BOOK REVIEW: PHYSICS OF HEAVEN BY JUDY FRANKLIN AND ELLYN DAVIS, Part 2
This is Part 2 of my BOOK REVIEW of THE PHYSICS OF HEAVEN
2. “FOREWORD” OF THIS BOOK BY KRIS VALLOTTON (pages i-iii).
Some Important Preliminary Comments. I have to strongly disagree with much that Kris Vallotton says in this three-page Foreword, but I don’t want to be understood to be writing him off – to be saying that his ministry is invalid. I am not critiquing Vallotton’s ministry; I am only critiquing what he said in this book. For one thing, even though his Foreword encourages the acceptance of all the content of this book, he may disagree with a lot of that content. It is quite possible that he was surprised to eventually learn some of that content.
I don’t know much about Vallotton or his ministry, but the few times I have seen him in videos I have never heard him say anything like what is written in this book. We must be slow to judge others, even as we want God to be slow in judging us. God doesn’t appreciate our writing off ministers that He hasn’t written off. Many, or most, Christian ministers have things mixed in that are wrong. This isn’t OK – we need to deal with these things, but we need to go slow about rejecting other Christians and saying things like “I know that they are not real Christians,” or “I know that they are false apostles or prophets.” The Christian Church of our generation needs to do a lot of repenting.
Some Calvinists, for example, are quick to write off all Arminians, and the other way too. I believe what we need is the balanced truth that is found between those differing viewpoints. It isn’t good enough to have a set of verses that fit what we believe and teach, and dogmatically say that we hold the balanced truth of what the Bible teaches. We all need to fairly deal with the other verses too and come to the balanced truth of what the Bible teaches. Typically it is easy to see the problems in other ministries and not see the problems we probably have. (Based on what I have observed the last fifty years, I believe that most – if not all – ministers have room to correct some things that they believe and teach and are doing or not doing, and some of these things are quite important.
I know that Vallotton has quite a bit of insight into spiritual warfare and the work of demons. (That makes him even more a prime target for Satan. Satan is always trying to introduce errors in doctrine and trying to get us into and keep us living in sin.) For one thing, I have heard him share how, as a recently converted Christian, he was intensely attacked by demons for a lengthy period of time, trying to shut him down. I appreciated his honesty in sharing that. If he has renounced the things, or some of the things, that he wrote in this Foreword I haven’t heard that, and, as I mentioned, the book is still being sold, including at Bethel Church.
Vallotton (Senior Associate Leader of Bethel Church and co-founder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry) says this book is “a divine invitation to join these supernatural explorers, who like Columbus before them refuse to believe that the world is flat. [I don’t believe the world is flat, but I cannot join these supernatural explorers.] Leaving the safe haven of conventional thinking, they set sail in uncharted waters with a passion to discover new lands. … If you are tired of being a settler, existing on the shores of tradition and riskless living, this book is for you” (page ii). This book is not for me!
I am quite disappointed with the state of Christianity in our day, but I don’t believe we need to become risk-taking explorers searching science and the New Age/occult world for foundational help that we need. (Vallotton doesn’t mention the New Age/occult world in his Foreword, but searching the New Age/occult world for things we need is often spoken of throughout this book which he is recommending.) What we need is to come back to the Word of God, to make it a top priority to really understand it, and then to live it, by grace through faith, solidly manifesting the truth, righteousness, holiness of God and the fruit of the Spirit, accompanied by the manifested power of God that Kris Vallotton, Bill Johnson and many others, including me, want to experience, to the glory of God. Of course we cannot make the Word of God top priority without making God Himself and His Son and the Holy Spirit top priority.
One great problem in our day is misinterpretations of the Bible. (Another great problem is a trend to minimize our total dependence on the Bible as the foundation for what we believe and what we do and don’t do.) This book, chapter after chapter, contains many very important examples of serious misinterpretations of the Bible. This Foreword includes a very important example, as I will demonstrate. This example is all the more important since this misinterpretation attempts to justify that which we keep reading about throughout this book: the need for us to seek for the truth and Christian reality that we desperately need in places like the New Age/occult world and science. I don’t believe that Vallotton misinterpreted these verses on purpose, but that he interpreted these verses to fit what he thinks (knows) is the truth. I’m confident that he is sincere and wants to glorify God and be a blessing to His people. (I assume this is true for all those who wrote chapters in this book. But we need more than sincerity.) I’ll quote the two paragraphs that contain Vallotton’s serious misinterpretation (from pages i and ii):
“This book is a foretaste of things to come, unearthing what the great apostle Paul penned nearly two thousand years ago. ‘Since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made…’ (Romans 1:20). [Apparently Vallotton was quoting from the NASB; if so he dropped the word “For” at the beginning of the verse and inserted the word “God’s” instead of the word “His.” If this is what happened, he didn’t alter the meaning of these words, but it is good to quote word for word.] What a profound revelation! Creation itself is the heavenly breadcrumbs strategically placed on the path of life to lead us into understanding the depths of God. [[I’ll make several comments here in a double bracket before I continue to quote from Vallotton. (This double bracket continues for four paragraphs.) It is necessary to understand that the apostle Paul was not speaking of “heavenly breadcrumbs strategically placed on the path of life” to progressively lead us in our day (here at the end of this age) to the truth and Christian reality that we need. Vallotton is undoubtedly including the idea here that science, including quantum physics, is involved in discovering and interpreting these “heavenly breadcrumbs” for us.
God’s creation does reveal a lot about God. For example, His infinite wisdom and power are manifested, along with His divine order, and His requirement for divine order among angels and people; He is totally for love, faithfulness, obedience, and beauty. One thing God’s creation demonstrates when we really see what is happening is that He always ultimately blesses those who submit to Him and His righteousness and divine order and that He always ultimately judges those who rebel against Him and His righteousness and divine order. These things are built into His creation. It must be understood, however, that we are totally dependent on God’s special revelation contained in the Bible to understand what went wrong (the devil’s rebellion and man’s joining that rebellion against God – sin) and what we need to do about it: We desperately need to understand the problem and to submit to God and His spectacular new-covenant plan of salvation and appropriate the fullness of His saving grace by faith. Judgment day is coming!
The apostle Paul wasn’t speaking of God’s progressively revealing the truths that we need to be victorious, faithful, fruitful Christians. Vallotton said, as quoted above, “Creation itself is the heavenly breadcrumbs strategically placed on the path of life to lead us into understanding the depths of God.” In context Vallotton was referring to the things that are supposedly being revealed to the end-time risk-taking explorers that are spoken of throughout this book. HOWEVER, PAUL TELLS US IN SEVERAL OF HIS WRITINGS, INCLUDING HERE IN EPHESIANS 3:1-10, THAT THESE THINGS HAD ALREADY BEEN REVEALED TO HIM (and other apostles and prophets; I should mention that some super-important parts of the New Testament were given to other apostles, including, for example, the writings of the apostle John) THAT ENDED UP BEING RECORDED IN GOD’S WORD. THE BASICS THAT WE NEED HAVE ALREADY BEEN REVEALED, but there is a little room for Him to yet reveal some details regarding the end of this age and His second coming. THERE IS NO NEED FOR US TO GO TO THE WORLD – the devil is the god of this world – TO HELP MEET OUR NEEDS! The Bible puts a very strong emphasis on this point: WE ARE FORBIDDEN TO LOOK TO THE WORLD FOR THE THINGS THAT ONLY GOD CAN PROVIDE!
VALLOTTON’S NEXT PARAGRAPH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO SEE THE WRONG FOUNDATIONAL IDEAS ON WHICH THIS BOOK IS BASED (I’ll continue to quote from Vallotton):]] The apostle Paul went on to say that the Saints are to, ‘…bring to light…the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places [places]’ (Ephesians 3:8-9).” There are several problems here, some of them super-serious. For one thing, although the info at the front of the book says they always quote from the NKJV unless they include “NASB,” he was quoting from the NASB here but didn’t mention it. No big problem. He said he was quoting from Eph. 3:8-9. Actually he quoted most of Eph. 3:9 and then all of verse 10. This causes a very serious problem! For one thing, he didn’t quote verse 8, which is part of the sentence (the sentence that starts at verse 8 and goes through verse 10; actually the sentence continues through verse 13 in the Greek) AND IS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PAUL WAS SAYING HERE, AND WHAT HE WASN’T SAYING. I’ll quote all of Eph. 3:1-13 as we continue, so you can see what Paul was saying in 3:8-10, and what he was not saying.
Vallotton says that Paul was speaking in Eph. 3:9-10 of things like those which the authors of this book are learning (and then revealing to all who will listen) from science and the New Age/occult world and from their present gifts of revelation (one big problem here is that many “revelations” don’t come from God). (I believe in the gifts of the Spirit for today, but the foundational teaching that is the basis for Christianity has already been given, and we don’t need any new revelation or authority or power that will enable us to believe and to live as we are enabled and required to believe and to live, or to be healed.)
Once we include Eph. 3:8, which is part of the sentence, it is very clear that Paul was speaking in Eph. 3:8-10 of the things that God had already revealed to him (and other apostles and prophets in his day) when God was revealing the glorious gospel of new-covenant salvation to those who would, for one thing, record these foundational truths in the New Testament. And it is significant that Eph. 3:1-7 confirm that the apostle was speaking about his ministry of revealing the gospel of new-covenant salvation, not of risk-taking Christian explorers in our day (or any other day) searching for these things, things that have already been revealed and given.
For one important detail, we have to understand that Paul was using the word “mystery” in Eph. 3:9 of things that had been hidden in God – in that sense they were a “mystery” – BUT HAD NOW BEEN REVEALED TO THE APOSTLE PAUL, and some others too, SO NOW THEY WERE NO LONGER UNKNOWN TO US, THEY ARE NO LONGER A MYSTERY IN THAT SENSE. The glorious revelation regarding God’s salvation plans for the Gentiles was especially given to Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles. What Paul said in Eph. 3:6 is especially relevant here: “to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.” This was totally unexpected by Israel, but for which we Gentile Christians are eternally thankful!
I’ll quote Col. 1:25-27, which is one of quite a few passages where we can see how Paul used the word “mystery,” then I’ll quote Eph. 3:1-13, which is even more relevant since Vallotton quoted from Eph. 3:9-10. This is important, and I believe what I’m sharing here is obvious once we read God’s word in context. I don’t believe it is possible to disagree with what I am saying here once we read 3:9-10 in their context, keeping in mind that 3:8 is part of the same sentence with 3:9-10. We always need to read words and verses in their contexts. It is all too easy to misinterpret God’s Word, and the devil is always anxious to help us misinterpret God’s Word. Good, sincere, intelligent Christians can misinterpret the Bible, as has so often happened. (I always quote from the NASB unless I mention otherwise.)
Colossians 1:25-27. “Of this church I [the apostle Paul] was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, (26) that is, the mystery that had been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, (27) to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory [the glory that we will receive when we are glorified at the end of this age; Col. 1:5 speaks of “the hope (of the glory) laid up for you in heaven”].”
Ephesians 3:1-13. For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles [Paul was literally a prisoner in Rome at that time because of his faithfulness to Christ and the gospel.] – (2) if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given me for you; (3) that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. [As I mentioned, the mystery refers to the glorious gospel of new-covenant salvation that was formerly hidden in God but was now being revealed through Paul (and others in those early, foundational days) – he was not speaking of future revelation; everything we need to understand the gospel and to faithfully live in agreement with the gospel has already been given. And the apostle certainly wasn’t speaking of, or including, the idea that here at the end of this age we will need to be risk-taking explorers going to the New Age/occult world or science to learn and receive things that we need to be fruitful, faithful Christians. Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles (cf., e.g., Rom. 11:15; Gal. 1:7-9), but he also ministered to Jews quite a bit.] (4) by referring to this [to what the apostle had already said in his epistle to the Ephesians], when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ [and new-covenant salvation in Him, very much including God’s unexpected plan to fully save Gentile believers along with Jewish believers with a super-full salvation], (5) which in other generations was not make known to the sons of men, as it [the mystery] has now been revealed [not will be progressively revealed in the future] to His holy apostles and prophets in [by] the Spirit; (6) to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel [The mystery was not at all limited to the important detail mentioned here in verse 6, but that detail was/is super-important to Gentile Christians.], (7) of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power. [[It is very important to see that the truth that we need and the power that worked through Paul and works in believers came/comes by the grace of God in Christ through faith. God must receive all the glory for every aspect of our salvation. We certainly don’t want to share His glory with the world (and its god) by looking to science (secular and often hostile-to-God-and-Christianity science) or the New Age/occult world for the truth or authority or power we need to be victorious, faithful Christians.]] (8) To me, the very least of all saints [for one primary thing, Paul had intensely persecuted Christians before he was saved (cf. 1 Tim. 1:12-16)], this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, (9) and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God [[This verse clearly shows in what sense Paul calls the gospel of new-covenant salvation a mystery: It had been hidden in God until it was revealed to Paul (and others, but as I mentioned, Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles). It doesn’t remain unknown after it has been revealed by Paul (and others). The apostle didn’t say anything here about future revelation, and certainly not revelation that Christians need to go exploring in the world for. We are not called to search for “heavenly breadcrumbs strategically placed on the path of life to lead us into understanding the depths of God,” which Vallotton stated on his page i. We haven’t been called to be such risk-taking explorers in the world. THERE IS NO REAL RISK IN SUBMITTING TO GOD, HIS SON, HIS WORD, AND HIS NEW-COVENANT SALVATION. THAT IS THE ONLY SUPER-SOLID, SUPER-SECURE FOUNDATION THAT WILL STAND IN THIS AGE AND IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT THAT IS COMING.]]; (10) so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. [[The rulers and authorities in the heavenly places (which includes those faithful to God and those faithful to Satan and allied with him) learned through the church of the manifold wisdom of God’s plans – plans that center in the Lord Jesus Christ – to save all who submit to Him in faith and to judge and remove all who persist in rebellion, very much including Satan, the evil angels and demons. The truth resides in the church through the revelation that was given to the apostle Paul (and other apostles and prophets in his day). Paul worded this verse in a way that helps demonstrate the supreme privilege of being a member in the Body of Christ, the church. The rulers and authorities in heavenly places had to wait to learn the details of God’s new-covenant salvation plans. For one thing, it was necessary for God to keep much of this information hidden lest evil powers try to frustrate His plans. “but we [the apostle Paul said] speak wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory [my emphasis]” (1 Cor. 2:7-8).]] (11) This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He [God the Father] carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, (12) in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him [in Christ Jesus]. (13) Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf [in his role as apostle to the Gentiles], for they are for your glory.
3. “INTRODUCTION” OF THIS BOOK, “A GLIMPSE OF THINGS TO COME,” BY JUDY FRANKLIN (pages v-xi). “This book is a conglomeration of the things Ellyn [Davis] and I have learned about sound, light, energy, frequencies, vibrations and quantum physics [my underlining for emphasis]. It also shares insights God has shown others. …” (page vii).
The following paragraph on page vii is under the subheading “First the Natural.” I’ll quote part of the first paragraph she has under this subheading: “First Corinthians 15:46 says, …the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. She quoted this verse (from the NASB) to try to lend Biblical support to the idea often spoken of throughout this book, that it is good and necessary for us to study the “natural,” which includes “sound, light, energy, frequencies, vibrations and quantum physics,” things that are related to science, to learn things that will enable us to become powerful, super-effective, healed Christians here at the end of this age. A primary point I want to make here is that 1 Cor. 15:46 offers ZERO support for that idea. There is a serious, widespread problem in this book with misinterpreting the Bible.
Everything we need to become/be powerful, totally effective Christians has been provided in new-covenant salvation, including the things we need here at the end of this age. The authority and power that will enable us to become, and to be, what we are called to be as Christians and to do what God calls us to do have been provided by Him in new-covenant salvation. (Of course I am not denying that it is proper for us to use natural/physical things like computers and modern communication and transportation systems, but those things cannot set us free from sin and demons and enable us to come into, and to live in, divine order, including revival.) We are not saved through the natural, which includes science – science typically states that they are limited to the natural world, things they can test; however, many scientists in our day wrongly and dogmatically state that the universe was not created and that there is no God; life didn’t come from God and humans just evolved as natural/physical beings who do not owe anything to the supposed God of creation and the God of the Bible. Nevertheless, Christians know (we know because we believe the Bible is God’s Word) that God did create everything that exists through His Son and that we are saved by God through His Son and His infinitely powerful, outpoured, indwelling, Life-Giving, Righteous, Holy Spirit. The power we need to function as powerful, totally effective Christians comes from the Holy Spirit through the Lord Jesus Christ. We don’t need to look for truth or power that is part of the natural/physical world to live in the center of God’s will and to do all that He calls us to do.
We will look at 1 Cor. 15:46 in its context to see what the apostle Paul was saying here, and what he wasn’t saying. I’ll quote all of 1 Corinthians 15:42-58 (NASB) because this is an interesting passage that deals with the future resurrection of our bodies, when we will be glorified at the end of this age. (The apostle Paul was dealing with the resurrection of our bodies throughout this entire chapter because some Christians, including at Corinth, were denying the resurrection of our bodies.): So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown [buried] a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body: (43) it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; (44) it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. [Note how the apostle uses the words “natural” and “spiritual” in this passage. He is using the word “spiritual” of our future glorified existence as opposed to our present existence which he calls “natural.” Even though we are born again and called and enabled to walk by the Holy Spirit now, most of the glory of our inheritance is reserved for the time of our future glorification, which includes the resurrection and glorification of our bodies, when we will be glorified and begin to reign with God and His Son in a never-ending reign.] (45) So also it is written, ‘The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL [Gen. 2:7].’ The last Adam [the Lord Jesus Christ] became a life-giving spirit. [We are born again through the indwelling Holy Spirit of Life that Christ (on the basis of His all-important atoning death and resurrection) poured out on believers, starting on the Day of Pentecost, but the apostle Paul is speaking here, in this context, of Christ catching us up into the fullness of eternal life and glory, including our having glorified bodies, at the end of this age.] (46) However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. [[So, and this is very significant, 1 Cor. 15:46 offers ZERO support for Franklin’s interpretation that we need to look to the natural (sound, light, energy, frequencies, vibrations and quantum physics) for part of what we need to become, and to do, all that God calls us to become, and to do, here at the end of this age. The writers of this book speak of a mighty revival that will strongly surpass what started for the early Christians with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. I don’t see that mighty end-time revival spelled out in the New Testament, but we certainly need revival and the more the better.
I have to disagree with the idea that a revival will come in whole, or in part, from things we learn through science (or from the New Age/occult world that is often spoken of in this book). It is significant that many modern scientists have begun to look to the occult world. They have verified that supernatural things actually take place there. But many of those same people totally reject the God of the Bible, His Son, and the need for new-covenant salvation. For one thing, if God did exist, they would owe Him everything and would need to repent and submit to Him and His plan of salvation. Their lives would have to drastically change with a new foundation.]] (47) The first man [Adam] is from the earth, earthy; the second man [Christ Jesus, the Son of God who always existed with God the Father] is from heaven. (48) As is the earthy [Adam], so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly [referring to us after we are glorified when Christ returns at the end of this age]. (49) Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly [after we are glorified; this includes the resurrection of the bodies of the believers who have died before Christ returns and their glorification and the glorification of us Christians, including our bodies, who will still be alive on the earth when He comes]. (50) Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. [This verse strongly confirms that the apostle has been speaking of our inheriting the kingdom of God in its ultimate glorified form after, only after, we have left our flesh and blood bodies behind and been glorified.] (51) Behold I tell you a mystery [referring to things that had been hidden in God but now have been revealed to the apostle Paul (and others in his day) which he reveals to us]; we [referring to true Christians] will not all sleep [Some of us Christians will not “sleep,” that is, we will not die, but we will still be alive, living on the earth, when Christ returns], but we will all be changed [We (all true Christians) will all be changed/glorified. The believers who have died before Christ returns will be resurrected and glorified. The believers who will still be alive when He returns will not need to be resurrected, but we will be glorified.], (52) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye [in the blinking (rapid closing and opening) of the eye, which doesn’t take long], at the last trumpet [I believe this is the same trumpet as in Matt. 24:31; 1 Thess. 4:16, and Rev. 11:15. It is significant that the trumpet of Rev. 11:15 is the seventh and LAST trumpet of the book of Revelation. See my books, The Mid-Week Rapture and Introduction to the Mid-Week Rapture (both are available at amazon.com and on my internet site [Google to Karl Kemp Teaching).]; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead [the Christians who will have died before the Lord Jesus returns (although Paul probably did not mention them here, I believe that all of the believers who lived in the days before the new covenant was established in the atoning death of Christ and His resurrection will be resurrected and glorified at this time too)] will be raised imperishable, and we [the true Christians who will still be living on the earth when Christ returns] will be changed [glorified]. This verse also makes it clear that the apostle has been speaking of things that will take place when the Lord Jesus returns, not before He returns. And, significantly, like I said, 1 Cor. 15:46 offers ZERO support for Franklin’s idea that we will learn part of what we need to know, and receive part of what we need to receive, from the natural (sound, light, energy, frequencies, vibrations and quantum physics) to be powerful, effective Christians here at the end of this age.
I’ll include a few excerpts from this Introduction to show what Franklin means by the “natural” that comes first, but much of this book deals with this concept: “We believe that God is revealing things [things that we supposedly need to appropriate to become the powerful, totally effective Christians that we need to be here at the end of this age] in the sciences, particularly in quantum physics, that can be directly related to the spiritual realm. [The “spiritual realm” includes Satan’s kingdom too. We must be very careful that we do not appropriate Satan’s “help.”]
The revelatory connection between quantum physics and the spirit realm poses an uncomfortable challenge. Christianity has traditionally rejected much of what scientists propose because their conclusions haven’t necessarily been drawn from a biblical world view. [[Christians are certainly obligated to reject the science that rejects God, His Son, His Word, His creation of our universe including us humans, and new-covenant salvation through repentance and submission to Him and new-covenant salvation; they totally reject the idea that we are obligated to live for Him in accordance with His laws and that we will be judged by Him. Scientists are not competent, and they have no authority to say the Bible is wrong about the things I just mentioned. And we must realize that some anti-God, anti-Christian scientists are motivated by demons. Science cannot give us what we need to become powerful, totally effective Christians here at the end of this age. These things must come from God through His Son and by His all-powerful Spirit; these things have already been provided through new-covenant salvation to be appropriated by grace through faith. And God must receive all the glory for what happens.]] We like science when it makes discoveries that improve our health or lifestyle, but we are uncomfortable when it comes to entertaining some of the ideas science has drawn from quantum physics. [As I mentioned, science, including quantum physics, is totally unable to improve the basic spiritual truths and saving power that have been provided by God in His Son and by His indwelling Spirit in new-covenant salvation. God does not try to improve new-covenant salvation through science here at the end of this age (or through the New Age/occult world, which is often spoken of in this book).] (page vii).
“The Lord is ready to use sound, light, and energy in ways we never dreamed of, but we need some foundational understandings. [Then she included a prophecy. I agree with what I heard Mike Bickle say recently about prophecies in our day. Mike was a key leader in the prophetic movement for many years. He said that although he believes in the gift of prophecy and that some prophecies are from God, he doesn’t believe that most prophecies are from God. (I agree that at least “many” prophecies in our day are not from God. Some are of the flesh, and clever, deceitful demons are quite active in this area too.)] A WORD FROM GOD. Here is a prophetic word the Lord gave me about the coming importance of sound; ‘Just as the people were in the upper room on the day of Pentecost, when suddenly there came from heaven a noise [sound], and this noise was like a violent rushing wind, there will come again a noise that I will release from heaven. This noise – this sound – will be released and, just as the people in that upper room were changed [I need to make the important point that those people were changed by the all-important prophesied pouring out and reception of the all-powerful Holy Spirit, which is a big part of what new-covenant salvation is all about, and that that Spirit is still here, dwelling in all true Christians. THEY WERE NOT TRANSFORMED BY THE NOISE/SOUND.], people who hear this sound that I will release will be changed. … This sound that I will release will cause people to think differently [I don’t believe that a “natural” “sound” is going to bring about this change. I don’t know of anything in the Bible that prophesies of that change, and the Spirit has already come. He enables us to think right (cf., e.g., Rom. 8:5-9), especially to think right in our hearts.]’ ” (page viii).
I’ll quote one last sentence under her last heading in this chapter, “About the book [Physics of Heaven].” “This book is just the precursor to the revelation that God is going to give us when he releases a new, transforming sound.” Keep in mind that this “new, transforming sound” is supposed to come from the “natural” (sound, light, energy, frequencies, vibrations and quantum physics) which supposedly comes before the “spiritual.”
To see the entire 82 page paper go to my website: Google to Karl Kemp Teaching. It may not be posted there until the middle of June.
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