Can the unfallen heavenly worlds see us?


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The heavenly worlds

About the unfallen heavenly worlds, the Bible says: “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds” (Hebrews 1:2 also Hebrews 11:3).

Through Christ, God made the worlds. When we consider the greatness of God’s creation, the countless millions of worlds circling the throne of God, not only do we gain an greater concept of God; we are led to say with the psalmist, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalms 8:4).

How wonderful in wisdom, knowledge, and strength is our God be; and with this, how wonderful must be the love of Him who created and upholds all things and calls man to become sharer with Him in glory.

“You were made a spectacle”

The apostle Paul makes a remark about these heavenly worlds in his letter to the Corinthians, “For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like those condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to human beings” (1 Corinthians 4:9). Here, Paul uses the figure of the amphitheater as a related example for his generation to show that humans are being watched by a heavenly audience (1 Corinthians 9:24–26; 15:32; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7, 8).

From this we learn, that humans are the center of concern for the heavenly worlds. And Paul affirms that when he says, “you were made a spectacle.” And he adds, “we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 10:32, 33; 12:1).

Earth quarantined

These heavenly worlds can’t contact humans on planet earth for we are quarantined by God because of sin. Some claim that aliens may reach out for humans but this is not possible because its against God’s will. Only the angels of God are the beings that the Lord allows to minister to men (Hebrews 1:14). Any other being claiming to be an alien is an evil spirit set to deceive humans (2 Corinthians 11:14).

Our world is simply a stage on which the conflict between sin and righteousness, truth and error, is taking place in front an intensely interested audience of the inhabitants of the universe. Therefore, it is the duty of every believer to stand for that which is right and do God’s will. If we realized that the eyes of the universe are focused upon us, there would be a revival of godliness among God’s people.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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