The War of the Worlds
But what if a war already exists of worlds at war but we can’t see them? Consider the war against disease and deadly microbial agents which did not begin when humans invented a microscope to see them on a slide. Since germs were discovered in 1660 consider the other vast amounts of things that have been discovered things our eyes cannot see:
radio waves, atoms, dark matter, antimatter, air, oxygen, ultraviolet light, gravity, infrared, mind (we can observe the brain and its chemical reactions, but thoughts are completely intangible to us), emotions (we can see the expression on people’s faces, observe their body language, and watch different parts of the brain react to feelings, but emotions are completely intangible), quantum particles, entire universe (we know that it’s out there. We can see a fraction of it with telescopes but we can’t see or even fathom the entire extent of the universe (and whether it actually ends). How mind-bending is that?)
Consider this account from the Bible
2 Kings 6:8-30Living Bible (TLB)
8 Once when the king of Syria was at war with Israel, he said to his officers, “We will mobilize our forces at ____” (naming the place).
9 Immediately Elisha warned the king of Israel, “Don’t go near ____” (naming the same place) “for the Syrians are planning to mobilize their troops there!”
10 The king sent a scout to see if Elisha was right, and sure enough, he had saved him from disaster. This happened several times.
11 The king of Syria was puzzled. He called together his officers and demanded, “Which of you is the traitor? Who has been informing the king of Israel about my plans?”
12 “It’s not us, sir,” one of the officers replied. “Elisha, the prophet, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in the privacy of your bedroom!”
13 “Go and find out where he is, and we’ll send troops to seize him,” the king exclaimed.
And the report came back, “Elisha is at Dothan.”
14 So one night the king of Syria sent a great army with many chariots and horses to surround the city. 15 When the prophet’s servant got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere.
“Alas, my master, what shall we do now?” he cried out to Elisha.
16 “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For our army is bigger than theirs!”
17 Then Elisha prayed, “Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” And the Lord opened the young man’s eyes so that he could see horses of fire and chariots of fire everywhere upon the mountain!
18 As the Syrian army advanced upon them, Elisha prayed, “Lord, please make them blind.” And he did.
19 Then Elisha went out and told them, “You’ve come the wrong way! This isn’t the right city! Follow me and I will take you to the man you’re looking for.” And he led them to Samaria!
20 As soon as they arrived Elisha prayed, “Lord, now open their eyes and let them see.” And the Lord did, and they discovered that they were in Samaria, the capital city of Israel!
21 When the king of Israel saw them, he shouted to Elisha, “Oh, sir, shall I kill them? Shall I kill them?”
22 “Of course not!” Elisha told him. “Do we kill prisoners of war? Give them food and drink and send them home again.”
23 So the king made a great feast for them and then sent them home to their king. And after that the Syrian raiders stayed away from the land of Israel.
So a “War of the Worlds’ is an ancient war that exists and is raging on all sides of us a real kingdom of light and darkness opposed to each other with very real players, coordinated, with superior intelligence. We can be a hand puppet and live our lives going from one setup to another or we can become real players in this war. I know what you are thinking Arthur is now in charge of the X-Files no but ‘ The Truth is out There.’
I used my own stock and photos, 3D objects, etc. for this image except for the model When I say my photos I mean taken with my hands and camera and they are not posted anywhere except on my computer.