Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time In Heaven
Bible Questions Answered:
“...we are wondering then, will there be time in heaven?...”
Brenda/ Huntersville, North Carolina U..S.A.
We know that God created our universe, and that within it lights to “mark the seasons, days, and years.”
Genesis 1:3-5; 14-19 NLT
3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
4 And God saw that the light was good. Then He separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
14 Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years.
15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened.
16 God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars.
17 God set these lights in the sky to light the earth,
18 to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.
This was for earth, but in the New Jerusalem, there will be no sun and moon.
Revelation 21:1-3, 23 KJV
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for The Glory Of God did lighten it, and The Lamb is The Light thereof.
God, Himself is not subject to time, as He is eternal.
II Peter 3:8 KJV
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with The Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Now although heaven is not subject to time, yet it may very well have time.
Scriptures That Incite Interest:
Matthew 24:36,37 KJV
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of The Son Of Man be.
Revelation 8:1 NLT
When The Lamb broke the seventh seal on the scroll, there was silence throughout heaven for about half an hour.
Revelation 22:1-5 NLT
1 Then the angel showed me a river with The Water Of Life, clear as crystal, flowing from The Throne Of God and of The Lamb.
2 It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew
a tree of Life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.
3 No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For The Throne Of God and of The Lamb will be there, and His servants will worship Him.
4 And they will see His face, and His name will be written on their foreheads.
5 And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for The Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.
As we saw in Revelation chapter 21, one day The New Jerusalem, be come to rest upon The New Earth.
If that new earth will be a part of a universe as this earth is now, then once again there may very well be...
Genesis 1:14 KJV
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And if so, would heaven itself have some notation of time? More than perhaps the time that the new earth has, other wise both would be forever out of sync with each other.
Much speculation, one day we will know for sure. One thing we do know we will be like our blessed Lord, with life everlasting.
John 1;12,13 KJV
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.