Time “flows” differently for God (Ps. 90:4). Never forgetting that He is above time, we need to understand that when He interacts with it, He experiences it at a higher level than we do. Days and years are measures of time. But the measurement of time is no more time than the measurement of space is space. To say that the moon is 238,900 miles away from the earth tells us how much space exists between the two, but not what that space is. In the same way, a day can tell us how much time has passed but not what time is.
“I know what time is, but if someone asks me, I cannot tell him.” Augustine of Hippo.
We discussed the differences between kairos and chornos time in the post “It’s About Time.” We begin now to grapple with the central questions of what time is and why it moves in only one direction. Both of these are troublesome and have been so to philosophers and scientists for millennia.
Modern nation states employ intelligence services to gather signal information from their own citizens and foreign governments in an effort to maintain security and attempt to forecast the future. Ancient kings dreamed.