Mind you, there are NO ‘day’ where God Rules with His Word and Spirit.
We have shared so very extensively on things to come, but we focus on now – the present.
In order to allow The Holy Spirit to lead you, you have to follow His guidance. In addition to yielding to His conviction, you can also become aware of The Holy Spirit’s leading through reading the Bible.
In Galatians 5:16-18, the Apostle Paul tells us, “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”
When a person refers to being “led by the Spirit,” often it is hard for us to understand what that means. In this article, we are going to uncover what it means to be led by the Spirit.
Being Led by the Spirit
From the time a person places faith in Christ, they are given the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit permanently indwells believers, and He will never leave us. Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as “the Helper” (John 14:26, ESV).
He is referred to as “the Helper” because He helps us in our struggles. When we don’t know what to pray for, the Holy Spirit intercedes with moans and groans that words cannot express (Romans 8:26).
There are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed with sorrow, pain, and grief. In these times, we may not know how to process our feelings — much less express them in words to our Heavenly Father. The Holy Spirit can intervene on our behalf and communicate our feelings to the Father.
In addition to intervening on our behalf and guiding us, the Holy Spirit can also lead us if we allow Him. The Holy Spirit is the third member of the Trinity, which means He is God. Many people do not know that the Holy Spirit is God, but He is God.
We celebrate Mothers day today! We may ask “What does it have to do with Christianity?” I 😅. Really???
God is neither Male nor Female! Fathers day? That IS for The LORD, Amen. Mothers day? That is for The LORD! Hallelujah!!!
Each and every day is for The LORD, Who gave and bestowed you blessings to see and experience this day. Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is The Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.
A thousand years in Your sight LORD are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. This is repeated by Job: “Are Your days like those of a mortal or Your years like those of a strong man?” Job 10:5. This was referred to in the New Testament by Peter: “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With The Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” 2 Peter 3:8
More complex is our concept of day/night. It is the Earth rotating on its axis around a Star – The Sun. Have you ever gazed up at the stars at night? The Sun, yes! It knows no night or day, it burns period. HUMONGOUS question (not that we can answer this) but what occurs if and when the sun dies off?
To start a discourse on this is daunting to say the least! After the Sun exhausts the hydrogen in its core, it will balloon into a red giant, consuming Venus and Mercury. Earth will become a scorched, lifeless rock — stripped of its atmosphere, its oceans boiled off. Astronomers aren’t sure exactly how close the Sun’s outer atmosphere will come to Earth. Another way to think of it is: With no sunlight, photosynthesis would stop, but that would only kill some of the plants—there are some larger trees that can survive for decades without it. Within a few days, however, the temperatures would begin to drop, and any humans left on the planet’s surface would die soon after. Simply stated: Without the Sun’s rays, all photosynthesis on Earth would stop. All plants would die and, eventually, all animals that rely on plants for food — including humans — would die, too. https://astronomy.com/magazine/ask-astro/2021/04/ask-astro-what-will-happen-to-earth-when-the-sun-dies
What are the chances that this occurs?
How long would we survive if the Sun stopped?
Within a few days, however, the temperatures would begin to drop, and any humans left on the planet’s surface would die soon after. Within two months, the ocean’s surface would freeze over, but it would take another thousand years for our seas to freeze solid.
Astronomers estimate that the sun has about 7 billion to 8 billion years left before it sputters out and dies. One way or another, humanity may well be long gone by then.
To begin to contemplate The hand of God: There are approximately 200 billion trillion stars in the universe. Or, to put it another way, 200 sextillion. That’s 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!
We might say “What is God doing right now?” Is there a now with God? I took a few minutes to research the furthest “distance” from Earth: What is the Farthest Known Object From Earth? Update 02/03/16: Here are the newest candidates (as of September and May 2015 respectively) for farthest galaxy yet detected. EGS8p7 at more than 13.2 billion light years away, and EGS-zs8-1 at 13.1 billion light years away.
What does ‘time’ imply? In the Old Testament, time is viewed as prophetic and looks forward to the Kingdom of Heaven being restored by the coming of the Messiah (Kingdom coming). In the New Testament, time is viewed as apocalyptic (Kingdom initiated by Jesus, but not fully realized until His Parousia at the eschaton—the end of all things).
Do you want to know the secret to success according to Ecclesiastes 9:11 written by king Solomon – the wisest Man in existence; granted his ‘wisdom’ by God? https://youtu.be/8HfC5K3WiJ8
Be in the right place at the right time. That principle forms the foundation of “The Mystery of Time”. Yet, it all starts with seeing time through the eyes of The One who created it; God.
We live in a physical world with its four known space-time dimensions of length, width, height (or depth) and time. However, God dwells in a different realm—the spirit realm—beyond the perception of our physical senses. It’s not that God isn’t real; it’s a matter of His not being limited by the physical laws and dimensions that govern our world (Isaiah 57:15). Knowing that “God is spirit” (John 4:24), what is His relationship to time?
In Psalm 90:4, Moses used a simple yet profound analogy in describing the timelessness of God: “For a thousand years in Your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.” The eternity of God is contrasted with the temporality of man. Our lives are but short and frail, but God does not weaken or fail with the passage of time.
In a sense, the marking of time is irrelevant to God because He transcends it. Peter, in 2 Peter 3:8, cautioned his readers not to let this one critical fact escape their notice—that God’s perspective on time is far different from mankind’s (Psalm 102:12, 24-27). The Lord does not count time as we do. He is above and outside of the sphere of time. God sees all of eternity’s past and eternity’s future. The time that passes on earth is of no consequence from God’s timeless perspective. A second is no different from an eon; a billion years pass like seconds to the eternal God.
Though we cannot possibly comprehend this idea of eternity or the timelessness of God, we in our finite minds try to confine an infinite God to our time schedule. Those who foolishly demand that God operate according to their time frame ignore the fact that He is the “High and Lofty One . . . who lives forever” (Isaiah 57:15). This description of God is far removed from man’s condition: “The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10).
Again, because of our finite minds, we can only grasp the concept of God’s timeless existence in part. And in so doing, we describe Him as a God without a beginning or end, eternal, infinite, everlasting, etc. Psalm 90:2 declares, “From everlasting to everlasting You are God” (see also Psalm 93:2). He always was and always will be.
So, what is time? To put it simply, time is duration. Our clocks mark change or, more precisely, our timepieces are benchmarks of change that indicate the passage of time. We could say, then, that time is a necessary precondition for change and change is a sufficient condition to establish the passage of time. In other words, whenever there’s change of any kind we know that time has passed. We see this as we go through life, as we age. And we cannot recover the minutes that have passed by.
Additionally, the science of physics tells us that time is a property resulting from the existence of matter. As such, time exists when matter exists. But God is not matter; God, in fact, created matter. The bottom line is this: time began when God created the universe. Before that, God was simply existing. Since there was no matter, and because God does not change, time had no existence and therefore no meaning, no relation to Him.
And this brings us to the meaning of the word eternity. Eternity is a term used to express the concept of something that has no end and/or no beginning. God has no beginning or end, but He cannot be wholly defined by eternity, especially as a measure of time. (God is eternal, but eternity does not equal God. Similarly, God is all-powerful, but power does not equal God.) Eternity is one of God’s attributes, but, having created time, He is greater than time and exists outside of it.
Scripture reveals that God lives outside the bounds of time as we know it. Our destiny was planned “before the beginning of time” (2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 1:2) and “before the creation of the world” (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:20). “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible” (Hebrews 11:3). In other words, the physical universe we see, hear, feel and experience was created not from existing matter, but from a source independent of the physical dimensions we can perceive.
“God is spirit” (John 4:24), and, correspondingly, God is timeless rather than being eternally in time or being beyond time. Time was simply created by God as a limited part of His creation for accommodating the workings of His purpose in His disposable universe (see 2 Peter 3:10-12).
Upon the completion of His creation activity, including the creation of time, what did God conclude? “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Gen 1:31). Indeed, God is spirit in the realm of timelessness, rather than flesh in the sphere of time.
As believers, we have a deep sense of comfort knowing that God, though timeless and eternal, is in time with us right now; He is not unreachably transcendent, but right here in this moment with us. And because He’s in this moment, He can respond to our needs and prayers.