There is a peace that surpasses all understanding because it is everlasting and comes from the Creator, who is the source of peace. If we were to understand peace, than it would only be a temporary feeling, but our Father offers us more than just a feeling that lasts a short time, He offers us Himself and asks that we be with Him in this moment. When we are able to live, love, and have hope in the moment, we can strengthen our faith and have just enough peace and joy to get us through the next moment as well as the next and so on and so forth. The Bible is an excellent place to start. Proverbs 16:9 says, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” Further along in Proverbs 20:24, “A man’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way?”
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33
“Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5
“The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6
“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” 1 John 2:15-17
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Let us not dwell on the past or worry about the future, but let us fix our eyes on our Father and allow His Holy Spirit to guide us every millisecond for every thought and every action from now on to eternity. I would like to take this opportunity to go deep turning some complex mathematics into simple equations where if I can grasp these than anybody can understand the formulas in this entry. When I first began my research on time measurements, my only understanding was milliseconds with no knowledge of what comes before that. My mind was completely blown away by the shortest and largest capacity of numeric value, especially with their Greek origin.
To help the SI units apply to a wide range of phenomena, the 19th General Conference on Weights and Measures in 1991 extended the list of metric prefixes so that it reaches from yotta- at 1024 (one septillion) to yocto- at 10-24 (one septillionth). Yotta is the largest decimal unit prefix in the metric system, denoting a factor of 1024. It has the unit symbol Y. The prefix name is derived from the Greek οκτώ (októ), meaning eight, because it is equal to 10008. Yocto comes from the Latin/Greek octo (οκτώ), meaning “eight”, because it is equal to 1000−8. So, what is so special about the units mentioned? Well, the numbers 8 and 24 both have important symbolism.
The number 8 is the number expressing the matter, it is also the symbol of the incarnation in the matter which becomes itself creative and autonomous, governing its own laws. It is the number of the perfection, the infinity. In mathematics the symbol of the infinity is represented by an 8 laid down. It is the number of the balance and of the cosmic order, according to the Egyptians. It represents the earth, not in its surface but in its volume, since 8 is the first cubic number. The Pythagoreans have made the number 8 the symbol of the love and the friendship, the prudence and the thinking and they have called it the Great “Tetrachtys”. In mathematics, the Pythagorean Theorem, also known as Pythagoras’ theorem, is a relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle. It states that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. When you take in the fact that our God is a Triune God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), the relation of numbers have a meaningful purpose.
The number eight in the Bible signifies Resurrection and Regeneration. It is the number of a new beginning. Eight is 7 plus 1 and since it comes just after seven, which itself signifies an end to something, so eight is also associated with the beginning of a new era or that of a new order. In the bible one can find many examples which bring forth and which associate the number eight with a new beginning. Boys were to be circumcised on the 8th day. The number 8 symbolizes circumcision of the heart through Christ and the receiving of the Holy Spirit (Romans 2:28-29, Colossians 2:11-13). Those in Christ are becoming a new creation, with godly character being created by the power of God’s Spirit (2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10; 4:23-24). There are eight beatitudes in the sermon on the mountain that can be found in Matthew 5:3-11). After the 7 weeks of the spring harvest, the next day, the 50th day, is Pentecost. This day is also the eighth day of the seventh week. This 8th and 50th day combination pictures the first resurrection when the saints will be raised from the dead and made immortal (1Corinthians 15:20-23, John 3:3-12, Revelation 20:4-6). After the 7 days of the Feast of Tabernacles there is an 8th day, called the Last Great Day. The New Testament was penned by only eight men. Eight is the number of Jesus, whose name in the Greek adds up to 888. Jesus showed himself alive EIGHT times after his resurrection from the dead. His first appearance alive was to Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9-11). He then showed himself to two disciples traveling to Emmaus (Luke 24). Next, he appeared to all the disciples except Thomas (John 20:19-24) then a week later to all of them when Thomas was present (John 20:26-29). According to the apostle Paul, Christ also was seen by 500 believers at one time (1Corinthians 15:4-7). Jesus also met his disciples at the appointed place in Galilee (Matthew 28:16-17) and on Galilee’s shores (John 21:1-24). His final meeting was on the Mount of Olives, where he gave his followers instructions before ascending to heaven (Acts 1). The eight steps of the staircase leading to the external square of the Ezekiel’s temple. Ezekiel’s Temple is a Jewish Holy Temple architecturally described and prophesied in the Book of Ezekiel, a house of prayer for all people with a sacrificial service. It is noted by Ezekiel as an eternal edifice and permanent dwelling place of the God of Israel on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The number 24 is associated with the priesthood. Since it is composed of a multiple of 12, it takes on some of 12’s meaning (which is God’s power and authority, as well as perfect foundation) except in a higher form. Twenty-four, therefore, is also connected with the worship of God, especially at the temple. The number 24 has significance in the book of the Revelation, where mention is made of “twenty-four elders.” These elders most likely represent the church as represented by the twelve tribes of Israel (or the twelve sons of Jacob) and the twelve apostles. Every time they are mentioned the book describes them as falling on their faces and worshipping God. So the only real significance we can get from that number is that we ought to be humbling ourselves and praising God.
Psalm 72 lists 24 things that Jesus Christ, as High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, will do when He sits upon His throne and rules as King and Priest during the Millennium:
- He will righteously judge the people
- He will judge, with justice, the poor and needy
- Peace will be brought by the mountains
- Small hills shall also experience peace
- He shall judge the poor
- He shall save the children of the needy
- Those who oppress will be crushed
- He shall rule like rain upon grass
- He shall rule like the water that showers the globe
- He will cause the righteous to flourish
- He will bring the righteous an abundance of peace
- He shall rule from sea to sea
- He shall rule from the river unto the ends of the earth.
- When he hears the needy cry out he will deliver him
- The poor and those who have no help will also be delivered
- Those who are needy and weak will receive compassion
- The lives of those in need will be saved
- The needy who are oppressed and experience violence will be redeemed
- The blood of those in need will be precious in His sight
- He will cause an abundance of grain on the earth
- He will bring an abundance of fruit
- He will make those of the city flourish like grass
- He will make His name to be continued
- He will bless all men