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Happy Easter!

March 24, 2008 Leave a comment

I hope everybody had a great Easter. This is one of the most sacred days on the Christian calendar, along with Christmas. I find it fascinating that the Russian word for Sunday is Воскресение, which, literally, means “Resurrection”.

The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:14 that if there had not been a resurrection of Jesus Christ, then our faith would be in vain. We take great comfort knowing that the tomb is indeed empty. He left the tomb, ministered to His disciples, was seen by 500 witnesses and, 40 days later, ascended up to heaven.

And someday, He’ll return. Ever so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.

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God’s concept of time

March 21, 2008 Leave a comment

We as humans try hard to understand God’s concept of time, but it’s virtually impossible in these finite minds of ours. I do think, though, that in heaven we will have no need for clocks or wristwatches.

2 Peter 3:8-9 tells us that to God, a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day. What does this mean? I suppose it means that to God, time is something that cannot be measured. To Him, what seems to us like a two-minute task of brushing our teeth takes place in the same time frame as the 400 years Israel spent in captivity in Egypt.

Much is made about how terrible the world is getting and how God needs to initiate the rapture so that, in 1,007 years, we can finally relax and forever enjoy New Jerusalem. To us, the rapture is imminent. To God, though, it’s possible that in His mercy He can lovingly wait several thousand more years before starting the end. All we know for sure is that it’ll all happen in His timing.

As far as God’s concept of time, my speculation is that He is able to watch all of the world’s events—past, present and future—at once. Though it’s been 3,000 years since King David ruled over Israel, it’s possible that in God’s frame of mind it’s happening right now. think of it as a giant, cosmic gridded television screen. At the very beginning are the actions of Adam and Eve and at the very end is Satan finally being thrown into the Lake of Fire as his post-millennial war is thwarted.

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