life opening wide, and he was able to declare what he read -- Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God! For an instant Jesus had someone with which to fellowship, but for only an instant. It was probably the most fleeting fellowship in the history of mankind; for shortly thereafter Jesus told Peter, "...Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men" (Mat 16:23). Nevertheless, Peter did see the unseen King for a brief moment that eventful day, and it had nothing to do with physical things, such as flowing chestnut hair-locks, a neatly trimmed beard, sparkling blue eyes, and a white robe. That which he saw was far beyond the natural veil that shrouded the true man.
Through the ages men have attempted to explain the Kingdom of God; yet their portrayals were generally products of their imaginative minds, which will always revolve around things wherein they live -- the seen. Oh, but those who can see beyond the natural are blessed beyond compare! When Jesus was only eight days old, Simeon, with the Holy Ghost upon him, was privileged to see beyond the veil of the seen. At the circumcision of Jesus, when His flesh was cut away, the cherubim unfurled their protective wings, and the devout man peered down the corridors of time and witnessed profound things. He saw Jesus as the mighty Lord and Savior of all. With his spiritual eyes opened, he saw Him as the light of the Gentiles, and the glory of Israel.
Anna, an aged prophetess, must have seen something, for she proclaimed Jesus to all who came to the temple looking for redemption (Luke 2:36-38). But for the most part -- He remained unseen for who He really was. Not many ever saw Him as the Son of God, the King, the Savior of the world. Although He walked among men in the outer-courts of the earth, and His physical features were seen by everyone, His true self walked in the Holiest heavens and was hidden from most. He was overshadowed by the mysterious (4)cherubim whose job is to conceal holy things from the prying eyes of unholy men.
THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace" (Isa 9:6).
In one short verse we are presented with the sweeping view of the Kingdom of God from the beginning to the end: the birth of Jesus (a child is born), His crucifixion (a son is given), and the caliber of His everlasting Kingship.
We notice also the part about the government being upon His shoulder. There is more here than we may have previously seen. You see, there is a custom portrayed that has to do with a bride and bridegroom. It is a marital ritual which has been held in the east since before the days of Jesus. After the groom places a silver cord upon her neck, symbolizing her being redeemed by and bound to her husband, he then lifts and removes her veil. The veil represents the girl's protection by God. By the man placing it upon his shoulder is an indication that he is now her covering, her protector, and is responsible for her welfare, and is, therefore, as God to her. Christ redeemed His bride for the price of His life, and as her bridegroom, He has taken the responsibility for her on His shoulder and is her God.
What man of carnal vision has seen this? What part of this Kingdom has he held, handled, and touched? Not one, and neither has he tasted one morsel of it; for he seeks the seen, that which is temporal, that which has its pomp in the flesh and is passing away. Yet the unseen, the ever expanding Kingdom that rests upon the shoulder of our Lord will never pass away.
"Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this" (Isa 9:7) "And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end" (Luke 1:33). "And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed" (Dan 7:14).
PERSPECTIVE And The THEORY OF RELATIVITY
People who are sailing upon life's sea, or standing relative to the earth of war, greed, graft, sweat, and toil, might feel that such a dominion could never be. They see the Kingdom of God so infirm and fragile. With carnal vision, one would think that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, and God either can't or won't do a thing about it. Ah, but that is man's perspective. He is viewing things from beneath and not from above. When the same people are raised and become relative to Christ, their vision changes. They will not only see the might and power of the Kingdom of God; but once they rise to certain heights, they will see it from the beginning to the end. It is only when one is relative to the earth that tunnel vision is predominate and cannot see afar.
Before closing this series of To Whom Are We Relative, it is only fitting to address Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. The noted physicist shook the science world with his theory. He was breaking upon truths that could only come from above. His insight was more profound than merely touching upon physical things. What he saw went beyond the bridge of natural elements and fused with the eternal.
His theories of relativity led to entirely new ways of thinking about time, space, matter, energy, and gravity. In the late 17th century Isaac Newton changed the way the Western world thought about the physical world. Albert Einstein's influence on the 20th century has been as great.
He believed that if one could travel at the speed of light that time would cease for that individual. The person would become ageless. Anyone who ceased from aging, of course, would never die. Sounds familiar, doesn't it. Jesus said: "And whosoever liveth and believeth (5)in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" (John 11:26).
I do not believe it is possible for physical matter, such as a human body, to travel at the speed of light. However, we, being in Christ, are not physical. We may be clothed upon by physical bodies, but these shells of dust are not who we are. Jesus made it perfectly clear that we are light, and not earth. "Ye are the light of the world... (Mat 5:14). And Jesus said the same about Himself, and again of us, by saying, "...I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life" (John 8:12). "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5). We are also told that "God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth." (John 4:24).
The terms, light and spirit, are the same when referring to God, Jesus, and those who are (6)relative to Him. Light/spirit, therefore, is the one and only thing which can travel at the velocity wherein time ceases to be. Eternity becomes a reality! The past, present, and the future become one!
They who are of the earth cannot relate to eternity, for their speed/light, or the lack of it, is such that they are relative to the element of time. But those who are joined to the Lord are one spirit, one light, and time is consumed by their brightness. Time has no bearing on them, and they can see from the beginning to the end. Let me explain it, if it is possible, this way:
Our perception has to do with the which and where, to that which we are relative and to where we are. If we are relative to the carnal mind, regardless of how religious it is, we will be earthbound and have limited vision. If, on the other hand, we are relative to the spiritual mind of Christ, who is Light, our habitation will be in the heavens. In this place we will be traveling at the speed of light, spiritually speaking of course. It is then that our relationship to all things changes and becomes much higher than those of the earth. It is then that we can truly love the unlovely.
When the reality of this sets in, it is no longer Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity but God's Special Law of Relativity. It ceases to be a theory; for once a person experiences the fact of it, the theory vanishes and has no relevance. It matters not whether anyone believes the theory. Those who abide in it can see afar and declare things that are yet to be for those who dwell upon the temporal crust of earth.
For instance, let me borrow, as I often do, from our dear friend, J. Preston Eby, who draws a graphic picture of this Special Law of Relativity. He uses a parade as an example, with a man sitting on his little chair in front of a hardware store. We can picture a huge crowd of people, hundreds on each side of the man sitting on his little chair in front of the hardware store, waiting for the parade. After a long wait, he finally can hear the approaching parade -- instruments playing, horns blowing, sirens sounding, the pounding of hoofs and the feet of marching bands, yet he still cannot see a thing due to all the people on either side of him.
It is like those who hear the word of the Lord that this or that will take place, and their hearts rejoice at the good news, even though they cannot see a thing. As it is with the promises of the Lord, so likewise the parade -- it eventually comes to where the man sits on his little chair in front of the hardware store. He can now see the procession. It is tremendous, and his heart races at actually seeing what was his uncertain expectations. The fruit of hundreds of hours of hard work by those who built the floats are being witnessed.
The imaginations of the human mind seem limitless. The creations are awe-inspiring; but due to where he sits, he has tunnel-vision. He can only see one float, maybe two, at a time. His world is narrow and taking place right there in front of him. He can't see that which is yet to come, and neither can he see what has passed him by. He may know what lies in the past, since he once saw it; but to him, it is forever gone and nothing remains of it except vague memories.
What is in the past for him, however, is not the past for everyone. It is the present for those down the street from where he sits on his little obscured chair in front of the hardware store. Moreover, for the people up the street from where he sits, it is the present to them, while to him it is yet future. Everyone's perspective depends upon their position and relationship to the parade, whether it is past, present, or future. They can hear about and have all the faith and confidence in the world that there will be 100 floats in the parade; but not one of those spectators will see a single float until it passes in review. It is impossible for them to see in the past or in the future. All they have is in the immediate present, the right now, which passes in front of them. Perhaps this is why worldly-minded people grasp and grab for everything they can; for their hearts are fixed upon what they see, and they know once it marches past them, it will be forever gone.
Let us take a moment and notice a man who has ascended and see if he can view the parade with a different perspective. For instance, say he is on the balcony of the third floor of a hotel across the street from the hardware store where the man is siting on his little chair and surrounded by hoards of people. Ah, from that vantage point he can see from one end of the parade to the other. There is no past or future for him. Everything is in the present. Eiestein's Special Theory of Relativity suddenly becomes fact and is no longer theory.
What he sees is unlike everyone who is on the street. This man's perspective is entirely different. He is relative to a higher plane and can see beyond those who are relative to the lower level of the street. And if he ascends higher yet, he is able to take even more into his relevant present.
Suppose, now, he takes flight and soars a mile or two above the parade, not only can he see all the parade at a glance; but he can see beyond the city limits and on to the mountain ranges on either side of the city. And it continues. If he goes beyond the atmosphere in a satellite, or stands on the moon, the whole world and everything in it would be drawn into his present. At one side of the globe it would be 6:00 a.m. to the morning risers, while on the other side it would be 6:00 p.m. to those going home from work; but to the man on the moon it would all be the same.
When we are caught up to such a height, not naturally, of course, but spiritually -- all things are seen in the eternal now. No wonder God called Himself the I AM. And when we ascend to such a degree in Him that we are as a blaze of light, we too can say the same. We can see the parade of life from one end of the spectrum to the other. It is then that we can see how everything fits together so well. Where we thought our catastrophes were unmerited and God was unjust in allowing them, we will praise Him. We can see how all things in the past, present, and future are woven together the tapestry of humanity into God's present.
It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to supply soothing answers to those who share about their disasters. Some have asked, "How could a God of love let something like this happen?" More often than not I can only say -- I don't know. For when their twelve year-old daughter is raped, their only son is murdered by the police, a woman loses her daughter to a child-molesting father, and the list mounts, the answers of "I don't know," or "all things work for good to those who love God," are not much comfort. Such responses, of course, are due to me being that man sitting on his little chair in front of the hardware store. If I was standing on the balcony of the third floor, I might have a better answer; yet if they were not there with me, they wouldn't understand. Furthermore, if they were there with me, they wouldn't be asking "Why?"
I do believe, however, my perspective is becoming more like the man on the balcony. For when someone comes to me with their hardships of life, although I feel their pain, and I am brought to tears at time, I am finding it harder to pray them out of the problem. What I am inclined to say, and I may soon start, is this:
Praise God! Let us rejoice! For something good is bound to come of this. And when they speak of their good fortune, I want to say: I'm sorry to hear that. If we stick together, I think we can see you through it. Sounds crazy, doesn't it? But sudden wealth has ruined more people than it has ever helped, especially by driving people from the higher perspective in Christ and setting them on the little chair in front the hardware store.
Brethren, let us change our focus as we catch a glimpse of fire in the sky. Let us rise to the occasion when we hear, come up hither and let Me show you some things. For it is then that we can be that light that we are. This is the only way we can see all things and all time as the ever-present now, and know that all is well.
Let me take a moment and tell you of a few personal things, which I do not like to do; for I very seldom discuss our hardships with anyone. Only when I feel it will help others am I compelled to say anything.
Notwithstanding, Margit and I know what it is to have hell on earth. There are things that continue to rip through our lives like a pile-driver; but they mean nothing to us, at least, not in the sense of -- woe is me. Let me borrow from Paul for a moment and relate a little of this hell.
To start with, I have what is called a trigger finger. When one of my middle fingers is closed, it locks and won't open without using my other hand to pry it loose (surgery is the only known cure, sometimes). It's worse in the mornings and when cold, like right now with no heat in my office. (Margit -- throw another log on the fire!) My trigger finger is insignificant and only a bother compared to other things. One thing more severe is my back. At times I cannot get out of bed without help. Once on my feet, as it was the last time it went out, I had to use two canes with which to walk -- at a very slow pace, and this is the guy who is saying we can travel at the speed of light. Ha! By the way, Margit has a bad back as well, and without a magnetic belt she can't walk at times with out her leg and foot burning like fire.
Even so, most of you remember our grandson, Joseph, the one born to our son, Jerry and his wife Jackie, and came into this world with spina bifida, a cleft lip and gums, clubfeet, hydrocephalus, retarded, totally deaf (malformed cochlear), shortened knee tendons, and at the age of three he is still unable to crawl, and he may never. He also has a reflux problem and recently he had to have a feeding tube inserted into his stomach wall so he can receive enough nutrition to live. We could scream and moan and curse God for allowing such a travesty, or perhaps judge Him as being guilty of neglect for not putting all the cells of his little body in proper order. Or we could accuse Him of not caring about our own lives, not to mention the quality of life Joseph will never have.
What's the big deal, anyway, when we view things from above. Even on the natural plane, Joseph has the most beautiful smile that melts your heart. Even with all his handicaps, when we observe things from the balcony, we see him woven so well into the perfect tapestry of God's workmanship. He fits so well into His plan and wonderful purpose for everyone.
Our second son, Steven, and his wife, Brenda, had their second child, Justin, a beautiful son last month. All seemed well, until it was discovered he had cataract on the inside of his lens. It required immediate surgery to save his sight in that eye. He now has to wear a contact lens with a patch over his good eye two hours a day until he is six to eight years old. Later on, when he has grown enough, he will have a permanent lens inserted behind the cornea.
We have brothers, cousins, nephews and nieces who are dying of cancer, or are severe alcoholics; a heroin addict facing many years in prison; another close family member with a wonderful family may have to spend four years in prison due to possession of a small amount of cocaine three years ago; one nephew that is homosexual and has aids. We've had them in prison and out of prison. Sometimes it was better when they were in prison; for we knew where they were and were safer there than on the streets living like they had been. There are other things that will not be spoken here.
Don't I sound a little like Paul when he related his hardships, but wouldn't brag about them? I thought so. Yet in all this, all I have to say is -- SO WHAT! What difference does it make whether the fire rages or it doesn't? Sure, things can be painful. Flesh hurts, souls hurt, and spirits hurt; but when we are relative to Christ, with our perspective being from above -- all is well. I generally don't give them a second thought. There is no call for whining and crying and moaning and groaning. Sons don't do that.
When viewed from above we can see how the hell we went through, and are going through, not only refines us, but those flames of circumstances are the things which help to create and form our destinies. When we see the whole parade of God's creation, and His purpose for it all, how wonderful it is. No longer do we question why. We don't just buckle down and say, "It is for us to do or die." We instead, lift our voices in anthem's praise to God in all things.
Therefore, my friends, although my heart aches for your pain, at the same time I am compelled to rejoice; for I know something good is going to come of this. And this is whether I am high enough to see it or not.
Oh, what a Day of the Lord wherein we live. A perpetual day, if you please. For once we ascend beyond earth's limited boundaries, and soar beyond the revolve of time, that Day never ends. There is neither darkness nor death in this place. We may name and claim how we will never die; but until we speed through the heavens as light, that will never be, and even at that, our natural bodies may fall by the wayside.
The parade of life, and all its heavens, will pass away, one float at a time; but THE WORD OF OUR LORD SHALL NEVER PASS AWAY! Selah.
Elwin R. Roach
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1. "observation: parateresis, from paratereo; inspection, i.e. ocular evidence."
paratereo: to inspect alongside, i.e. note insidiously or scrupulously" Strong's Exhaustive Concordance.
2. Galilee: Grk, "Galilaia the heathen circle.
Heb. Galiyl, a circle...(as a special circuit)..." (Strong's Exhaustive Concordance).
3. within: entos; from G1722; inside (adv. or noun)
G1722. en; a prim. prep. denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state),
4. For more on this, we still have in print a few back issues of Secrets of the Cherubim (5 parts).
5. into: "eis, a prim. prep.; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (fig.) purpose (result)..." (Strong's)
6. "...He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit" (1 Cor 6:17).