Do you ever think about when God created the universe He put us in time, yet He is not in time? I think it’s so cool that He appointed minutes, days, weeks, years, etc. and yet He is in eternity.
2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Humans would love to time travel and some times it looks like they are getting close, but the only one who can do that for us is the Lord. There are instances in the bible where a person’s spirit connected with the Holy Spirit and were taken to other times and places. Sometimes they were taken bodily as well. If you didn’t realize, this check your bible. Here are a few examples:
He reached out what seemed to be a hand and took me by the hair. Then the Spirit lifted me up into the sky and transported me to Jerusalem in a vision from God. I was taken to the north gate of the inner courtyard of the Temple, where there is a large idol that has made the Lord very jealous.
2 Kings 2:16
Then they said to Elisha, “Behold now, there are among your servants fifty strong men; please let them go and search for your master. It may be that the Spirit of the Lord has taken him up and cast him on some mountain or into some valley.” And he said, “You shall not send anyone.”
24 Afterwards the Spirit of God carried me back again to Babylon, to the Jews in exile there. And so ended the vision of my visit to Jerusalem.
When He finished the work on the cross and rose again on the third day, it would have been awesome to be there when the stone was rolled away from the tomb and our Messiah came strolling out! The biblical account conveys some emotion of that moment, but I’m sure it was a moment of extreme rejoicing for all of heaven and the earth! Oh what it would have been like if you and I had been there when He proclaimed victory over death and hell, yet so few people were present on the scene.
Over the Summer at a bible study last year, we were in a deep place of worship when I suddenly found myself back at the tomb on that day. The angel was sitting on the stone and Jesus was there.
I began to dance and rejoice in that place in the spirit. I could feel the joy and then Jesus said to me, “I wish more people would come back here and rejoice with Me.” Jesus loves celebrating with His people. It was a marvelous encounter. One week later I discovered that another person had the exact same experience as she sat in the balcony of her church during the service that week.
Our physical bodies are in time, yet our spirits can connect with God’s Holy Spirit (which is living inside of us) and go back to that place and rejoice with Him. Some of the people in the Word physically traveled to other places by the spirit as well. For me, this was spirit to Spirit.
As I was out running last week, I felt the Lord reminding me of that experience and leading me to share it with you. I invite you to enjoy that kind of encounter with your Lord this week as we approach Easter. If this goes against all of the doctrine you believe in, I would ask you to check out the Word thoroughly. Our God is amazing and unsearchable, allow Him to show you great and mighty things. He won’t disappoint you.
Happy Resurrection week!