The Lord made me
at the beginning of His creation,
before His works of long ago.
I was formed before ancient times,
from the beginning, before the earth began…
I was a skilled craftsman beside Him.
I was His delight every day,
always rejoicing before Him.
I was rejoicing in His inhabited world,
delighting in the human race.
The Lord created His Universe with amazing symmetry. Symmetry is the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis. Astronomers now believe that our Milky Way galaxy is a near-perfect mirror image of itself. In addition to having mirror symmetry, the Milky Way has another incredible design—similar to nautilus shells and sunflowers—whereby each “arm” of the galaxy represents a logarithmic spiral beginning at the center of the galaxy and expanding outwards.
Probably the simplest example of symmetry most people can understand intuitively from common experience is bilateral symmetry. Most faces of human beings have approximate bilateral symmetry. That means that the left and right sides look like mirror images of each other.
In physics, there is a deep symmetry that unifies electricity and magnetism…
…as well as Einstein’s theory of relativity.
In mathematics, Group Theory used symmetry to predict many elementary particles before they were discovered.
The Lord also designed the Human history, and there is a deep symmetry in time. When you map out key historical events, the design becomes evident:
Right in the center of recorded history, around 1,000 B.C., the World had a Golden Age.
The Golden Age of Jewish History / The Jewish Magazine, February 1999
These 40 years were the reign of King Solomon the Wise and included the year 2928 (833 BCE) the year the first Temple was built in Jerusalem. These 40 years witnessed the realizations of all our goals, the completion of all our projects, the fruition of all our efforts. These years were built on the foundation built by Moses and David. Moses succeeded in bringing the infant Jewish nation freedom from slavery and giving them the Torah, the Divinely ordained legal and moral system to govern ourselves for all time. He also prepared us to take possession of our land.
David succeeded in solidifying our national entity, conquering our enemies, and preparing the capital city Jerusalem to receive the Temple, and of raising a son worthy to build it when he couldn’t do it himself for prophetically revealed but technical reasons.
But it was Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, who saw the opportunity and didn’t hesitate, who placed the crown upon the heads of Israel as David had placed the crown on his. When David’s son Adoniahu attempted to usurp the dynasty from Solomon, David publicly crowned Solomon and abdicated the throne. In order to prevent a possible civil war, David sacrificed his own honor, by relinquishing his kingship to his chosen successor Solomon. As a result, Solomon entered his kingdom as the undisputed ruler, in his undisputed land, all enemies having been conquered by David, and with the undisputed book of conduct accepted and embraced by the entire nation.
Thus Solomon was able to fulfil the long awaited goal of the nation of Israel, the construction of the Temple; nor did he hesitate for political or economic reasons…
Economically, our nation flourished. With war behind us we were able to build, create, and produce. Farms produced an abundance of olive oil, wine, grain, and spices above and way beyond the necessities of all, in fulfillment of the prophetic words, “… if you shall love the Eter-nal with all your heart and soul… you will gather your grain, wine, and oil… you shall eat and be satisfied…”(Deuteronomy 11:13-15).
Shepherds produced wool, leather, and an abundance of cattle for sacrifices in the Temple and plenty for human consumption. The land freely burst forth with all manor of richness and Israel could freely trade with her admiring neighbors as well.
The masses had time. time to improve themselves through study, prayer, and meditation. There were musicians, artisans, inventors and scientists. Nobles and aristocrats came from all over the world to view the nation of kings, where unlike other nations in which one in one hundred had acquired wealth at the expense of the rest, rather, each household flourished. Where the clothing of the common child was of fine embroidered linen.
And while, as always, there were those who were envious, this time they didn’t dare attack, David had taught them fear. But now fear gave way to admiration. They learned that there was a better way and they began to imitate. Israel was at the crossroads geographically between Asia, Africa, and Europe. They came to trade, to tour, to learn, and they brought home the lessons. There was an explosion of creativity in the world that would last until the end of the classical era. Even the world of art and architecture would change as the tendency toward the thick columns and heavy pylons such as those of the Egyptians, gave way to delicate entablatures, such as those of the Greeks.
They gazed at our Temple and learned that a building can be sublime. They gazed at our King and learned that a ruler can be benevolent. They gazed at our nation and learned that a people can be loving. They gazed at our laws and learned that there may actually be only one G-d.
Thus Israel was the source of all the great accomplishments that were to soon follow in Europe, Asia and even faraway continents and islands. For who had not heard of Solomon’s fame?
The King’s ideas, poetry, and prose were recorded in “Ecclesiastes”, “Proverbs”, and of course “Song of Songs” which the talmudic sage Rebbi Akiva refereed to as the “holiest of the holy.”
Now, as we near the end of history, we can see the symmetry coming full circle:
The 100 year countdown:
1917 – A National Home for the Jewish People / Jerusalem freed from the Ottoman Empire
1967 – The Jews return to Jerusalem
2017 – Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
2018 is looking very promising as the year of the Rapture:
- Biblical chronology: The creation of Adam around 3,983 BC. plus 6,000 years = 2018
- The Last Generation: 70 years from 1948 (the re-birth of Israel).
- Ben Samuel’s prophecy: 2018 is the year of Messiah.
The Lord designed His Universe with exquisite perfection. We can live with the expectation of the imminent Rapture!
If you are not sure that you are saved, you can accept Christ into your life right now, by praying:
“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.”