Ever ask “What does the Bible say is true RIGHT NOW in this very present moment of space and time?”
This is very interesting to me. It is the idea and truth of where the Bible meets this exact PRESENT moment.
That is what I am most fascinated about. I believe God is with us right now this very moment doing inside us whatever it is we are doing. The true God is in the everyday things doing them with us and AS us. Think about that today. It’s very powerful when it hits a person. It will even make you shed some tears as to how the creator of all things also helps you check the air in your tires or discipline your child.
So, is the Bible an antiquated book that is no longer very relevant to our modern times?
Or is it even more relevant today as we near the end of an age?
What does the Bible say about right now, at this very present moment. Surely there must be a Greek or Hebrew word meaning this very present moment where you are? For me, it is Friday October 31st 2014 at 9:10am and I am sitting at my computer in my home.
There is a word for “the very present moment”. Actually, more than one. So, are you curious like me and want to know what it is and where God’s Word INTERSECTS with us RIGHT NOW?
This is awesome and mind-blowing to think about what it reveals.
The first word that means “right now” is the Greek word “nyn” and it is Strong’s Concordance #3568. Here is a link to it:
It means “at this time, the present, now“. It is what the Bible says is true right now in this PRESENT moment in time no matter where you are or what you are doing.
Now, before we go further, let me ask you a question.
Do you believe the Bible is God’s very Word and is true? I ask this because this is GOING TO TEST YOUR FAITH greatly.
If you answer “yes” so far, let’s see what God’s Word says is true “right now at this present time”.
For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now (nyn), nor ever will Matt 24:21
Ok, so think about what this verse is saying and it does make sense. I bolded in red the word “nyn” which means right now. You can see that Jesus is saying that at the end of the current world or age there will be a tremendous tribulation. This tribulation will be more catastrophic than has ever occurred before, ever. Also, we know this has NOT YET occurred because of the word “nyn”.
Do you see how we concluded that? We can’t put our brains away when reading God’s Word. He wants us to think about what he is saying.
Now, let me push you a little further on this one.
Let’s pretend that there was a great “tribulation” such as great famine, earthquakes, death and half the world’s population died. Now let’s say that I got my Bible out and found this verse and read it. Could I conclude that the great “tribulation” that earth just experienced was the ONE Jesus was talking about?
No, I couldn’t. Because the word “nyn” or “now” is there. That verse has to always be true as long as we can see and read it. So, my friend, we can conclude some powerful and scary things. That is if you don’t have much faith. Don’t worry, it is my life’s mission to reveal to you that YOU DO HAVE GREAT faith inside yourself. It’s just hidden from “you”.
So, what can we conclude?
The tribulation that Jesus is talking about is going to be so catastrophic that it will literally DESTROY ALL Bibles and/or ALL PEOPLE. When that tribulation occurs, no one will be able to find the above verse and read it or it will be false then. God can’t tell a lie so we have to conclude that all Bibles will be destroyed. Or all people. One or the other. Or both.
To give you some peace here, let me share what I heard when I woke up this morning as I have been pondering this idea. I heard from within me: “the LIVING Word will replace the WRITTEN Word”.
Wow, thank you Lord. That gave my heart rest and peace. I hear what you are saying.
See, right now we can only see God in an image version or a sign or pointer. What some call “types and shadows”. Everything in this current world including all physical things, our bodies and EVEN US or who we think we are, is but an image or shadow of the TRUTH or true reality. It is not the true substance. We really are living in a FALSE reality and FALSE APPEARANCE in these bodies and in this current creation. Even the very person we were born as in a human body and thought we were ALL OUR LIVES is NOT THE REAL person we are.
Simply put, what we see now externally IS NOT THE TRUTH or “true reality”. This is why Jesus HATES hypocrisy and “pretending” so much. A person living according to the outer man is not congruent with who they really are inside where the truth NOW exists.
Very few know who they really are. It is OUR job and pleasure to tell them.
But, God in his infinite love will reveal to us the truth.
Both who HE is and who YOU really are. A son or daughter of THE Father himself. For some it will occur (via faith) WHILE in the natural body of “the image” and for others it will be while out of the natural body. But, as he promises us in Luke 3:6, “And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” We will ALL see his salvation! This is awesome news my friend. Don’t let anyone of little faith talk you into unbelief of this powerful verse. Don’t allow them to rationalize their own unbelief to you with something like “that just means all the unbelievers will see Jesus and be judged and sent to hell“. Friend, don’t believe them. That is NOT what the Bible really says. They are just trapped in darkness and unbelief. ALL flesh (natural, unbelieving people) WILL see God’s salvation! See Revelation 1:7 as it reveals HOW God will cause repentance in all the unbelievers.
So, yes, God will destroy this entire current World in its current form and make a brand new one. (If anyone is a thinker and wants to see how God reveals this in GENESIS, please contact me.) I believe he already has and is. We just can’t yet see it. When we die fully and he reveals to us his salvation, we will pass over from “death and into life” to that new creation and live forever. It could EVEN be this very creation simply in a different or eternal form. It could even be here RIGHT NOW beside us, around us and even IN us! God can do ANYTHING he wants to my friend and he is a VERY GOOD and loving father. Don’t worry, this “death” doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out painful thing (but for some who resist his goodness it could be). Look at how Paul tells it:
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words 1 Thes 13:18
Also, ponder and think about the next powerful words of Paul.
Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law 1 Corinthians 15:51-56
Friend, my heart is leaping for joy at these truths. I hope yours is too. Please notice how FAST this will occur. In the “twinkle of an eye”! Also, notice what has to occur. The perishable must PUT ON the imperishable and this mortal must PUT ON immortality. We don’t lose something at this time, WE GAIN IT and in a flash! Think about these things today and know the “momentary and light suffering we are now experiencing is NOTHING compared to the glory to be revealed”! Romans 8:18.
I know I get very fed up with all the unbelief and words of death being taught in the world under the guise of “Christianity”. Then, I speak words of wrath. I am really angry at all the unbelief that is being taught in verses like Luke 3:6 because it is this VERY UNBELIEF that keeps people in fear and bondage! It’s time for the truth to be made know and for the captives to be set free!
In closing, let me share a couple more verses with the word “nyn” or “now at this very present moment”. These are impossible to believe. That is if you believe and subscribe to the standard Christian doctrines and teachings we have been taught since children.
“He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now (nyn) come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him Matt 27:42
Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now (nyn) come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!” Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him Mark 15:32
Is this saying that Christ is STILL on the cross right now at this very present moment!?!
Only if you believe the Bible my friend.