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Equation of Time or the Analemma

The EQUATION OF TIME is part of our mortal journey as the earth goes around the sun.  Then we read the prophecy that “time no longer.” (Rev. 10:6), as we approach the Second Coming of our Lord.  WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?  Our trip around the sun is called the analemma, which is generally a little-known scientific wonder. Here I give a simple, brief understanding of this heavenly phenomenon and its relationship with the Coming of our Lord. In the goodness of God, the earth is at a 23 ½ degree tilt angle, which provides our seasons.  If that tilt angle were zero, life could not exist on earth, as we know it.  All things testify of Him.  That tilt angle and the elliptical orbit of the earth around the sun gives us the EQUATION OF TIME, or the analemma: Analemma – Wikipedia.  In other words, if you had a perfect clock and measured the sun’s position every 24 hours, you would see the overhead sun map out a path over the course of the year, as shown in the figure below.  For example, on 20 March 2021 at 0937 UTC (3:37 a.m. MST) the earth’s spin axis is exactly at right angles to the line going from the earth to the sun – the Vernal Equinox.  We welcome Spring on that day, if you are in the northern hemisphere, and autumn if you are in the southern hemisphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is fascinating that as we are close to the Second Coming of our Lord not many years hence, we will move from the EQUATION OF TIME to the Lord’s TIME. The sun will no longer be our light, but He will be our light as the earth moves into the Millennial Epoch. Christ will reign for a thousand years as King of kings and Lord of lords to prepare the earth to be celestialized. He presents the earth, as well as those who are true and faithful, to the Father – beautifully and profoundly explained in the Allegory of Zenos: Who Are The Gentiles? Message From An Ancient Prophet | It’s About Time (itsabouttimebook.com)

I find it fascinating that the allegory goes all the way to the end of the millennium with the Lord’s promise for our day, “if ye labor with your might with me ye shall have joy in the fruit which I shall lay up…” (Jacob 5:71)

David W. Allan

The Vernal or Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox The Vernal Equinox is the moment in the Spring when the spin axis of the Earth is exactly at 90 degrees to the line between the Earth and the Sun. For 2018 it is 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. As the sun crossed the celestial equator, heading northward, both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres will experience an equal amount of daylight hours.

A Common Holiday

Is there a common holiday for Muslim, Jew, and Christian?

We learned while on our mission in West Africa that the most important holiday for the Muslims is “The Feast of the Sacrifice,” (Eid Al-Alha), which commemorates Father Abraham offering his son (for them it is Ishmael), and the date for this is always in the Spring of the year. To this day each year for Eid Al-Alha, the devout Muslims sacrifice a ram.

The Jews celebrate Passover in the Spring of the year – a very important celebration as they were delivered by Jehovah through Moses out of bondage in Egypt.

Christians celebrate Easter, which commemorates the resurrection of Christ, according to the dictum of the 325 AD Council of Nicaea as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox.
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