Seeing things differently! 1 Sam 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
A better view • Eph 2:6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, • Col 3:1 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
How to receive His promises • Is 26:3 "The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. • John 14:14 "If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. • John 16:23 "In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. • 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
A new way to learn • John 14:17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. • John 16:13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come
Eccl 3:11 He has made everything appropriate in itstime. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. • A googol is the large number 10100, that is, the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeros in decimal representation. • Other names for googol include ten duotrigintillion on the short scale, ten thousand sexdecillion on the long scale, or ten sexdecilliard on the Peletier long scale • A googolplex is the number 10googol, which can also be written as the number 1 followed by a googolzeros (i.e., 10100 zeros). • 1 googolplex • = 10googol • = 10(10100) • = 1010,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Man struggles to grasp eternity! • Magnitude of Graham's number • To convey the difficulty of appreciating the enormous size of Graham's number, it may be helpful to express—in terms of exponentiation alone—just the first term (g1) of the rapidly growing 64-term sequence. First, in terms of tetration ( ) alone: • where the number of 3s in the expression on the right is • Now each tetration ( ) operation reduces to a "tower" of exponentiations ( ) according to the definition • and where the number of 3s in each tower, starting from the leftmost tower, is specified by the value of the next tower to the right. • In other words, g1 is computed by first calculating the number of towers, n = 3^3^3^...^3 (where the number of 3s is 3^3^3 = 7625597484987), and then computing the nth tower in the following sequence:
We need spiritual ability to see eternal stuff. • 2 Kin 6:17 Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. • 2 Kin 6:16 … "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." 1 John 4:4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
We are in the best relationship • Rom 8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" • 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
Standing on His promises declaring the truth • Ps 9:9-11 The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble; and those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion; Declare among the peoples His deeds.
Take time to listen to Him • Rom 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. • Gal 3:2 This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? • Gal 3:5 So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?