Could the Time Keepers be spiritually pointing to the corporate church? Let's examine.
Ge 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Ge 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
Ge 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
Ps 104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
Jer 5:7 How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses.
Re 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. (Beginning of Judgment in TIME?)
Lights in the Heavens: Symbolic of the Church Body
Judgment on the Time Keepers: Old Jerusalem
Jos 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day and the day shall be dark over them.
Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Isa 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
Joe 2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
Eze 32:7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
Ps 70:2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
Isa 50:7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
Time Keeper: New Jerusalem
Isa 60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
Lu 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
Lu 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
The End of the World: End of Time?
Mt 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
Mt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Re 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
A Possible Reference to a Literal End?
Mt 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mt 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Mt 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
Mr 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
Rev 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Lu 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
As we carefully study the Bible, we can’t help but look at the language of the time keepers (corporate body) being put out of commission at the revelation of Christ. This time appears to be also language of the End of the World. The Bible tells us to be spiritually minded so that it appears God is putting more emphasis on the death of the church body. Is it possible that the shortening of the days that ushered in the removal of the time keepers would also be pointing to God no longer being officially on the Biblical calendar? Just like 2011, we have many time paths landing on 1994 pointing to both judgment and salvation. Yet we know 1994 turned out to be spiritual. So given the language of the Bible, can we confidently put substance on the year 2011? Or is it safer to consider that year as a shadow and therefore the possibility of a literal end?