Home > Encouragement > Resonance and Synchronicity…May 1, 2015
Resonance…I think that is what I’m sensing.
Synchronicity.  A few weeks ago, Barb Pritchard defined the word as “when the Lord joins us – and we are more powerful with one another, than we would be alone.”
Can “synchronicity” actually be found in the dictionary?  To my surprise – yes, indeed!  However, it is not usually utilized in a Christ-based or Christ-related sense.
For instance, there is the “Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality:  Living in the Digital Age Harnessing Technology for the Evolution of Consciousness.”  OK…definitely not signing up for thattee-shirt.  Swiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961), considered the founder of “analytical psychology,” is credited with coining the word.  It isn’t simple to define, but is loosely stated as “a significant coincidence of physical and psychological phenomena that are acausal connected.” *

Plainer English:  Jung was inspired to conceptualize “synchronicity” by working with a patient who dreamt about a flying golden scarab (beetle) one night, and the next day, during a psychotherapy session with the same patient, an actual golden scarab flew into Jung’s window.  Golden scarabs were extremely rare due to the regional climate.* Jung made a connection between a dreamed-presence and the appearance of a physical-reality, and decided that synchronicity had just been demonstrated.

A connection between the intangible becoming tangible…hmm…as in, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen…”? (Hebrews 11:1, NASB)

I was thinking about “synchronicity” and the prophetic nature of the sanctuary trees/leaves under construction, and wondering why I felt a “resonance” between the two.  (“Resonance,” defined as “when one object vibrating at the same natural frequency of a second object forces that second object into vibrational motion.”  www.physicsclassrom.com)  Specifically, what had resonated with me was the timing between the addition of the first 15 or so Scripture/proclamation-laden leaves on the branches, and the timing of the move of the Spirit to lead a corporate prayer for those people killed in the Nepalese earthquake to return to life and give testimony of God’s goodness throughout the country… which could subsequently pave a path for Nepal to become a “Christian nation.”

That is a serious application of the Scripture, “Leaves for the healing of the nations.”  (Rev. 22:2)

There’s an interesting anomaly, however, in “the Tree of Life” as described in Revelation, and the description of (presumably) the same tree, introduced in Genesis.   In Revelation 22:2, we see that “On either side of the river was the tree of life…”  In Genesis 2:9, “Out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”  (NASB)

“Either side of the river….”  To me, that indicates two trees of life, which seems confirmed by how The Message translates this passage: “The Tree of Life was planted on each side of the River, producing twelve kinds of fruit, a ripe fruit each month.  The leaves of the Tree are for healing the nations.  ” (Rev. 22:2-4)

Each side.  Perhaps, like the aspen, one Tree of Life was planted, and from its root there grew a second, which is the Tree of Life on the opposite side of the river.  This would be an interesting manifestation of Isaiah 11:1 which states, “Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit…”  (NASB)

Paul refers to this Scripture when he states to the Romans, “Again Isaiah says, ‘There shall come the root of Jesse, and He who arises to rule over the gentiles, in Him shall the gentiles hope.” (Romans15:12, NASB)So let me return to Barb’s definition of “synchronicity” – “when the Lord joins us, and we are more powerful with one another, than we would be alone,” –  and Hebrews 11:3, The Message, “By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.”

The Tree of Life has special nourishment for its roots:  “Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street.” (Rev. 22:1-2a, italics added, NASB)

Jesus has provided special nourishment for our “roots” and the “roots” of others, as well:  In the Gospel of John, He proclaims,  “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.”  (John 7:38, NASB)

We spring from His Root; He releases, through us, that “water of life”…that we may envelope one another in Him as we resonate with synchronicity in every area He moves us into…