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Time in the Eyes of God

    This concept helps me understand how God often performs his magic. When I was in my early stages of New life, I used to be confounded how God answers some of my prayers. I cannot remember exactly what the prayers were and how they were answered, but many were similar to the following made-up example: I am sitting on a bench at a bus stop, I pray for X, just as a stranger steps out of a bus and hands me Y, which almost immediately leads to X. How is it possible that my prayer was answered with such immediacy? Did God like create the bus on the spot or something? After studying the bible more, I started coming across various lines until, one day, I had sort of a revelation concerning the issue. The lines I have compiled to date which support this “theory” of mine are the following:

REV 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

REV 21:6 He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

2PE 3:8 With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

PS 90:4 For a thousand years in your sight
are like a day that has just gone by,
or like a watch in the night.

ISA 46:10 I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.

HEB 7:1 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, [2] and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, his name means "king of righteousness"; then also, "king of Salem" means "king of peace." [3] Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God he remains a priest forever.

GE 21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.

PS 93:2 Your throne was established long ago;
you are from all eternity.

ISA 26:4 Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

RO 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

1JN 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. [2] The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life <Jesus Christ>, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.

1JN 5:20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true--even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Since my best subject in highschool and perhaps generally is physics (followed by calculus), let me propose to you the following theory. If you are the beginning and the end, as in time, then you are the beginning and the end at the same time. Saying you are the beginning AND the end, the Alpha AND the Omega, then you must be these things at the same time. It follows therefore that you are also everything in between.

Another way of looking at it is that time is not a line segment, as we might perceive it, but rather a circle (or a donut if you have it), where the end hooks up with the beginning and time as such become eternal. From God’s perspective, the donut shrinks down to a dot such that all events are accessible from any point within the circle.

Now things made sense. For God, the eternal God, time simply stands still. He looks down on creation and sees everything at once, the beginning, the end. He can therefore define what is the beginning. In the eyes of the Lord, a day is like a thousand years. Therefore, he hears you when you pray in 1997, and him when he prays in 1902, at the same time.

Now it made sense how my prayers were so often magically answered. He heard my prayer and started working on it before, no matter how long before, so that the timing of the answering of my prayers were magical.

This helps me and I think can help others who sometimes may lose faith and not understand how God can answer their prayers. With this in mind, I believe that our faith may be strengthened (although faith is believing in the unbelievable or in something you cannot see). Nevertheless, even though we may be empowered with this new knowledge and hence find it easier to believe, God will always find a way to test our faith. Trust me, he’s done it to me countless times.

In a nutshell therefore, I imagine humanity and time as a pool of water. The location of one molecule of water next to another describes the relation between let’s say two people and events in their lives. All events with the objects etc. concerned may be mapped out in this pool. If God does not like the way things appear, he can then take this stick or whatever and start shuffling things around, manipulating with this or that until the desired affect is attained.

But you might ask, “If that is the case, then why is there injustice in the world? Why couldn’t God just simply arrange things so that we are all happy?”

Well, there is this thing called free will, which we have and which God respects. Adam figuratively grabbed for the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, against God’s will, and hence had to suffer the consequences of dealing with something which was above his control. He therefore fell, and all of us with him <Romans 5:12>.

Also, there are many factors that are necessary to deal with. Let’s say we have one farmer who needs draught and another farmer who needs rain and they both pray for their needs to be answered. An impossible situation.

Therefore, I believe God works for the establishment of justice, his Kingdom, and it is only up to us if we want to take part in it.

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