Subject: The context of the four dimensional universe.
The Triune God of the Bible and two thirds of the Angels control the original heaven.† God is so Sovereign in the spiritual universe, He had to create a four dimensional universe as a place for volitional rebellion to play itself out.† That created angelic volitional creatures came to the point of rebellion against the Triune God Creator is a remarkable feat of self-delusion: Isaiah 14:13-14 †13 "But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north.† 14 'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.' †
To resolve angelic rebellion,† a four dimensional universe was created.† In contrast to the original heaven, the world / universe we live in is under control of the fallen angels (Note the Biblical Concepts: World, subject to angels and Angel Religions).† The following references suggest that the volitionally righteous (angels and humans) are overtly out-manned and out-gunned in the four dimensional universe.† However, human volitional individuals can be positionally victorious and spiritually prosper, in Christ, in this four dimensional universe.
1 John 5:19 †19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.† (two thirds to one third?)
Matthew 4:8-10 †8 Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory;† 9 and he said to Him, "All these things will I give You, if You fall down and worship me."† 10 Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.'" (Numerical issues?)
Daniel 10:12-13 †12 Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.† 13 "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. (Two thirds to one third?)
Daniel 10:20 †20 Then he said, "Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come.† 21 "However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.† (Two thirds to one third?) (Prince of Persia concept)
Jude 1:9 †9 But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you."
Revelation 12:7-10 ††7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels waged war,† 8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven.† 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.† 10 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.
2 Thessalonians 2:5-7 †5 Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?† 6 And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he may be revealed.† 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. †(God the Holy Spirit restrains Satanís evil plan for the earth.† When He leaves, lawlessness is ready to takeover.)
Genesis 3 curse. (Out gunned by the planet.)
Luke 16:22 ††22 "Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. (I see angels now.)
Ecclesiastes 7:1 A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth.†
Hebrews 11:13 All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.