Man lives in a multi-dimensional environment. Heaven and hell is just across the chasm. When we die, we just change dimensions. If you are a Christian and have been born again, you go to the Sixth dimension, a place of Paradise, where the dead in Christ goes back to being young again in a celestial body, waiting for the day when Christ shall come back to earth again in the rapture to pick up and raise their mortal bodies from the dust of the earth into one that's immortal and incorruptible, unto a glorified body, which is set to reign and rule with Christ in the Millennium and in the new heaven and earth.
If you are a sinner who missed to heed and/or has rejected the Gospel and then you died without having been able to repent of your sins nor having been able to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you go to a place called Fifth Dimension, where the souls of the wicked are imprisoned, awaiting the day of the final Great White Throne Judgment, to be judged according to what they've done in their bodies.
We, human beings, are subjected to seven dimensions around us.
LIGHT - THE FIRST DIMENSION
The first dimension is Light. Without light, there would be no living things on earth. Without light coming from the sun, the earth and everything on it will freeze and will cease to exist. God said in the beginning, "Let there be Light! And there was Light". God Himself is Light. I John 1:5 states, "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
TIME - THE SECOND DIMENSION
The second dimension is Time. Time began and was issued in the economy of mankind when man fell from grace. Adam was supposed to be eternal. He was a perfect man created in the image of God not prone to death nor sickness. But due to the Fall, when Eve was deceived by the serpent into eating and partaking with the forbidden fruit and dragged her husband Adam into it, death entered into human life. "But of the fruit of the tree in the midst of the Garden, thou shalt not eat, for the moment that you eat thereof, that day you'll DIE", Genesis 3 tells us. Man began to age and to weaken after the fall. “Man [that is] born of a woman [is] of few days, and full of trouble,” that's according to Job 14:1. Time will cease one day after everything has been restored by God back to its original condition.
The whole nature today is groaning for the manifestation of the sons of God. All of nature has been perverted, and one day, the new Garden of Eden will be restored back by the second Adam, Jesus Christ, to live in it with His Bride. In Malachi 4 it says, "The righteous shall walk upon the ashes of the wicked",. II PETER 3:10-12-" But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?"
One needs to have the "Zoe" (eternal life) of God in him in order for him to live beyond time element. They need to receive Christ, the giver of "eternal life".
MATTER - THE THIRD DIMENSION
The Third Dimension is Matter. "Matter" is "anything that have mass and occupies space". Everything that we see around us, from botany life to animal life, from land formations to water forms, these are known as "matter".
Man is made out of sixteen elements from matter. These sixteen elements are: 1. Calcium2. Chromium3. Copper4. Iodine5. iron6. Magnesium7. Manganese8. Phosphorus9. Pottasium10. Selenium11. Zinc12. Molybdenium13. Flouride14. Oxygen15. Hydrogen16. Sulfur. If you lack any one of these elements, you will have a system imbalance. You will feel weak. That's why we need to eat, take some rest, avoid vices, and nourish this "temple" in which the Holy Ghost of God dwells upon.
In order for man to contact his environment, God gave man five senses: hear, taste, smell, feel and see - in order for him to be able to contact the sorrounding material world in which he lives. Faith is the sixth sense that God gave us. Faith is the "evidence of things that we do not see, hear, fell, smell or taste" (Hebrews 11)- yet these things that we believe upon are true. "Fact" is far more different from Truth. It is a fact that every man born on this earth will die. But the truth is, if you are born of the Spirit of God, you shall no longer die. That's according to Jesus Himself: "He that believeth on Me, though he were dead yet he shall live. Whosoever liveth and believeth in Me, shall never die."
SCIENCE - THE FOURTH DIMENSION
The Fourth Dimension is Science. Science involves things that are unseen to the natural eyes but they exist based on natural laws, yet are not quite plain to a common man's understanding. Electricity, for example, cannot be seen. But when one gets to know the law of electricity and apply these laws today, he could run a whole city's machineries, lighting systems, communication systems, and transportation systems.
When Thomas Edison discovered the principle of light and came up with the light bulb, he unveiled some hidden mysteries from the fourth dimension. When Albert Einstein learned how to split the atom and introduced the theory of relativity, he broke into the realms of scientific advancement which gave man a basis for future discoveries for both human knowledge and progress.
Television, as a product of science, for example, can pick up sights of events from far-flung places and bring them to you through your TV monitors live and in real time. This was only made possible when man discovered and caught the lightwaves and radiowaves from the earth's stratosphere. The same technology works for sattellite systems. Scientific discoveries like the Cathode rays, the x-ray and other applications using laser technology can make a lot of jobs easier now than it was before when science had not yet unveiled that such things are real. Television and electricity, according to Brother Branham, was here already even in the time of Adam, but man was not yet able to harness them.
How about today's technology such as the invention of cars, bullet trains, submarines, airplanes, rockets and spaceships? The internet was only made possible for our use during the last 20th century and is a fulfillment of Bible prophesy. It surely was prophesied that in the last days, "knowledge shall increase." How about considering the invention of nuclear weapons and atomic bombs that could wipe off a whole nation from the map? These latest discoveries are being taken advantage today by mad scientists who could tamper into God's laboratory to find ways and means to destroy their perceived enemies - his fellow mankind. Brother Branham mentioned that most of the sicknesses of people today are considered as "fourth dimension" diseases, meaning, they are brought about by scientific wastes, pollutants, toxins and even by radioactive materials.
Science came as a result of man's partaking of the fruit of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil. Science is not a perfect will but a permissive will of God. There's both good and evil in science. The gunpowder can help people hunt for food but it can also kill people. Yes, the car can bring people to different destinations but it can also kill innocent lives if driven by drunk and reckless drivers. One day, science will be done away with in the new civilization that Christ will establish upon this earth. We won't need cars there. We will fly faster than the speed of light just like angels do. You will go through walls, just like Jesus did after His resurrection. You will just speak to nature and it will obey you - say, "tree and mountains, you move right there!" Didn't Jesus promised that "if you have the faith of a mustard seed", that you can move mountains and do all these supernatural things? Adam had that same power before he fell. It will be restored back to us by God comes millennium time and the great hereafter. There will be no wars over there. The lion will sit with the lamb, and the wolf with the lad. Everything will be peaceful once the kingdom of God is restored back on earth.
HELL - THE FIFTH DIMENSION
The Fifth Dimension is Hell. It is where the wicked and the unbeliever go after he/she dies. Brother Branham described this place so well in his sermon "Souls in Prison, Nov. 10, 1963....
Jesus, after He had finished His ministry, preached to those souls that were
unsaveable, that could not ever be saved. Now, the Bible tells us
that. He went and preached to the souls that were in prison that repented
not. When mercy was given to them, they spurned mercy, and now they're waiting
for the judgment."
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I PETER 3:18-20- “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. ”
"But after the days of His preaching, His ministry continued on, 'cause
the last group He preached to was the souls that were in hell,
that could not be forgiven. I clearly read that from the Bible here from II
Peter. See? He went and preached to souls that were in prison (which is hell)
locked up until the day of the judgment, 'cause, you see, the judgment isn't
now, and there's no burning hell now. Somebody tell you that a guy's in burning
hell now, that's wrong. See?
A judge of this earth is just enough to never condemn a man until he's brought to trial. And God will never throw a man into the fiery furnace until first He is condemned by God's Own Law. He rejected mercy, so you see, he first has to have a trial, and the trial is the great white throne judgment, but now he's in a place called the prison house.
As I saw the vision of both places, have by the grace of God (I say this not to be sacrilegious and if it's wrong, God forgive me), I believe I've been in both places (See?), in both places. And I've seen the redeemed and blessed, and I've seen the lost and where they were at. And that's why I stand as your brother today to warn you to flee from that downward path. Don't you never go that road."
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HEAVEN - THE SIXTH DIMENSION
The Sixth dimension is Heaven. It is where the Christian goes when he/she dies. His/her body lies in the grave, but the spirit goes to a place called "paradise" waiting for the time that Jesus will raise the dead in Christ as spoken in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-27. Brother Branham had gone to this place in a trance. Let's hear him explain it fully well (taken from the Sermon "Having Conferences" June 8, 1960:
remember friends, here lays my Bible. If I'm a fanatic, I don't know
it. My... If I am, I--I don't know nothing about it. I--I believe my heart's
with God, and I believe He's proved that before you. I may be wrong in some
things, but if it is, it's--it's unconsciously wrong. See? And then, when
I--I was thinking about that, and I kept hearing something say, "Press on."
I said, "Who is that?" I said, "It must be my wife." I said, "What did you say, honey?" She never moved.
I shook her. I said, "Meda?"
She said, "Uh?" She was sleeping well.
And I said, "Well, it wasn't her."
I listened again. It said, "Keep pressing on."
Now, I know visions. This could have been a vision; if it was, I never had one like it. And I said, "Maybe it's me saying it."...
And I heard it say, "Keep pressing on, pressing on."
I said, "Who are You that's talking to me? Who is in this room?"
And that's the way it comes, just like visions here. It's just as real, just a voice, just the same as you hear mine, said, "Keep pressing on."
And I said, "Keep pressing on?"
Said, "The great reward is just ahead."
And I said, "You mean I passed the curtain?"
Said, "Yes." Said, "Would you like to see it?"
I said, "I would. It would help me, if I could just see."
And something happened; I felt myself leaving this body. Now, I never had a vision like that. I, looking back, seeing myself laying there, leaning up against the headboard of the bed with my hands up like this. See? And I looked at myself, and I thought, "I'm dying." And I started moving out, and the first thing you know, I--I come into a little place that kindy set something like that.
soon as I got there, here come thousands of people, and everybody looked young.
Now, I'm in a mixed multitude. I'm your brother. And you watch, I say this
in the Name of the Lord. You'll each meet me there if you'll be right.
But these young girls coming to me, throwing their arm around me and hollering, "My precious brother..."
Now look, I've... When I was a sinner, I never run around. I wasn't ornery to run around with women. And I don't care how saintly a man tries to live and how godly he lives, if a woman puts her arms around a man, it's a human sensation. Now, you just might as well... I don't care, you can call yourself sanctified (and I believe in sanctification too), but you're still a human. Just exactly right. And there's a sensation. I don't say you'd do wrong, certainly not. The power of God keeps you, and you go on. But even in that place, that human sensation wasn't there.
And here come people just throwing their arms around, saying, "My precious brother." All them women had long hair, white garments, bare-footed. They were young, about... Looks to be about eighteen years old, twenty. I...
They'd grab me and throw their arms around me, and say, "Oh, our precious brother," and just hug me like that, and walk away. And somebody else...
I seen my first wife come up. Now, she died when she was about twenty-two; she hadn't changed. She come running. I said, "Surely, she'll call me husband."
And she walked up, and she begin smiling, threw her arms around me. She said, "My darling brother." And then she hugged some woman that had just hugged me, some girl.
And here come men, looked like they were--had kindy shaggy hair down on their shoulder. And they were the nicest looking people I ever seen: eyes as starry, pearly white teeth. They were throwing their arms around me, and saying, "Oh, our precious brother."
And one of them hollered at the other one, said, "Think, he's arrived. He's arrived at last."
And I thought, "Have I died and this is... I've come into glory? Is this it?" And I thought, "It couldn't be."
And I looked, and that voice that had spoke to me down in my room, I heard it again. I looked back, and I seen myself laying there on the bed. I never had anything like that to happen. It's done something to me; I can never be the same no more. So then, it...
I--I looked, and I thought, "What is this?" I thought, "Well, all them people looked young." And I looked down, and I was young. I--I had turned back to a young man again. I said, "Well, this is strange." And I looked and...
I can't explain it. There's no words that I can think of. If I'd say superb, or--or--or supreme, or--or perfect, that wouldn't touch it. They--they... There--there was no tomorrow; there was no yesterday. They--they--they were in eternity. And they never got tired; they never had to eat. Yet they had senses: I could feel them; they could speak; they was looking at me. They had senses.
And I said, "I--I don't understand this."
And that voice said, "This is perfect love." Said, "Isn't that what you spoke the Holy Spirit was?"
I said, "Yes."
"And this is perfect love."
And about that time, a big bunch of men lifted me up and took me to a place, and set me up kindy high, like a--a stand or something. And here was people; I could see them by the tens of thousands coming from everywhere, every one young, beautiful, running, hugging me.
I said, "Well, I don't get this."
And just then, a beautiful young woman run up. And she said, "Oh, my darling brother." She said, "We're so happy to see you. Welcome." And she walked away.
And I said, "Praise the Lord, sister." I looked around me.
And then I thought, "What is this? What's going on? What's happened?"
Just then a voice said, "In the Bible where it's said that Jacob was gathered with his people and the other one; this is liken unto that, where you'll gather with your--where you will gather with your people."
I said, "All them Branhams?" I said that, "I--I never believed there was that many."
He said, "They're not Branhams." Said, "They're your converts; they're your converts." Said, "That woman that you're admiring," said, "you know how old she was when you led her to Christ?"
I said, "I have no idea."
Said, "Past ninety." Said, "See, she's young forever."
And she looked up at me. She said, "Brother Branham, Jesus will come someday, and then we'll go back to earth." And said, "Then we'll receive our glorified body; then we'll live together forever."
I said, "Well, I... Well, what--what--what do you set me up here for?"
And they said, "You was a leader; you led us."
I said, "Oh, let me see Jesus if I've passed over. I want to see Him."
And that voice said, "You can't see Him now." Said, "He will come, but first He will come to you." And said, "Judge you by the Gospel you preached..."
And I said, "The Gospel I preach?"
And I said, "Will Saint Paul have to stand before his converts?"
Said, "Absolutely, he will too."
I said, "I never varied one word; I stayed just exactly the way the Bible said it. I don't care what anyone said, or did not say; I stayed right with it like that. So if Paul's group is saved, mine is too."
And a great scream from looked like thousands and thousands said, "We know that."
I said, "Praise God, I never was so happy that I stayed true to the Word." See? "I never was so happy."....
Just then, a voice spoke and said, "All that you ever loved, and all that ever loved you, God has given to you. We're all here together." Oh, my, my heart just melted within me. "All that you ever loved, and all that ever loved you, is gathered here with you to meet God."
And I said, "Oh, praise be to God!" And about that time, I felt myself moving. I said, "I don't have to go back, do I?" And I kept... And in just a minute, I was back there at the bed again.
Friend, death does not change a man; it just changes your dwelling place."
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GOD - THE SEVENTH DIMENSION
The Seventh Dimension is where God is. God dwells in the seventh dimension. He alone rules the universe by His power and majesty. Heaven is His throne and earth is His footstool. One day, His kingdom will come down on earth. Heaven and earth will embrace together. The power of God will fill the earth and everything will get back to etenity. All those with "eternal life' in them will enjoy the rest of their lives in His presence.
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred [and] forty [and] four cubits, [according to] the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation [was] jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.