“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown.”
Revelation 3:11 NLT
We have heard this statement many times: "Jesus is coming soon". The word "soon" is translated "quickly". Time measurement for us is a different perspective than God. The psalmist, In referring to God, said this: "For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours.” Psalms 90:4 NLT God is infinite (limitless or endless in extent, space, or size). In reference to God, time is defined as this:
1. The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
Time to us is defined as:
2. A point of reference as measured in hours and minutes, days and years, decades and centuries, etc..
The current world is temporary.
Finite (limited and measurable) man is incapable of measuring eternity. Only God can. Time to Him is but a reference of measure within the scope of His infinite vastness. When God sees our time lines, He sees but a mark upon the canvas of His eternal creation. We see time in a much different way. We think a hundred years is a long life. God sees a hundred years as a vapor, a mist that vanishes in the wind. He made us for so much more than this. We were made for eternity but sin has corrupted us and enslaved us to a world that is full of hostility, hatred, and wickedness of every kind. Jesus will soon return to set things back in order and establish His eternal Kingdom once again upon this earth. Until then, we must understand that God is not sitting on His hands, scratching His head, lost His ability to handle the situation, or grown old! He is the infinite God who says He is "coming soon". Let us stop trying to put this statement within our measure of time. May He open our understanding and help us see this from His infinite, eternal perspective. May we live our lives in recognition of the very fact that He is returning. This should motivate us to live under His all seeing eye in everything we do! He IS coming again. Count on it! Let's live like it!! “But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” 2 Peter 3:8-9 NLT
Rev. Curtis Norris