Our entire reality is composed of two realms. One we can see, and one we cannot. One that is tangible, and one that is not. One is in this visible universe, and one that is hidden, invisible to our senses, in a dimension outside of space and time, a 5th dimension, if you may. [It is in a dimension that the physicists studying the fundament particles of this universe accommodates for in their theory of the universe. The mathematics of the M-theory in string theory appears to work for an 11 dimensional universe.] The Bible defines this as earth, the visible realm, and heaven, the invisible realm. The earthly realm we interact with by using our senses, the heavenly realm we interact with by using our spirit. One is physical; the other is spiritual. The interactions by man in the earthly realm are ‘fleshly’ resulting in ‘worldly’ outcomes. The interactions by man in the heavenly realm are ‘spiritual’ resulting in outcomes that reflect the divine. This is because man has fallen and can no longer take in the divine nature of God. So in the flesh we are of the human nature, in the spirit we relate to the divine nature of God. Christ came to bridge these two realms. “And He said to him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending of the Son of Man.” (John 1:51)
Christ is the bridge between the two realms of heaven and earth. As we live on this earth, the issue of our ‘fleshly’ dealings apart from the divine life is the world. When we dwell in the world, we have afflictions. When we dwell in Christ, the bridge between heaven and earth, we have peace. That is why Jesus said to his disciples, ‘These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) We were separated from the divine when we gained the knowledge of good and evil and thought we could rule ourselves. But we could not do so in the flesh. The Old Testament shows us many examples of how man fails to keep the law. As Moses was receiving the Ten Commandments, the children of Israel were breaking them at the base of mount Sinai. This is just an example of how difficult it was to keep the law. To be truly righteous, man needs a divine element. That is why Christ had to be born of a virgin. His Father had to be God so he would have the divine nature. That is why He could follow all the laws and be without sin. We need this divine nature so we could follow the law. Realize the reality of righteousness is divine. To be righteous, we need to be divine. To choose heaven again, there needs to be a fulfilment of the righteous requirements of the law. (Rom. 8:4) So we need an intermediary. “I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” (John 1:51) That intermediary is Christ. We choose him to enter into the realm of the divine, the heavenly realm. From God’s standpoint, Christ is also the intermediary who has met all the righteous requirements of the law in us (Rom. 8:4) so God can reach man. When we surrender ourselves to him, the divine life, with its divine nature, will live out of us. In this realm, Christ gives us the life and nature of the divine, giving us the ability to follow our conscience, to follow our knowledge of good and evil. Realize, today, He lives out of us to give us the ability. Realize “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 6:12) He came to arm us fully (Eph. 6:10-20), arming us with himself as the life-giving Spirit (1 Cor. 15:45) to give us the ability to express the nature of the divine God. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13) He has given us himself, “For from his fullness we have all received” (John 1:16), so we would have the ability when he is expressed out of us. That is why he came.