Have you noticed how fast time is fleeting by these days? No longer is it just a perception that happens once one obtains middle age due to increased responsibility and activities, but rather now, even teenagers and young adults are sensing that time has sped up. Is it still just a perception or could it be biblical? What would cause time to speed up?
God is eternal and the creator of time stating the end from the beginning. “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Isa 46:10. “Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: Isa 48:16.
God is in complete control of time and can change it as He wills. All of time is in the present sense to Him as he views time on a vertical scale of past, present, and future and can intersect time any place He chooses.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2Pe 3:8
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Psa 90:4
Joshua in the battle against the Amorites asked the Lord to hold the sun in place for a time until the battle was finished. That miracle altered the current time.
Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
After the Sin of Adam, all of creation suffered for it, “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” Rom 8:22. The entire universe is suffering a slow death. If all motion of the universe is slowing down at a uniform rate, then time is speeding up for if the faster an object travels, the slower the time, then the opposite must also be true. This concept is explained by Time dilation and Einstein’s theory of relativity, a topic outside the scope of this paper.
Jesus says the days of persecution during the last half of the Tribulation will be shortened.
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.Mat. 24:21-22.
Daniel tells us the number of those days will be 1290. “And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days“ Dan 12:11. “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days“ Dan 12:12.
Clearly the 1290 days will be reduced by what Jesus says in Matthew 24 in that the number of persecution days will be shortened but the number of days to the Second Coming will remain the same. Is it possible this passage has a dual meaning in that those days will also literally be shorter in time? Are we seeing a precursor to that now?
God created the stars, sun, and moon for reasons including time. These celestial bodies will be effected in the Tribulation. “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:” Gen 1:14.
The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. Rev 11:14.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Rev 12:12
Jesus says in Revelation 4 times “I come quickly”. Rev 3:11, Rev 22:7, Rev 22:12, Rev 22:20.
In the end, time will be now more. “And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:” Rev 10:6.
Do you know Jesus as your personal savior? Are you one that has just “added” Jesus to your life rather than truly submit to Him? Are you one that is “working” for your salvation?
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:12-13.
Time is running out……….