THE THREE HEAVENS
We have just completed our D.R.O.O.P. study of life – controlling demonic activity in people, but there are many other ways, although less severe, that demonic entities can affect you or “get a hook” into you. Let us take a look at the “heavens” as some teachers have taught…the “three heavens” simply means three realms or “dimensions” of reality which we as humans might experience. These are not “heavens” in the sense of how we generally think of “heaven.”
The “first heaven” is our “ground level” physical world in which our physical body lives. This is what we usually perceive as our reality…the land, the trees, cars, houses, the air we breathe, etc. Our five physical senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell, taste) are our “antennae” by which we perceive and interpret this “heaven,” our earthly physical world.
The “second heaven,” is the “atmospheric level” or simply “the air space” around us. It is the unseen spirit realm which our five physical senses do not perceive. It is just as real as the “first heaven”, the physical realm. The two realms occupy the same space. Some might consider them as parallel. The two realms, physical and spiritual ("first and second heavens”) are constantly interacting.
The “third heaven” is the one we typically think of as heaven. It is where you find the throne room of God. Jesus is there on the throne and has made room for us there. (John 14:2-3.)
We occupy the “first heaven,” the physical realm. The “second heaven,” the spirit realm, is occupied by every kind of non-physical spirit being. Some are demons, the minions of Satan. Some are holy angels, the messengers, and warriors of God. The angels and demons often engage in warfare in that “heavenly” realm. For example, disease originates in the spirit realm to afflict our bodies in the physical realm. Tuesday (May 26) we will talk more about these interactions, the problems we can experience from them, and the victories we can claim from them.
Monday, (May 25) we will address the American holiday we call Memorial Day in observance of veterans of war who gave their lives in service. Thursday (May 28) we will address the day we know as Pentecost, which begins at sundown of Thursday.
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