Time and Eternity

Lesson 1

Who Created Time?


“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” Romans 13:11

Who created time? Who made the divisions of time; days, nights, weeks, months, and years?

God created a universal clock. The Earth, Moon and Sun are the hands on God’s clock.

Genesis 1:14 "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:"

1. “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to the day from the night;”

to question 1.

A. God uses the Earth, Sun and Moon to show a difference between and . Genesis 1:14

to question 1A.

Genesis 1:14 "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day."

B. Signs, seasons, days and years are based on time. What does God use to determine time? Genesis 1:14-19

to question 1B.

2. In Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31, the length and time of a day was determined by “ and the ” as one day. This is accomplished by the Earth’s rotation.

to question 2.

3. One rotation of the Earth on its axes equals one day. The time it takes for the Earth to make one rotation is divided into 24 units which we call .

to question 3.

4. One orbit of the moon around the Earth is equal to one month or day? .

to question 4.

5. One orbit of the Earth around the Sun is equal to year.

to question 5.

6. During one orbit of the Earth around the Sun

A. The Earth will rotate 365 times, which is days.

to question 6A.

B. The moon will orbit the Earth 12 times, which is months.

to question 6B.

Genesis 2:1-3 "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made."

7. God numbered the days in a week and they are days.

to question 7.

Exodus 20:8-11 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."

8. The last day of a week is the day.

to question 8.

9. Because the Sabbath is the last day of a week, then from one Sabbath to the next Sabbath is how many days?

to question 9.

A. One Sabbath would be how many weeks?

Sabbath of weeks

to question 9A.

10. The Feast of Pentecost is 50 days after the feast of Firstfruits and the time for counting the days is in Leviticus 23:15-16. The statement, “even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days:”

A. Seven Sabbaths (Sabbath of weeks) is equal to how many weeks?

to question 10A.

B. Seven Sabbaths is equal to how many days plus one (“the morrow after”)?

to question 10B.

Sabbath of years

Leviticus 25:3-4 "Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;
4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard."

11. Six years the Jews will work their fields, but the seventh year shall be a of rest in the fields.

to question 11.

12. The Sabbath of years is how many years? Leviticus 25:4

to question 12.

Leviticus 25:8 "And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years."

13. “And thou shalt number Sabbaths of unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be unto thee and years.” Leviticus 25:8

to question 13.

14.The Sabbath of Sabbath years is how many years?

to question 14.

Leviticus 25:10-17 “10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
11 A jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed.
12 For it is the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.
13 In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession.
14 And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:
15 According to the number of years after the jubile thou shalt buy of thy neighbour, and according unto the number of years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee:
16 According to the multitude of years thou shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the price of it: for according to the number of the years of the fruits doth he sell unto thee.
17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.”

15. The Year of is the 50th year. Leviticus 25:10-17

to question 15.

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