We’ve been talking a lot about the universe, the substance of space, the matrix, etc., but what is the universe actually made out of?
If we are going to use our faith to create the substance of what we believe (see my Quantum Faith post), then what substance are we talking about? Have you ever wondered what space really is? Einstein looked out into the vastness of space and saw something never before seen; space as an active something that can warp and bend.
As Brian Greene stated in The Fabric of the Cosmos, “To Albert Eintein, space and time were the raw material underlying reality.” If space and time are the raw material underlying reality, then what is the raw material underlying space? Is it empty?
Space, as it turns out, is not so empty after all. Space may look empty because it is dark and black, but don’t let the darkness fool you. Space is anything but empty. If you could remove all of the atoms and their smaller constituents in the universe, you would still have something left over. Scientists have discovered that the vacuum of space is actually packed full of energy and particles are constantly popping in and out of existence. These subatomic particles are conjured up out of the nothingness of space and then quickly annihilate each other and disappear.
Even further, when all energy and matter have been removed from a region of space, it still has what is called “zero-point energy.” If we could take just one cubic centimeter (about the size of a die) of empty space and then cool it to zero degrees Kelvin, it would still contain enough energy to create 100 million suns! That is incredible to think about.
This has strong implications for those who exercise their faith at the quantum level. You may not know where God is going to get the money to pay your bills. You may not know how God is going to heal your body. But, if empty space has so much potential energy, that should give us confidence to use our faith to believe God that anything we need can manifest at any point in spacetime.
The Fabric of Space
Common sense tells us that even the smallest building block of matter is made of something. We may not know what that something is, but it has to be made of some substance in order to exist. I propose the idea that when particles are divided to the point where there’s nothing left to divide, what we have left is pure spirit energy. Once you’ve split the atom, and then split the electrons, and then split the quarks that make up those electrons, and then split whatever it is that makes up quarks, you eventually run out of physical matter and enter the realm of consciousness.
Scientists admittedly don’t know what the basic ingredients of spacetime are. Brian Greene suggests the possibility that the fabric of space is stitched together with the vibrating strings of string theory much as a piece of fabric is stitched with thread.
Another proposal has to do with Matrix theory (M-Theory). Just as there are multi-dimensional membranes that could form the substance of our universe, there are also zero-branes, “ingredients that have no spatial extent,” which serve as the most basic ingredients of strings and membranes.
Whatever space is, be it a membrane made up of non-dimensional ingredients, strings stitched together, or something not yet discovered, Einstein taught us that it can twist, warp, bend, and stretch, and according to some physicists, it can even tear.
Amazingly, the Bible agrees with every single one of these scientific discoveries. One such passage from the book of Psalms declares that the heavens will “wear out like a garment” (Ps. 102:26). The prophet Isaiah also wrote that the heavens will be “rolled up like a scroll” (Is. 34:4). The writer of Hebrews and the prophet Haggai both wrote that the heavens will be “shaken” (Hagg. 2:6; Heb. 12:25). Peter also wrote that the heavens will be “burned up” (2 Pet. 3:12). How did these biblical writers know that space was even something that could be rolled up, burned, or shaken? Looks like the fingerprint of God again.
Dr. Chuck Missler, in a video teaching series titled The Boundaries of Our Reality, made an interesting observation about the multiple dimensions proposed by string theory making it possible for the heavens to be rolled up like a scroll. Dr. Missler proposes the idea that space, in order to have the ability to role up like a scroll, has to have multiple dimensions to provide the room for space to be rolled into. This is perfectly consistent with the latest ideas in M-Theory.
According to string theorists, (remember, string theory is a rather out-dated term but still encompasses the latest ideas of M-theory) there has to be more than three spatial dimensions in order for string theory to work. The strings need room to vibrate and in order for the equations to work, there have to be ten spatial dimensions and one dimension of time. These other dimensions are so incredibly small that we can’t see them or experience them. I mention all of that to show how insightful Chuck Missler’s idea is scientifically.
Let us consider one more interesting aspect of spacetime. Astronomers have believed for many years that the universe is expanding. If only they had read the Bible they would have known this fact thousands of years ago. The book of Job states, “He alone stretches out the heavens” (Job 9:8). The Psalmist also wrote: “The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent” (Ps. 104:2).The prophet Jeremiah wrote: “God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding” (Jer. 10:12). Here again, it is hard to see how these Old Testament writers, writing hundreds of years before Christ walked the Earth, could know this information without the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
Everything in the universe is trying to move at the speed of light. And by everything, I mean, galaxies, planets, humans, electrons,… everything. The only thing stopping you from moving at light speed is the resistance created by the Higgs Field.
When I use the word “field” I am not talking about a field of corn, wheat, or some plot of land. A field, in the scientific sense of the word, is a region of space around a particle or source of energy that can directly influence anything within that region. It is like a web or mist of smaller particles that push, pull, and interact with other particles that enter the region of space occupied by the field. We tend to erroneously believe that a field is an invisible something that magically pushes or pulls on particles. Our understanding has since evolved.
The particles that create the field of influence are called gauge bosons.
In a miraculous fashion, these bosons pop in and out of existence around the parent particle and carry little packets of the parent particle’s force. The gauge bosons pop into existence, but their existence is for such a short period of time you can’t really say they exist, hence the reason they are called “virtual” particles. They virtually don’t exist, yet they exist long enough to exert the force of the parent particle. The shortest amount of time that has any meaning is called the Planck time, which is 10-43 seconds, and these virtual particles don’t even exist for that short length of time!
The force these particles exert causes other particles to either be drawn to them or move away from them. For example, the force carrier, or gauge bosons of electromagnetism are photons. The force carriers of gravity are the not-yet-discovered gravitons. The particles responsible for the attractive binding of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom are called mesons. You get the point. String Theory keeps with this idea of forces in the universe exchanging force particles with one exception; instead of thinking of tiny, point-like particles creating the mist of the force field, think of them as tiny, one-dimensional, vibrating strings.
We are all familiar with magnetic fields. If you’ve ever tried to use a magnet to post something on the refrigerator then you know how the magnet starts to “reach” across the small region of space between itself and the refrigerator. Before the atoms that form the substance of the magnet even touch the atoms that make up the refrigerator, they start to pull at each other and interact. That is because there is an invisible “field” of virtual photons filling that region of space that carry the force of magnetism. The virtual photons create this mist around the magnet and they are what give the magnet influence beyond itself.
Likewise, the gauge bosons of the Higgs Field are called Higgs bosons. These bosons create the mist of particles that form the substance of space. It is an omnipresent energy that fills all of reality. It can’t be removed, turned off, or tinkered with. In fact, the Higgs Field has such a dense presence throughout spacetime that there are one trillion tons of it in just one cubic centimeter of space. Perhaps this is why it has been famously labeled the “God particle.”
Everything in the universe is immersed in this ocean of Higgs bosons. Like fish that have their existence in countless water molecules, everything in the universe exists in Higgs bosons all the time. These gauge bosons are what give particles their mass. As stated at the beginning of this chapter, if this field of bosons did not exist everything would move at the speed of light because they would have no mass.
Think of it like this; if you jump into a pool of water and try to sprint, you will quickly discover that the water is slowing you down. It would require an enormous amount of strength and energy to compete against runners who don’t have the resistance of the water. Every atom in your body is interacting with the atoms in the water.
This same idea helps us mentally understand the Higgs Field and how this field gives everything in the universe mass. Some particles interact more with this field and this gives them greater mass. As a particle zips through the universe, it can attract Higgs Bosons and as these particles attach themselves to the moving particle, it slows down.
Interestingly, a photon of light does not interact with the Higgs Field and can zip right through it unhindered. Photons are as close to being “nothing” as anything can get, and this is why photons do not have mass. They have momentum and can transfer this energy to other particles, but they have no mass. And because photons have no mass, they can’t be made into something that does have mass. Therefore, beings of light, such as angels, demons, and God, have no mass and don’t feel the drag through the Higgs Field like other beings.
They can move around in this physical universe unnoticed and can travel throughout the atmosphere at the speed of light. Perhaps when Jesus returns in glory He will “turn off” or remove the Higgs Field and we will be able to move around with greater ease like spirits.
The Glory Field
It’s taken us quite awhile to get to this point but we are now ready to see what the glory of God actually is. As far as I know, this is the only attempt anyone has made to define scientifically what the glory of God is. This is pure speculation, of course, but many years of thought and study have gone into this. And so here, I present to you, the answer to the opening question of this series – what is the glory of God?
The glory of God is a “field” of life energy that radiates from the presence of God. It is a field of influence that gives God expression and control over His creation. I propose the idea that the glory field is also filled with countless gauge bosons called “spirit bosons.” This should not be confused with the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. There is a difference between the personof the Holy Spirit and His life force that could be described as spirit energy.
Unlike the magnetic, gravitational, or electric fields we are accustomed to, God’s glory field, which is filled with spirit bosons, has no boundaries or limits and is not bound by the physical laws of the universe. It can reach across the universe instantly to accomplish what it is sent to accomplish. This series of articles presents the hypothesis that the quantum level of reality is where the glory of God, which is a creative energy, gives birth to matter or energy to create the substance of our universe. The very fabric of space is “stitched” together with glory. The energy field from God’s glory gives birth to all quantum realities and out of this energy field of glory all the strings of string theory are formed and receive the energy to vibrate. From these vibrating strings, all subatomic particles are born, which in turn, form the basic building blocks of all matter. The glory forms the foundation of every substance that can be concocted in this matrix, and is the energy from which all of creation is brought forth into manifestation.
Max Planck, considered by many the father of quantum mechanics, said: “All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force, which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of conscious and intelligent mind.” This intelligent mind is the mind of God. God is sustaining all of these quantum processes by releasing information through the light of His glory.
Beings of Light
Adam was created in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26-27). As a god-like being, Adam was created to carry and reflect the glory of God, so he shone with the glory of His Father. The Bible states that God “crowned man with glory and honor” (Ps. 8:5). In other words, when God breathed into Adam the spirit of life, he released His glory into his being and this glory formed a covering of light. Like God, Adam emitted a glory field. However, when Adam and Eve sinned, the glory departed and the light went out, so to speak.
What Jesus experienced on the Mount of Transfiguration gives us a glimpse into what Adam must have looked like before he sinned. It is also a glimpse into what we will be like in our resurrected bodies. The glory of God that resided in Jesus’ spirit rose in intensity and caused Him to shine brighter than the Sun. Jesus’ physical body acted as a “veil” to contain the brightness of the glory of His spirit, but on this particular day, Jesus “turned up” the glory residing in Him and revealed it to three of His closest followers.
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him” (Matt. 17:1-5)
Notice here the “bright cloud” that is so often seen when the glory of God manifests. Remember from the first post that the cloud was probably meant to serve as a filter to protect humans from intense radiation. Jesus couldn’t walk around in a bright cloud all day so He had to “turn down” the brightness of His glory before He came down from the mountain. He could not expose the people to the high-frequency glory rays He was emitting because the people would have received, at the very least, a severe sunburn.
Born of the Light
In the second post we talked about God creating another reality apart from the Godhead and how God decided that no created being would share in His divine essence. This is true even for humans. However, through the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, all those who believe in Him are called “children of light” (1 Thess. 5:5) and become partakers of the “divine nature” (Col. 3:10; 2 Pet. 1:4). The glory of God, the essence of God, all that God is, comes to dwell on the inside of every born again believer. Paul wrote in Colossians: “For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature].And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and reach full spiritual stature] (AMP Bible).
Jesus also taught that as God’s children, we are to be the “light of the world” (Matt. 5:14) and reflect the glory of Christ in us. When we get born again the Spirit of God comes to live in our spirit and when He moves in, the glory comes with Him. Paul wrote concerning this:
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us (2 Cor. 4:6-7).
Of particular importance is the “knowledge of God’s glory” that Paul mentions. He says we contain this “treasure” of glory and the knowledge of it in our fragile bodies (jars of clay). We don’t deserve this treasure, but our loving Father gives it to us because we are His children. It is only by His love and grace that He shares His glory with us. Because of the presence of God in us, we too have a glory field around us that contains spirit energy. This is commonly called “the anointing.”
The Glory Field and the Anointing of the Holy Spirit
As stated earlier, God emits glory from His being and this glory creates an invisible field of energy. This field of glory emanating from God forms the substance of our universe and everything in it. The glory of God carries a force. It has power. It was powerful enough to raise Jesus from the dead (Rom. 6:4). It was powerful enough to raise Lazarus from the dead (John 11:40-44). It was powerful enough to knock Saul of Tarsus to the ground and blind him (Acts 9:1-8). It was also powerful enough to energize the creation of the universe (Gen. 1:3), so I think we can safely assume that God’s glorious light carries a force. It can be a creative force or it can be a destructive force, but it is a force nonetheless.
We also examined light and discovered that light is made up of tiny packets of energy called photons. Think of these photons as tiny BBs from a BB gun traveling at the speed of light. If the energy of these photons is strong enough, it can affect matter. If you don’t believe me go outside on a sunny day with no sunscreen on and see if those countless photons don’t damage your skin. Like trillions of tiny BBs, those photons will irritate your skin. The reason we get sunburned is because something is hitting our skin. There is a something in the light and that something is called photons. Likewise, God’s glory packs quite a punch and can do serious damage to natural elements. In the right amounts, however, the glory can have healing properties and be a constructive force. This is what the Bible calls the “anointing.”
The Holy Spirit’s Anointing
Every individual who has been born again (John 3) has the Holy Spirit living in their human spirit (Rom 8:11). Consequently, we too have a field of glory radiating from our being if we are walking with the Lord. If we are living in sin, the glory will not shine as bright as it should and we will not be used by God to share this glory with others. Have you ever noticed how candles will leave black soot on the sides of the glass jar they are in? The light of the candle is greatly diminished because the soot on the jar is blocking it. The same is true for Christians living in sin. We contain the glory of God, but the sin in our lives blocks the light of His glory. Less light means less knowledge, less blessing, less healing, less truth, and less of God in our lives.
The indwelling Christ can “turn up” His glory in our being if a situation arises that moves His heart. Obviously, God can’t turn His glory up all the way while we still exist in our flesh bodies. That moment is reserved for the resurrection when the glory that resides in our being will be so intense it will literally recreate our flesh bodies to be like Jesus’ glorious body. We need an upgraded body compatible with the glory of Heaven. In the meantime, if we allow the love of God to flow through us, and if the Holy Spirit so chooses, His presence can become tangible. Healings and other miracles are possible in a glory-rich atmosphere. There is a point where the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in the spiritual realm, breaks forth into the physical realm. The best way to get Jesus to manifest like this is to have a heart to love and bless others. The glory of God flows with the love of God.
I must say at this point that the presence of God does not necessarily have to be tangible for miracles to take place. Healings can take place in the body and you may not feel anything at all. Some people describe a warm feeling or “heat” when they get healed, but sometimes nothing is felt. The goal is not to always “feel” God. God is spirit and most of the time He is not felt, heard, or seen in the physical realm. We are not to seek spiritual experiences in the flesh because Satan and evil spirits can create counterfeit experiences that deceive Christians. We are to worship God in the spirit and in truth (John 4:24), not in the flesh. If God decides to manifest in the physical realm, that is an added bonus, but we are not to base our Christian life on physical experiences.
There is a story in the book of Acts where the Apostle Peter’s shadow fell on a crippled man and healed him. But, was it actually Peter’s shadow that healed the man? I believe Peter was so anointed by the Holy Spirit that a powerful glory field surrounded him as he walked among the people. “As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed” (Acts 5:15-16).
As stated previously, this field of glory that radiated from Peter was made of spirit bosons. Could the gauge bosons of glory be the creative force that we call the “anointing?” And just like gauge bosons push, pull, or interact with objects, glory bosons also carry a force. This is why some people get knocked down when the anointing comes on them. As a matter of fact, the field of glory was so powerful around Jesus that a group of temple guards fell backwards onto the ground just by approaching Him (John 18:3-6).
The force of this anointing is also evident in the story from the Gospels about a woman with the issue of blood. The woman was instantly healed just by touching the hem of Jesus’ garment. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.“Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me (Luke 8:43-46).
The force of the anointing is so powerful that Jesus knew power had gone out from Him. Obviously, it was something his physical body felt. The anointing is a tangible force that can be felt in the physical realm, and Jesus, no doubt, felt the force of the glory leaving His body. The same force hit the Levitical priests in the Old Testament when they approached the tabernacle in the wilderness.
“Then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud,so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God (2 Chron. 5:13-14 AMP).
The priests could not even approach the house of the Lord if the glory of God was present (Ex. 40:35; 1 Kings 8:11; 2 Chron. 7:2). Evidently, the glory of God carries such a force that sinful humans cannot get too close to it. This is why Paul wrote, “God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen” (1 Tim. 6:15-16).Only when God turns the intensity of His glory down can humans even get close to it.
The Indwelling Christ Will Manifest Himself
Jesus told us He would manifest Himself to us if we love Him and obey Him. “The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him] (John 14:21 AMP).
Jesus reveals Himself in different ways and in different degrees. Sometimes He reveals Himself in nature. You could be walking along the shore line and meditate the wonder of God’s creation. In that moment, God reveals Himself. Perhaps you are in a church service and your emotions are overwhelmed with a sense of regret because you are living in sin. That is the God speaking to you through the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Maybe you are at a crossroads in your life and you need to make a crucial decision about a career choice and a total stranger says something to you that confirms what you think you should do. God is manifesting Himself through that timely word.
Jesus can also manifest Himself in a more tangible way that is evident in the physical realm. This can range anywhere from feeling warmth on your skin to seeing a vision of Jesus in His glory. As Jesus intensifies His glory in us it can actually change the atmosphere around us. It can be felt like an electrical charge. The field of glory that radiates from our being can actually affect the atoms and molecules in the air. If these atoms and molecules are agitated enough, they can emit light, which would be a manifestation of the glory of God. A time is coming when Jesus will manifest His life in us to the point we appear with Him in glory. “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory” (Col. 3:4).
The Apostle John also wrote, “But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2).
The presence of God in us will intensify to the point that the new glorified atoms in our bodies will actually emit light!
Clothe Yourself with Christ
The Apostle Paul made a remarkable request in his letter to the Roman Church. In the context of overcoming sin, Paul encourages the reader to wear Christ like a garmet. “So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh” (Rom. 13:12-14).
Notice the connection the Apostle Paul makes with clothing ourselves with Christ and the “armor of light.” In other words, Paul is saying that our armor of light is the presence of the Lord Jesus on us. We already know Jesus lives in us, but if we want to put on the armor of light, we have to allow Jesus to manifest His glory through us.
How do we “clothe” ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ? How do we “wear” a person? The key to unlocking this verse is understanding the glory of God and its connection to the anointing of the Holy Spirit. We are called to be the “light of the world” (Matt. 5:14-16), and we are supposed to take this light and push back the darkness of the satanic kingdom that operates in this earthly realm. It is a spiritual battle that requires armor, and what better armor could there be than the presence and glory of Christ on us? The key to experiencing this kind of power and glory only comes from intimacy with the Father. If we want to “wear” the glory of Christ as the armor of light, we have to get our hearts right with God and live for Him. There is no secret formula to this; it’s all about a real relationship with the Father. And through this sincere union of fellowship with God, His presence becomes stronger and brighter in us, which will ultimately manifest through us.
If you have read all of these posts, then I will ask you this one question: What will you do with this information? Will you be a “firestarter” and help spread the fire of God’s presence and His glory throughout the earth? Will you join the cause and seek God with all of your heart so you can be like Jesus, Peter, John, Paul, and so many others who reflected the glory of God? The Church must prepare for the glory of our inheritance because it is coming soon. Will you help prepare the body of Christ for her new adornment of glory? May the Lord bless you as He manifests more and more of His glory to you.
Watch the Video of this Information:
 Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (New York: Vintage Books, 2004), 6.
 Chuck Missler online video
 Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (New York: Vintage Books, 2004), 486.
 Ibid., 488.
 Youtube video titled The Mystery of Empty Space University of California.