When the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. (Galatians 4:4–5, NIV 1984).
My Musings – God is rarely early, but He is never late. He sent His Son to redeem mankind “when the time had fully come.” We can expect that He will not send His Son a second time to gather the elect and to judge the rest until the fullness of time. The date and hour is not ours to know. We are given signs (see Matthew 24) , however, and “when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.” (Matthew 24:33, NIV 1984). But God does not wear a Rolex, or even a Timex. It wouldn’t make a difference anyway, because neither one could keep the “fullness of time.”
As the wickedness of the world has accelerated in recent years, there’s much speculation that the time of His coming must surely be “right at the door,” yet still He does not come. “Where is this ‘coming’ [rarely early] he promised? The Lord is not slow [never late] in keeping his promise. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish [fullness of time], but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:4, 9, NIV 1984).
My Advice – We recently learned the identity of COVID-19’s “patient zero” in the United States. A dubious claim to fame, to say the least. When it comes to redemption, not everyone will “come to repentance.” There will be an Omega man or woman. The last person saved. If you don’t know the Son now, don’t count on being that last one. Best make the arrangements now while there is still time. The clock is winding down.