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The brilliant Michael
Polanyi once said “The Bible may still be pregnant with lessons
unimagined that meet today’s great needs! An era of great religious discoveries
may lie before us!”
Well, who would disagree
that we have great needs that lie in front of us today that beg for a totally
new and different solution………. before
it is too late.
agree with Polanyi and from that, I am claiming that
Proverbs Chapter 8, provides me with such a religious discovery that meet today’s
great needs! The discovery I am unveiling comes is in the form of a revelation
that suggests an entirely new way of looking at our lives, each other, nature,
and our deep, deep, deep connection to God.
I tell you the God’s
honest truth; that since I was about 17, I passionately believed that each and
every one of us existed AS INDIVIDUALS before
our birth!! Don’t ask what made me think that, because I have no clue. But I do
remember that ever since then, whenever I think about it, I feel a gentle
warmth come over me and find myself smiling for seemingly no reason!
I of course never
mentioned this vision to anyone, including family and close friends because I knew
it could only come across as crazy thinking, plus the fact that, even I
could not say how it was even remotely possible for us to have existed as
individuals before our birth.
I stayed in limbo on this for nearly 40 years;
The Lord, at the exact right
time, placed a work by Wilhelm Godfried Liebniz called The ‘Monodology’, in
front of me to read. I cannot explain the blissful feeling that came over me
when the contents hit me like a bolt of lightning. Since I claim this famous work of philosophy
backs up the Word of God itself, I should at least insert a few points to show
you good folks why I am so enamored with it; in other words, why do I so insist
that the concepts from this incredible work are real.
A few select points found
in this great spiritual work:
Monad is nothing but a simple substance which
enters compounds. By ‘simple’ is meant ‘without
there must be simple substances, since there are compounds; for a compound is
nothing but a collection of simple things.
where there are no parts, there can be neither extension nor form [figure] nor divisibility. These Monads
are the real atoms of nature and, in a word, the elements of things.
dissolution of these elements need be feared, and there is no conceivable way in which a simple substance
can be destroyed by natural means.
the same reason there is no conceivable way in which a simple substance can come
into being by natural means, since it cannot be formed by the combination of
it may be said that a Monad can only come into being or come to an end all at
once; that is to say, it can come
into being only by creation and come to an end only by annihilation, while
that which is compound comes into being or comes to an end by parts.
each Monad must be different from every other.
For in nature there are never two beings which are perfectly alike.
it is the knowledge of necessary and eternal truths that distinguishes us from
the mere animals and gives us Reason and the sciences, raising us to the
knowledge of ourselves and of God. And it is this in us, that is called
the rational soul or mind. This is what
differentiates us from plants and animals.
Thus, the final reason of things must
be in a necessary substance, and this substance we call God. There is only one
God, and this God is sufficient.
THIS IS IT!!!!!!!!!
I was NOT crazy all these
years thinking that we existed as individuals before our birth!!! I now can
speak on how that is possible! The final thing that ‘sealed the deal for me
’was reading Proverbs Chapter 8 vs 27 thru 31 (NIV) as AUTHORITY,
as I comment on its connection to my revelation:
was there when he set the heavens
when he marked out the
horizon on the face of the deep,
I argue that
the noun ‘I’ represents all of his created souls that will eventually
exist in the universe He will create.
30 – Then, I was the
craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight
day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
31– rejoicing in his whole
world and delighting in mankind.
Now is a great time to recall that wondrous
smile on our premature infant above……
I say boldly THAT IS
THE FACE OF PURE DELIGHT OF AN INDIVIAUAL SOUL KNOWING ONLY GOD. He is clearly
far too young to know anything else!!
From this revelation, I
want to share the following everyday observations with you good folks that
support my claim that we existed as individuals before our birth in a place I
call Inside the Mind of God.
1-When very young
children look in wonder and amazement at objects in their surroundings, they
will say things like; look ma, a dog! or look ma, a train!, or look ma, a bird!
We teach our children about these things and objects in our environment and
their newly formed memories produce a real joy to them, and to us, when they
see them again. Yet it is totally unnecessary for us to teach them about the
existence of human beings. We do not see that same amazement in their eyes when
they see humans as they do when they see the other things just described that
we taught them about. They somehow recognize a fellow human being without
having been taught about them and are therefore not amazed, which is amazing
itself. Look ma, a human being! was
never uttered by a child. THEY ALREADY KNOW WELL ABOUT OTHER SOULS.
2- If you look with
discernment while seeing very young children gazing at other human beings, you
will notice that it is not a case of what
they are seeing, as in a car, a train, or a dog, but who they are seeing, as in, who
are you? not what are you?
3- Often, we see very
young children react to the sight of other humans with a smile; and
automatically want to share something they may have or wave hello to someone
they’ve never seen before.
4-When we stretch out our
arms to them, they often come to us with a loving embrace we did not teach
them. We know well that parents never need to teach their children how
to hug but need to teach them how to talk or how to ride a bike. These things
are common knowledge.
5- Referring once more to
our smiling infant, the unique level of seemingly unwarranted happiness is
highly curious. I say unwarranted because of the things we know that make us
adults happy, like material possessions, sex, nice cars, nice clothes, money in
the bank, career achievements, travel, social status, etc.; yet our young friend has none of these things. I very
seriously ask; what on earth, then, makes him so incredibly happy?
Well, I offer a different
understanding of Proverbs Chapter 8 verses 27 thru 31 (NIV) based solely on my
interpretation of Leibniz’ Monodology, and a revelation
of what the Lord has placed in my mind….. and also, on my heart.
A good analogy of this
revelation can be found in the idea of an architect’s model for a new
skyscraper. The architect constructs from his or her
mind, a model of a three-dimensional
skyscraper down to the tiniest of details! In
other words, we can examine all the details of a huge physical structure BEFORE
the structure actually exists!! Just try to imagine what GOD can do in HIS
I call this revelation
INSIDE THE MIND OF GOD: It says:
Proverbs Chapter 8v 27-31
tells us that we, as individual souls,
existed in the Mind of God before….I repeat BEFORE HE created the universe. I
argue we existed as individual Monads (souls created from eternity with no
parts, no length, no width) rejoicing with Him and delighting in mankind, just
as we were told plainly in the Word of God itself. Every tiniest of details,
the creation of every single atom that will exist in His universe, including each of our entire lives
from birth to death, and how every tiny detail of our lives contributes to HIS perfect plan.
Well, if my revelation is
in reality true; and I of course believe that it is, this explains God’s
perfect FOREKNOWLEDGE OF ALL THINGS TO COME and knowledge of all things past
…..AS THEY EXISTED IN HIS MIND BEFORE HE CREATED
And as He saw fit, my
revelation is in wonderful synch with Leibniz’s famous ‘doctrine of
pre-established harmony’ that says: the things of our world seem to smoothly
interact with each other because they have been programmed by God in advance to “harmonize” with each other.
So, Yes…. I say every
tiny bit of our existence takes place IN HIS MIND BEFORE THE creation of
the universe or before the ‘BIG BANG’, if you wish to give it a name!!