Cause and Effect at Two Levels

Most of us understand cause and effect at the natural level.  If you release a ball, it will drop thus reaffirming the law of gravity.  We count on this natural law daily and never give it another thought.  This and other physical laws were placed into existence and were in effect before man’s discovery and understanding of the detailed nature of these laws.  The laws of lift and thrust allow birds and airplanes to supersede the law of gravity.  One law did not negate the other, it performs under different criteria.  Once you relax the laws of lift and thrust, gravity becomes dominant again and propels you back to earth, hopefully with a smooth landing.

The same is true with mankind.  If you eat, hunger goes away.  If you drink water, your thirst is satisfied.  The list goes on.  In the area of economics, if you invest wisely and understand the macro-trends, your wealth will increase.  If you live debt free (or near debt free), you can take advantage of financial opportunities that arise where others must simply sit on the sideline with regret.  Unfortunately, the church historically taught us that “money is the root of all evil” except of course if you give it to the church.  That premise caused many to become passive toward applying the law of cause and effect allowing those who are opportunistic to ruthlessly master the predictable and seize control over passive and unmotivated masses.  The tragic result is that the masses promote servitude to those in control and are robbed of blessing others through the laws of God.  All of their resources go toward “keeping the lights on and food on the table” with nothing left over to help brothers and sisters in need.  It is the ministry of “me and my four and no more”.  This level of cause and effect works the same for everyone, good or evil.  The question is often posed: “Why do those evil men seem to financially prosper?”  It is because those evil men have mastered cause and effect at the lower level.  However, these people are not aware of the higher level of cause and effect.

There is a second and greater dimension of cause and effect and very few people truly understand the way it works or its impact on each of us.  This level is associated with the laws of God.  There is a universal equilibrium of the Spirit of God that is not subject to man’s manipulation.  It’s the bigger picture that most do not see.  The laws of God arm and protect the virtuous and disarm and judge the ruthless.  Nobody operates outside this equilibrium which operates in all dimensions because Our Heavenly Father designed it that way.

The law of faith operates in this second dimension and supersedes the lower dimension.  In 1984, I was stricken with Hepatitis A by eating tainted shellfish. Due to my abuse of the laws of rest and nourishment, I was susceptible to the disease.  As it turned out, I had the worst case my physician had seen and he wanted to hospitalize me.  He told me to contact my employer and let them know that I would be unable to work for a minimum of six weeks, probably eight.  I was devastated.  In the lower dimension of cause and effect, I was destined to six weeks of recovery as my body fought the virus.  However I sought Our Heavenly Father concerning the situation.  HE spoke to me and told me to study and dwell on HIS Word concerning healing.  I did just that since I had nothing else to do and nobody was interested in seeing me due to the health risk.  In twelve days I was healed and back to work on day fifteen.  This higher dimension overruled the lower dimension.

Love operates in the cause and effect realm.  Have you ever wondered how some people just seem “lucky”?  Have you ever asked why some people take an obscure path that seems destined to failure but then end up being abundantly blessed?  These people are probably operating in this second level even though they may be unaware of its operation.  This level cannot be manipulated for self interests because it is activated by something outside of effort.  I am convinced that Love is the activator of this dimension.  Love cannot be bottled up and sold, manipulated, or controlled by the ruthless.  I am also convinced that most people are unaware of this dimension and unable to consciously operate in this dimension.

Doing, thinking, and working has no entrance into this dimension.  The entrance is in your prayer closet, your tabernacle.  This higher dimension is a relational dimension with Love providing the conductance pathway of hearing.  Division causes the door to be locked.  In the following passage, Jesus reminds us that you must forgive before entering in:

Matthew 6:12  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. (from the Lord’s Prayer)

Matthew 6:14  For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

Matthew 6:15  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

We must operate in restoration rather than condemnation and division.  As we walk and function in love, this higher dimension opens up and we are able to enjoy a closer relationship with Our Heavenly Father.  As you pursue a walk in this realm, there is no limit to the blessings available to you.

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