Pure breathtaking mathematical beauty

This post by Joseph ‘coincided’ with the mathematical analysis of Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1, as reported in my previous post (which is better read first).:

Rationalising The Universe

My personal silence is broken; I must apologise for the low level of activity on my part I have been very busy finishing up the first year of my second degree – this is now behind me and I am on to the second year of my second degree! That is not easy to read.

You may have noticed that I now have a co-author Mekhi; who I reblogged some posts from previously. I am very excited to now be part of a team (if not a little intimidated by the quality of the team-member!); hopefully in the coming months you will be getting more regularity from Rationalising the Universe. After all, if something isn’t worth doing habitually it isn’t worth doing at all.

Today I write a short post about something close to my own heart; and to so many others in the field of mathematics which is the…

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Astonishing mathematics within Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 – the conjunction of Creation, Gospel and science?

In mid-September a mathematician was writing about his favourite formula whilst I was reading about the very same thing buried deep in holy writ!

A multitude of times I’ve noticed crazy coincidences cropping up to give confirmation and more instruction upon certain topics, as though the Lord’s got His hammer and hitting me between the eyes to get my attention!  This ‘God-incident‘ is the most extraordinary so far coming almost ‘simultaneously’ from both a secular, scientific standpoint and two fundamental scriptures.

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An anniversary-cum-birthday holiday brought me opportunity to read a book at long last after a non-stop busy Summer.  So I grabbed a couple from my pile, one of which, Unlocking the Sign Miracles of John by Jonathan R Hill, seemed on the lines of what I’d heard John Kilpatrick saying about the ‘sign miracles’ in the Gospel of John.

Flicking through it I noticed many references to the ‘Consummation of the Age’ (including chapter on its ‘mathematical foundation’), the ‘end-time’ prophetical significance of those miracles, as well as typologies, numerical aspects of Hebrew and Greek alphabets and calculations of time periods. Now, I take the last with a pinch of salt as they need careful checking, but am willing to consider and weigh new, even radical, concepts that don’t contradict scripture.

jr-hill-unlocking_39-2The book is based upon the work of Arthur Ware in The Restored Vision and quotes from Dr Grattan Guinness’ Light For The Last Days (an author used in The Invisible Hand, so influential upon me, as in my “Welcome”). I’m aware of the ancient practice of substituting letters of original Hebrew and Greek alphabets with their ordinal (sequential) value and standard designated values known as gematria, which Hill uses. His book is annotated with cross-references throughout.

Without further ado, here are some introductory points and copies of a few specific pages to read carefully (enlarge for ease of reading):

But God does not stop with types, as each letter of the two original languages of the Bible, Hebrew for the Old Testament and Greek for the New Testament, encapsulates a numerical value. Words and collections of sequential words have a mathematical identity which,  therefore, extends the surface narrative. Any agreement between this underlying numerical pattern and the surface meaning or doctrine, affixes considerable authenticity to the text…Only a personable supernatural God could inject such intrinsic connectivity within a book written in two languages with different alphabets, by multiple authors and across two millennia(emphasis mine).

‘The only reference in the (NT) to individual letters is actually in John’s Gospel – ‘And the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this man know letters, having never studied?” John 7:15 NKJV (page 20).

‘The existence of a relationship between the surface meaning of the text, the type and the underlying mathematical value has long been known in Jewish Rabbinic tradition’ – see Wiki Pardes (Jewish Exegesis) (page 160).

Page 38: ‘…Before returning to the details of the progression of seven days, one more scientific digression is to be considered. A simple ratio of letters to words in Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 yields the following fundamental mathematical constants seen in figure 4’ – continues below (NB: especially note first footnote):

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Mathematician Joseph’s Jaw-dropping Email

Upon returning home on the closing days of September and opening the accumulation of email, I soon read a notification of new post sent the preceding weekend from Joseph at Rationalising the Universe, the early part of which reads:

‘Today I write a short post about something close to my own heart; and to so many others in the field of mathematics which is the notion of mathematical beauty. That is, deriving aesthetic satisfaction from mathematical work (which in my opinion is on a level far above any painting, sculpture or photograph can ever achieve). There is no one defined notion of mathematical beauty; as with the more regular notion of of human beauty there often is a general consensus but it is down to personal taste. Here I summarise some areas in which mathematics in my eyes is at its most beautiful.

‘In this area I take a commonly cited example of Euler’s formula, which was showered with praise by the late great Richard Feynman, who used to refer to the formula as “our jewel”. Let me first present the general version of the formula…’

(He explains formula linking trigonometrical with the exponential form and when ‘x’ takes the value of ‘pi’ it becomes the Euler’s identity, as in Hill’s book above):

‘That is incredibly powerful mathematics summarised in a short, elegant looking formula which revels so much. To me this is incredibly beautiful…’

I was left utterly ‘God-smacked’!  My next post reveals what I found when opening the full post from Joseph.

More of this book has yet to be checked but I offer this account for your information and to the credit of Jonathan Hill and his sources for their immense labour, for which I am indeed grateful.

Notes:
  1. The theorem uses the five most important constants of mathematics: zero (0), unity (1), ‘e’, the exponential number describing growth and decay ‘e’, ‘pi’ the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference, ‘i’ the basic imaginary number which, if it did exist, equals the square root of -1.
  2. Euler’s identity won a reader’s contest in Mathematical Intelligencer magazine in 2004 by a considerable margin for “the most beautiful theorem in mathematics”.
  3. Items 1 & 2: Mathematics – an Illustrated History of Numbers, ed Tom Jackson.
  4. For more about this special formula see Wikipedia Euler’s Identity.

A deep insight from Hebrew: ‘God’s Signature’

This extract from my post of 18 June 2014 Holy Treasure of ‘The Open Door’ sets the scene for where science and scripture may meet in mathematics, which we shall cover next.:

God's Signature - coverThis year I’m dipping into an easy-to-read primer on Hebrew by Steve Maltz, God’s Signature, and any reference by me simply cannot do it justice. Steve’s explanations of the language’s essential contribution to the creation and meaning of scripture are just like being with a tour guide who drops gems of insights as we meander around famous sights. Starting from the premise that the Bible is God’s word to us, Steve promises to answer questions of who wrote it, how manuscript evidence can be traced, how errors are detected and who decided what material to put in the Bible, but first explains the important difference between the Hebrew and Greek mindsets.

That difference arises from the origins of the Hebrew language lying in pictographic symbols of the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, of which each symbol conveyed a defined visual meaning. From this developed the Phoenician-Old Hebrew form of geometrical shapes for those symbols, which eventually led to Biblical Hebrew letters.

To illustrate this concept Steve shows those alphabets’ characters for ‘shepherd’. Next he asks, why did God use Hebrew? In answering he shows those stages for the Hebrew for “word”, davar, which is composed of three consonants only – dvr – as shown below. Note the inclusion and use of dalet:

God's Signature - page 9Interesting? Surely an understatement!

The symbolical characters give such an obvious yet revelatory insight when we recall the Gospel according to John opens by describing Jesus as “The Word of God”, then tells of His coming into the world and the unique privilege He brought to those who would receive Him – the right to become children of God (verse 12).

Therefore, Jesus is the pathway, or entrance, into God’s mind, exactly as He states in John 14:6 above. (See original post for more on this concept.)

Of particular interest for our purposes is Steve’s examination of dalet itself:

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The author goes on to state the root verb as dlh, or dala, meaning that which hangs down, or the idea of letting down or drawing up, as with a bucket in a well. Thus, for this comes the word for bucket, dly or daliy.  It seems so mundane but the beauty of Hebrew is it can have a spiritual application, for which Steve quotes Psalm 30:1 and Proverbs 20:5 use of dalah, viz:

I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths.

The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.

Also, Psalm 141:3 has a vivid way of using dalet to describe a mouth as “door of my lips” – Set a guard over my mouth O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.

daletAnd in Jeremiah 36:23, dalet is used for ‘columns’ in “four columns of the scroll”. In other words, as columns hang off a central spine or side of a manuscript, Steve points out that “the word dalet has been used for the simple reason we have something (the “columns”) hanging”.

Hence, the clear sense that there is a doorway of opportunity for us to go through this year. Have you sensed, or even seen it?

It’s time for serious disciples of the Lord, to approach the threshold and enter and break through into what He has for us.

Advice/Cautionary Note

Let’s reconsider some special points Jesus gave His disciples as ‘one who teaches with authority’, unlike religious leaders, from his extensive instruction known as ‘The Sermon on the Mount’ (Matthew chapters 5 to 7):

“Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened…

…seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteous and all these things shall be added to you…

“I did not come to destroy (what’s written in the Law or the Prophets) but to fulfill…For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees you will by no means enter the Kingdom of Heaven…

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction…Not everyone who says to me “Lord, Lord” shall enter the Kingdom, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven…

“Therefore, whoever hears and does these sayings of Mine is like a wise man who built his house on the rock: and when the rains, floods and winds came upon it, it did not fall, for it was founded upon the rock…”

“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (John 14:23 NKJV emphases added)

 Amen

Further reading:

[Images from God’s Signature courtesy Terra Nova Publications International Ltd. Steve’s book is available from his website sppublishing.com as well as from Amazon. Be blessed]

Beauty in the brain: sleep, disease and family life

In view of our current focus on time, science and scripture this transcript is most timely in its reference to how a personal prophetic word from God greatly encouraged Anna to continue her scientific vocation. Thank you Lord.

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anna-twitter-pictureAnna Goodman is a neuroscientist, amateur artist, mother, and pastor’s wife. In today’s podcast (transcript below), I wanted to find out how all of those elements connected together in her life. Is there beauty in the brain? What can we find out from studying neurological disease? What ways has Anna found to fit family life and career together, and how do both of those aspects of life complement her faith and role in the church? The result is a fascinating mixture involving a lifelong love of discovery, a fascination with everything to do with the brain, a growing interest in child development, and the role of prophecy in everyday life.

I am at City Church in Cambridge with Dr Anna Goodman, who’s a neuroscientist from Cambridge University who is now full-time looking after two small boys, one of whom is currently running around the toddler group down below, but she…

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A peculiar perspective on Creation – it’s ‘implausible’!

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Click for link to New Scientist 27 Oct 2016 (NB replaces this screen)

Definition of the adjective ‘implausible’:
  • Collins Dictionary: ‘not plausible; provoking disbelief; unlikely’.
  • Oxford Dictionaries: ‘(of an argument or statement) not seeming reasonable or probable; failing to convince’.

Spotted the latest issue of this weekly at the newsagent’s and had to buy it. A month ago the New Scientist’s main feature ‘The Nature of (physical) Reality’ attempted to grapple with six problems to six principles and the possible fix of six solutions, a copy of which may be read here. I referred to its conclusion in closing the glossary to the Introduction to engaging and governing Time.

That conclusion points to scientists’ growing realisation that, “Energy and matter don’t matter – information is where it’s at”!  More specifically, the concept of ‘entanglement’ is dynamically handled by quantum theory at sub-atomic level and, thus by implication, may apply to the everyday macro and cosmic levels of physical existence.

A physical reality only??  NO!  It’s been a spiritual reality for at least a couple of millennia! As mentioned in recent posts, believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are ‘entangled’ with him and our heavenly Father.

Scientists’ claims beg the question (and many more).:

  • isn’t information pointless without any conscious intelligence being available to read and comprehend it?
  • how did random actions of inanimate matter and energy input that universal data within itself and living organisms??
  • how did the basic constituents of this unconscious universe start to generate, store and replicate such vitally important information???
  • or was it all encoded into matter at, or before, the theoretical Big-Bang????

In other words: it must have had a ‘blueprint’!  That is, it was designed that way! Which means there’s intelligence behind and making the information and, sooner or later, many more scientists will have no option but to take the concept of intelligent design a lot more seriously.

Eventually, they may catch up with the truths and deeper aspects of Holy Writ…

Informative reading at Rationalising the Universe:
  • an extended essay Joseph wrote in 2012: The Nature of Reality.
  • Why Skin A Cat At All? a useful discussion of quantum realities where Joseph opens his preference with: “Does reality contain information? Is information reality? I am rolling with the latter; it would appear that truth is nothing more than a set of propositions – information”.

The Timelessness of Jesus Christ, by Tim Shey

My thanks go to ‘high plains drifter’ Tim Shey somewhere out on The Road for this excellent contribution to a recent post, which warrants re-publishing in its own right.: 

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The Road – obedience is better than sacrifice

‘When I think on the word “saved” (as in, “I was saved twenty or thirty years ago” or “when were you saved?” and so on), as a Christian, it is probably an incorrect word or concept. To be saved implies the past. The Lord Jesus Christ is past, present and future. As a Christian, I abide in Christ right here, right now.

‘Let’s say someone surrendered their life to Christ a number of years ago. This is the BEGINNING of being connected with the timeless of Jesus Christ. As we take up our cross and die daily, our body and soul life are put to death, so that the spiritual life within us (Christ) grows stronger and stronger every day. As the passions of the body and soul life dies, time dies. Think of the sinful, physical body as shackled to time: the physical body is born on a certain date (time), it lives for 85 years (time) and then dies on a certain date (time).

‘There is a point in physical time when someone surrenders to timelessness—the Lord Jesus Christ. Worldly people and lukewarm Christians are still bound to time; spiritual Christians are timeless.

‘The power and beauty of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is that that timeless event (it defied time and space) pierced human time and presented us with the possibility of living a life connected to timelessness and sinlessness (abiding in Christ)—if we act in faith and surrender our lives to Jesus Christ.

‘1 John 1:7: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

‘The above scripture absolutely implies, not some historical event (time), but the timelessness of Jesus Christ. To an unbeliever, the phrase “and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” is totally insane: the death of Jesus Christ happened over two thousand years ago (time). To a Christian, what happened at Calvary is happening right here right now (timelessness). If we walk in the light (abide in Christ daily), the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us (not cleansed us) from all sin.

‘Enoch walked with God and then God took him because (after many years of obeying the Lord through proper blood sacrifices [dying to self] and believing in the future Messiah) he walked in timelessness and eventually timelessness (God) took him. Enoch was no longer shackled by time.

‘Prophets are very timeless because the timeless Holy Ghost inspires them to speak of future events as if they are happening right here right now.

‘Time to stop writing.’

Tim Shey – October 18th

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Wherever you are my cyber-friend [2 Chron 16:9], may the Lord bless and keep guard over you.

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Timing of listening to ‘Time’

G’day readers.

How did your day start as you got under way?  Do you notice time seems to have different speeds when you’re getting up? Sometimes I have to get a move on to beat the clock and be ready at a specific time. One day ‘hare’ minute-hand scoots along as tho’ haring around the ‘milestone’ circle – but another day it may saunter as though half awake, and ‘tortoise’ hour-hand lies huddled in its shell.:

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My childhood intro to time and different speeds!

Soon after starting my search for ‘truth’ when a young man, I read that time’s related to consciousness. So I noticed its measure may depend upon alertness.

Decades later and living at a more leisurely pace I notice this puzzles me. For example, in the bathroom I’m usually wide awake when swiping a razor around my face – rarely am I drowsy and, if needing to be on the move, I keep an eye on my watch as it sneakily heads for a deadline.

I’ve noticed differences on some days between how much I can get done in that early half-hour. Maybe my wrist-watch speeds up or down, or maybe it’s simply all down to my body-clock. Even so I’d agree with Justin Abrahams’ claim that, of its own nature, time does go at different speeds – maybe I get my own ‘time bubble’ in the bathroom!  But I’d much prefer to learn the practicalities of his claim to having done a two-hour wash, wax and polish of his car in half an hour!!

After posting the first announcement about Justin’s podcast on engaging Time in February I found the timing of my listening to it was intriguing!

podomatic-justin-abraham-time2My first attempt at listening on my phone failed to work. Not having done this on my phone before I found out later that the talk did download but I needed a better ‘ap’. Anyway, it was much better this way because it grabbed my attention when I was able to give it. Had it worked it would have distracted me from a personally relevant event at the conference I was going to.

At least a couple of aspects of what Justin teaches on that podcast were relevant to that event as well as to other recent things. First, I’m amused I’d been thinking of something from dim, distant days – “He who grieves most, grieves for wasted time”. It was one of many such quotations that had been used to prompt me to search seriously for the truth and meaning of life just before the famous Beatles turned into hippies and then got into transcendental mediation.

A Few Thoughts on ‘Time’

I hope anyone who followed my suggestion to listen to Justin’s podcast (here) didn’t find his excited assertions too daunting. Perhaps his approach is too ‘off-the-wall’ for some, yet his experiences and insights are worthy of due consideration and reflection.

Those of ‘glued-on’ adherence to the literal Bible text and fixed interpretation, according to whichever adopted translation is cleaved to, may have difficulty with his challenging but Biblically-based concepts. I very much like his familiarity with scientific concepts, from which most Christians shy away. It’s something I’d urge my brethren to get to grips with in order to marvel even more at Father’s handiwork.

Without being in any way dismissive, however, it would be interesting to see evidence for Justin’s claims regarding postage dates.  Also, as above, I’m ambitious to clean, wax and polish the car in such an unexpected short time-span as he experienced for two! 🙂

I recalled what Charles Shamp taught on the prophet Daniel travelling in time and seeing the stars at Jesus’ birth, thus leaving instructions on what the Magi should look for in the sky and why (Supermoon Monday’s ‘blood moon’ and The Age to Come refers).

Bobby Conner – Time Disappeared

Bobby_Carolyn_Conner_500pxAlso, I was reminded of what Bobby Conner said in Bath city about ten years ago. After returning from a trip, he phoned his wife Carolyn from the airport to let her know when to expect him home. It’s usually well over an hour’s journey, so his thoughts turned to the Lord whilst driving. Only twenty minutes later Bobby came to the junction for the road leading to their house – total time: under half hour!  Huh?

Miraculous, or a tall story? And is it Biblical??  My overview Eternity and Prophecy refer to three examples in scripture of time having been distorted and broken. And remember…

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no-one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end…

I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it, God does it, that man should fear before Him.

That which is has already been, and what is to be has already been; and God seeks an account of what is pursued [so that history repeats itself – Amplified Bible]. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 Amp; 14-15 NKJV)

[Drafted early March 2016]

Does the present really exist?

Physicist Mekhi’s scientific definition of ‘now’ augments my previous post on Justin Abraham’s outline of relativity and time. Also, the diagram is helpful in illustrating his description of slices of time and ‘before the beginning’, or pre- and post-Genesis. Don’t overlook the ensuing discussion from readers.

Rationalising The Universe

Firstly a warm welcome to all new followers; we were fortunate enough to be featured on WordPress Discover recently which gave a wonderful flurry of new support. We endeavour to stay in touch and interact with as many of you as possible; and hope that science and mathematics continues to be an area of interest for everyone. The pool of human knowledge is after-all our most valuable asset, which we share collectively.

Now for our second exploration of time (if you missed the first you can find it here). The theory of relativity is our best theory of the macroscopic world. The theory of Special Relativity was introduced by Einstein in 1905 brought about a wide range of insights into the nature of reality including length contraction, time dilation, a universal speed limit of the speed of light and the relativity of simultaneity. It is the latter that shall…

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On engaging and governing Time – in the first 15 minutes…

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…examples of time ‘miracles’ and outlines on time travel, time ‘slices’, time ‘bubbles’ and bending of time popped up in Justin Abraham’s teaching upon Time (see introduction). My near transcription/notes of the first quarter hour is below – parentheses and emphases of topics are mine.

Now and then he jokes with his audience about getting their brains ‘fried’, BUT they’re in good company!  It happens to experts too!  Mathematicians and scientists continue to be puzzled over the profound paradoxes of quantum physics. Phil Mason opens chapter three ‘Time and the Quantum’ of his book Quantum Glory (2010) as follows.:

A number of scientists who are kept awake at night perplexed by the counter-intuitive world of quantum mechanics have devised additional experiments in order to probe more deeply the bizarre attributes of the sub-atomic world…we need to note that these additional discoveries will totally mess with our heads concerning the nature of time itself…a significant key to understanding the quantum enigma hinges upon the issue of time as it relates to quantum space.

Justin relates Biblical prophecies to the science of relativity and quantum physics but first sets the scene to his in-depth lecture with scriptural backing. (Hence my inserting the full text of Ephesians 5:16 after Lion Bites’ Heavenly Time-Management in A prophetic word from God about Time….). So let’s dig in…

His teaching is based upon his recent course material on ‘new creation’ plus personal and others’ experience (eg his wife Rachel, Ian Clayton, Milly Bennitt  – as herehere and here – and on facebook). Claiming this session will be very helpful and change our lives (as with his family), Justin begins,

“This is a truth for our generation, because the Bible says, ‘Redeem the times…’ (Eph 5:16-17). So we can redeem time…’Redeem’ means to take (back) power from another…

“You, the ecclesia (church) are to govern – so is time governing you or are you governing time? ‘cos time is a substance!…When you ask someone what time is, not many people know what time is because we’re passing through it.

“Everybody used to think since Newton’s era that all of us are all in the same time at the same time and that time’s the same everywhere…what Einstein found was that time is relative, that time exists only for you as a person.

“He said the perception of past, present and future is “a stubbornly persistent illusion!” So have you ever been in a moment where you’re having a brilliant day but someone’s having a wasted day? So – they’re in a different time!

“It’s a different time on another planet to what it is here ‘cos it depends on your definition of time what time it is…Let’s say you’re on another planet around another sun, what time would it be? How would you define time there?

“I didn’t know time isn’t moving at the same time everywhere…(refers to film ‘Interstellar’ as illustrating how time works.)  Basically, time’s a stretchy fabric and you can shape time and stretch it so that we can do anything in time – time can bend – it’s a substance called the 4th dimension (space being the 3rd).

“Time is actually a substance that we can redeem the power of.

“Now in the Beginning Adam was in Eden and there he had what I call ‘rich’ time – there was no sweat, he was energised and everything’s done in rest and ease…So we’re meant to live out of Eden where there’s enough time to do what you need to do.

“So can time be stretched so you do in one hour what’s normally done in two? Can time be bent? Can time be stopped? Can you step out of time? These are what I want to look at…

“Your brain might already be frying but you need to learn about it, because everyone in this room’s got a relationship with time!

“What I want to do in this session is redefine your relationship with time so it becomes our servant and you govern time so it always works for you – and you have time miracles!!

(Justin claims to have had some ‘crazy’ time miracles since the Lord started teaching him about time but cites three, two of which Royal Mail time stamps are empirical evidence. – where somethings were sent and stamped as from the future but manifested before that in the recipient’s ‘present’ time – ie. had already been done beforehand, yet proven to come from the future and the goods thus obtained before the causative action! 

He says that news was posted on facebook and someone in the Royal Mail replied it’s a miracle because “the whole system is based upon those time-stamps”!  Also, another’s response was that since childhood the Lord had allowed them to travel in time and see events. This reminds me of the Chinese street urchins who’d seen events recorded in the Bible before they’d heard about them: see Visions Beyond the Veil – God’s Revelation to Children of Heaven and Hell by H.A. Baker.)

“It came from an encounter in heaven where I realised everyone arrived on time, although going at different speeds (gives example) – in the Kingdom time will fit what you want it to fit! The time doesn’t rule you, it expands depending upon how much space you need.

“The Bible says, ‘See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil’ (Eph 5:16)– ie. the days are ‘evil’, so since Eden we’re in ‘poor’ time…(As no-one else knew about this Justin invented his own terms for different kinds of time, and because…)

“The Lord’s been teaching me about time and showing me how different types of time can be in the same room…Ian Clayton would say to me “It’s strange: I’m getting a day’s work done in an hour now!”…I don’t understand it!

“It’s interesting when you have a time bubble someone can walk past you and not see it happening. (Cites personal examples of poor-time and rich-time distortion where energy is not lost.)

“If any man is IN Christ he is a new creation (2 Cor 5:17 and cf: Ian Cayton’s excellent teaching on what ‘in’ means: ie. ‘IN’: fully within Jesus’ whole being.) So you’re not from here, you’re not ‘terran’ as the earth’s going to pass away and you can’t define yourself as being from here…you’re born from above!

“God is looking for us to reveal Him, to become Sons so that we mirror Him in His divine essence – as we’ve born the image of earthly, so now we shall bear image of heavenly man. Now, if you’re in Him and He’s in you, what’s God’s relationship to time? He’s The Beginning and The End, the Alpha and Omega and He exists beyond time.

“It’s really interesting, all of time has already happened (according to science). So time in this era looks like a funnel post-Big Bang and then it’s made of ‘slices’ called space-time, which is like a loaf of bread! All of those slices already exist – all you’re doing is passing through your perception of where in the slice you are.

“This is why Moses could go back (to Creation); this is why John could go forwards (to see the New Jerusalem)…why David could pull the future into the past and have David’s Tent, which was the future era…why John could go right to the End and check a different time…why Isaiah could move forward in the timeline and say a virgin would give birth, and the suffering servant, the glory would come and that the earth will be transformed…

“So space-time exists and God’s in time and honours time and regards time as precious. The reason He invented it is so everything happens in its own space – that’s why we have space-time, time is not separate from space. They’re a grid we exist in, The reason He invented it is to allow, and we can enjoy, the richness of the moment – the alternative is that everything happens at the same time! – I know that’s strange to understand.

“God allows time but we’re not meant to be defined or limited by time – so we’re meant to know the times and seasons but it’s not about knowing which slice of time you’re in but of knowing The (appointed) Times, The Seasons…it’s about knowing where we are in the strand of DNA (spiral nature) that goes through time – the divine strand, the golden strand – knowing your place within it and your context within it and your relationship with time.

“So, we’re meant have an interesting relationship with it, to ‘taste the power of the Age to Come‘ – it’s a bigger creation than we’re in now and…it goes out like that (pointing)… we’re meant to ‘Taste’ of the power of the Age to Come, which means we pull from out of another creation (dimension?) backwards, which means time bleeds back.

“In Newton’s time we thought time was a river only going one way – we now know through quantum physics time it’s not going one way, it goes both ways (backwards and forwards) – it’s our perception of it that’s going one way! (Eg looking through telescope at light, that light in the past ‘knows’ you’re going to look at it and so it collapses.)

“If you didn’t look at it it would just be a wave pattern, but it ‘knew’ in the past that you were going to do it!!  So you’re looking at something changes the past!!

“I know that’s hard to accept but I’m teaching quantum physics here but it’s the truth – it’s called ‘the observer effect‘ – you collapse wave patterns into photons (strictly speaking – photons into waves or else particles, depending upon methodology; even if experimentally delayed!!) by observing them BUT it goes back into the past! (see glossary in introductory post).

“So you’re already distorting time. When prophesying you’re decreeing the future shaping earth around the future – you’re future gazing! You’re answering the ‘phone call’ (Jer 33:3) into the future, your tasting the power of the Age to Come! It’s interesting as we approach that changeover more of its bleeding back. So we had little bits of ‘bleed-back’ – like Enoch …who completed ‘the ring’ for he lived out of the End at the Beginning. Same with John… as you approach that Age, the mount of bleed-back gets thicker.

“In other words, where it says in scripture that ‘heaven is drawing nigh’ – so when David had the Holy Spirit before Acts 2 (Holy Spirit coming in power upon Jesus’ disciples) he pulled out of the future and put it in his own time…he already had the Holy Spirit in the past even though He hadn’t been given – which means you can choose which time-slice you live out of.

“SO which era of Christianity, or Son-ship, are you from?

“This is how I bend time and change stuff around me: I’ve decided that I refuse to live in the time that I’m in! The heroes of the faith did not live in their own time…Elijah, Cuthbert, Columba, (mystic leaders of the Celtic Church)…Enoch lived out of a different time.

“Enoch went back into Eden before the cross had happened, because it had already happened, because Jesus was crucified before – outside of time! All of time’s encoded with the record of the Crucifixion because it happened before the foundation of the world (Rev 13:8).  This is why the seven spirits (Isa 11:2) look omnipresent…

“If you think of this as a box called ‘The Beginning’ and then this bit outside it is ‘the before’. So there’s ‘The Beginning’ and ‘The Before’ …In the beginning, that’s when God created Wisdom and the other spirits (Isa 11:2), they exist there and that’s why they seem omnipresent, because they’re actually from a bigger dimension – but which dimension are you from?

“This is where it gets really interesting – that we were hidden in God in the Before the Beginning – so we actually exist as He is…This is why angels are different to us – they may be in different times depending on where they are in Creation…

“For example: as time’s like a fishing net and if you put a tennis ball in it the net wouldn’t be pulled much – that’s what gravity does. It bends time just a little bit like a light planet such as the moon, a heavy planet pulls the net and makes the days longer. So depending on which planet you live on, the days are a different length…(further explanation)

“So how do we move in time? As we spread into the Cosmos how will we define time?

“Remember all of Creation’s waiting for us (as Sons of God – Rom 8:19-22) which means, whether we accept this or not, earth’s just our cradle…where our infancy happened. We’ve got a Cosmic Mandate – ALL of Creation is waiting for the revelation of your Son-ship to free it from decay..(talks about immensity of the galactic ‘deep field’).

“I think God wants us to grow up! – He wants to be the definition – He’s the Chronometer -(NB: confirmation from Lion Bites prophetic word on Heavenly Time Management – which started this series!) – we come from Zion!

“The thing is, we’re all quantumly entangled into Him! This means we’re in Him and we exist in Him even though we exist here – that is where ground zero is for me….we don’t define ourselves by times or season because that’s to say the sun and moon govern us and we can only go as far as the headship we’re under. So do you define yourselves by them and want them, their influence, to be the governing body for you?

“And so God said to me,

“It’s time to master Time!”

Justin checked the meaning of ‘mastery’, diligently learned about the subject and noted, “Daniel saw that the antichrist, or the spirit that’s against the anointing of Christ, shall intend to change the set times and laws” (Dan 7:25). He then disclosed that,

“The first time I spoke about this I felt so bad I’d spoken on it that I sat down and said, ‘Lord I’m sorry, I must have gone too far’.

“And the Lord said, ‘If you don’t manage it, someone else will’.”

To hear what Justin says next listen to podcast at Podmatic/CoBH – Time.

On engaging and governing Time – introduction

Our consideration of the convergence of scripture and modern science begins with this expanded version of a post published on 18 February 2016. We’ll learn how the theories of relativity and quantum physics – under-girded by the ‘queen of sciences’, mathematics – may match the supra-natural nature of God’s word in the holy Bible. Attention is drawn in particular to the important concept at the concluding section – last but not least!

podomatic-justin-abraham-time2

This graphic is so apposite in view of my references to Time’s spiral nature, as in earlier posts on The Nature of Time and Eternity & Prophecy, as well as the mini-series on Time starting with Prophesy to 2014 and Talking to Time seems to work.

Most importantly I’d remind everyone that Jesus Christ is Lord of Time and so you may also like to read the prophetic word, “I Am The Lord Of Time”.

In an intellectually demanding session at Glory Revolution in Melbourne, Australia, Justin Paul Abraham talks about how he engages with TIME and how this fits in with the Word of God.

This of deep personal interest because of what I’d sensed of the ‘book beyond the Bible’s back cover’ – ie, The Age to Come (see On Eternity and Prophecy).

So, I tracked fully with him, listening a few times and recommend your taking time to listen to his Podcast here, as announced on Company of Burning Hearts. Justin attests this is life-changing material for Christians – it’s certainly cutting edge!

“This is a sweet truth that will liberate your days! You are  not a slave to time!”

He claims the Lord taught him the necessity of learning to master Time because when the antichrist comes he will attempt to change times and seasons (Dan 7:25 – ie. usurping the Almighty’s function of changing times and seasons, as at Dan 2:21). Justin was told that if he doesn’t stick with the difficulty of teaching it, then the Lord would use someone else!

For ease of reference my close transcript of the first quarter-hour is next. In the meantime – if you have opportunity. Savour the session’s full impact via the preceding link to the podcast. May the Lord bless your listening, weighing and waiting upon Him.

QUANTUM PHYSICS

As Justin refers to science and the ‘observer effect’ in quantum physics, you may find the following brief glossary helpful (emphases mine). Its startling discovery isn’t so ‘spooky’ to born-again Christians!

Light – small section of the electromagnetic spectrum (EM), all of which is measured in frequency of oscillatory wave motion. Renowned dual-slit experiment demonstrated that light is waves, or particles (ie. quanta; singular = quantum), or both!  Similarly for sub-atomic matter.

Counter-intuitive – earliest experiments revealed astonishing fact of quantum mechanics that light adjusts itself before, and according to, later experimental observation; thus affecting results and as though displaying intelligence!! (Known as ‘the observer effect‘.)

Sub-atomic particles Quantum Glory - cover‘It is a unique property of the quantum world that sub-atomic particles have the capacity of being in two places at the same time. In our macroscopic world of classical physics the last thing we would expect is to see someone bi-locate right before our eyes so that suddenly they can be in two places at the same time. Yet in the counter intuitive world of the quantum universe this is exactly what is going on all the time’ ‘Quantum Glory’ p 68, Phil Mason. (Also see link below.)

Tunnelling – quantum process whereby particles pass through impenetrable walls and barriers (like Jesus at John 20:19).

‘Without quantum mechanics’ explanation of how electrons move through materials, we would not have understood the behaviour of the semiconductors that are the foundation of modern electronics…would not have developed…microchip and modern computer… without the advances in our knowledge thanks to quantum mechanics there would be no lasers and so no CD, DVD, blu-ray players…would not have smartphones, satellite navigation or MRI scanners’  (‘Life On The Edge’ pp 21-22).

Entanglement“probably the strangest feature of quantum mechanics. It allows particles that were once together to remain in instant…communication with each other despite being separated by huge distances…its implications are so extraordinary that even Einstein refused to accept it, deriding it as “spooky action at a distance”! (Profs. Jim Al-Kahlili & Johnjoe McFadden, University of Surrey, Guildford, ‘Life On The Edge‘ p 30.)

Also, this from ‘The Nature of Reality’ by Stuart Clark and Richard Webb (New Scientist  24 Sept 2016) – for very good summation of six main problems in physics visit Intropy.

Solution 6 – Information

“…But entanglement does seem to be at the root of many mysteries, and the recent hints that it could be the warp and weft that holds space and time together. In that case what is entanglement? The best we can say is that it’s some sort of collective information shared between particles. That highlights a common theme in more cutting-edge physics: that understanding space-time, and the route to the more unified picture of nature generally, lies in treating information – not matter and energy – as the most fundamental thing in the universe and understanding better how it works.”

Particles sharing information across time and space – just a faint hint of how believers in Jesus are linked across heaven and earth to Him and our Father through His Holy Spirit.

NEXT > continue by reading a transcript of the session’s first 15 minutes >>>

For another briefing see this blog’s Does Extraterrestial Intelligence Exist?

A prophetic word to physicists (2015)

Published in January 2015, this kick-starts our consideration of science and scripture.:

Now and then upon hearing news of scientific discoveries and deeper understanding I’ve thought, “They’re catching up with scripture”. Hence my occasional posts and re-blogs on science (eg. yesterday’s Route to Reality). Jordan Gresczyk’s latest on As He Is…So Are We,  therefore, sits well in my spirit as a prophetic word. He writes.:

‘I am not a Prophet and do not claim to operate or stand in that office but I do believe God speaks to His friends. So I feel prompted by the Lord to speak this Prophetic Word. I speak it in faith. Judge it according to the Spirit.

“God is going to open the eyes of the Physicists as He opened the eyes of the Magi. Both Quantum Mechanics and Relativity. Dimensions are being opened and Paradigm Shifts are coming. New wineskins. New unshrunk clothes. I see God wiping the chalkboard clean and giving new formulas and protocols. I see theories being molded by the Spirit into realities. I see these as Secrets being given to His friends in those fields. God is saying He will be known by His creation and He will be given honour and He will be worshiped.”

‘Again I am not a prophet and I do not claim to be. If this be from Him amen and if not, let it fall to the ground.’

Notes:

Readers wanting more should visit Science and Belief, a blog by Dr Ruth Bancewicz on the positive interactions between science and faith. She is the author of God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith, which has received many favourable endorsements from her scientific colleagues.

Also see works by Rev Dr John Polkinghorne and articles about him.

On eternity and prophecy

Re-published from this blog’s Cycles and Time hub as third background item for soon upcoming posts on the convergence of scripture and science:

In the beginning God, (He) created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light!”, and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1:1-4 NKJV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2 NKJV)

A few thoughts:

CREATION

‘In the Beginning…’ not only means God and Jesus and Holy Spirit existed at the start of time but also implies they existed before the Beginning. That is, the Holy Trinity exists outside the creation of our known four dimensions of space-time.

The Holy Bible is God’s revelation of His Story from the beginning to end of our created world, of specific historical actions and of events foretold but yet to take place.

ETERNITY

When Jesus unexpectedly burst – uninvited – into my life I realised that someone whom I’d thought of as only a historical personage, or supposed New Age Teacher, is still very much alive!  His existence must, therefore, be outside our space-time continuum in a dimension beyond ours = heaven and eternity.

Since that life-changing night-time visitation in 1989 He’s blessed my with a hint of that supra-dimension:

AGE TO COME

Revival 1: Glory Stories tells about what I sensed from the Lord in Winchester and then in Bath city some years ago. The distinct  impression was of the existence of the equivalent of a new book to be written beyond the Bible’s rear cover; ie. after the Book of Revelation. Maybe it exists as a thought in the Almighty’s mind before it’s eventually decreed and then comes into actual existence? (Rather like Abraham and the patriarchs ‘waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God’ – Hebrews 11:9-19.)

That is, this invisible, immaterial book would continue Revelation’s closing prophecy of the physical manifestation of a new earth and new heaven with the City of God. It could mean eternity will be merging into time, heaven coming to earth at long last – the ‘Age to Come’.

OR, maybe this is something the Lord will unravel and open for the ecclesia (Church) to learn about and understand?

TIME DISRUPTIONS

The following scriptures give examples of time being discontinuous, when it was:

  1. Stopped – on that unique day when the sun and moon stood still as Joshua fought the Amorites and their allies (Joshua 10:12-14).
  2. Went back – When king Hezekiah lay sick the Lord promised to lengthen his life by 15 years and gave as a sign the shadow of a sundial going backwards; or the sun’s rays were affected to bend the shadow (Isaiah 37:5-8).
  3. Split – according to the fulfilment of the ’70-weeks’ prophecy the Lord gave Daniel, of which 1+62 weeks (years) were to be continuous until the arrival of Jesus. The final 7 weeks would follow at an unspecified time in the future (Daniel 9:20-25). It is this ‘end-time’ of 7 years that’s awaited with great anticipation and expectation.
PREDICTION

This comes by the unction of the Holy Spirit to prophesy and which conveys what’s on the Lord’s mind for His people at the present time or which He will bring about. As with Apostle John, maybe some OT and NT prophets were also able to enter the supernatural, eternal realm to perceive future events from that dimension? (See Prophecies & Visions hub.)

Coming next: a prophecy for physicists followed by an introduction to the scriptural and scientific aspects of engaging Time >>

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On cycles and the Bible

Re-published from this blog’s Cycles and Time hub as second background item for soon upcoming posts on the convergence of scripture and science:

Then God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from darkness. God called the light Day and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.  (Genesis 1:3-5)

BillKoenig_hdrIn New Year 2012, a few weeks after launching this blog, I introduced Christian journalist William Koenig’s four-year investigation into the work of Eric Hadik, a leading financial markets technical analyst. (Bios: About William Koenig – Who is Eric Hadik?).

[This was simultaneous with the publication of Jonathan Cahn’s bestseller The Harbinger!]

Hadik built his knowledge upon W.D. Gann’s work on market cycle theories, based on his discoveries in the Bible, and applied to mathematical and geometrical principles!

After four years of closely following Hadik’s application of theories of cycles to natural and human events, Bill attested to having “found his calculations extremely accurate”.

Anyone wishing to check out this fascinating topic should read Eric’s trading bulletin Inside Track and his more recent website 40-Year Cycles. They contain informative articles on many types of cycles and check the accuracy of ‘cycle predictions’, eg. geological (earthquakes and volcanoes), scientific (including nuclear), financial markets, political, diplomatic or military matters!

Its January 2015 edition contains 40-Year Cycle: Euro 2015, which reports upon a 40-year cycle analysis and checked the accuracy of predictions made mid-2011. In view of recent, subsequent events (as here and here) it makes interesting reading!

Eric’s report Crash Cycles covers the effect of the 40-year Cycle upon the US economy.

After stating what cycles categorically are not, from a financial technician’s viewpoint, Eric defines them as follows:

What cycles ARE… is a measuring and projection of time assuming (as has been proven time and time again) that “history repeats itself”.   However, do not expect history to repeat itself  in the same fashion, at the same place, and in the same degree, as it did originally. (Cycles Intro)

BIBLICAL 40 DAYS & 40 YEARS

Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit in the wilderness for 40 days. After His resurrection Jesus appeared over a period of forty days to His first 120 disciples and taught them more about the Kingdom of God (Acts 1:3)!

Seven days after Noah entered the Ark it rained for 40 days and 40 nights. Moses sent leaders of each of the 12 tribes to spy out the Promised Land for 40 days. However, all except Joshua and Caleb rebelled against God’s directive to go into that land of milk and honey because giants were there. Consequently, God imposed a 40-year penalty of life in the desert for the generation of Moses’ compatriots (Numbers 14:28-35).

That episode clues as to the period defining a ‘generation’. It may be assumed 20 years of growth and adulthood in parenting children could be a definitive number. Numbers 14: 29 states only those aged 20 years or more, expect for Caleb and Joshua, will not enter the Promised Land but die in the desert. Only their children, that is all under 20 years of age, would enter and enjoy the new land. However, the later reiteration of the Lord’s anger against those rebels actually provides a fuller definition of ‘generation’ as being 40 years for,

He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation of those who had done evil in His sight were gone. (Numbers 32:13 NIV)

In my opinion, we could therefore consider 40 year periods as being directly related to human activity rather than Godly activity. (Also see The Bible Study for more.)

An example of this application may be found in Eric Hadik’s introduction to the theory of cyclic activity throughout history, as summarised in The Natural Year on this blog.

Also read 2016 Prophetic Word and 11-Year Cycles. The latest posts on this topic may be found heading up the Cycles tag.

Next, we’ll consider eternity and prophecy, including a prophetic word to physicists, just before looking at fascinating insights on how the scriptures are consistent with, relativity and quantum physics – or more properly: on how modern scientists are catching up with ancient, inspired literature from the Living God!

[Photo of William Koenig courtesy of World Watch Daily]

On the nature of Time

Re-published from Cycles and Time hub as first background item for upcoming posts on the convergence of scripture and science:

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

“Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.  I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. ”  (Revelation 1:8 and 17-18, NKJV)

Thank you Lord that you exist outside and inside Time – you are Always and Now!  [Read prophetical word from Jesus, “I Am The Lord of Time”.]

In my humble opinion, time is non-linear.

y=xOur analytical mind-sets think time is a straight line and this is endorsed by the standard use in mathematical graphs of time as the ‘x’ or horizontal axis, as in this GCSE maths graph. Like an ‘x’ axis,  timelines list events in history – and we can use one for our own lives. After all, we live our lives in a sequence of events – one thing after another.

When observed in nature’s season and oceans, however, the passage of time-related activity is continuously periodic, that is, cyclical. So I regard time like a spiral because, when considered dynamically under the interaction of various influences, it’s just like a corkscrew being turned.

TIME SWINGS
Sine wave (credit Wikipedia)

Sine wave (credit Wikipedia)

Consider drawing a circle and the position of pencil, or finger, as you time the motion. Done this way it can be plotted on an ‘x-y’ graph.  With ‘x’ as time and ‘y’ as position on paper, it produces a curve looking like a wave of water – known as a sine wave- as in this diagram.

I was fascinated to learn in school physics that the tides and pendulum swings of a clock are ‘simple harmonic motion’ (SHM), which can be expressed as a trigonometric function of an angle. The ‘sine’ function is used to model periodic phenomena such as oscillations eg. sound and light waves, the position and velocity of oscillators, sunlight intensity and day length, and average temperature variations throughout the year (Wikipedia ‘Sine’)

Have you stood on a beach at high or low tide and noticed how long the water sits there? Its level slowly starts changing but at mid-tide the water rushes to the other extreme. It floods in full flow only to stall and stop, and then return to repeat its action – and time and time again.

sine-wave.jpgSHM and its geometrical depiction explains those difference in tidal speeds. Watch the brief video under ‘Occurrences’ in Wikipedia’s Sine Wave. It shows a wave as a curve of dashes being produced as a point on the circle’s circumference plots the waveform – but its own motion is screw-like, is it not?

TIME SPIRALS

Spiral stairway to cloudsTherefore, we can think of time like an invisible spiral turning like a corkscrew. Also, nature provides another excellent example – and it’s one that carries information – the DNA spiral, of which there are two in each molecule.

Let me explain some more with a simple analogy: on a spiral staircase we pass by different walls. If it’s in a castle turret there’d be a doorway on each floor and in the same  vertical wall of the well. Regard this wall as a certain kind of event and note how it connects with us, or is relevant to us, at different times and levels.

Spiral stairs franky242Hence, various types of event can crop up in a cyclical pattern of repetitions at different levels and show some development has taken place. So it is in history and with God’s plans too, could we but be aware, or receive divine revelation.

CONFIRMATION

I’m amazed to learn that financial analyst and expert in the cyclical nature of markets, Eric Hadik, also describes time as a spiral. I’ve known about him since 2010 but, in collecting my previous material and updating to include the above maths, I once again visited his website and found this newer one, 40 Year Cycle. In its introduction to cycles Eric states,

…life (the markets, etc.) should be viewed as a spiral – constantly revolving in a circular pattern BUT never returning to exactly the same spot from which it came.  It is progressing – forward & upward – even as it revolves in a type of circuit.

Continue reading about this periodic function of Time in Cycles and the Bible.

ALSO see On Engaging Time (18 Feb 2016) and A Prophetic Word From God About Time – And On Time (17 Oct 2016).  For the latest on this topic see this blog’s Time category.

Image Credits:

  • GCSE Maths for ‘y=x graph’
  • Wikipedia for ‘Sine Wave’
  • Victor Habbick for ‘Spiral Stairway To Clouds’, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net
  • Franky242 for ‘Spiral Stairs’, courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net

An example of heavenly time-management

RJBThat conjunction of ‘coincidences’ wherein the Lord urges us to align our time-management with His, made me review what’s in my mind’s ‘neural pipeline’. (See A prophetic word from God about time – and on time!)

Directly connected with it is the exciting fact that the spiritual operations behind true prophecy, and the latest scientific theories are converging.

So look out for a meeting of minds over revelation and the prophetic on the Christian net and maths, relativity, quantum mechanics and information theory on the scientific side…

I came off holiday wanting to blog right away about another fascinating ‘coincidence’.: my reading about the mathematical basis of the opening verses of Genesis and of the Gospel according to John – and what I met upon returning home on a scientific blog! This was to be followed by re-blogs of excellent articles on maths, quantum physics and time.

These will be from Rationalising The Universe, which has a growing readership and well-informed discussions. It was started by mathematician Joseph, who’s recently been joined by theoretical physicist Mekhi, whose special interests are relativity and time. Their blog also has the distinction of inclusion in WordPress’ selection of best blogs (Discover) and is succinctly described here. Learn more from their bios via the preceding links.

Those re-blogs, however, must first await re-publication of a couple of my past items on time, and re-posting remark mentioned at item 3 of post on ‘heavenly time-management’. (My comments in that point were upon Mekhi’s post, Does The Present Really Exist?)

By the way, I was honoured last month with this kind accolade from Glasgow Prophetic Centre: “We are so blessed by the amazing gift you have at ‘joining the prophetic dots’!”

Lastly, for another example of applying Father’s heavenly time-manager, see American Tim Shey’s contribution at the foot of A word from God about time – and on time!

A prophetic word from God about time – and on time!

Lion-Bites-logo-2012Upon returning home last Wednesday, as Nina rested after surgery, I caught up with email. That day’s from Glasgow Prophetic Centre was extraordinary! It’s not the first time they’re on target personally but the precision this time is breathtaking on several counts, as in my appended notes. First, the prophetic words.:

LION BITES: HEAVENLY TIME-MANAGEMENT

I hear the Spirit of the Lord say:

“I rule time and it is not to rule you!”

The Lord is breaking off a rulership that time – and lack of – have had over your life. And He is bringing a heavenly alignment into timekeeping, diaries, schedules, cycles and sleeping patterns.

No longer will your time be swallowed up by unfruitful activity, as God begins to align your life to heaven’s calendar! This will create time for you to begin to wholeheartedly pursue the call of God on your life – and with plenty of time to do so!

He says to you,

“Bring your time before me and let me show what I actually want you to do and what I don’t want you to do. Let Me tell you who I really want you to meet and who I really don’t want you to meet. Time will no longer be your enemy but instead it will now empower you to fulfil My purposes for your life on the earth.”

So, bring your calendars, your diaries, your phones and your schedules before God and let Him do some work with you today. Time is not to be your enemy but it is to be used by you and you will have the space to flourish.

Colossians 4:5  Behave wisely towards outsiders, making the best use of your time.

Now the topic of time has cropped up again it’s well to look at a literal rather than ‘dynamic’ translation of a couple of well-known verses. This will be important in the next few posts. The New King James Version and my study bible note reads:

Col 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time (‘kairos – opportune time, set time, appointed time, due time, definitive time, seasonable time, proper time for action. Kairos describes kind or quality of time, whereas chronos denotes extent or quantity of time’.)

Eph 5:16-17  See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what he will of the Lord is. (‘Redeeming the time is capitalizing upon every opportunity’ – but one teacher offers an insight based upon the meaning of ‘redeemed’ as ‘Ga’al, the ancient custom of buying back something lost through helplessness, poverty or violence’: eg. Isaiah 52:9 where the Lord redeems Jerusalem.)

Also, Lindell Cooley’s Saturday morning message at CHP’s Autumn Glory Day’s on how to be led by the Holy Spirit – plus abiding in the Lord – gave more scriptural background to this Lion Bite.

Notes:

Puzzle - Jannoon028I was stunned by not only the content but also the timing of this word on aligning our activities with the Lord’s calendar because that very day’s events confirm it IN ADVANCE, as follows.:

  1. Our usual daily routine had been changed to fit into the surgeon’s schedule plus the Lord’s help and comfort.
  2. Our church had scheduled a full day’s prayer cover in half-hour slots by various brethren.
  3. In view of my recent comments on time in a scientific blog I took the opportunity, whilst waiting for Nina’s return from surgery, to listen to Justin Abraham’s cutting-edge teaching On Engaging Time [2-part blog: Introduction & In 1st 15 Minutes].
  4. The heart of that deep instruction is succinctly summarised by this Lion Bite email.

An amazing God-incidence! I doubt it may have made such a deep impact had I checked email by phone whilst in the hospital’s cafe. So the Lord well-knew our day and lined it up with His dairy – praise Jesus that You are the Lord of Time.

[Puzzle by Jannoon028, courtsey of Freedigitalphotos.net]

Israeli leaders are urging Jews to read through the entire Bible, verse by verse, chapter by chapter? Amazing, but true.

Bibi Netanyahu’s continuing interest in the Bible may have been encouraged by his long-standing good friend Dr Mike Evans of the Jerusalem Prayer Team. (He had a prophetic word about him as future PM of Israel, thus recommending him to PM Begin for his first political position – for prophecies click here.)

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

netanyahu-biblestudyoct2016rivlin-launching929initiative(Central Israel) — You probably haven’t heard this in the mainstream media, but Israel’s most senior leaders are urging the Jewish people to read through the Bible, the whole Bible, verse by verse, chapter by chapter.

Can you imagine President Obama or any other U.S. leader calling on American people to read through the Bible? Neither can I.

Given the general trend here in Israel towards secularization, this is quite a surprising yet thoroughly encouraging development. I’m sure many of you are skeptical, but it really is true. Here’s the latest.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off the new school year here by encouraging children to rediscover the Word of God and Biblical roots of their Jewish heritage.

“First of all, the study of the Bible,” he said in August. “Knowledge is a critical word. We want to give it [knowledge of the Scriptures] to every child in Israel, Jews and non-Jews as one, religious and secular. This is the…

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ProphecyTodayUK: ‘Brexit Battles Begin’

Managing editor of ProphecyTodayUK, Frances Rabbits encourages comments upon and sharing the website’s articles, and she opens her weekly email update as follows,

‘As anti-Brexit rhetoric streams from the mainstream media and anti-Israel rhetoric gushes from the UN, there has never been a more important time to stand up for truth – clearly, courageously and without compromise.

I hope that our articles this week are a help to you, in praying and living with understanding of these significant days. In particular, we would like to encourage all our readers to keep praying over the Brexit process – for the enemy loves to try to thwart the plans of the Lord.’  

Read about anti-democratic activity and anti-God purposes proposed for Parliament and the necessity for Christians to continue praying in Brexit Battles Begin.  Friends have informed me in recent months of dreams and visions of serious damage being done to the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben clock tower, all indicative of the current struggles.

This timing is particularly interesting in view of the timing as forecast by Dr Sharon Stone THREE years ago this month (re-visited in Fulfilled Prophecy #8: part 3 – Timing, Purpose and Outcome of Britain’s Spiritual Battle) and as foreseen over the ‘pond’ by Mena Lee Grebin within a 40-day time frame of 5th September (thank you Nick). See Z3news for details in Sudden Change Coming to the Untied Kingdom!.