What is written below is what I have been writing about for years, I've simply included it so you can compare similarities.
The sun, the moon and the stars is a somewhat common theme in scripture, but its its mention in Revelation 8:12 is most interesting because the reduction of shining seems to have a direct effect on TIME, the verse also seems to indicate that we once had a 36 hour day.
The first dispensation of divine blessings and gifts from the creator/deity was creation itself.
The FULL and eternal dispensation did not happen until Jesus was glorified (ascended, John 7:39).. That is why scripture says that Jesus is the…………..”whole FULNESS of deity” (Colossians 2:18). Jesus is the ETERNAL dispensation of the creator/“deity”…He is the “ETERNAL covenant.…..(the CHRIST that Moses chose to suffer for, and the eternal extension of the deity in the Garden of Eden).
God is not LIMITED by "TIME", but He does RECOGNIZE its importance to HUMANITY and that it is of practical significance to us (but to Him "a day is as a thousand years").
In these “last days”, we need the new paradigm (reference point) of ‘ETERNITY’ for the proper understanding of scripture.
Deu 33:27 The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you, and said DESTROY
Heb 2:14 that through death he might DESTROY him who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
Rom 16:26 according to the command of the ETERNAL GOD …..(this is the age of eternity, no longer the age of TIME).
Eph 1:10 as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
Jesus came AT THE END of the age to put away sin”….”and in the age to come, eternal life”.