Probably one of the most controversial topics argued about amongst Christians and non-Christians alike, is whether or not the world was created in 7 actual 24-hour days. What might actually top that argument, is whether or not Armageddon will actually occur.
For the most part, those who are warned of the coming wrath, but that don’t believe that Armageddon will actually occur, respond by saying, “People have been saying it’s the end of the world for 2,000 years, and it hasn’t happened yet!”
Let’s take a look at this using the Scriptures.
Psalm 75:2 "When I choose a time, I will judge fairly.”
I love this scripture, because it asks us to recognize that Yahweh is the keeper of time, not us. It says when I choose a time. Yahweh does all things in Her own time. She is consistent and has never at a single point in all of history not come through with something She said She would do.
The following scripture goes in to more detail:
The Mystery of Time
There is an occasion for everything,
and a time for every activity under heaven:
a time to give birth and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to uproot;
a time to kill and a time to heal;
a time to tear down and a time to build;
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance;
a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;
a time to search and a time to count as lost;
a time to keep and a time to throw away;
a time to tear and a time to sew;
a time to be silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.
What does the worker gain from his struggles? I have seen the task that God has given people to keep them occupied. He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but man cannot discover the work God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and enjoy the good life. It is also the gift of God whenever anyone eats, drinks, and enjoys all his efforts. I know that all God does will last forever; there is no adding to it or taking from it. God works so that people will be in awe of Him. Whatever is, has already been, and whatever will be, already is. God repeats what has passed.
While this scripture is full of nutrition, there are two things I’d like to point out. One, “He has made everything appropriate in its time”. We are warned over and over again in the scriptures of Yahweh’s wrath. In fact, the word wrath is mentioned 164 times in the scriptures. For anyone to say that we have not been warned, or that Yahweh does not have a wrathful side, is purely blindness on their part.
Psalm 90:11 “Who understands the power of Your anger? Your wrath matches the fear that is due You.”
Yahweh has stored Her anger for a very long time with ultimate and perfect patience. And, just as Yahweh has said that She will display Her anger, She has also promised that once it is over she will no longer be angry. Yahweh has done this, so that we may see that following anyone else’s ways aside from Hers, specifically Satan’s, simply does not work.
Ezekiel 16:42 “So I will satisfy My wrath against you, and My jealousy will turn away from you. Then I will be silent and no longer angry.”
And the second portion of the Ecclesiastes verses that I’d like to point out is, “God repeats what has passed.” This can be specifically seen in the stories told in the scriptures. The books of Revelation or Daniel aren’t the only places where one can read about the coming wrath. As an example, the Great Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah and the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt are all telling the story of a judgment period and wrath that came upon large groups of mankind. They, and others, are all indicative of how Yahweh repeats what has passed.
So, to sum up this little article, everything happens in Yahweh’s own timing. Yahweh’s timing is without fault, as She knows the beginning from the end. What She has said will happen in the future has been shown to us in the past. And, because She is a loving God She has warned us in many ways but primarily through the Scriptures. She has shared volumes of guidance and given ample warnings. To assume that because it’s taken longer than we, as mere humans, have expected for Her wrath to be poured out, does not mean it will not happen. It will simply happen in Her. Own. Time.