Sands of time
Daniel 11:30 -
For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.
Today morning I was reading a message someone send me of scientist claiming by their HRAAP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) they would be able to reverse time. These things are good in theory or on paper but not in reality.
First thing we need to understand what is time?
Time is a measure like distance is. Distance between two objects can be reduced or increased but cannot be made zero. Only distance between the same or identical object inside itself can be defined as zero. Also distance cannot be termed negative for distance is the mean factor. Similarly is time.
Time is measured in many ways from laser to sub-atomic activity, whichever is more accurate and consistent. In the Bible we see time is written by revolutions of the earth, moon cycles or heavenly bodies (astronomical bodies). These are numbers like distance is.
An interesting factor we see in the Bible, although for man's statutes God refers to the current earth and moon cycles but when it came to prophesies, in many places the calculation were made by 360 days a year. Because that was the measure before the great quake tilted the poles of the earth during Noah and caused the floods. It gives an idea of how God perceives things.
Coming back to time; firstly why am I giving this science lessons in my message to build faith?
We need to understand one thing. In today's message we see the Lord had explained through Daniel prophesied about certain things concerning Roman which were to happen nearly 700 years later. We see even though this was written way before yet no one could change it.
We need to differentiate between warnings and prophesies. Consequences of warnings can be changed by abiding to the warning but prophesies of events given in the Bible cannot be changed whatever we do.
If these are not changeable then why has the Lord given them to us?
The Lord has given these events for us to know so that we can avoid the impact of these events in our lives. If the impact were not avoidable then Lord would not have found sense to let us know in advance. There were cases like the death of the Prime minister of Israel being assassinated was given in the Bible and even thought a person found it before hand and send him a letter warning him about it yet he did not read it. Later he was shot at and died.
Time in the Bible in reality is more of a factor between the flow of events. When we measure time even by laser or atomic clock it is a factor between an event of laser traveling a distance or the vibration of an atomic particle. These things yet are not as consistent as the events which the Lord has given in the Bible. The laser has a measure of error which may be some Picosecond or the atomic clock by some Nanosecond yet they have an error factor but the Bible does not. Even though events were written by Moses 1500 years before Christ, they happened on the time they were prophesied and will happen in the years ahead on their prophesied time.
If one goes into Bible Codes one will get a shocked at the accuracy of year and time of events written with their other fine details.
It is very important to note many of these prophesies like this one, were fulfilled in the shadow and are yet to be fulfilled in spirit very soon.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we pray your people study the scriptures and abide by the warnings and be alert of the prophesies given in them. They will not be able to change the prophesies but You wrote them so that they can prepare for them and not be consumed by them. Lord, we pray your people be not taken by surprise but be a step ahead of them before they come like Joseph was before the famine...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.
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