In the Book of Revelation John revealed, said: “And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire. And he had in his hand a little book open; and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, and sware by him that liveth forever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer” (Revelation 10:1–2, 6).
As we ponder this passage of Scripture, and look around this world today, let us not be misled into believing that we have time because all seems so set in place on this earth. All the countries, nations, and kingdoms of this world will become desolate and laid to waste when the earth is finally melted away (2 Peter 3:12).
“For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth. And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place” (Micah 1:3–4).
“The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10).
Now therefore, while there is time today, and we are alive, we must do as Jesus says: “…repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15) because should we die before doing so, there is no other lifetime. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
Jesus issued a warning for those who do not believe in him (John 3:16-18) (Acts 10:43): “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the Last Day” (John 12:48).