God’s concept of time is different from man’s understanding of it, for there is a non- mathematical understanding of time in biblical prophecy which changed from the Garden of Eden. Scripture contains numbers which are predictive, but should not be taken just in a mathematical context because there is a spiritual application to every phase of prophecy. The revelations of Daniel and the Book of Revelations are just two books which can be interpreted as outside of man’s understanding of time as we know it and the predictions of the return of Jesus the Christ.
God is outside of time, but it matters more to us to keep tract of time because we can count time; whereas, God uses events in human terms in order for us to have a better understanding of our expectations of what should happen and when. This is why many have misinterpreted scripture because they are looking at numbers; however, God still uses mathematical time in the bible, but it is not always used to predict an event. There have been accurate predications of time. The timing of the plagues in Egypt, the timing of the generation that died before reaching the promise land, and the timing of the birth of Jesus using the Magi’s calculations of astronomy are all mathematical timing.
In the Garden of Eden there was no concept of time, aging, or death. It is the concept of time that brings an end because there is a beginning in time; therefore there must be an ending. Man’s fall initiated the changes in time when he committed an act against God by his disobedience and then the mathematical interpretation of time began because of the finality of events such as the changing in the seasons and death. Adam and Eve’s actions in the Garden of Eden brought about the concept of time which brings an ending. We can travel in space and time is different. We can not comprehend or reach the speed of light because we have limitations in time and we don’t physically exist outside our time, but we still spiritually exist both in the present time and beyond time because even when our bodies die our spirits still exist.
The rules of time do not apply to God who exist outside our time as we know it. The incarnation of Christ Jesus resurrected because you can not kill God. Jesus has the spirit of God and is God. He is one with the father. If we have the spirit of God, we are also not bound by time we are only bound to the physical which is bound to time; therefore, spirit never dies. Our souls are a record of who we are to God and what we have chosen to be. The spiritual never ceases to exist.
The Prophet Daniel interpreted dreams. God gave him this prophetic calling because God needed to use him as a sign to others and also to explain and write prophecy. When Daniel interpreted the King’s dream, he knew what the angel Gabriel was talking about. In the Book of Daniel, Chapter 9, he sees one being that looked like a man. What was Daniel’s concept in time? It was two fold. A mathematical time frame and also a symbolic time frame. There is a mathematical interpretation in symbolic form In Daniel 9:26, the sixty-two (62) weeks and the last week mentions the anti-Christ. The Hebrews associate numbers to mean symbolic terms. Sixty-two weeks is not sixty-two weeks as we know it, but it is a period or season of time as God knows it. Six (6) means man, and sixty (60) is the height of an image which was Nebuchadnezzar. Six cubits wide, sixty cubits high, and the six which is Nebuchadnezzar. Two could mean two more sixes which makes it 666 weeks when Messiah would be cut off and he will not reign. This is the time of the anti-Christ or 666 . It is not a time frame, but a symbolic number not an actual number of weeks.
In the book of Revelations the opening of the seven seals exist as a spiritual time frame even though there are similar events in history as well as events to come. In order to understand Revelations, you have to understand all of the Bible because the books work together to further reveal spiritual thoughts in the Book of Revelations.
We can not determine when Jesus will return because God does not think in terms of our time. There are still warnings and dreams, but our interpretations sometimes go astray. It is not meant for man to know the actual date of Jesus’ return. Acts reads: “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons which the Father has put in his own power.” No world event or purposeful cause to make war, terrorist attack, or building of a temple will hasten the return of the Christ because all of these actions are man’s terms and conditions not God’s. God thinks outside the box and outside the times as we know it.
This is a sketch from my dream vision of an ancient messenger walking over rocks. This warrior messenger belongs to an ancient tribe. He was closely connected to God and had a love for his people. He wears a heavy cloth material.
“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron scepter. He treads the wine-press of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And I saw an angel standing in the sun who cried in a loud voice to all the birds…
Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the burning lake of sulfur. The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh. ” Revelations 19: 11-21.
It goes on to include Michael seizing the dragon, the devil; Christians given the power to judge; the newly converted Christians who were converted after the rapture, who did not accept the mark of the beast, and who were martyred during the tribulation, They reign with Christ for one thousand years. and are part of the thousand-year reign. After this the dead are judged, death and hell are destroyed, and there is a new heaven and a new earth.
My references are from the Holy Bible, and since different Bibles have different publishers actual words will vary, but the meaning is usually the same.
I was sleeping on the couch when I heard a noise which sounded different from normal noises as if the sounds were garbled, very loud, and possibly from more than one being. It was about seven in the morning. I looked without getting up and saw my husband, Robert, quickly moving from the hallway into the living room and into my view before he disappeared. He looked younger and his muscles showed through a T-shirt he was wearing.
There were beautiful multi-colored electrical shapes flowing out from his back and the back of his legs. Robert was moving extremely fast; then, he quickly stopped and clapped his hands and said “Jeannie! Wake up!” I was still laying down, but my head was up looking at him. I was still tired and laid my head on the pillow, but then I saw my Robert’s face as I opened my eyes. He said “Jeannie! Wake up.” He was standing over me, and he did not frighten me at all. Robert is loving soul.
My husband always called me by my middle name which is Jeanie. Robert had a habit of clapping his hands when he wanted to wish really hard for something good. He had a sense of the theatrical about him, but his innocence, goodness, and wonderful sense of humor always made me laugh. I often feel him trying to continue to do this. I miss him very much, but I know God loves him.
After I got up, I was thankful and felt great that my husband blessed me with his presence. I thanked God for the gift of seeing my husband again. About almost an hour later, the phone rang. The caller was from an agency and he informed me about something which Robert and I talked about before he passed away.
I am glad I answered the phone because it was important, and even though it was a good call there was important information which needed my focus. My husband knew about this information and he came to visit me, and this is a good thing. There was also an appointment that could not be missed that day. In a way, I am glad my cell phone alarm did not go off.
I believe that God allows love ones to appear and communicate through dreams and visions. When there is an appearance, it only last a second or two. Heaven and the afterlife exist in a different dimension. Sometimes I have a whole dream complete with sensory perceptions, and often feel that there are others with me but can not see them. My children have similar experiences, and an old friend of my husband, David, has mentioned that he often experiences Robert’s presence.
There was also something else which kind of made this vision even more valid. I found out that one of the switches in our living room was a fire hazard when sparks and small flames started to shoot out from it. It was only afterwards that I realize when I saw Robert, sparks were coming out of him; however, I believe the shining sparks are also forms of energy. The electrical unit was fixed before it became an even bigger problem.
My vision has nothing to do with mediumship, but God allows me to have these experiences. These are supernatural experiences of a heavenly kind. We are Christians. I do not want to offend God in any way. I did not call my husband up because that is something we should not do. God sent my husband to give me warnings, and it was the Lord who allowed this miracle to happen which is something money can not buy.
I believe when we get to heaven, God has assignments for us to fulfill our destiny. Heaven is not boring. There is worshiping of God but there is even more for us to do. We use our gifts on earth, and we also use them in heaven. I want my readers to know that I am grateful for my experiences, and maybe there are those who will believe that this life on earth is not really the end. March 25, 2014