But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand. Psalm 31:14-15.
God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man, for a time for every matter and for every deed is there. Ecclesiastes 3:17.
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Do not be in such a hurry all the time. I can shorten or lengthen the time as needed. This may surprise you, but if you look in My Word, you will find that I do this. Nothing is too wonderful for Me. Nothing is impossible to Me. I set creation up to respond to My Word. There is nothing that cannot be changed. There really is nothing permanent that I have created on earth. It is all made of particles that are constantly in motion. Even what looks solid and immovable is moving in the sense that the molecules are in constant motion though so tightly packed they do not have much wiggle room. But wiggle they do. And in a gas, like the air, the molecules are so loosely packed that you can walk through it. And the molecules in liquids are loose to flow but not as free to roam as a gas. You can swim in or move upon water, which you cannot do with a solid.
And time has to do with the earth moving around the sun measuring off days and years but I can slow or speed that up for I call each star by name and they serve Me, shining with joy for their Maker. Do you recall an episode in the life of Joshua where I demonstrated this? I had delivered the Amorites that had attacked the Gibeonites into Joshua’s hands, but the Israelites needed more time to finish the conquest or the enemy could flee under the cover of darkness. So Joshua spoke to Me about his need for time. And then he said in the sight of Israel, “O sun, stand still at Gibeon, and O moon in the valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. There was no day like that before it or after it, where the sun stood still for about a whole day when I listened to the voice of Joshua; for I fought for Israel. Joshua 10:13-14. You could say I stopped the sun or I lengthened that day. Time was changed but not really. There still was a day and a night.
Do you remember when I made the sun, the moon, and all the stars and what I tell you their purpose is? “Then God said, “Let there be luminaries (light bearers) in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for luminaries in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. God made the two great luminaries (light-bearers), the greater luminary (light-bearer) to govern the day, and the lesser luminary (light-bearer) to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. Genesis 1:14-19.
Did you notice in the beginning I first released the light, the light for the life of men, on the first day but only made the light-bearers of the sun, moon, and stars of the heavens on the fourth day? But I measured days before I made the measure for time on earth. All time is in My hands. And in eternity, it is all just one continuous day. Things are on a continuum but there is no time as you know it in the eternal Kingdom for there is no death or aging to measure. Just length of days. All rolling along in One light in Me. It is an unfolding in a timeless holding. Existence at its best from eternity to eternity with no beginning, no end, but you all join in the flow as you come. I am the ancient of days but ever doing something new. Endless day unfolding yet holding all things as one. Before the foundation of the world I knew you. I see the complete span but there is no end in view, it is always new. And when you come to your place in Me, you will reign with Me in that seamless view. But you always stay “you” and will fully know as you are known by Me.
It is worth what you go through in time to take hold of eternity. And how to you take hold? Eternal life is in My Son. The one who has the Son has the life, the one who rejects Him does not have the life. It is just that simple. To enter the eternal Kingdom only one thing matters and it is whether you received My Son as your Lord for it is then you are assured of your place in the Book of Life.
But even now, as I was showing you with Joshua, you can work with and in time. My servant Paul told you to redeem the time. Redeem lost time now while it is still today. You still have time.
Do you remember Joshua and Caleb, how they redeemed the time? They were joined with the Israelites who refused to enter the Promised Land but they refused to be of the spirit of fear but instead had a different spirit—the spirit of faith. They spoke My Words of promise to enter and take the land, but the others held them back by their rebellion against My Word. But Joshua and Caleb never changed their confession of faith and for them time slowed and their youthful vigor remained. Remember Caleb’s testimony more than forty years later when the others died in the wilderness? For those rebels who died time was accelerated and they died whether they were 20 or older when they refused to enter—all died within the 40 years I gave them. The wicked cut their lives short. The time they have on earth is accelerated. But the opposite happened to Joshua and Caleb. I kept the time still for them.
And here is Caleb’s story: “Then the sons of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know the word which the LORD spoke to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh-barnea. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart. Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt with fear; but I followed the LORD my God fully. So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land on which your foot has trodden will be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God fully.’ Now behold, the LORD has let me live, just as He spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that the LORD spoke this word to Moses, when Israel walked in the wilderness; and now behold, I am eighty-five years old today. I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in. Now then, give me this hill country about which the LORD spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that Anakim were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the LORD will be with me, and I will drive them out as the LORD has spoken.” Joshua 14:6-12. And he did. He took the land which became the portion of the tribe of Judah, including Hebron and Jerusalem, and he fought the giants to take it. But I was with him.
And consider Moses. Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated. Deuteronomy 34:7. I held time for him, at least to its work on his body.
Your times are in My hands. Psalm 31:14-15. And there is no snatching out of My hand.
And think about the time Jesus came walking across the water to the disciples in the boat on the sea of Galilee after He had multiplied the loaves and fish. Do you recall what happened? “Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat; and they were frightened. But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” So they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.” John 6:16-21. Time accelerated like a fast forward to arrive at the other shore.
Once I gave Hezekiah a sign that he would live and not die and that I would save Jerusalem from the attack by the king of Assyria. Isaiah 38:6-7. Do you remember what it was? “Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What will be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day?” Isaiah said, “This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten steps or go back ten steps?” So Hezekiah answered, “It is easy for the shadow to decline ten steps; no, but let the shadow turn backward ten steps.” Isaiah the prophet cried to the LORD, and He brought the shadow on the steps back ten steps by which it had gone down on the steps of Ahaz.” 2 Kings 20:8-11. I spoke to the sun and it backed up. Isaiah 38:8. The past time was redeemed and recovered and then it went forward again. Would you like to redeem some of the years of your life? All things are possible to those who believe. Nothing is impossible to Me. All it takes is faith and My power.
But did you notice? I offered Hezekiah the choice of whether to go backward or forward in time. He chose to go back. But at times others have accelerated. I transported John to the future to see what would take place in the great period of tribulation before the end of time comes. But then he returned to the island of Patmos in the time from which he had come. And just read Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 and you will know that I transported them to see a future event of Christ crucified. Jesus also told you that Abraham had seen His day and rejoiced. And who did Peter, James and John see come to converse with Jesus on the mountain of transfiguration? Moses and Elijah. Two men from different periods of the past. And yet they were on the mountain at the same time as Peter, James, and John. And Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible as if he had been there, seeing, hearing and experiencing it all.
The night I redeemed the Israelites from Egypt I very carefully had instructed them exactly what to do to redeem the time. It all had to do with the flesh and blood of the sacrificial lamb. They ate the roasted flesh of the lamb and they put the blood of the lamb on their homes. And when they came out of Egypt there was not a feeble one among them. And yet they had done hard labor as slaves in mortar and brick and there were those who were elderly, but something took place that made them healthy and strong, with the vigor of youth, so that they all journeyed together and even crossed the Red Sea without anyone even stumbling. Psalm 105:37. They not only got redeemed from slavery but their time of slavery and lack was redeemed. And Moses told them that they were to keep this up as a memorial with the Passover meal, which was the lamb, unleavened bread and wine, every year. And this also became the morning and evening offering every day of the year.
And in the desert going to the Promised Land the Israelites celebrated the Passover and they also ate manna every day and, as My servant Nehemiah later recounted it, “You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them, Your manna You did not withhold from their mouth, and You gave them water for their thirst. Indeed, forty years You provided for them in the wilderness and they were not in want; their clothes did not wear out, nor did their feet swell.” Nehemiah 9:20-21. My Word and heavenly bread. And Joshua and Caleb remembered and while the new generation of the sons of Israel camped at Gilgal, before crossing the Jordan to take Jericho, they observed the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the desert plains of Jericho. Joshua 5:10. And they were strong.
Now, Jesus is your true Passover Lamb and He has been sacrificed and the memorial meal takes a whole new dimension. Every time you partake, you are proclaiming His death until He comes. And what did He tell you about eating His flesh and drinking His blood in the Passover form of bread and wine? “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” John 6:47-51. And there is more, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.” John 6:53-58.
And My servant Paul told you that many of you are sick and weak and dying because you do not recognize the Body when you partake of communion, “For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep (the death of a believer).” 1 Corinthians 11:29-30. “For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. There should not be a feeble one among you. Redeem the time by taking up the Bread of Life and the Cup of eternal redemption. Christ your Passover has been sacrificed and He is your redeemer and the lifter of your countenance. “What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me? I shall lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the LORD. For He has rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. I shall walk before the LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 116:12-13, 8-9.
So how do you keep yourself on redemption ground and redeem the time? By believing My Word in your heart and saying it with your mouth (and nothing else contrary to it), like Joshua and Caleb, and partaking of the bread of life and the cup of eternal salvation. And like Joshua, consult Me if you need more time and then do as I tell you. I had Joshua speak to the sun and tell it to hold still. And it did. My Words in your mouth can make the sun retreat, hold still, or go forward, stop storms, close the heavens so no rain falls and then open them up again (remember Elijah did this), put armies to flight, and many other miracles of time and space. Remember when Jesus turned water into wine? He pulled in more carbon atoms so the water became wine and then He accelerated the time so that it aged to be of the best quality. You may want to accelerate things in your life for the manifestation of your dreams. You may also want to redeem the time you wasted, killed, and dissipated.
Remember, your times are in My hands. And that is the best place for them to be. And they are all still there.
I love you. There’s still time for your dreams, they are not gone as they seem, choose the best part, rest on My heart, we have eternity! I make all things new.
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration of the fullness of the times, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. Ephesians 1:9-11.