Earth’s 7000 Year Space Odyssey
“The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth: by understanding hath he established the heavens” – (Prov.3:19).
“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth” – (Is.40:26).
We are all passengers on a 7000 year voyage riding on a great round ‘spaceship’ called planet earth. It’s not like a flying saucer, but round like a ball. It’s an 8,000 mile diameter flying ball with all its water, oxygen and food on board, 25,000 miles in circumference. It seems to us that the earth stands still. But that is because we are on the earth and can’t see or feel what is really happening. We travel thought heavens and carry our own hell with us in the center of the earth. It is the final abode of the wicked unsaved – the unredeemable.
The earth has three different motions. First – it spins around like a top, making day and night, like a basketball on a man’s finger spins. The exact time earth takes to spin around once is 23 hours 56 minutes and 4:1 seconds. We have night when we turn out of reach of the sun’s rays. Second – the earth revolves around the sun. It takes the earth 365 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes, and second to make this trip. To complete its path around the sun, in this time, the earth has to travel 66,600 mph, or about 1,600,000 miles a day. (I trust you can see 666 and the mark of the Beast which will be upon all ‘worldly’ people). Its orbit around the sun is 595 million miles long. It stays about 93 million miles from the sun during its yearly revolution. If the sun was closer to the earth, we would burn up and if it was farther away, we would freeze. Does this sound like random chance to you? God is the originator and creator of all things and the Scientist of all scientists.
The earth tilts on its axis making seasons. It tilts to one side as it goes around the sun. This tilt makes the sun strike the earth differently at different times of the year. This is the reason why summers are warmer than winters. The earth tilts 23 ½ degrees in its path around the sun.
The earth and its family travel through space at the same time as all this happens. It dashes through space at 43,000 mph along with its sister planets and the sun. We travel through space about 365 million miles per year. There are eight other planets that travel with us around our sun and through space – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, plus hundreds of small asteroids.
I’m just wondering if God didn’t just place earth out in space a certain distance from Him and we’re traveling 365 million miles per year back to Him. And at the end of 7000 years we will have traveled 2 trillion, 553 billion miles back to the heavenly Father. At that time God creates a new heaven and earth and New Jerusalem comes down to earth and God the Father dwells with man. Yes, 7000 years and earth’s space odyssey is over – the end of world history. “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it. And the Lamb is the light thereof” – (Rev.21:23). “And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and ever” – (Rev.22:5). We won’t be spinning around any more making days and we won’t be revolving around the sun anymore making years – time will be no more. If there are no more days or years – time has ceased to exist. No more clocks or watches – we have everlasting life. The Bible talks about the “space” of an half hour, or month or year. Space and time are connected in the Bible.
We’re traveling somewhere through space on this space ship called earth and I believe our heavenly Father is bringing us back home to Him. At least those of us who got born again by the Holy Spirit by faith in His beloved Son as Savior for our sins. After 7000 years of man’s existence on earth, those that become children of God by becoming new creatures in Christ, will be back home with their Father. Certainly our heavenly Father has a plan for His earth and the new earth, from before the creation. “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out. For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counselor? – (Rom.11:33,34). Again – “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our glory” – (I Cor.2:6,7).
God has us traveling through space at 365 million miles per year. I believe His spaceship called earth is programmed to fly back to Him. And it’s producing saints and sons of God along the way back. God is giving us ‘space’ to repent and believe on Christ as we travel through ‘space.’ “He that made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his understanding” – (Jer.51:15). We are not flying through space aimlessly with no destination.
God has told us from the beginning that the earth is a circle, but
because of the darkness of man’s sinful heart and not believing the light of
God’s Word, he believed earth was square or flat. “Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from
the beginning? Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is
he that sitteth upon the circle of the
earth, and the inhabitants are as grasshoppers;…”
– (Is.40:21,22). God has also told us that the earth goes through the
heavens in a circuit – “His going forth
is from the end of heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it…” –
(Ps.19:6). This verse also tells us that there is an end of heaven and that God
is everywhere in it. The heavens and the earth are under God’s management. If
the spies of
O the foolishness and darkness of unsaved man, as our scientists continue to eat of the tree of knowledge and spread our wings farther and farther out into God’s universe. Man is spending billions of dollars to try to find other forms of life in the universe and God has told us in His Word that there are angels, and fallen angels called devils and God himself who created all and rules over all. We are totally without excuse for not believing Him, especially during the last 2000 years, since He sent His beloved Son down to earth to become flesh and become our Savior on the cross. We will never get to heaven by our own worldly wisdom and works: God, has in His mercy and grace, come down to man to save him from his sins through the blood of Christ. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven. You cannot get to heaven in a plane and a spacesuit; you get there by faith in a heavenly body.
Man is sending more and more
powerful radio waves out through the universe trying to contact other life and
yet will not listen to God’s Word preached over the radio on this earth. In 1974, scientists in the
God’s wisdom is written in a book called the Bible, the Word of God, and in His beloved Son who is the living Word of God. “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe… Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption” – (I Cor.1:21,24,30). In Christ you can conquer death and have eternal life through forgiveness of sins – that’s the wisdom of God – that’s what Easter is all about.
“He telleth the number of the stars: he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord and of great Power: his understanding is infinite – (Ps.147:4,5). Infinite understanding – unlimited, endless, inexhaustible, immeasurable and no limitation. O the truth that is in the first verse in the Bible. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” – (Gen.1:1). Verse 10 says – “and called the dry land earth.” God named this planet ‘earth’ as He has named every planet in the universe. God made man out of the earth and gave him life – (Gen.2:7). All life comes from God. Out of the earth came the trees and every animal and fowl, all except Adam’s wife. God made her out of Adam’s rib and indirectly she came from the earth also.
Jesus came from outer space to earth, from above down to earth. “Ye are from beneath: I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world” – (Jn.8:23). Every human being is of the earth, made of the earth, the earth is our home. Our vision is largely confined to the things of the earth. We are limited in our finite grasp. But through Christ we can have forgiveness of sins and the Divine nature of God and a new incorruptible, eternal life that will never die.
Because of God’s grace, we who have believed the truth from God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, now have eternal life. Because we have repented of our sins and believed the gospel and had our sins and washed in the blood of Christ, we are saved and born again. We become a new creature in Christ – “Partakers of the divine nature” – (2 Pet.1:14) – now we’re Godly. We have a heavenly inheritance – “to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you” – (I Pet.1:4). We go from a corruptible earthly body to a heavenly incorruptible body because we’re saved by faith in Christ.
As we speed through God’s universe, don’t spurn the love and grace of God in His dear Son. Be saved and born again by repenting of your sins and believing by faith in your heart on the Lord Jesus. Believe the gospel of His Son and conquer death and hell and receive eternal life – “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son” – (I Jn.5:11). Again – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” – (Rom.6:23). Do not remain in your pride and reject eternal life in Christ. Humble yourself at the cross of Christ and know that God is life and all life in the universe come from Him. As you live and travel through space on this celestial Ball – be saved.
Don’t be a fool with worldly wisdom – be wise with the wisdom of God.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
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