restoring the weightier matters of torah 2015 jan 12
restoring the weightier matters of torah, part two 2015 jan 13
restoring the weightier matters of torah, part three 2015 jan 15
We were discussing three witnesses, who witness that individual elements alone are good, but when joined, become very good, and capable of producing life.
The nature of atoms was our third witness. A little bunny trail about atoms … the atom itself cannot be observed, it is too small. They remain unseen even by the most powerful microscopes.
Thus the need for super colliders. In the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, atoms are observed, not directly, but by means of their shadows. The atoms themselves cannot be seen, but the shadows they cast as they are put through their paces in the super collider, can be seen. So what is unseen is observed through what is seen.
So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. Col 2:16-17
For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law; who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. Heb 8:4-5
This natural world is the shadow cast by the spiritual world, which is the substance. But the spiritual world remains unseen to us — God is Himself unseen. But the spiritual world casts its shadow, and God Himself casts His shadow.
The shadow cast by the spiritual world, is the natural world, which is why the natural world can teach us spiritual realities. And the shadow cast by God in Christ, is Torah. As we observe the shadow – as we observe, or keep, feasts, new moons, and sabbaths – we begin to observe that which we otherwise cannot see.
restoring the weightier matters of torah, part five 2015 jan 20
restoring the weighter matters of torah, part six 2015 jan 21
restoring the weightier matters of torah, part seven 2015 jan 22