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3…2…1….Blast off!

I was shown a short vision of a rocket as I was praying. The rocket went up into space and off into the unknown. I was shown what it meant.

The atmosphere has five different layers that are determined by the changes in temperature that happen with increasing altitude.
  • Exosphere: 700 to 10,000 km (440 to 6,200 miles)
  • Thermosphere: 80 to 700 km (50 to 440 miles)
  • Mesosphere: 50 to 80 km (31 to 50 miles)
  • Stratosphere: 12 to 50 km (7 to 31 miles)
  • Troposphere: 0 to 12 km (0 to 7 miles)

Troposphere

It contains 75% of the atmosphere’s mass.  Temperature and pressure drops as you go higher up the troposphere. Water vapour cannot go any higher because it changes into ice and is trapped in that layer. The troposphere is an invisible barrier and it protects us from many . In the troposphere you don’t need a spacesuit on. You might need some warm clothes as you go higher but you can survive with minimal clothing and equipment. However, in order to go into space you need to break through the troposphere.

Statosphere

At this extreme altitude and low air pressure, if your body were exposed it would cause  your blood to “boil”. It is called “ebullism” which causes gas bubbles to form in bodily fluids; and blood literally boils! The stratosphere also forms a protective layer shielding life on Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation.   This is where you need a special suit and a helmet.

Mesosphere

Directly above the stratosphere, extending up to 80 km above the Earth’s surface, the mesosphere is a cold layer where the temperature generally decreases with increasing altitude. Not only would you need a special suit here but you would also need even warmer layers below the suit to protect you from freezing.

Thermosphere

The thermosphere extends up to outer space. The temperature is hot and may be as high as thousands of degrees as the few molecules that are present in the thermosphere receive extraordinary large amounts of energy from the Sun. However, the thermosphere would actually feel very cold to us because of the probability that these few molecules will hit our skin and transfer enough energy to cause appreciable heat is extremely low. However, because of this the spacesuit would have to not only be there to protect our bodies from space but it would also have to be able to protect itself but these powerful molecules too.

Exosphere

The exosphere is the final layer. This is a layer without end.  Once you arrive in the exosphere you could say in one sense your journey has ended but in reality a whole new journey would have only just begun.

In order for a rocket to take off it must produce an enormous amount of thrust to help it leave the Earths atmosphere. The journey will be dangerous and the rocket must withstand great pressure and many changes in temperature and dangerous atmospheric conditions.

God is saying to us that He first and foremost wants to be that thrust, that force that takes us out of the comfort zone because with each atmospheric layer peeled off your eyes are opened to a new perspective and you can see things you never dreamed of before.

Secondly, He also wants us to put on appropriate clothing for the different conditions that we will encounter on our journey. He doesn’t want to just take us to the top of the troposphere but rather to the ends of the galaxy  or ‘to infinity and beyond’ (in the words of Buzz Lightyear). He wants to take us on a journey. That journey will be hard, it will mean that we must be fearless and we must withstand great pressure and great changes . It also means we may have to leave some people behind in the troposphere. We may even feel the pull from below discouraging us as we go upwards but if we have his armour on then we will go further than we ever dreamed.

I believe that in tune with this vision God will also do great things involving space travel. In the next twenty years it will become more common for people to visit space. Many people will come to know God through this incredible experience as they see the wonders he has made for us. On the subject of space there will even be a new energy we can use discovered from outer space (see Kat Kerr).

So put your spacesuit on and get ready for an incredible, awesome and unbelievable ride.

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Picture from www.more-sky.com/group/wallpaper-heaven/

Sources:

Kalee Thompson (2015) found at: http://www.popsci.com/balloons-new-way-get-space  (accessed 2017)

Alan & Hui Meng Found at: http://www.vtaide.com/png/atmosphere.htm (accessed 2017)

Tom Benson (2014) found at: http://www.spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/education/rocket/TRCRocket/rocket_principles.html (accessed 2017)

 

 

 

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Shaking

As I was praying the other day and spending time with God I saw a picture:

I saw the island (the UK) being shaken in an earthquake from side to side. It was being rocked with force. This forced people who were otherwise stationary to have no other option but to move. They resisted until they could not resist for any longer and then they fell down.

At the same moment I saw ancient wells. The water inside was shaking with ripples. The wells were made of stone and did not shake themselves but the water did as a result of the earthquake.

Then finally I saw seeds being planted over the land. I heard “Now its the time to sow seeds”.

What this means for us:

Firstly we should be encouraged, encouraged that God is moving (he is not about to move. He is already moving) 2016 saw a great change in the spiritual atmosphere here and in other places too. The earthquake represents a spiritual quake that is going to shake us from the inside out. It is something that will change us as individuals and then spread across the nation to affect communities, towns and even whole cities (just like in the 19th century for example in certain cities). This won’t be every city, nor every community but it will be hard to escape God’s love and power as it comes in greater waves. However, he will always give us the choice.

Secondly, I believe the wells represent the spiritual foundation of long ago, places and people of great wonder who lived under the same spirit which is now being revived. The ancient spirit that was here before the world began. Worship is the key. Worship changes the atmosphere. Instead of playing the radio play worship music that points to Him. Keep it playing at all times in the background. See how this will change the atmosphere of your house, of your neighbourhood, of your town and city.

Finally we need to start changing ourselves first but then as a result we can also impact our communities and cities just as people like John Wesley, William Wilberforce and Florence Nightingale did. Believe me when I say they are watching us because when perhaps you really wanted to meet someone like them they’ve been waiting for years to meet you and can’t wait to meet you one day in heaven.