Sunday, September 13, 2009
How Fast Are Your Prayers
I'm a person with a personality of analyzing things I see. Although I don't have a very scientific mind, God has given me a spiritual mind as He has all His children, to see spiritual things in what is going on around us.
Does this picture of a plane breaking the sound barrier have a spiritual truth in it about prayer and about the catching away of the believers referred to as the Rapture?
When a plane travels faster than the speed of sound, a phenomenon happens that can be seen with the eye. A cloud forms around the plane then a loud boom is heard.
When we pray, just how fast do our prayers move in the atmosphere? Do they cause a phenomenon in the heavenlies like a plane breaking the sound barrier with a cloud and a boom?
It is documented that light travels faster than sound. We recently had an evangelist at our church that spoke about his friend that is a scientist for Nasa. He was told that Nasa has discovered that light travels faster than originally thought. One of the experiments done showed that when light reached point B, it had not even left point A yet.
When we receive Jesus, the light of the world into our spirits, then when we pray, our prayers not only have sound in them but light also. So that would mean that the moment we pray, our prayers are already in the throne room before we finish praying.
Concerning the Rapture, 1 Corinthians 15:52 says......In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incoruptible and we shall be changed.
We know that 'in the twinkling of an eye' is a speed that's very fast. Could it be like the speed of light, before we left we are already there with the Lord? We know there is a sound, the sound of a trumpet. Will this phenomena be like the picture of the plane above???
We know that when Jesus left, a cloud received Him..Acts 1:9. Acts 1:11..the angel said He would return in like manner.
What would all of this mean at the point of death here on earth for a believer? Would that mean that at a point of leaving, we are already in His presence?? I know that the scripture says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord but just how fast does that transition happen????
I don't know but it sure brings me comfort thinking about these things.
I pray that your name be inscribed in The Book Of Life.