Does God Dwell Within Time

Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking about, researching and meditating upon this question. For all of my adult Christian life, I guess I never thought about time other than that God was the creator of time and was not constricted or controlled by time.

Someone forwarded the following video to me on Facebook

The contents of this video lead me back to to Genesis. As I read and meditated on Chapter one I realized again, how awesome, how powerful, and how creative God was and is.

I googled the question and found this article to be most relevant to my question. Link here.

Like many of my posts, this is a work in progress

My own conclusion, thus far, is that God dwells outside of time as we understand time. God, The Father sent Jesus into what had been created and when Jesus left, The Holy Spirit came into that which had been created. Jesus was in time , as we understand time for 33 years and now The Holy Spirit is in time.

Did God come into time when he spoke with Moses? Exodus 33:11 The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent. But then we read, God says to Moses, in the same chapter, in verse 18, “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.”

There are scripture passages that I do not fully understand, so with this passage I have to ask the Lord for wisdom. I have proven , over the years, that He will use whomever or whatever to give understanding.

The following interpretation is from Got Questions.Click here for further info

In verse 11 the idiom face to face can be simply understood to mean “intimately.” Moses spoke with God familiarly, as a man speaks to a friend. In verses 20 and 23, face and back are in reference to God’s “glory” and “goodness” (verses 18–19). Since God is spirit, and since glory and goodness are both intangibles, we can takeface and back to signify varying “degrees” of glory. God’s hand (verse 22) is an obvious reference to God’s “protection.”  For further reading

What Is God’s Relationship To Time?

I believe in creation as taught in scripture. I believe in The Trinity.

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My Times Are In Your Hand… David Wyper




Second Guessing

Have you ever second guessed yourself in something that you have said, in a job that you are doing or in making a decision? Second guessing is when we question a decision that has already been made. I have done a lot of secong guessing on a job that I have been doing for a customer. This customer expects complete perfction which I am unable to fulfill.

I am doing some plaster (mudding) for this customer and every morning when I go to his house, I find areas or spots circled with pencil marks. Some are legitimate but  others are impossible to see, even with bright lights. Perfection is almost impossible to achieve, however; this person expects perfection. I’ve gone as far as to bring in a person, who has 30 year experience to look at my work. His comment ” a good job!”

While dealing with the above, I’ve been thinking about my Christlike walk in relation to second guessing.

Jesus said, John 16:13   But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”

There have been many instances, in my life, where I have said or done something and that still small voice  speaks ( I like to call it my born again conscience) to me and leads me to “second guess.”

I am amazed at the number of articles and books that have been written on this subject.

A work in progress..Please feel free to comment  Subject “Second Guessing”

Note: Please excuse spelling and sentence structure…I write as I speak..


Godly Wisdom

Godly Wisdom

James 1:5  ‘If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives to all men liberally, and without reproach; and it shall be given unto him.’

Most of us are familiar with the Serenity Prayer: ‘ God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.’  This prayer contains a great illustration of godly wisdom.  In the prayer we are asking God to give us the understanding we need to make a wise choice between things we can and cannot change.  Wisdom, by definition is not, as some people think, similar to knowledge.  Instead, wisdom is the ability to wisely or correctly make choices, and use the knowledge we have.  In our verse today we have one of God’s promises which Christians neglect at their own peril.  At some point in our lives we will be challenged to make an important decision which will have a lasting impact on our future.  And we will probably feel that we don’t have the wisdom to adequately deal with the situation.  If we are unable or unwilling to call upon God for His wisdom, there is a real possibility that we will end up making the wrong decision, and regretting it for years into the future.

In this verse God promises to supply the wisdom we need, if we are willing to ask.  As with many of God’s promises there are conditions which must be met before one can avail of His offers.  These promises are meant for His children, who have been born again into His family, and who are obedient to His will.  In subsequent verses He also adds the condition that our request must be made in faith, trusting in God’s faithfulness to do as He has promised.  What a blessing to know that the wisdom we need for every problem we face is accessible from our omniscient God simply for the asking!

Do you believe that Christians can have the ‘mind of Christ’?

Have you asked God for spiritual wisdom

Perfect Work

God’s Perfecting Work

Philippians 1:6  ‘Being confident of this very thing, that He Who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.’

Over the course of a lifetime, the majority of people, if not all, can look back and reflect on projects or activities which they started but never got to finish.  It may have been something as important as a career pursuit or as trivial as a weekend carpentry project, but we often begin things which don’t get finished.  This is in direct contrast with the way God works.  When Jesus came to earth, He came for the purpose of dying for our sins, and nothing was going to prevent Him from accomplishing His Father’s will.  In Luke 9:51 we are told that He ‘steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem’ where He would lay down His life for the redemption of the world.  Nothing could deter Him from finishing the work He came to earth to do.  In today’s verse, we have another example of God’s faithfulness in completing the work He has begun – this time in the life of an individual believer.  When a person is saved, s/he is a babe in Christ and has to grow spiritually to become a mature Christian who is prepared for eternal life in heaven.  While the believer has a role in spiritual development, the ‘heavy lifting’ is the work that was begun and will be completed by the Holy Spirit.

At times we may feel that we are not winning the battle, or making progress toward the goal of becoming more like Christ.  But, as the verse says, we can be confident that He Who began the good work will perform it, even until that day when Jesus Christ returns.  This work began with salvation and sanctification, and will be completed with our glorification.  Only the perfect work of a perfect God will perfect an imperfect person for a perfect heaven.

Are you confident that God will perform the work necessary to prepare you for heaven?

How do you feel you have to help God in that work?

What do you understand to be the ‘day of Jesus Christ?