- From the Cedar Street Times, Pacific Grove
What does God say about the rhythms of His creation?
God has left us clues, in all of His creation, to help us find our way to Him. His prophetic messages include clocks with specific dates and times, most of which have already been fulfilled. But, He also placed clocks throughout His creation, so that even the most adamant of us cannot deny the clues of the perfect harmony of His creation, Rom 1:20, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” Everything God does is intentional, including the perfect harmony of His creation, which provides the evidence of His existence, if we would only try to understand it, Ps 8:3-4, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” We can look at the sky and see the perfectly predictable movement of all of the heavenly bodies, which God has used to interact with our planet and our human bodies. He has done all of this for our benefit. And, so, He tells us what man is and how important man is to Him, 2 Cor 6:18, “And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
1 Cor 12:18, “But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.” The miracle, which is our human bodies, naturally leads us to know our creator God, if we would only be open to the idea of His existence. Our unwillingness to reason with God is the only thing stopping us from finding Him, Is 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
Let us explore some of the connections between our bodies and the rest of His creation:
Our bodies have daily cycles called circadian rhythms, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circadian_rhythm, which coincides with the earth making a single rotation.
Our bodies have weekly cycles called circaseptan rhythms, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYEAg74jvAs, which coincides with the weekly calendar God gave us at the creation event.
Our hormones produce monthly cycles in both men and women, https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-good-life-do-men-have-a-monthly-cycle/, which coincides with the moon circling the earth a single time.
Our bodies have yearly cycles, marked by reduced hormone levels, http://www.hgh-pro.com/hormones-decrease-with-age.html, and fewer cells dividing to replace themselves, https://newulife.com/science/why-we-age/, which coincides with the earth circling the sun a single time.
Our human bodies have a predetermined maximum life expectancy, Gen 6:3, “Then the LORD said, My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.” Consider the Hayflick Phenomenon, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayflick_limit, as described in Wikipedia: “The Hayflick limit was discovered by Leonard Hayflick in 1961, at the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, when Hayflick demonstrated that a population of normal human fetal cells in a cell culture divide between 40 and 60 times. It then enters a senescence phase. Each mitosis shortens the telomeres on the DNA of the cell. Telomere shortening in humans eventually makes cell division impossible, and it is presumed to correlate with aging.” It is interesting to note how Dr. Hayflick’s discovery led him to use human DNA to estimate our maximum life expectancy to be about 120 years and that is exactly what God told us some 3,500 years ago, after the flood. No one in modern recorded history has lived longer than this 120-year limit. At one point we believed Jeanne Clament had lived to be 122, just past the 120-year limit, until someone discovered it was really Yvonne Clament, Jeanne’s daughter, claiming to be Jeanne to avoid paying taxes. Shouldn’t our many medical advances have allowed someone to reach age 130 by now?
All of God’s creation works together toward the completion of His eternal plan!
The clock God created for the completion of His plan begins with the seven-day week, which is a metaphor for His complete plan. God’s creation account concludes with Him resting on the seventh day after He worked six days to complete His creation. His complete plan concludes with us ruling with Him for one thousand years, after we have worked six thousand years dividing ourselves into two groups, the sheep and goats, Rev 20:6, “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” and Matt 25:31-34, “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:”
From this we might conclude that His plan for salvation includes seven-thousand years, after which it all ends with the destruction of the old and the creation of the new, Rev 21:1-4, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
We have this life to observe His clocks and accept His invitation to salvation. There will be no acceptable excuses for denying the existence of God, Rom 1:20, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” God calls all of us to pick Him and the eternal future He has planned, Eze 33:11, “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” However, His plan requires each of us to decide our own eternal future.
Lucifer chose to elevate himself to a position above God and God’s wisdom, Is 14:12-14, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Many today are ignoring God’s Word and His wisdom, which leads them to elevate their own thinking above God’s. This kind of thinking succeeds only in placing a barrier between us, and God. Eternity is lost, along with the peace and joy God offers in this life.
I don’t know about you, but I pick eternity with God, as part of His family, and all of the peace and joy this life can produce.
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