The Christian Wizard

The book and the life...

Chapter 7
The Elements

When I refer to the “Five Elements,” I am speaking of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Void. Since these physical elements are connected with and symbolic of things in the non-physical, we can come to know a wide spectrum of God's seen and unseen creation by coming to know these elements with which it is made.

In the book of Genesis, we read the following: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light.' And there was light.” (Genesis 1:1-3 KMV)

The earth was “without form, and void.” By “without form,” we can assume that it had no “substance.” By “void,” we can see that our assumption is true. It was out of this “formless void” that God created the other four elements. From void, God created air (“and God said...”). From air, God created fire (“...let there be light.”). In the light of that fire, God created water (verse six). After water, He created earth (verse nine).

In verse two, the words “water” and “deep” do not necessarily refer to a deep ocean. Scientists have reproduced what they believe is the same type of “waters” referred to in Genesis, which is a type of ionized plasma. Sound travels through our atmosphere at 761 miles per hour, while it travels through this type of plasma at 380 million miles per hour. These “waters,” connected with the void, were the perfect base from which everything was created with sound. Each element created by God was increasingly dense, ending in Earth and its many forms.

Seeing God's wisdom in the order and manner in which He created the elements is a great way to know Him better, and is also a vital part of becoming a Christian Wizard. And this “seeing,” or “knowing,” goes far beyond analytical head knowledge; instead, we should seek to know these things with our heart. Know them like you know a close friend, and the “head knowledge” will come all on its own.

Earth is the “earthy” parts... Your physical body, the flesh and bones and marrow – these are earth.

Water fills your body, and the body is said to be at least 70% water. This is the moisture in your skin, the saliva in your mouth, and the sweat on your brow.

Fire is the firing of your synapses, the current that runs through your nerves, and the spirit that gives life to your body of earth and water.

Air is the breath you breathe, the wind of change that moves you to do something you've never done before, and the wind that blows across your skin, bringing the sense that you are more than your body alone.

Void is that place of silent stillness with which you seek to reunite during meditation. It is the place from and through which God first spoke, bringing air, fire, water, and earth into being.

These are the elements of creation. Know these well, and you will have begun the journey of knowing God, for everything He created is a part of who He is.

If a programmer wishes to build or edit a program, he must learn the programming language. The Christian Wizard must learn the language of creation, which is the combination of the elements.

Just consider your own body. It is composed of earth (God formed man out of the dust of the earth), water (the body is over 70% water), fire (the body is full of and relies upon electrical signals), air (you must breath or you will die within a couple of minutes), and void (the silence within, which we generally cover up with constant mental noise). You are composed of the elements.