Excerpt from: Timeless Infinite Continuum
“Time” – as it really is.
A concept of time….
*not explained in the Bible, but the clues are there
The time it takes to go from earth to God’s presence – is instant. There is no waiting around in the next dimension for earth time to finish, no midway point of gathering, no Purgatory. It will be an instantaneous experience for all mankind that ever lived.
At the moment of death, our soul instantly leaves our earthly body, and instantly we are “on the other side”. This is shown to us by the statement Jesus made to the thief hanging on the cross beside Him: “…today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” He did not say, “After earth is done, and all of the rest of history is completed….” He said “today”. He was to hang on the cross until dead, and then immediately transfer to Paradise.
That day is coming for each one of us. If we do as the thief did, we too will instantly be with Christ in Paradise. It happens when we die, and it will be instant – on that very day. (1 Corinthians 15:52)
This “instant transfer to Heaven without waiting” is perhaps hard to grasp because our concept of time might not be aligned correctly with what God has actually put into place.
At least two dimensions exist currently:
- We are in the earth’s dimension of time and space, where time is relentless.
- God and His Heaven, and His angels – are in heaven’s dimension of a Timeless Infinite Continuum.
Earth’s time is contained totally within our dimension, outside the Timeless Infinite Continuum of heaven.
*Earth time: It’s like a spinning toy top, thrown into play with a string, which spins intensely but then loses it’s momentum and stops, all within a few seconds – for the one who threw the top into play. Time on the top is different. All of time on the top went by in “top time” perspective. Just so with earth: all of time, all of history, goes by for us slowly, year after year, but for God – earth’s history flashes, and ends — and we all then step into eternity together (technically not at the same “time”, since time will be no more.)
But do not let this one fact
escape your notice, beloved,
that with the Lord
is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years
like one day.
–2 Peter 3:8
*Earth time is seen by God as happening all at once, because He is timeless. So all of earth history, contained within “a time frame”, happens within time. As each person dies, from Adam and Eve — to the last one, they step out of time, setting foot together into God’s Timeless Infinite Continuum. Since Heaven is not regulated by time, the passage of time on earth is a separate event.
*We will all step out of time together – into God’s presence, with no “time lag”, no waiting for the rest of history to finish. When I die, I will perhaps look to my left and see my Dad… and Adam and Eve, and look to my right, and see those who died after me, those who went through the Tribulation period — but we are all looking at each other at the same instant, having just arrived together from the “earth time” dimension – to the “timeless dimension” of heaven.
*All of earth time, all it’s history, all it’s total population over the centuries – all happens within earth’s time dimension, and is over instantly – from God’s perspective, so that all humankind steps into the Heavens together.
That is why Jesus was able to say, “…today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” All that is happening on earth, from beginning to the end, is contained within our dimension of time.
“Lord, make me to know my end
And what is the extent of my days;
Let me know how transient I am.
5 “Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man at his best is a mere breath.
– Psalm 39:4-5
“The first things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:4
Some day this first phase, our times, will come to an end. In a flash it will “have passed away”, and we will enter another dimension – the Timeless Infinite Continuum on the other side of our present reality (1 Corinthians 15:52). There is no way we can fully comprehend timelessness and dimensions now existing side-by-side! Too much for me.
But we know the Bible says that on That Day all humankind will become immortal, never to die again. Apparently there will be two types of “eternity”, where we experience either one or the other:
1. No “Good” of God. If we die in our sin, we keep our sin, and we then begin a life totally separated from God, separated from His goodness, existing without any goodness. I do not want any part in this! How about you?
As His born again followers we will live forever, experiencing only the good of God. Once we leave this earthly sphere, we will never again suffer, never again have pain, never again feel sorrow, never have anything happen to be sad about or mourn about (Revelation 21:4).
Right now here on earth, it is absolutely false and absurd to say this, but, arriving in Heaven, THEN we can say truly —
“It’s all good” – forever! Hallelujah.
will wipe away
every tear from their eyes;
and there will no longer be
there will no longer be
any mourning, or crying, or pain;
the first things have passed away.”
– Revelation 21:4
I can hardly wait for “the first things” to pass away!
14 [a]Yet you do not know [the least thing]
[b]about what may happen
in your life tomorrow.
[What is secure in your life?]
You are merely a vapor
[like a puff of smoke or
a wisp of steam from a cooking pot]
that is visible for a little while
and then vanishes [into thin air].
– James 4:14 Amplified Bible
“…the fullness of the times,
that is, the summing up of all things
things in the heavens and things on the earth.
– Ephesians 1:9-10
About Time… a series looking into “time”
About The End Times… a growing series (or use this site’s search bar with the words “end times”)
2 Corinthians 5:8 Amplified Bible
we are [as I was saying] of good courage and confident hope, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.