I have another illustration that may help you understand time. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second. That means, if you went 186,000 miles away, turned around and looked back at the earth, you would be seeing the earth one second ago. It takes light about 11/2 seconds to get to the moon. A person standing on the moon looking back at the earth is actually seeing the earth 11/2 seconds ago. It takes light eight minutes to get from the sun to the earth. A person on the sun would see the earth eight minutes ago. It takes light five hours to reach Pluto. A person standing on Pluto, looking back at the earth would actually be seeing the earth five hours ago. Are you seeing the past? It takes light four and one-half years to reach Alpha Centauri or Proxima Centauri. If a person was standing on Alpha Centauri looking back at the earth, he would be seeing everything four and one-half years ago. Suppose that you were able to travel at the speed of thought instead of the speed of light. You could take off somewhere, turn around, and look at your own past. You couldn’t do anything about it, but you could watch it. Maybe on judgment day, God is going to say, You did this on such and such date. One might say, Oh, no Lord, I didnt do that. He will say, Okay, lets move court out here. SWISH. Okay, lets watch it coming again. Everything that was ever said, thought, or done is still traveling out through space. WOW! Isn’t that a frightening thought? There is a way to get rid of it. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. We are going to go out into space for my judgment day, about forty light years away and then turn around and look at Kent Hovinds life. There he is crawling around East Peoria, Illinois. I didn’t really crawl around the whole city. There will be times that part of my video will be blanked out by the blood of Christ. All of the bad is going to be blanked out. Only the good is going to be left. My forty-year video will probably fit on about a fifteen minute tape. The blood of Jesus Christ is a wonderful thing. You had better make sure that you have been saved when that time comes, and it is coming.
If you were flying in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, you could see people getting into a raft and they could see you. They push out into the river, and they start going further down the Canyon. An hour later, another group takes off in a raft. They can see you, and you can see them, but they cant see the group in front of them. Every hour a new group takes off down the Canyon. None of the groups can see each other, but all of the groups can see you. You can see all of the groups simultaneously. If you have two-way radio systems, you could talk to each of the groups from the helicopter. You could warn group B, Hey, rapids ahead! They cant see them yet because the rapids are around the curve. This is a rough analogy of what time is like. The river would represent time. We happen to be stuck right here in 1996, drifting along one year at a time. God, from His perspective, can see all of time. God can see right now what is going to happen in 1996, and 1997, and what happened in 1997 BC. He sees all three simultaneously. It is not 1995 in heaven. There is no time there. When God is all finished with this world, he is going to stop time again. The first thing that you need to do when you get to heaven is take your watch off, and throw it away. There will be no time there.
Somebody asked me one time, What did God do for billions of years before he made Adam and Eve? There wasn’t billions of years before he made Adam and Eve. He also made time when he made the world. If you stop and think about it, that means once upon a time there was a time when there was no time. Figure out that one. The idea of God having more dimensions than we can possibly understand is an interesting thought.