One day you are young and attractive and full of energy, and the next day, you are putting your will and testament in order and writing your memoirs.
The earth spins at a rate of one thousand miles per hour and orbits the sun at a thousand miles per minute clip. Time really does fly.
Time seems to go by so slowly when we are young. Then before you know it, youth has become an ever more distant memory, fleeting away in the rear-view mirror of our long and yet short journey along the road of life.
Depending on our frame of mind, time can seem to be rapidly speeding by or dragging on painfully slow. In reality, time simply marches on in perfect cadence and is measured by the night and day, seasons and years, decades, centuries and millenniums, until the last second before God decides it is time for returning to a state of timelessness.
There was a timeless time right before it was time for time. At that instant, right before it was time for time, there was no time at all.
In the beginning (Genesis 1:1), God created the heavens and the earth. He created the day to be separate from the night (Genesis 1:5), and time as we know it began. When God decides it is time to create new heavens and a new earth (Revelation 21:1) (Isaiah 65:17), time as we know it will merge into eternity, and timelessness will be quite normal.
If a person is unsaved and yet is alive in time as we know it, there is still time to accept the free gift of salvation paid for in full by the blood of God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, on that cross at Calvary.
The state of being referred to as the “now” or the “present” is, in reality, the spontaneous and instantaneous phenomena of the “future” constantly and unceasingly swallowing up the “now” and rendering it into the past.
Past, present, and future all merge together into one continual time flow. As we march forward into the future, the present is instantaneously gobbled up by the pac-man of history.
With man, prophecy is impossible. With God, prophecy is not only possible; it is completely natural.
Almighty God is not bound by time, and yet He can discern the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10) in regard to time. The spirit of prophecy that God gave to His chosen prophets is able to operate inside and outside of time simultaneously.
In the Bible, God referred to Himself as “I Am That I Am” and also as “the Alpha and the Omega.” He is both timeless and eternal, as well as the designer of the beginning and ending of time (Exodus 3:14 and Revelation 22:13).
Only someone who is timeless and eternal could possibly be in a position to invent and manifest a thing such as time.
As Eternal God, He saw time from beginning to end and everything in between before He even set time in motion. To Eternal God, to whom timelessness is normal, time is a relatively short and temporary part of His creation.
Time did not start when someone invented the first calendar or the first clock. It began when God separated the first day from the first night, and that is a fact regardless of whether we believe it happened six thousand years ago or billions of years ago.
To Eternal God, thousands of years or billions of years are both short periods of time.
According to scripture, seven thousand years is as one week to Eternal God. And a thousand years is as a day (2 Peter 3:8 and Psalm 90:4).
It is impossible to imagine just how old God is or how big He is. Even a box the size of the universe could not contain more than a tiny fraction of a microscopic particle of His entire being.
Humans can only think in relative terms of measurement. In reality, there is no way to measure God’s entire being or His age because there are no boundaries at all to Him in time or space.
In modern secular culture, astrologers, clairvoyants, and psychics are admired for making one correct prediction out of a hundred. Yet God, who is one hundred percent accurate in His ability to predict the future, is mostly ignored.
It is an upside-down world where false prophets are adored and true prophets are ignored. And yet, the true prophets predicted that this would happen.
Prophets, even Jesus, received no honor (Luke 4:24) in their own hometowns. People would say, isn’t that just so and so who is nothing more than such and such, and who does he think he is?
People that love sin more than they love God do not want to hear about the future consequences of their sin from the mouth of a true prophet of God. They prefer having their ears tickled by the warm and fuzzy words of a false prophet (2 Timothy 4:3).
Human Beings, through the prompting of Satan, have turned the world into a very dangerous place. Through the prophets and especially through Jesus, God has revealed the only possible hope of survival.
John 3:16 is the gospel (Good News) in a nutshell. “For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:17 continues to say, “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
Bible Prophecy peers through the long tunnel of time and reveals a great and awesome light at the end of the tunnel.
Unbelievers that close their eyes to Bible Prophecy have no idea what part of the tunnel they are in. They see nothing but darkness in either direction.
Jesus is the Light of this World. All Bible Prophecy leads directly to Him because Jesus is that light at the end of the tunnel.
In the footsteps of the master, we walk with hearts so fond, awaiting the note of a trumpet that will sound from the great beyond. From far beyond the madness and yet as near as the heart, in the blink of an eye, we will be with Him, never more to part. Oh, but what a pity for all that reject His grace, eternity without Him, what a terrible thing to face. Pray for the unbelievers while there is time yet to change their fate; yes, pray for their eyes to open, for soon it could be too late.
Any precious soul who has read these words and still has not given your life to Jesus, please do so today. You will be so glad you did. He longs to save you, forgive you, wash away your sin, give you the gift of eternal life, and be your best friend right now and for all eternity.
Your friend in Him,
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