I am cognizant of the period we have been in thanksgiving.
I point out again: with God there is no ‘time’. This is a HUGE lesson! God Created Time.
God Created the sun, days and nights. We have shared this before, but the biggest example is when the Earth stood still in its revolution and the original family of God did as directd:
“On the day The Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to The Lord in the presence of Israel:
(Praying openly is grounds for testimony, such as this occasion will ALWAYS be )
“Sun, stand still over Gibeon,
and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.”
So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped,
till the nation avenged itself on its enemies,
as it is written in the Book of Jashar.
The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!
Even if Mam were to create a technology to live outside of this Earth. They are still governed by ‘Time’ on the Earth.
Just look at your watch. The astronauts and cosmonauts set their watches to GMT (UTC). Using GMT balances their workday between the nominal day shifts in Houston and Moscow.
The relativistic effects of time dilation are insignificant to the astronauts and cosmonauts. The only factor really significant to them is that they see 16 sunrises a day, so they can’t really use the sun to get a precise time of day (although they can use it to mark the orbits and orbits are used as measures of time onboard the ISS – activities can be scheduled to happen during specific daily orbits).
This again is a run off of experience. After my Motor Vehicle Accident; where I ‘dreamt’, there was no day or night. Just an amazing unimaginable Light that did NOT hurt my ‘vision’.
Yes! There is exceeding much that I did, but being allowed to return AFTER I stated that I would share, having no remembrance of the accident, even to this day.
But, here we are governed by ‘time’. In the spiritual realm there is NO time!
Just to exist for always in our decisions, Amen
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
For we must all appear before The judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:12
But I say unto you, that “every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
Again, we could go on and on and on…
But, in writing before the accident, I have been blessed to write with no deficit. I am aware that I write quite a bit; but I will start to group them so that there is ease at finding what you at that point are in need of.
In ‘coming back’, recovering my senses I thought it was the same day or the next ‘morning.’ I will actually share what was placed in my heart. IF you have a chance to speak to an individual ‘away’ from daily – reminders (sunlight, twilight, hours, minutes…) ask them what time it is, or how long they were ‘out’, you will realize that ‘time’ did not exist where they were.
Confusion? Being a Medical professional, I have experienced many patients that exhibited ‘confusion’, we attempted to medicate away with sedatives or neurotropics.
I share this because it was the mindset utilized to ‘manage’ my post concussive brain injury. It es, it is as taught.
One thing that has brought me to realize this is my therapists notes that are in my medical records.
The very same story that I share now is what I shared then, hardly able to speak.
Again, I share these because they are what I was taught and what I was managed with.
BUT, have we compiled a database of individuals who can relate experiences during and after a coma?
To once again steer Medical; what we can do:
I owe so much gratitude to my family and the Love that was and has been shown. Love on brethren!
“So walk in Him, established in your faith, abounding in thanksgiving.” Col. 2: 17.
The idea which is here expressed by the apostle is, that where faith is active and growing it will always go coupled with thanksgiving; as it stands written: “Then believed they His words; they sang His praise.” As faith stirs up to thanksgiving, so it exercises a reactive influence; it in turn strengthens faith. Faith and thanksgiving belong to one another and keep one another. The more I believe, the more I shall thank; the more I thank, the more I shall believe. The lack of faith is the reason that men give thanks so little; the neglect of thanksgiving hinders and weakens faith. This is a fault to which too little attention has been paid and from which many a one suffers great loss. Let us consider it for a moment.
The reason why thanksgiving has the effect of increasing faith is manifest. Faith has its greatest power in the fact that in believing the soul wholly forgets itself, and with undivided energy looks to God and hears Him — goes out wholly to Him. This is in like manner precisely the nature of thanksgiving, that in it the soul must be entirely occupied with God, with the contemplation of His goodness, the adoration of His Godhead, the consideration of His ways, the expression of His wonders. Accordingly, the more the mind is exercised in this work, and is taken up with the thought of all this, the more shall there be fixed and rooted in it the conviction that the Lord is truly a God on whom it is its duty to rely. If thanksgiving, the express mention of His omnipotence, His love, His faithfulness, His perfection shall fill the soul, the result cannot but be that the soul shall suffer it to be concentrated on God. He that has but a single word of such a God to build upon has enough. In such thanksgiving the soul will have its desires roused, its courage strengthened, its inward devotion to Him deepened. The shamefulness of its unbelief will be very manifest as an offence against such a God. The remembrance of unbelief, of my unworthiness, my lack of love, my insincerity, my weakness and my uncertainty as to whether I shall remain faithful, — all this shall be utterly blotted out by what the thankful soul has expressed, namely, that God in His compassionate and omnipotent love is greater than all the force of sin and Satan. It cannot be otherwise, if thanksgiving increases faith. Hence that word: “Abounding in faith with thanksgiving.”
And now I wish to ask you who here say that you are seeking the increase of faith this question, Are you really doing this by thanking God? If you are still unconverted, go and thank Him that you are still not in hell. O, what a wonder it is that in His longsuffering He has still borne with you and spared you. Thank Him for this. Thank Him that He gave His Son Jesus for sinners. Yes: although you are not yet able to say that He is yours, fall upon your knees and thank God for His unspeakable gift to this sinful world and also to you. Thank Him for His gracious promise which has also come to you. O sinner, though you have as yet received little or nothing for yourself, pray be not silent, but adore and speak of His wonderful compassion. Let this be a daily work with you. Keep yourself intensely occupied with it: let your soul abide in contemplating what God is, what He has done, what He has promised He will do; how gracious, how faithful He is and how mighty to deliver and endeavor, however imperfectly, to express this on your knees before Him. In every acknowledgment of your bitter misery, thank Him that He is God; confess before Him that He is great and good. This thanksgiving will teach your soul that you may calmly confide in God. And, throughout the whole conflict of faith, you will often have to say that, when everything looked utterly dark and your wretchedness was very deep, if you but rendered thanks for what God was, hope then once more revived in your soul. Whatever else fails you, this always remains — a God to praise. Never was your case so wretched, that you had nothing more left to be thankful for. Only put this remedy to the proof: in the midst of all that is dark, grievous, and incomprehensible for the soul, only begin to praise, and your praising shall speedily merge in believing. Praising and believing are one.
Wow! A long share! But my prayer is a revealing and useful share in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.