Aspiring Man of God
aaaand what's fun, is that we're rapidly heading for that "time" when again, time ceases and there will only be that same, wonderful, fabulous, awesome, single soruce of light
It could just be an issue of wording, but I see our eternal state as that of one with time without limit. To me, that's pretty different from there being no time at all.
It seems self-evident to me that every created being will always be bound by time because we all had a point where we did not exist and then a point where we did (a beginning). Only God is outside of time. I see God as being the plane (or outside of it in total?), and time for created beings a ray. We had a start point but will continue on forever, whereas God always IS (like Jesus saying "before Abraham was, I AM").
Because we will have physical bodies, time must exist for us to DO anything with them. To move takes time, to think takes time, to speak takes time, to sing takes time, etc. We can't divorce that aspect of ourselves without somehow erasing our status as created beings.
Even angels have always been subject to time.
Ezekiel 28:15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.
Satan was created perfect and then changed to be wicked, something that requires time.
Daniel 10:13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia
The angel sent to talk to Daniel was delayed by a fallen angel for a concrete amount of time (three weeks) and could not deliver his message.
Rev. 8:1 confirms there is also time in Heaven, When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
I'm extremely perplexed about how spirit "works" for lack of a better term. Angels are spiritual beings but can take human shape (and apparently have children with human women if you don't try to explain away Genesis 6).
The New Jerusalem, which is physical as far as I can tell, comes down out of Heaven to orbit around Earth. We will also be in Heaven after the rapture for seven years give or take some time. Our resurrection body is described as a spiritual body, but Jesus showed after his resurrection he was not a ghost and could eat with His disciples. Then we have to consider whether His appearing and disappearing at will were an ability common to all resurrected human bodies or whether that was because "He is God; He can do whatever He wants" (lol).
But seriously, what is "spirit," exactly, to function the way it does? And what's time for that matter to both bind spirits and to be affected by gravity? What's gravity? Do the things in Heaven have gravity? Mass? It seems like people walk around the throne, and it takes an angels wings for them to fly. Does an angel not in human form weigh anything?
And where exactly is Heaven? Like there is a left and right, forward and backward, up and down (x y z), maybe heavenward and earthward is w. If that's the case, what if you keep going earthward past Earth or heavenward past Heaven?
How many heads will this make spin? I've started with my own