As we process the progression of time, we should not forget that time is in submission to eternity, not the other way around. The Lord can accelerate time or slow it down to align with His purposes and accomplish His will.
While the reliability of the reoccurring seasons of creation have been given to us to show one aspect of the nature of God, something else will accomplish the same goal – change in the natural order of time. “He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others” (Daniel 2:21).
While in the midst of battle, the prayers of Joshua changed time and interrupted the natural order. “On the day the Lord gave the Israelites victory over the Amorites, Joshua prayed to the Lord in front of all the people of Israel. He said, ‘Let the sun stand still over Gibeon, and the moon over the valley of Aijalon.’ So, the sun stood still, and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies” (Joshua 10:12-13). With God, all things are possible.
This week both Jan and I sensed the Lord telling us an acceleration of time is taking place that will lead to a dramatic demonstration of His presence. The Lord will accelerate the unfolding of current events by compressing the details of their unfolding to gain our attention. This compression of time and its corresponding result will bring glory to His name. It will also gain the attention of those who have fallen asleep in the predictable patterns of life.
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (II Peter 3:8).