THE MATRIX OF GOD
By Dan Luehrs
"… The LORD has called Me from the womb; from the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name" (Isaiah 49:1-2 NKJV).
"But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him" (1 Corinthians 6:17 NRSV).
God is everywhere. His Spirit fills the heavens, the earth, hell, and all of His creation. Yet, the Bible teaches us that when we are united to Him through Jesus Christ we become "one" spirit with Him that fills the entire creation. How can this be? Because God is the true matrix of all that there is! "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being…" (Acts 17:28 KJV). Even as we were once in the matrix of our mother's womb, we are now in the matrix of God as we live out our lives in the earth.
The word "matrix" means, "a surrounding substance within which something else originates, develops, or is contained." We are all fully contained in God. He is the true matrix of all that exists and in the end everyone will go back to Him from where they originated! Then the scripture will be true, "God, all in all!" "And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, that God may be all in all" (1 Corinthians 15:28).
The heavens are declaring this truth even now. "The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands" (Psalms 19:1 NASB). The earth and the planets are revolving around the sun in our galaxy and our galaxy is revolving in perfect order through the universe. Many scientists believe that the whole universe is revolving back to its original starting point, even though it is taking many eons to do so. "For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope" (Romans 8:20). Hope of what? That it would all return to Him in perfect unity one day! The heavens are clearly declaring that creation is coming back to Him in perfect order, making a complete revolution back to God! The very heavens are proclaiming the complete work of God. Take for example the wind, it doesn’t blow in straight lines as one might think, but revolves in circular motion around us. Tornadoes and hurricanes are beautiful and amazing to see but are nothing more than large circular wind masses that bring destruction and fear to many people. The planets and galaxies are just larger examples of what is going on in the earth at all times.
At this point in the cycle the earth and its people are seemingly going far from God rather than to Him. But this is just how a complete cycle or circle works. When going around on the backside of a circle you are the farthest distance away from where you began, but then you begin your return. Please hear me. MAN IS RETURNING TO GOD! The destiny of man is like a small boat in the middle of the ocean on a collision course with a Navy Destroyer (God); it does not have a chance! Man will collide with God! It is inevitable! This is why we must now be saved from our sins and be changed into the very nature of God before we must stand in and before His everlasting and all consuming fire. Many people will spend time in the prison house called “hell,” awaiting their day of judgment before the everlasting fire of God.
"For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment" -- "… The Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment" (2 Peter 2:4, 9).
We must understand that hell itself is not the place of God's final judgment, but rather the holding place for those who do not know God and those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. They are being held there waiting for the day of judgment. God has set a day and time for the final judgment Revelation 20:12-15. God created hell to be a holding place, a prison camp of sorts, or a concentration camp to hold the wicked until their day of trial. Those in hell have a time and place reserved for judgment at this white throne judgment seat. I personally believe that Satan is the warden of hell and he deals out revengeful wrath upon all the occupants. God allows this because they have chosen to serve the devil rather than God in this lifetime. For where else could God hold them for the day of judgment? In heaven? I think not! All the bad apples must be held in one place so that they do not corrupt anyone else. They are kept in torment to keep busy; otherwise they would be busy tormenting others through their evil deeds!
We must now be "redeemed!" "Re" means, "to do over again" as in the word "re-volution." We are all coming back to God from where we came! He is like the sun, (but greater) and every person will make the complete cycle of life back into the consuming fire of God, whether they like it or not, to be changed by Him. "For our God is a consuming fire," consuming all that is not of Him! The planets have no choice but to come back around to their original place of origin and neither does man!
Every person that ever lived came from God. Each person is declaring His handiwork like a great mosaic piece from where we have begun. Our flesh is of this earth, but the real "you" is your spirit man hidden in you. It is made of spirit like God, which is eternal. The spirit of every man will go back to God from where it came! "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it" (Ecclesiastes 12:7 KJV). This is very clear in scripture. We were all chosen in God before the foundation of the world. We were all created in Him in the beginning of His creation. We were sent to the earth in His timing to learn, experience, and be changed by His love so that we could be like Him in character. "Just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love" (Ephesians 1:4 NRSV).
We were in God's loins from the very beginning of His creation because we were in Him even as we were in Adam and Noah's loins. The seed of God has been passed down through God to Adam, to us, to our descendants. We are their descendants because we were in them from the beginning of time! Even as Levi was in Abraham’s loins he was paying tithes through Abraham. "And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him" (Hebrews 7:9). How awesome is our God!
Jesus knew that He had come from the Father when He said, "I came forth from the Father, and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again, and going to the Father" (John 16:28). -- "Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God, and was going back to God" (John 13:3). Even as Jesus came forth from the Father, so have we! No, we did not come to shed our blood and die for the world, but He did send us to learn of Jesus (truth) and to let Him live His life through us so that He could bring salvation through us to the people of the world.
When we first become a Christian we are really going back to God in the unity of His Spirit. We then begin to learn how to be one spirit with Him as we were in the beginning before the fall of man. "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me" (John 17:21 KJV). Jesus was with the Father in spirit before He came to earth manifesting Himself in the natural realm to seek and save that which was lost. The word "lost" means, "to be separated." This is what sin did and still does to us; it separates us from union with God. God desires us to be one hundred percent in union with Him again in our bodies!
When a believer dies we say, "They went to heaven" as if to imply that heaven is another planet in the universe. But really what we are saying is that “They have gone back into the spirit realm with God.” The spirit realm is all around us because God is around us. When we die we go to God in spirit; that is, we pass into the spirit realm that we have come from so that we will be one with Him again. Our loved ones that have died in Christ have not gone to some other planet! They are right here with us in the spirit realm as a great cloud of witnesses; "Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us…" (Hebrews 12:1). They are all around us, seeing all that we think and do because they are now one with God in spirit! We are to be one body in Jesus. "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling" (Ephesians 4:4 KJV).
Read what Paul said, "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV). -- "I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body" (Philippians 1:24 NIV). Paul did not say that heaven is some far off place, but that we are either in the body or we are in the spirit with Jesus, which is far better for us!
My young daughter used to ask to me, "Dad, are we in heaven?" I would say, "Yes, we are!" Because God is in us and we are dwelling with Jesus in heavenly places. The great theological question has always been, "Where is heaven?" To answer that we must say, "Wherever God is!" Simply put, heaven means, "the spirit world," because God is a spirit and that is who dwells within us. Now if God is in us, that means the heavenly or the spiritual realm is within us and we are in it; this is where Jesus said He would be in our natural body. We must see that heaven is not some geographical place, but is a realm that is higher than the physical one we see with our natural eyes. We know that Satan also dwells in heavenly (spiritual) places. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 6:12). Satan dwells in the darkness of the second heaven with his demonic host and with all of the ungodly people of the world, while God and the redeemed saints dwell in the third heavenly realm with the Father.
Yes, we are called to be one in the matrix of our Father’s Spirit, so let us press on diligently into our destiny of oneness with our God because there is another matrix out there that we are not called to have part in.
"And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:1-2).
There are two matrixes within the earth. One of these is the Spirit of God; "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being…" The other is the spirit of the evil in the air that controls the people of the earth through the world systems of man. "For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 6:12 NRSV). Most non-Christians think that they are in control of their life and destiny and this is to their own demise. According to the Bible the airwaves/heavens are full of demonic influences that control the minds and actions of people. This is their matrix, “fear and lies!” Every demonic stronghold is about control! They want to control people through harmful words of fear and lies spoken through the mass media and by other people in their lives. These evil spirits can then easily control the patterns of people’s lives through lust, depression, sexual, drug and alcohol abuse, easing their minds of the troubles of life.
This false matrix is like a prison of the mind with the people in it as mere slaves to the system. This system is our enemy and the people are unknowingly taking part in it. They must be set free! But most are not ready or willing to be freed because they are so comfortable in it and dependent on it. Even many people in the church system do not really want to be freed from it. They do not know any better nor do they see the beast system controlling their thought lives due to their lust for financial success and a “good” worldly reputation. The system is thinking for them and most are so dependent on the system that they will even fight to defend it! We must see the system for what it really is for ourselves in order to fight against it by the revelation of God’s Spirit. This cannot be told to you, you must spiritually wake up to see it by God’s revelation to you! The system has blinded people from the truths of God’s word.
The world’s matrix is about control, to keep us from our true destiny in God. This worlds matrix system cannot tell you who or what you are! But God can because He created us after His likeness and He is offering us the truth! "In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we might be, as it were, the first fruits among His creatures" (James 1:18). We are to be freed from deception through the truth! The Light of God is revealing the darkness in and around us, and when God calls us out of it we are to be freed from the system of man. Life then becomes much more difficult for us because the war of the mind and spirit has just now begun. We must let all doubt, fear, and unbelief go because it is hostile to God. Our mind is to be freed of all worldly thinking. But as long as the system of man is in place, man will not be free from its deception. We can only be free in Jesus Christ because He is free! For He came to set us free. It was for freedom that He made us free to serve God. Hallelujah!
The appearing of Jesus Christ in His saints will hale the destruction of the system of man. This will end the war between light and darkness, bringing freedom to the people of the earth through Jesus’ reigning in God’s sons like a great glory cloud covering the earth. When the warring in man’s heart is over, the kingdom of God will then reign supreme in the hearts of all men in peace. Death will be the final enemy to be overcome. "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death” (1 Corinthians 15:26 KJV).
Now it begins, the light overcomes darkness. The system of man is falling in our lives because of the truth! "And He (Jesus) said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning" (Luke 10:18). Satan’s power and control over our lives will fall and fail because we are living the word of almighty God! “And they (the demonic powers) were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven” (Revelation 12:8). -- “And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night” (Revelation 12:10).
"For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God." -- "That the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God" (Romans 8:19, 21).