(This was written some eight years ago just before the time change as it normally does so in the first week of November.)
We change our clocks early tomorrow morning and we gain an extra hour of sleep.
Again in the Spring, we move our clocks forward an hour and thus then, lose an hour. It can truly cause one to wonder what time it really is.
I remember a song that was sung by the band “Chicago” back in the early 1970’s. Perhaps some of you know it as well; it was called, “Does Anyone Really Know What Time it Is?”
We are told in scripture:
“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.” 2 Peter 3:8.
If we go back to history we find that the Sumerians were perhaps one of the first to record time as we know it.
The first writings were actually done on tablets of stone for recording different things. These were obviously quite different than our “tablets” of today, and most certainly different from the many exclusive digital tablets that are so popular today.
These first writings were actually sketches or pictures. This was an early example of pictographic writing.
This could become quite permanent as one would use some type of reed to scrawl onto wet clay. Eventually, the Sumerians made their writing more efficient, and gradually changed their writing into a sort of short hand which showed wedge-type lines.
This type of writing eventually influenced the Chinese and much of the Middle East in writing.
With farming and keeping track of the “cycles” of the seasons, they had to invent some type of calendar.
This was divided into twelve months based upon the cycle of the moon. With a year being divided into twelve lunar months and this being shorter than a solar year; they had to add a “leap year” every three years in order to catch up with the sun.
This interest in measuring long periods of time led them to developing more of a mathematical form of astronomy.
Man has always been preoccupied by time, and of course we are told much in scripture about the importance of making wise use of our time.
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15.
“Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?” Job 7:1.
“Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?” Job 24:1.
“Canst thou number the months that they fulfill? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?” Job 39:2.
We all have schedules in our lives. We get up at a certain time. We all have our own routines that we follow as we get up for the day and consider what we need to do.
We stop for lunch around noon time and we have a general idea of when this should happen even if we don’t have a watch partly based upon where the sun is in relation to us.
Unless it’s a very cloudy day of course. We have our routines for dinner or supper time, and also for retiring for the day and getting ready for sleep.
Each day has a cycle, and God the Father set the sun and the moon in the heavens to divide the days and seasons of our lives upon this earth.
Lastly, while it is true that our days are made up of twenty-four hour increments, I believe that in these last days that God will redeem the time for us to enable us to do more each day than what we might logically or reasonably imagine.
I also believe that time will “speed up” as God’s prophetic time table is progressing forward.
So now as I’m finishing up writing this, I realize that it is 7:35 Mountain Time, but as the evening progresses, I know that I should turn our clocks back an hour.
Of course I won’t wait and do this at 2:00 A.M or so, but will do this before we go to bed.
So actually, it’s not really 7:35 P.M Mountain Time right now, but perhaps an hour earlier.
So, maybe Chicago was actually correct when they said, “Does Anyone Know What Time It Is?”
First published November 2, 2013.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?