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Chapel Hour – LSCA
March 25, 2019 (Monday); 8:00 A.M.
There are 7 billion people today. And when two people met at the same place an the same time, like you are me, chances are we attributed that as an accident, don’t we?
There are approximately 300-Billion stars. And how come these stars, sun is the nearest star to us as earthling never collides? Because of relativity.
Albert Einstein, in his theory of special relativity, determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and he showed that the speed of light within a vacuum is the same no matter the speed at which an observer travels.
According to the best estimates of astronomers there are at least 100-billion galaxies in the observable universe.
A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter according to Sparke & Gallagher III (2000) and Hupp, E.; Roy, S.; Watzke, M. (August 12, 2006).
The word galaxy is derived from the Greek galaxias literally "milky", a reference to the Milky Way. Galaxies range in size from dwarfs with just a few hundred million (108) stars to giants with one hundred trillion (1014) stars, each orbiting its galaxy's center of mass according to Uson, J. M.; Boughn, S. P.; Kuhn, J. R. (1990).
This is how complex this mind-boggling universe we are in.
Life is just a chance
Why are you here (on earth), for what purpose? This should explain this simple logic that something out there or here must have a sense of purpose. Or is it life is just a chance?
Ecclesiastes 9:11 (New Living Translation)
“ I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.”
“All decided by chance?” Would that say we are a product of accident or chance making God as a God of no purpose? Would that make our lives now as 50-50?
Webster define chance as a possibility that something will happen or the wat that events happen when they are not planned or controlled by people. It originated from Latin word “cadere” i.e. to fall. Synonyms of chance are “accident, casualty, circumstance, hap, hazard, luck.”
Probability of Chance
Probability is the likelihood or chance that something will happen. What is the probability of chance that you and I would meet along the way? We call that chance.
Probability is an estimate of the relative average frequency with which an event occurs in repeated independent trials.
The relative frequency is always between 0% (the event never occurs) and 100% (the event always occurs).
Out of 7-Billion people
Out of 7-Billion people, we finally met, we would also call that accident?. That is merely circumstantial since it is never planned anyway.
"Zone of Influence" is defined by a circular area with 12 ft (~3.7 m) radius. And the answer is “Zero!” It means it is a “zero” accident that we met. Probability of chance hearing this Gospel of Christ on His eternal salvation is also “zero,” i.e. not accident nor chance but fate or destiny.
there are about 2.45 billion potential “The One’s” out there for you.
So, you’ve basically got a 1 in 2.45 billion chance of meeting your soulmate or life long partner or raison d'être. Raison d’etre is defined “reason to live.”
Touch of boundary
Are we now living in the borderless world due to high technology? Are we crossing the borders that way we should be even in the aspect of spiritual dimension? Or are we just crossing technological borders but our spiritual mind is pretty much dead still?
In Ecclesiastes 9:11/ NLT it says, “It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.”
The word “chance” is also mentioned in KJV is Hebrew word, ”pega” which means “occurences,
happening, chance or impact.” The Hebrew root word “pega” i.e. “to encounter, make intercession, or touch of boundary or accident.”
The touch of boundary is intriguing. Boundary is defined as a point or limit that indicates when events is likely to occur. Often we move according to our territorial boundary, if we exceed from that territory, we enter into another dimension. While time and space is constant, is it our movement isn’t constant and therefore is it progressing and changing?
When we touched the boundary, will anything or something is likely to happen? Like the principle of action and reaction?
If not, then God is the God of the right time and right place no matter you call it “accidental.”
Human life has plenty of boundaries, be in the physical realm, psychological, economics, social and political, spiritual, and others. We are borderless being with spirit, soul and body (1 Thess. 5:23). If our physical body dies, then where our soul and spirit go?
In 2008 at around 4:00 A.M., while I was kneeling down in prayer, two angels suddenly appeared on both sides. I said, “Don’t lift me up!” As soon as I said that, these two wingless angels took me from the armpit and we were being lifted up from the floor. I warned them we will be hitting the ceiling but we simply gone through it until I saw the whole municipality of Rosales waning from my sight.
When we soared to the heights of space, my eyes explored to the pendant-like stars of varied colors like precious, brilliant jewels glittering on the space. I saw huge masses of clouds with glittering objects inside and I presumed they are galaxies and constellation.
Out there in the space
Out there travelling in the endless space is like 1-Billion in a second or like thousands of years in a wink of an eye. It is like spaceless space and timeless time.
Time is like irrelevant in the space. Our speed when we kept soaring in the universe is immeasurable. We are like shooting stars navigating as light While sound can travel 20,000 km per second, light can travel 290,000 km per second. That is how fast we are.
We’re still on space-navigation when suddenly the two angels released me from their grip until they vanished without a trace. I saw myself floating on the firmament and not far in front of me is a man who seated on his throne. I couldn’t see Him because his face shone light a sun.
…then He said (the one sitting on the throne), “Ask…If you found favor from My sight you can ask anything.” I replied, “If you can provide us not less than 1,000 Sq. meters lot along the highway… and I also ask wisdom from You.”
And before I knew it, I saw myself in bodily form and in the spirit and the fact that I was still kneeling down on the floor in prayer. I was on the same position before I was brought by two angels in heaven.
In the next two months with barely P50,000.00 cash on bank, our church was able to scout and bought a lot with a total size of 1,182 sq. meters along the highway. Today, the market value is being pegged at P3-Million.
The Church and the School Buildings where it is exactly stood to this very day is merely a result of prayer, angelic visitation and by a supernatural encounter with God. You could have been brought you here by your parents or guardian without realizing you are being placed at the right place and at the right time in here to hear about Jesus. So meeting you and you meeting me is a part of providential plan.
Touch of boundary
Whether in soulish form or in spirit, I do not know because I left my physical body down there in the prayer room still in fetus-like position. Flying in the space is bit terrifying though I am flooded with profound peace and confidence that God is in the center of that experience. That was a touch of boundary of physical and spiritual dimensions.
To believe it or not is according to one’s discretion from the very time I have had such an encounter in 2008. Am I dreaming or in hallucinatory state like schizophrenic? But that was 21 years ago but I am still here completely sane and sober.
According to D. H. Sayer from “Deadly Reflections,” there have been estimate of roughly 107 billion human beings who have ever lived. And out 7 billion people in the world at presemt approximately 70% of them are adults, and there’s basically a 50/50 split between males and females. That means
That event that took place directly from the prayer room, as we travel in the speed of light passing by galaxies and constellations is unforgettable experience as a natural man.
Such space exploration is beyond my logic and understanding yet it is based on fact, evidence and personal encounter with supernatural God which is called in Hebrew word “pega” meaning “a touch of boundary,” where earth and heaven meet and when physical and spiritual worlds submerges as one realm. And that makes the difference.
While other schools, private or public is man-made including how they gathered resources, our school is different. That makes the difference.
OK! Let us go to Science now…
Atom, the smallest particle
What is the smallest particle? They call it atom. That was the most common answer when I was still in College way back in 1974.
Atom is indestructible. It is derived from Greek word “atomos” meaning “uncuttable.” And it was coined by the ancient Greek philosophers Leucippus and his pupil Democritus (c. 460 – c. 370 BC). Democritus taught that atoms were infinite in number, uncreated, and eternal, and that the qualities of an object result from the kind of atoms that compose it according to Anthony Kenny (2004); Andrew Pyle (201) and Henri Cohen (2017). Democritus's atomism was refined and elaborated by the later philosopher Epicurus (341–270 BC) by Henri Cohen. During the twelfth century, atomism became known again in western Europe through references to it in the newly-rediscovered writings of Aristotle according to Andrew Pyle (2010).
Yet the other Sunday before last Sunday, that is March 3, 2019, Isaac and myself with another company mate met the Iranian Ambassador in his official residence at Forbes Park in Makati City to talk about something strange for me – the nanotech (nano technology). Prior in meeting that dear ambassador, I researched little what is nano and I’ve found out that nano is one billion of something. That somehow makes a fact that atom is an archaic discovery as small element.
ON March 21, 2019, I met the Dean of Engineering Department of PLM (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila) and asked her, “Are you familiar with nano?” She said that nano is the result out from the evolvement of discovery of Science. In other words, plenty of things happening today in the field of Science that we are not acquainted of and I am pretty sure we really needed an upgrading. So Nano is smaller than atom. BUT ….
But yesterday, I found out that there is smaller than nano, called quark, the smallest matter. So how shall we compare nano from quark?
One nanometer (1 nm) is equal to 10-9 m or 0.000000001 m. A nanometer is 10 times smaller than the width of your DNA, and 10 times bigger than the size of an atom. Even though nanoscale is very small, it is at least 109 or 1,000,000,000 times bigger than a quark. Quarks therefore are really, really, really small.
Is it human being a matter? Science tells us that anything that occupies space and time is a matter. It man is like a matter, would that matters? Yes of course, because nothing comes into being without a purpose because it is measured by time and space. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
Therefore, chances are you are not a mere product of circumstances but by God’s highest standard of design and plan. When accidents or circumstances befall on you which is totally beyond your control and plan, then your life is in the hand of God. God’s divine intervention is greater than human purposes. That is pretty much very comforting because the events in your life is not your self-made plan but divine.
When you choose your pre-planned yet wrong decision but something happens along the way that halted you to execute your wrong decision then that must be circumstantially resolved by God for a much noble purpose. I too, got plenty of wrong decisions but God intervened which is beyond my control. That we call it chance or circumstance.
Space is constant
While space (like heaven and hell) and time is constant as Isaac Newton claimed, human being is not. Man is a mobile agent and changes in his course of life is always expected.
If humans contained DNA with atomic composition then man therefore is indestructible minus its physical body which is corruptible. If man’s soul and spirit are indestructible as Dalton Theory claims then where this soul and spirit go where it can occupy space and time, would it be in heaven or in hell?
Where can we hide from God should we are in the state of sin? Will He let us go without paying a single penny of our wrongdoing? Psalm 139:8 says, “ If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.”
Matthew 11:23 says, “And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. “
Where will this mass of atom i.e. the human body will go when our physical form decays and vanishes on the thin air? How about our soul, which space shall it go? Chances are, it shall be decided by chance or God’s divine intervention as Solomon said in Ecc.lesiastes3:1 whether in heaven or in hell which is constant to receive our indestructive soul.
Our decision is at stake here which destiny should we like to go – be in eternal heaven or eternal hell.
Like atom, you have indestrustible soul. It is not an accident you’re here face to face talking to you and sharing you this. It is by chance as you call it, so be with it. But the Theory of Probability of meeting you and me tells us that the product is “zero,” which is not an accident but with divine intervention.
Soon you’ll leave this school but what my purpose of putting up this school remains – to make the Gospel of Christ. That God loves and He gave up His Son Christ for us (John 3:16).
ABC OF SALVATION
Acknowledge that we are all sinners:
Romans 3:10, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: ”
Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt besaved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. ”
1 John 10:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Matthew 10:32, “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. ”
Scriptures are in KJV unless otherwise specified
Photos taken from the internet
Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime. The concept of space is considered to be of fundamental importance to an understanding of the physical universe. However, disagreement continues between philosophers over whether it is itself an entity, a relationship between entities, or part of a conceptual framework according to “Space– Physics and Metaphysics". Encyclopædia Britannica.”
Debates concerning the nature, essence and the mode of existence of space date back to antiquity; namely, to treatises like the Timaeus of Plato, or Socrates in his reflections on what the Greeks called khôra (i.e. "space"), or in the Physics of Aristotle (Book IV, Delta) in the definition of topos (i.e. place), or in the later "geometrical conception of place" as "space qua extension" in the Discourse on Place (Qawl fi al-Makan) of the 11th-century Arab polymath Alhazen According to Plato's Timaeus in the Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University,
Many of these classical philosophical questions were discussed in the Renaissance and then reformulated in the 17th century, particularly during the early development of classical mechanics. In Isaac Newton's view, space was absolute—in the sense that it existed permanently and independently of whether there was any matter in the space writes A. J.French, and M.G. Ebison (1986).
If something occupies you, it requires your efforts, attention, or time. If something occupies a particular area or place, it fills or covers it, or exists there. If something such as a journey occupies a particular period of time, it takes that amount of time to complete.
Matter is the substance of which all material is made. That means objects which have mass. More specifically, they must have rest mass, which is a form of energy that matter has even kinetic energy), is extremely cold (it has no thermal energy), etc. Matter is a word that is sometimes used in varying ways in everyday life, whereas mass is a well-defined concept and quantity at least in physics. They are not the same thing, though they are related.
Ordinary matter is made of tiny particles called atoms. The atoms have spaces between them and they move or vibrate all the time. The particles move faster and move further apart when heated, and the reverse when cooled.
Here we ignore that all matter can have its rest mass converted to other forms of energy (a form of the mass-energy equivalence) by the famous formula E = mc2, where E is the energy of a mass m (in this case, rest mass), times c2 the speed of light squared. A relatively small amount of matter (i.e. having a small rest mass) may be converted to a large amount other forms of energy that can be released, such as kinetic energy (the energy of motion) and electromagnetic radiation. An example is that positrons and electrons (matter) may transform into photons (non-matter). However, although matter may be created (if other forms of energy are converted to rest mass) or destroyed (if the rest mass is converted to other energy forms) in such processes, the total quantity of energy does not change during the process, although some of it can be released or "escape" from the original location of the matter. English translation of Einstein's paper.