We know that . . . we have a building
from God, an eternal house in heaven.
—2 Corinthians 5:1
In the early days of our country, letters between parties in the U.S. normally took three months for delivery; foreign correspondence commonly required six months. So, the result of an election, congressional vote, or foreign action was unknown until long after the event.
Today, electronic communication provides instant notification.
The only way it could get faster would be to know the happening before it happened. Which we have: we know what’s going to happen before it happens—
“The Lord himself will come down from heaven . . . and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever” (2 Thes 4:16–17).
God reveals the future in the present.