Thus says the Lord, who gives the sun for a light by day, the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar (the Lord of hosts is His name): “If those ordinances depart from before Me, says the Lord, then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” (Jeremiah 31:35-36)
The One Who Rules The Time
Jeremiah never lived under Daylight Savings Time. The United States adopted DST in 1918 with the practice of setting clocks ahead one hour in the spring and returning them to normal time in fall. Pundits of the program have argued the value and the waste of the idea accordingly for centuries. Changing the clocks is a rational that man fools himself in to believing that he can manage time to his advantage and purpose. Thankfully he is unable to control the sun, moon and stars or the world would have been destroyed long ago. On the fourth day of creation God spoke and the heavenly hosts were created. The sun would rule the day and the moon and stars would rule the night. They were created to give light on the earth dividing the light from the darkness. All of the heavenly hosts were established to be for signs and seasons, and for days and years. Following the flood God told Noah that as long as the earth stood there would be seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer and day and night (destroying the argument of global warming and the end of the earth). Time was established by the word of God and the world continues because the word of God preserves the universe by His authority and power. Adam and Eve looked upon the same sun, moon and stars that men gaze upon today. It has not changed since the beginning of time. Regardless of what man says about time or how he labels the days of the week, the Creator established seven days in a week and twenty-four hours in a day with certain periods of time called years. This has remained unchanged from time beginning. Man has called the days by different names through millennia and devised many ways to calculate the time of day but all things continue as they have when God said, “Let there be light.”
Man is a funny creature. He attempts to control his world by changing the time on the clock face giving him a sense of power to determine his destiny. This morning the sun rose at its normal time and Lord willing will fall below the horizon as it always done in its prescribed pattern. Living in the northern hemisphere the sun is rising and setting lower but man does not control that. God ordained the heavenly bodies to dwell in the vastness of space continuing in their revolutions as fashioned by the wisdom of God. This is a great blessing because if the universe was as man believes was created (from chaos) then the earth would be filled with holes as the heavenly bodies would collide continually upon the third rock from the sun. Thank God for precise orbits that allows the sun and moon to be an exact distance from the earth remaining unchanged from creation. Time is established by God and nothing man can do will change that. He can change the machine he created to tell a different time but as Abraham Lincoln said, “How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” It may be an hour later or earlier but the sun still rises when it is ordained and sets when God said it would.
The Lord God rules time. He dwells in eternity and through His grace allows the world to continue in days, weeks and years. The world is held together by the same word that created it and one day when the long-suffering of His grace ends the Creator will speak and the world will come to an end. Time will be no more. God created time to measure the life of man but the end of all things will take away time. Man begins in conception which is a kernel of time that measures his days. There will be a time when the body will die and the mortal will end. The great lesson man must take to heart is to know that he is not a mortal being possessing an eternal spirit; rather he is first and foremost an eternal being that briefly inhabits a tabernacle of flesh and when the flesh is removed he will continue to exist apart from time. Death is not the end of all things but the beginning of a place where there is no time. The essence of man’s creation is he is made in the similitude of the divine. It would help man to learn to change his eternal time rather than his mortal time. All clocks will cease. The eternal nature of man will not. Change the clock with no profit; change the soul and gain heaven.