If we look to the Nelson’s Bible dictionary to answer this question it tells us that the Firmament is an “expanse of sky and space in which the stars and planets are set. God made the Firmament on the second day of creation to divide the waters that covered the earth from those which surrounded it (Gen 1:16).” 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)
What the Firmament reflects is the greatness of God who created it. Let’s take a look in God’s Word to see what it says and what all this might mean. “The Firmament shows forth His handiwork.” (Ps 19:1) And in the Day of Trouble/Tribulation, 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) It sounds like those ‘wise’ are the stars!
Y’hoshua states in Matthew 6:9, “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…”
“And God called the Firmament Heaven.” (Gen 1:8) “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?!
Y’hoshua said, “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..” (John 9:4-5)
In Matthew 24:20-21 (the ‘signs of the end’) he said, “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.” He’s quoting Daniel 12:1 here! In order to keep the Sabbath Day, no work (of the earth) can done. If the Greater Light rules the day, and the Lesser Light and the stars rule the night, the time of tribulation, when God’s people are to be delivered from evil, what time do you suppose it is now? 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).
Wanna see more? Stay tuned! There will be lots more coming.
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matt 5:6