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God’s concept of time

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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