If we look to the Nelson’s Bible Dictionary to find out about the Firmament, it tells us it is an “expanse of sky and space in which the stars and planets are set.” Genesis tells us that God made the Firmament on the second day of creation to divide the waters above from the waters below (Gen 1:6).” and “…on the fourth day of creation God placed the stars, the sun, and the moon in the “Firmament of the heavens.” (Gen 1:15-18).
The Seed of Abraham
The Firmament reflects the greatness of God who created it. God made a Covenant many years ago with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and his seed that keep His Commandments.
“The Firmament shows forth His handiwork.” (Ps 19:1).
In the Day of Tribulation, a time such as there never has been, God’s people will be delivered from evil, and “those who are wise, shall shine as the brightness of the Firmament and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever.” (Dan 12:1-3).
“After this manner you pray, ‘My Father, who is in Heaven, Holy is Your Name; Your kingdom come, Your Will be done, upon earth as it is in heaven… and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…” -Jesus, Mat 6:9
God made Two Great Lights
“And God said, Let there be Lights in the Firmament of the Heaven to divide the day from the night… to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 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. And God set them in the Firmament of Heaven to give light upon the earth.”
What if these “great Lights” represent people?!
“I must work the works of Him that sent me while it is day: the night comes when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world..” -Jesus (John 9:4-5)
“But pray that your flight (to understanding) is not in the winter neither on the Sabbath Day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world.” -Jesus (Matt 24:20-21)
The keeping of the Sabbath
In order to keep the Sabbath Day, the works of this earth will no longer be done. As the Greater Light rules the day, the Lesser Light and the stars rule the night, which is that Time of Tribulation, when God’s people are to be delivered from evil. The Day of the Lord has come! And who shall stand when he appears? For then shall appear the sign of the Son of Adam in Heaven… and they shall see the Son of Adam coming in the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory! (24:29-31).
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled.” -Jesus, Matt 5:6