I discovered the concept of time – *Kairos and Chronos and its relationship with Eternity a while ago. Since then I have been fascinated by these three concepts as they relate to my faith in an Eternal God who invites his finite creations to experience the unimaginable vastness of eternal life through belief in His Son Jesus, by a way made for us through the shedding of His blood to cover the eternal span of life in and with God through Himself. I thought that the simple discovery of this truth would catapult me into that rarefied realm of seeing, touching and interacting with the unseen, but I was stumped (and rightly so) by my failure to apprehend the reality of The truth that God Himself had allowed me to understand… Why was this the case? Why could I not just begin to experience eternal life ‘prime time’ because of the fact that I now ‘know The Truth’? This lack of experience began to bother me to the extent of wanting to shame my faith in God, but I knew that knew that I knew that what I knew was The truth. So if it is The truth that *Kairos, Chronos and Eternity exist in this mystically and nebulously yet as to be attained relationship, why am not as a ‘new creation’ living in the everyday reality of this ‘new life’?
Laying down on my bed today and thinking about how I want to be more, see more and do more with my life, I realized The Truth that GOD IS SOVEREIGN! He is eternal, unending, unseen, unapproachable in light, infinite in knowledge and wisdom yet He does not hide Himself from us. The truth that He shows us is not the Revelation of fact unto apprehension, it is the knowledge of fact unto SEEKING… God does not desire scholars, He desires children, He does not respect pompous ‘know-it-allism’, and He embraces child-like faith. So how do my pontifications tie into the Truth of eternal life? Eternal life is God’s to give and to gift, and He has given us its entirety through Christ Jesus. We however would not be able to survive even a moment of eternity undiluted if He does not guide us through this ‘knowing’ by the application of faith with which He has gifted us with, so that in reaching out with yearning hearts He can infuse eternity into our day to day lives through portals of immeasurable *Kairos moments without breaking the cadence of time, but rather maximizing moments, expanding and contracting time, elevating and pulling down Kingdoms, compressing and unzipping gifts, needs and desires in time, in a totally contradictory and overriding manner by only that which He can do and undo by His Power… The Word Himself. *Kairos is ‘Thy Kingdom come’; *Kairos is ‘Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven’. *Kairos is Heaven and God’s Kingdom invading Earth!
So my prayer today is not only that I know The Truth, but that I receive the gift of Faith to step into The Truth.
◄ Ephesians 2:8 ►
For it is by his grace that we have been saved through faith, and this faith was not from you, but it is the gift of God.
Yes, faith is the gift. So even though we get wisdom and with all our getting we get understanding, the only way to enter into the realm of The Maximus is by Faith infused through *Kairos moments – That which only God Himself gifts us with.
◄ Psalm 90:12 ►
Teach us the number of our days that we may enter the heart of wisdom.
*Kairos (καιρός) is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time lapse, a moment of indeterminate time in which everything happens. What is happening when referring to kairos depends on who is using the word. While chronos is quantitative, kairos has a qualitative, permanent nature. Kairos also means weather in both ancient and modern Greek. The plural, καιροί (kairoi (Ancient Gk. and Mod. Gk.)) means the times.
In rhetoric kairos is “a passing instant when an opening appears which must be driven through with force if success is to be achieved.”
In the New Testament kairos means “the appointed time in the purpose of God”, the time when God acts (e.g. Mark 1.15, the kairos is fulfilled). Kairos (used approximately 81 times in the NT) seems to be an indeterminate time, a “moment” or a “season,” whereas another Greek term chronos (used 54 times) refers to a specific amount of time, such as a day or an hour (Acts 13.18, 27.9, etc.).
And if you understood what I wrote above, then you need as much help as I do… So help us God!