Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
“Remember the former things of old: for I am ELOHIM, and there is none else;
I am ELOHIM, and there is none like me,
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things
that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand,
and I will do all my pleasure…”
- Is 46:9-10
Time has always been a puzzle to most of us, ordinary people. While doing my research I found out that time is also a puzzle to most physicists, even Albert Einstein. Scientists have many theories about it but none can sufficiently satisfy our human curiosity, mainly because, any theory of time cannot be empirically proven. However, many scientists would admit that Einstein came closest to describing what time is and what its elements are. Einstein said that time and space are two sides of the same coin. In Scripture, time and space are parts of the same concept.
I will not even attempt to make a scientific explanation of what time is but I would like to tell you what the SPIRIT has revealed to me about time. Oftentimes, my mind wonders around and I just like to ask the FATHER about anything that comes up to mind. So, I asked Him to instruct me about Time as I sleep. I remembered His words, “I have set eternity in the heart of man” (Eccl 3:11).
“I form the light, and create darkness…I am YHWH, who does all these things.” (Is 45:7) YHWH is the first cause of all things and YESHUA is the effect and conclusion of all matter. Time is like a cone that enlarges as it expands. YHWH is the causality that began all events and all events were products of a previous cause. Everything that is inside the cone has order and purpose; but everything outside of it is madness. We can say that an event in the past is already known and it served as a catalyst for the ‘now’, but the future is unknowable to man. Time is a one way street and it never reverses itself. Once a vase is broken, you can never put the pieces together as if nothing has happened. Once an event has occurred, it is past and dead.
Although, modern man perceives time as linear, it is not. Rather, it is cyclical, in terms of the sequence and rhythm of seasons of events; but not repetitive and duplicative in exactness. Time is relative to every person. As Einstein himself observed, that if a young man sits with an attractive young lady, a hour seems like a minute but if that same young man sits on a hot stove, a minute seems like an hour.
The SPIRIT revealed to me that YHWH is the LORD of Time. YHWH inhabits eternity and He sees the beginning until the end of every event. Nothing is hidden from his sight. YHWH is the Ancient of Days who has no beginning and no end. YHWH owns eternity and all of eternity is like a timescape for all creation and yet YHWH is not subject to time but enforces it to all created things, especially man, to mandate order and express purpose in every activity.
You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life like? For you are a puff of smoke that appears for a short time and then vanishes. (Jas 4:14)
Physical life is fleeting. The average life expectancy is about 70 years or even 80
years if ADONAI wills. Medical science is optimistic in increasing the length of life but it
cannot stop the advance of ageing. Every man has the same 24 hours, yet not each man
use his allocation wisely. Man’s solution is to do things faster with automation, and
innovation with products that deliver instantly. We have instant coffee, instant
chocolate drinks, instant pictures, instant messaging, instant news, etc. But no matter
how fast we mechanize our processes or how fast our computers are, our brains cannot
consciously process the same information as fast as the average computer. One who
hastens to gain riches won’t go unpunished (Prov 28:20). The average man is very fond
of short-cuts, but in life, the man who refuses to learn his lesson is doomed to repeat that
lesson until he finally overcomes it.
YHWH envelops all of time and He is always there to guide us and enable us to work His will in our lives. Every individual has a physical timescape and an eternal destiny. If you are a presentist, you would live a short-sighted life, always looking at yourself and what your hands are occupied with in the nasty now and now. If you think ‘destiny’, you have an eternal perception and you are focused on what YHWH can and will do in your present and your eternal future. You inhabit in all the dimensions of YHWH and you are only limited by what you think. Your speak with the language of thought and the speed of thought and you bring non-existent things as though they were existent. And so they are…
To some, time is but an illusion; but to the believer, time is very real especially when YHWH is the catalyst of every circumstance of life to bring about his destiny.
How then, can we redeem time? Bro. Paul said, “Be very careful how you live – not as unwise, but as wise, taking advantage of every opportunity because the days are evil.”(Eph 5:15-16)
Lord YHWH, teach us to number our days so that we may gain a heart of wisdom!