Views life from a heavenly perspective, so that the waves and even storms of circumstances are seen from above.
This perspective is a complement to the Bathyscopic Views. In  adversity or persecution comes, we can either view it in the light of Heaven, or we can dive down to take refuge in the deep love, wisdom and power of God.

 

Periscopic View of the Bible

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 This section lets us see "the light of Heaven on the waves of circumstances of this life", just as a periscope lets us see the view above the surface of the waves.

As it gazes into the light of Heaven we see what the Bible tells us about the fact that the "heavens do rule" (Daniel 4:26), and some of the ways that the Rulership of God is demonstrated on earth: the gifts of the Spirit, healings, deliverance, miracles, faith to overcome, ministry by God's angels to the heirs of salvation. We also learn to look at the ups and downs and calamities of life in the long-term perspective of

  • God's purposes,

  • Heaven, and the New Jerusalem, (our future home)

But first, let's ask God to show us His glory.

Show Me Thy Glory

Show me Thy glory, O blessed Savior!
Open my eyes that I may behold
Thy wondrous Person, Thy glorious Image!
Show me thy glory, and I shall be made whole.
Let Thy glory be revealed,
Wondrous glory be revealed,
The glory that You had with the Father,
The glory that You had before the world!
Let Thy glory be revealed,
Wondrous glory be revealed,
The glory that You prayed would be given to Your own!
Let Thy glory be revealed in me.

Scripture References - Visions of God

Exodus 24:9-11
9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:
10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.

Other topics

Seeing earth from a heavenly vantage point

Song of Songs 4:8 Come with me ... look from the top... This is the Lord's invitation to His Bride. From the top, we will see a different, glorious perspective, and rejoice in the sovereignty and perfection of God's will.

Learn to encourage yourself in the Lord ... and what is the great Spirit-given tool of self-encouragement

Angels from Heaven

Ministering Angels

Healing

If you are sick, look at physical problem from above the waves. Jesus, the same yesterday, today and forever, offers healing today as He did in BIble days.

To receive your healing, anchor your faith on BIblical teaching as collected in one place in our Healing Page.

Death of the Saved

"Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved" by Solomon Benjamin Shaw can be found on several websites:

CuttingEdge.org
RaptureReady.com
BibleBelievers.com (this contains several pdf files ranging from 1.54 MB to 1.88 MB, for easier downloading and distribution)
Scribd.com (Please note that a Scribd page starts loading only when you open the browser or tab containing it.)
Scribd.com 2 (Starts with a clickable table of contents)
Scribd also offers this excellent study of Life after Death for a Christian.

Heaven

The Heaven Page

Is Heaven for Real? See also the beautiful video on the home page.