Okay, so I’ve worked it out extensively, and it would indeed be the case, Biblically, that Yahweh is fully Jesus is fully the Spirit. No true separation as in “three-in-one” like I’ve been considering. The distinctions between His manifestations have to do with dimensions and time — and I finally understand how He could be all three at the same time and still be just one “person,” how He could pray as Jesus to Himself as Father and be able to have a conversation with His different selves in “real-time,” how He could be in two planes of existence at once (the created and the uncreated). This is possible because the spiritual realm is beyond the limits of time, just as we as 3-dimensional beings are beyond the limits of the first two dimensions. I will therefore go into all the technical detail to try to explain further, though it may take several posts.
The charge has been made that in order for something to exist, it must exist in time. While this holds true for 3-dimensional time-space, it would not apply to a dimension beyond time-space. According to the Word of God, the Heavenly Domain is eternal (occupying “the fullness of time“) and occupies 4-dimensional space: height, length, breadth, and depth, where “depth” is the dimension beyond our physical perception (a hyperdimension).
What would such a dimension be like? Changeless, a constant present, an interminable now. God, in this instance, would view our temporal realm as though all events are happening simultaneously (all at once He’s communicating with Himself as Jesus, interacting with Himself as the Holy Spirit filling all of space-time, watching as I write this, and watching the very beginning of the universe).
So, in this regard, not all who perceive spiritual phenomena are delusional. Perhaps they have merely opened what the Eastern mystics refer to as “the Third Eye,” enabling them to perceive this higher dimension (of hyperdimensional space).
Regarding time: it is most definitely not the 4th dimension, not a fundamental property of the universe. This thinking has prevailed for over one hundred years, but is not what Einstein said in his works on Relativity. Einstein stated that X4 = ict. The 4th dimension is not time, rather ict. The concept that time is the 4th dimension has become a Pandora’s box for physicists with too many paradoxes to its name.
Time seems rather an emergent property of quantum entanglement, which is reinforced by the results of an experiment by Ekaterina Moreva, et al, which suggests that time is an emergent phenomenon from an expanding 4th dimension relative to the three spatial dimensions.
The first premise is that this 4th dimension is constantly expanding at a rate of c relative to any one spatial coordinate. It is also moving independently of the three spatial dimensions. The expansion of the 4th dimension can be considered like a 3-D sphere or balloon expanding. The expansion of the 4th dimension also sets the arrow of time. The second premise is that time is essentially a change of state of a photon, which is a carrier of energy; essentially matter riding the expanding 4th dimension.
These two premises explain a number of paradoxes in physics. For example, spooky-action-at-a-distance, or entanglement, is readily understood. If two photons are simultaneously emitted at a single 3-D spatial coordinate they also must share the same local in the 4th dimension. However, as the two photons diverge in the spatial dimensions, they always remain collocated in the 4th dimension, because as photons travel at c they also experience no passage of time. They simply do not age at all; therefore, always occupy the same position in the 4th dimension. This means when you measure or observe one of the photons you also change the state of the other entangled photon instantaneously, regardless of the 3-D spatial separation. Remember that the act of observing or measuring a photon collapses its probability wave in quantum mechanics.
A probability wave expands at a rate of c until it is observed or measured (forcing its collapse). At that point the “matter” that resided in the 4th dimension is transformed into its 3-D localized spatial dimensions. In the case of our two diverging photons, both are an expanding probability wave. Over the course of one second the wave front expands in the 3-D spatial universe in a spherical fashion with a radius of 3 X 108 m/s. There is equal probability of finding both photons at any one point on the skin of that imaginary sphere. While the probabilities that the two photons would be collocated on that 3-D sphere are infinitesimally small, they are collocated at a single local in the 4th dimension. The probability of two photons emitted from a common locality occupying the same position on the spherical wave front is approximately zero. They are infinitely more likely to have some degree of physical separation due to the huge number of Planck points that represent the skin of the wave front sphere.
Why is this important? Because all particles that experience thermal vibrations interact with photons (the transfer messenger of energy) and all photons reside in the 4th dimension, which is expanding and drives the random disorder we observe as chaos. How do we know the rate that the 4th dimension is expanding? The simple answer is that when a theoretical object propagates through 3-D space at c, its on-board clock stops (as per Relativity) and that would mean that the object is not moving with respect to the 4th dimension. However, an object at rest in 3-D space must be moving through the 4th dimension at a rate of c.
Juggling this seems a little difficult, but the important factor to consider is that what Relativity shows us applies in both the 3-D spatial dimensions as well as the 4th dimension. This is what it means when I say that the 4th dimension is expanding at a rate of c relative to a given 3D spatial set of coordinates.
* The supporting physics for this is nothing more than Einstein’s derivation dx4 / dt = ic.