Ever hear of “It’s above my pay grade”? Well, Einstein’s theory of relativity is well above my brain grade. I know it exists, I’ve read about it, thought about and unfortunately most of it makes as much sense as:
0 = (1/R0) cos(Df/2) + 2 (G M/c2)/R02,That came from CalTech and I know it made sense to the person writing the article on relativity but it’s less than Greek to me. I’d be better off with an English translation of Hebrew:
- cos(p/2 + df/2) = sin(df/2) ~ df/2 = 2 (G M/c2)/R0.
That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. (Ecclesiastes 3:15 KJV)
Time is measurable, God is not. He knows what hath been, is now and which is to be, so for Him it truly hath already been. We don’t understand all of that, even with formulas for relativity. The best a Christian can do is to say that we’ve read the end of the story, inspired by God, written by John, and God’s still there.
Anyone who tells you they fully understand Revelation is most likely half a bubble off plumb. I make that observation because of those who decline to see prophecy fulfilled in Jesus. The human mind just isn’t capable of understanding all God has done or will do in our future. God said so:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV)
The Bible is a great mystery story, and not all of its mysteries have been made known.
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. (Daniel 12:8-9 KJV)
So many of God’s promises have already been accomplished and stand as examples of improvable faith that the remainder will be fulfilled.
Revelation 22 completes the book and almost every verse in that chapter has deep meaning for me. The one that comes to mind now, though is John as he falls down to worship with an angel:
And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. (Revelation 22:8-9 KJV)
The sayings of this book are the same as those in Genesis. The same as the first commandment written in stone for Moses. The same as confirmed by Jesus as the greatest. The same as spoken to John after seeing the end of time, as we know it.