Time and Quality
“But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the LORD one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The LORD is not slack concerning His promises, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” 2 Peter 3:8-9
Time as we know, is a human factor created by GOD for men to set up span of existence and milestones of achievements so as to know how often one is growing both in ages and in deeds (Psalm 90:12). It is used to study or measure the rate at which we grow or succeed and the sequence as well continuity of events. The question is “how does GOD put value on time?” “How does HE relate time with events and manifestations”?
Right from the Old Testament to the New, it shows that GOD is very particular about events more than HE is about time even though event is a function of time. GOD deals with the manifestation of HIS spoken Word and that is all that matters because in this manifestation, everything would be settled. HE does not work with time but with the way and sequence things are supposed to be.
What GOD really desire is the quality of what is being done . . . this is why 1000 years or 1 day does not really matter to HIM . . . all HE cares about is the quality of what is done during the period. This is why we must be careful about our walk and work with/in GOD. Even though GOD is longsuffering and would wait for thousand years if that is what it would take for HIS vessels on earth to realize whatever is needed for the manifestation of HIS glory, we should endeavour to submit ourselves unto HIM so that HIS Kingdom may reign supreme as soon as possible.
This must also be a warning for everyone who the LORD has given assignments for the enforcement of HIS Kingdom. The LORD has more than infinity to live or to reign on this “soon to be gone” earth but sadly, we do not have all the time in this world for our mortal body is everything but heavenly or eternal. This suggests that our relevance in GOD’s Kingdom is hinged on the quantity of the quality things we have accomplished through our wholehearted obedience to GOD that would determine our state of life in eternity.
There are some conditions that are to be met for GOD to do some certain things but the meeting of these conditions may take days or decades depending on the vessels that are responsible for these deeds . . . the best we can do is to let GOD use our time to bring forth the quality works HE desires to see.
GOD is never slack concerning HIS purpose but men who are failing to embody HIS covenant as agreed on the day of encounter. It is man that lacks the endurance to earnestly hope for GOD’s manifestation because GOD had already done HIS part and HE is waiting patiently for hearts to be inclined towards HIS heart and enduring our shortcomings in hope that we would one day get to where HE wants us to be.
1000days=1day and vice versa because whatever we are meant to realize and actualize had already been settled before time was made to be . . . so what HE is particular about is the sequence and the connection of what is done in eternity that should be evident on earth. GOD wants those who have knowledge understanding of GOD’s heart content and are ready to key themselves into its actualization.