Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Thousand Years as One Day

And Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and brought them up to a high mountain by themselves.  And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun and His garments became as white as light.  And Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 

And behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud saying, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; hear Him!”  And when the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were much afraid.

Science tells us that light travels at 186,000 miles per second.  At that velocity, light can travel about 5,870,000,000,000 miles in a year.  It has been hypothesized that time stands still at the speed of light.

But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Now Moses came to Horeb, the mountain of God.  And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.  So Moses said, “I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.”

When God saw that he had turned aside to look, God called him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”

And he said “Here I am.”

Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.  I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Then Moses hid his face for he was afraid to look at God.

Is the spiritual realm a dimension where time stands still, where fire has lost its power to consume?


  1. Scriptural References: Matthew 17:1-6; 2 Peter 3:8; Exodus 3:1-6

  2. Is hell a place where time stands still, where fire has lost its power to consume?

  3. The Transfiguration was a preview of Christ’s glorified body after His Resurrection. Moses and Elijah, representing the Law & the Prophets, appeared with Jesus who was their fulfilment (Matthew 5:17). At first, Christ’s disciples did not understand the concept of His Resurrection (Luke 24:1-11; Mark 16:9-14; John 20:24-29). Years later, Peter said that the Transfiguration he witnessed with James & John on the holy mountain made the prophecy of Christ’s Second Coming more certain and inevitable (2 Peter 1:16-19).