It says in a lot of translations of Scripture “what must soon take place.”
Now when we read the word “soon” we can take it as a couple of days/ weeks or even months.. but we are not looking at “our” time, we are reading into Gods time.
God is above “time” as we know it as he made everything we have and come to know about.
Some people make look at the passage of Scripture whereby it says “To Him a day is like 1,000” but can we really pick and choose Scripture to add it all together to gain an answer we want or that is easiest for our minds to accept?
So why is God waiting? Like He tells us “it will come like a thief in the night”… Unexpected!!
What criteria does the world have to fill in order to have God finally be fed up with the poor state of the world He created and renew the world to the perfect place?
We see so many wars, natural disasters, poverty and the list is endless in this “God-less Society” we all live in.
Are we being strengthened in our Faith by waiting or is God testing us?
Personally I feel that WE have to make the steps in order for God to take control of things again.
Is it the case the more we sit around being happy-clappy Christians the slower things will happen. God will help those who help themselves again this is what He tells us.
If you look further into Revelation 1 you will read this:
3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
Is this another sign of why this prophesy has not come about yet? Are we talking about Revelation enough to everyone?
We are very quick to point out Jesus and that He died and rose for us. Also that our sins will be forgiven and we are off to Heaven when we die.
Yes this is very much the message we must speak of to show people how much love God has for us and the Way of the Truth but we also must speak about Revelation, if not, to the same amount. Maybe not trying to understand it fully but to atleast is prepared for it.
Also God tells us again in Verse 3 we are told “because the time is near”..
So how can over 2,000 years be considered “near” or “soon” .. just remember Gods words in that we MUST spread the Word, bring people to Christ and speak about Revelation and place it in our hearts.
I feel that too many people are either scared or just ignore Revelation because of the content of it
Let us stop from ever becoming “Sunday Christians/Pew warmers” and actually live our lives for God, speaking of his Word and love for us. Let us not forget His promises to everyone and let us take Revelation and not look at the gloomy side of things but take the positive from it and realise that it is the finale of this world and the evil that is within it.
All things will be made new! Revelation also tells us something that is beyond our minds in Ch 21:4 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Peace be with you