How many times in our lives do we hear or even say, “Oh, what a coincidence?”, I myself have said it many times…..however….no longer do I say ‘coincidence’ unless it’s to tell others there is no such thing, because I started to pay attention to my life more, to the world more….to God more….and realized that nothing is a coincidence….not one thing that happens in the world, or in my life is a coincidence….
Just as I write this; it is no coincidence and neither is it to anyone who reads it……
It was all within a timeframe…..my timeframe….the world’s timeframe……and God’s…..
All we have is time and yet, we have no time at all.
Time is an infinite thing….it has no beginning and no ending….and in that infinity…is God.
God; who is an infinite being….and an infinite mind, created time….created His own, and created ours. What is time to an infinite God? Why create it? What is its purpose?
Everything we see and do is all about time. Yet, time does not exist….there actually is no time….Let me explain…..
Time is all there is and yet outside of being Human time is nothing at all….it is forever…. in essence time outside of us is nonexistent. How can it be both existing and nonexistent?
God has no need of time except for humans, His creation…..People, many people, have a misconception of time. They are under the illusion and belief that time has its own power in itself, and on its own manifested its own importance, because in time WE were created and lived for millions and millions of years and evolved throughout said time.
It was this said time, that we as humans evolved from fish in the sea, to monkeys, to Neanderthals, to what we are today…..it was time that made us progress in this evolution, and in time we will evolve to transhumanism.
Time in essence to these people was what started all of creation….for they do not believe in God. They believe or think that because time is something…that it should be malleable, moldable, and believe that we can control it…..Scientists, Physicists, Doctors, and all manner of other professions are actually researching how they can control time; these people want to have this power over time so they can move forward and backward and any way in between. (In their arrogance…they want to be God)
THEY are wrong…. Time is only Time because God made it so for us, and only the one who created it can control it.
God is an infinite mind and only God can put meaning to time. He has a set time for everything; you see, God has 3 calendars (if you will), one for the world, one for each of us, and one for Him alone. Many people can’t seem to comprehend or understand this….because they do not know, want to, or even understand God. (I include many saved people in this thinking as well.)
(If we would but just sit and contemplate the world and God…we would understand so much more than we could ever understand on our own.)
The question isn’t how time was created…..the question is, why did God create time at all?
The Human Time Frame
‘In the beginning’…….why did God make a point to start scripture with this sentence? It was not really the beginning of Him…..it was not the beginning of His angels…it was not even the beginning of Satan…..no, it was the beginning of time for earth and all the inhabitants within.
He created day and night, seasons, months, weeks, years, hours, and seconds….and a set time for things to grow and things to fall apart.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and time to hate, a time of war, and a time of peace.” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
From the moment the world was created….a timer was set, time had begun for His fruition of life on earth. In the moment of that creation of life, was also the set time of the end of that life….not only individually, but ALL life, ALL things pertaining to this earth.
When we are created…OUR Time (our calendar) begins, and every one of us has a set time of living and dying….everyone….
“But the very hairs on your head are all numbered.” Matthew 10:30
No one is exempt from their time…no one can live longer than what God ordained and no one can die before their time….despite people who claim otherwise, including people who think or make claim they saved someone’s life…. God is the one in control and God is the one who may put someone in your path to help you and they may not even be aware they are doing God’s will for you in that moment.
We as humans have grown arrogant in the belief that we created things that help people live longer, fuller lives……we have put our lives in other people hands…..trusting they will heal us…they will cure us…..they will help us……where is our faith and thankfulness in the God that created us?
We may not understand or even like it at times, because there are many people who pass on,(in our minds), before they even had a chance to live. We don’t always understand why someone was murdered, or killed in an accident, we even say at times they were in the wrong place at the wrong time…..but you must understand this if nothing else…….
God, will not take someone unless it is their time to go….
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14
We, as humans, like to think or even do believe that we are in control…and while we do have choices and free will…. God in all His glory; is almighty, He knows from the moment we are created…our choices…our thoughts…and the paths we will choose to take in our lives.
Non- believers (and even some believers) will always make claim that this entails we don’t have a choice…..but it is because they do not understand God…..or even understand themselves…….
God sees everything about us from the moment we are created to the moment we will die….and on this calendar (or book) He has for each of us….He looks to and fro to see where He can place Himself into our lives, save us from ourselves, and gain us as His children…….even though He knows already who will choose Him in the end….it does not prevent Him from warning and trying to gain your attention, so that you will have no excuse to say you did not know….or try to blame God for not trying or loving you enough.
Jesus came for ALL to be saved, but we all have a choice.
Because God is all-knowing, He then places our time into a timeframe that is purposeful for the fulfilment of His glorification.
Why Do Humans Have A Time Frame?
Honestly, the answer is very simple and all throughout The Bible…..we need a timeframe because of our sinfulness.
God cannot look on Sin…that is why Jesus was sent….to cover us in His sinless blood.
This is why you must understand Dispensations of Scripture…..because this sets the timeframe for all of us from beginning to the end. The Lord in His grace and love for us grants us this information as a glimpse of all the timeframes together.
These are phases that not one person is not in that is not supposed to be there. We all have our time within this time….because it fulfills God’s purpose.
- Innocence – The creation of Adam prior to and the fall of man
- Conscience- The start of civilization until the flood
- Human government – From the Ark to the Tower of Babel
- Promise – Call of Abraham to the bondage of the Hebrews in Egypt
- Law – Moses and the Ten Commandments until the Gospel of Jesus Christ
- Grace – The period of Pentecost until the Rapture (the Church Age)
- Tribulation Period – Wrath of God, Judgement, and Satan’s reign
- Millennium – The imprisonment of Satan until the great white throne judgement.
Each period was to set up for the next….and the last period is to set up for our eternity with God forever…and time will be no more.
All of these were set in stone from the beginning…and God will end the time of humanity in order to eradicate Sin for all time, and therefore time will no longer be needed.
God’s Warning That Time Is Running Out
God in His love and mercy taught His people what to look for in His timeframe…so that we would understand and know how close we were to the fulfilment of His ultimate plan.
He gave us The Bible.
The Bible teaches us what to look for in the timing of such things…scholars/prophets from the beginning were always looking for those signs…so that when they saw the signs…they knew what time it was…..and what time they were living in.
We are now moving fast to the coming of the time of the end…..and nothing will stop it….prayers will not stop it….Satan will not stop it…..WE will not stop it….for it is all set in stone in a timeframe that God ordained from the beginning.
In these verses are warnings of what time we are in and what time is to come……pay attention….for your time is a part of this time….and it is no coincidence that we were chosen and placed into this timeframe…(I will go into more detail when I do a blog on the Rapture and Tribulation)
“For man also knoweth not his time: as the fished that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared is an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.” Ecclesiastes 9:12
Look at the evil that is befalling the world right now….lawlessness…..government control….. depravity…..wickedness being taught to children…..departing of belief in Jesus Christ as God……etc.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” 2 Timothy 4:3
Look around at people trying to change scripture to say what they want it say…..people trying to muzzle God’s people…..telling all that Sin is good and right and those that are against it are cruel haters of humankind…..
“How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.” Jude 1:18
Look at all those who mock us saved believers…..even fellow saved believers mock those of us who preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ…..we are mocked for believing is a loving God who will rapture us out before the tribulation….we are mocked by family and friends….we are called crazy and foolish….
“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16
“Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?” Luke 12:56
Look at the people who instead of seeing the truth of The Bible…..they call what is happening Christianity’s fault….global warming or climate change…..that humans are the problem because we litter and cows put out to much methane and so we must all stop eating meat and eat plants instead…..that the earth is falling apart because there are too many humans and it can’t hold us all……
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” 1 John 2:18
Look, look at all the people who preach a different Jesus Christ than one who died for all Sins….see the people who claim they are prophets sent by God, and Jesus is nothing but a prophet Himself……see the signs that people want a leader like Christ but they don’t want Christ.
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” Romans 13:11
Open your eyes and look around you……do not let yourself be asleep (in ignorance) at this time…..for your salvation is at hand…..
“(For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” 2 Corinthians 6:2
Why Your Time is Important
Our time on this earth is filled with choices…. To God…there is no choice we make…no way we live…no way we talk…that is not significant to Him…our time is very important to Him…and what we spend our time on.
Nothing in our lives in the world can surprise God. Nothing happens that is without His knowledge. Nothing is out of His control, and nothing is without it’s time and place.
For Humans, we may procrastinate or try to rush things….and while we think we are not on time, for God…it is all at the right time….and therefore we are never late and never early…because God causes us to be right on time in His time. (We will never fully understand this because we are only human.)
It is no coincidence when we are late or early….it is no coincidence when we are stopped by an old friend….everything in our time….is in perfect alliance with God’s time…because God knows all things and He knew from the moment of our creation how to place our time into His and His time into our lives.
We cannot know or see until time has passed in our lives and sometimes after death….how things we do and say can affect our time on this earth and others. It is why how we spend our time is important…..
In time….we will understand many things….we will know many things……In time….we will not even know time anymore.
Here, Now…the time we have and know is running out for all of us….Those that are saved will soon met their Savior…and those that are not….time will tell who they will chose to follow…..
This time…right here and right now is meant….it is on God’s calendar and has been since the dawn of creation….He has timed the earth…He has timed our lives….and He has timed Satan’s reign…..
You have a choice…..but your time is not promised…..
“But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.” John 16:4
Right now, you have time, time to choose Jesus, time to accept the soon coming of His reign, time to share the gospel, YOU have the choice to use your time wisely…..because you really have no time at all….because in a moment…..you might be gone…..in a moment……everything you know will be turned upside down and sideways……
It’s YOUR time to make a choice….make it before your time is up….before it’s too late….and all of your time is spent in a far worse place than you can ever imagine……because your time does not end with death…..it will end in forever, and I hope your time of forever is with Jesus Christ.
“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Revelation 1:3
An Eternity with God in heaven and a new earth is what I long for and my life here on this earth does not have anything that would make me chose it over MY GOD, and nothing I go thru can compare with what I know awaits me…..Soon I will see My Savior face to face and I AM READY……are you?
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:” 1 Peter 5:6