I am not rich but I am wealthy in imagination
What happened to the zeal and confidence I had in life?
I am reminded of the 1970s and 80s when I was in high school and the Air Force. I was fascinated by how quickly UFO’s and abductions were presented as a possibility in movies and TV.
I remember going to a shopping mall and seeing an exhibit with life size models of aliens and everything.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. were big.
I was enamored. I was convinced that the Powers That Be were controlling the dispensing of information, controlling the masses.
I remember the fervor of the end times too. I thought I was going to heaven in 1977, going through the gate in 1978, and heaven would be mine in 1979. Then there was that book, 88 reasons for Jesus’ return in 1988.
It really did appear as if we were heading for an imminent shift.
Close Encounters has been rereleased in theaters recently. Weird.
It is curious that all of what I was seeing then is happening again.
Why was there a delay of 30 years? Isn’t there a reference in Revelation about such a delay? Oh yeah:
Revelation 8:1 (ISV)
When the lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
How long is that in relation to 1000? (Remember, with God, a thousand years is as a day.)
Let’s see; If 1000 years were a day, then how long is an hour in years? 1000/24 = 41.667 years, that is an hour. (So, Israel spent about an hour wandering the desert?) Half of that is 20.83 years.
So, a half hour delay is almost 21 years. What happened in the past to cause that half hour delay?
Shift happens. (Hmmmm… how long was Jesus in the grave? Does that time correspond to the years from his ascension to his return?)
How many seconds in a day? (24x60x60) So, there are 1,440 minutes in a day, and 86,400 seconds. So, in our thousand-year scenario, one minute is 0.694 years and one second is 0.0116 years.
So, a minute is 6083.43744 hours (253.47656 days) and a second is 101.68154 hours (4.236730833333333 days) So, Jesus was in the grave for less than a second.
Well, how many hours in a year? 8,765.65
Playing with numbers is fun.
It just came to mind that my marriage was 30 years. Hmmmm.
It’s true, if you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything.