Above The Sun Topics
- Defining the First Pillar QRST: Quantum
- Gimel's Gate: Sustaining an Atmosphere of Breakthrough
- From The Gene Myth To The Truth
Defining The First Pillar QRST: Quantum
The word quantum is a very interesting word. It’s not a new word. In fact, quantum and it’s plural form, quanta, are well over a hundred years old. According to Merriam-Webster, its origin dates back to the mid-1500s.
Quantum comes from the latin, quantus, meaning “how much,” and today’s basic definition isn’t much different: “quantity” or “amount”. It wasn’t until the turn of the 20th Century that the word started being used in science and medicine.
Then jump ahead another 40-50 years, and the word took on another definition. As an adjective it means “large” or “significant”, like in “quantum improvement”. Anyway, it’s quite the opposite of the scientific meaning, which is: “the minimum amount of any physical entity (physical property) involved in an interaction.”
However overkilled the adjective might be these days, honestly, it's quite fitting if you consider one of the characteristics of quantum physics: superposition. It’s the idea that something can be two opposites at the same time: on-off, small-large, wave-photon, etc.
Yeah, well, you say…what does this have to do with Above The Sun?
As one of our ATS pillars, The ideas and concepts of “quantum” influence how we view relationships and individual interacts between members of the community. Building upon the scientific concept, we view the individual as the quantum, interacting with other individuals within the quanta, which is the community.
That’s the simple framework, but it’s so much more. Because it’s the quality and nature of the interaction of the quantum that defines the quality and nature of the quanta. In essence, the community is defined by the way in which the individuals interact with each other.
“By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35
I really like the Hebrew viewpoint of the book of Numbers. When Yahweh instructed Moses to take a census of the people of Israel. It wasn’t to find out population size or the fighting strength of the people of Israel. Why would a omniscient God, who knows the number of hairs upon our heads, ask the question of “how many”, when he knew very well how many people there were—down to the unborn child in the womb!
“What then of the census with which the book begins? There is a mystical Jewish tradition that every Jew is like a letter in the scroll of the Torah – and in Jewish law, if there is a single letter missing, the scroll is defective. Every letter is significant…’every Jew has some specific task to perform for God, and for that reason he was created.’ There were…600,000 people who received the Torah, because the Torah has 600,000 possible interpretations. The reason it was given to an entire people is so that it would contain all possible holy meanings.” The Wilderness and the Word (I suggest you read the whole article. It’ll blow your mind.)
Did you catch that?! Every letter is significant, AND…if just one is missing the scroll is defective. It’s invalid. The whole ceases to exist as the whole.
Apply that in the context of community. Each individual is important to the community, so much so, that if any one individual is missing, the community ceases to exist as it was.
This is the fundamental principle behind the first ATS Pillar: Quantum.
In our next post, we take a look at how quantum flows into and connects with the second ATS Pillar, Relational.
Blessings & Shalom
By Mississippi Sound
Sons, Kings, and Priests all have governance written on their scrolls. We are called to govern as partners with Yeshua. Sonship is important, but as we mature it becomes our identity so that we may mature to rule from our seated place as a King and Priest.
If you don't know Brian Orme, you should! He is my inspiration for this post. Check out this short video from him, "Sustaining an Atmosphere of Breakthrough."
We are to govern our body which is the temple. I understand when I govern my body, "the temple", my light frequency vibrates at a higher frequency as an individual. I can choose to join with others corporately who are governing their temples and also vibrating at higher light frequencies. We can come together to govern the same space with this frequency of light. This allows us to then sustain an atmosphere. Together in unity we can manifest and sustain an atmosphere of breakthrough! My, this sounds like Quantum Relational Synergistic Trading (QRST)!
Through maturity we will know our identity. As we are governing in Him, we learn how to sustain and shift the atmosphere individually and corporately that will manifest breakthrough through the anointing. The anointing flows from us as we govern the temple which is the "Holy Spirit". 2 Corinthians 3:17 says, "Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom." The flow of the anointing breaks the yoke. When the yoke breaks, freedom is manifested and released. We then become a temple house of freedom. So like a river, go flow in the light of that anointed freedom!
(Inspired commentary by Boston C! based on "Switch On Your Brain" by Dr. Caroline Leaf)