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Did you know time is speeding up? In the wrap up of human history, time is accelerating. Check this out:
The enormous tsunami-spawning earthquake off Japan Friday not only shifted the planet’s axis by several inches, it also sped up the Earth’s rotation, shortening each day by 1.8 microseconds. Richard Gross, man who calculates these changes at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, tells PM how he does it—and why those millionths of a second matter. (Hint: If JPL didn’t account for it, Mars rovers would miss their targets.)
Matthew 24 speaks of days being shortened below. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean God will physically shorten the days, maybe it just means there will be less days, or Jesus will return sooner to limit the persecution. Regardless, its intriguing and the earthquake shows that its possible and God could do something like this to the actual day whether through natural disaster or supernatural display.
24 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your comingand of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
And from Mark:
“And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom He hath chosen, He hath shortened the days” (Mark 13:20)
All we need are a few large earthquakes and the cycle of day time and night time would speed up, the days shortened, and the Lords return that much nearer as it seems like God uses the day timeline to time things out in conjunction with the Jewish calendar (based off the moon cycles). Granted, He IS outside of time so He may not choose to do anything according to the solar / lunar schedule. Regardless, its interesting stuff to ponder
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