By: Steve M. Woods
Have you ever stop to think that time itself was created by God? In the book of Genesis we read about the creation of time when God spoke it into existence with the universe. It was not until man sinned in the Garden of Eden did mankind become aware of his mortality and the eternal stopwatch started to countdown. Since the first man Adam we have been on a countdown like a stopwatch quickly moving to its completion.
Time is like two book markers with a beginning and an end which scientist call the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Basically this law states that everything created in the universe is in a process of decay. This is why everything ultimately falls apart and disintegrates over time. God is not bound by time since he is eternal and has no beginning or end. Material things are not eternal like God and are bound in the realm of time. Everything we see that was created will eventually returns to dust just as the Bible shares in Ecclesiastes 3:20. Everything created in the universe will ultimately age, wears out, decay and die.
If time is winding down, and life is ageing and fading away, where are we on God’s countdown? Jesus disciples asked the same question in Matthew 24:3, ‘As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus shares many events and signs in Matthew 24 that will transpire letting us know where we are in the completion of time. These signs and events that will occur at the end of time are like road signs letting us know where we are in this journey limited by time.
Many Christians are unaware that these events and signs described in the Bible are taking place now and continue to increase in frequency and in intensity just as Jesus said would occur in the last days. Matthew 24:8 states. “All these are the beginning of birth pains.” As a women gets closer to having a baby the birth pains become more intense and frequent before the baby is born. Earthquakes, wars, hearsay/ false flags of wars, uncontrollable disease, civil unrest and violence, Christian persecution and beheadings, starvation and an increase in food prices, financial monetary collapse, wicked people demanding their rights, and the mocking of God, his creation and Biblical end time prophecy continues to increase just as Jesus said would take place before the eternal stopwatch ends. Just watch and listen to the daily news if you are not convinced that this is true. Have you checked God’s eternal watch lately? What time is it? Are you ready for the end of time? Like Jesus said, don’t let it catch you off guard like a thief breaking into your property at night. Now is the time to get your life in order. Be prepared, get ready, Jesus is coming soon.
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