Many today are of the opinion that we have great difficulty understanding the Scriptures because we think with a western mindset and the mindset of the Scriptures is a Hebrew mindset.
I am convinced that it is much more important to consider that we are so indoctrinated by a 'fallen' mindset that we cannot by our own wisdom ever understand the things of God. Whether our mindset is eastern or western, it is fallen and we need to have our minds renewed.
The thoughts of God are so far above our thoughts that the wisdom of man can never reach there, but God has made a way for us to know His mind and purposes.
".....do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." nkjv 12:2.
When measuring the distance to distant stars scientists refer to the distance in terms of 'light years'. By this they mean the length of time it would take a beam of light to travel from earth to the star in question. If they say that a star is ten 'light years' away it means as I understand it that it would take a beam of light, which travels at approx.186,000 miles per second ten years to get there.
So they are talking massive distances.
When we look at how far man has travelled in relation to the size of the known universe we see that we have not really left the ground.
Now take a look at Revelation ch 4 v 1 & 2. John the apostle was on the island of Patmos when God called him up to Heaven. He was in Heaven, in the throne-room of God in an instant. It seems to me that the speed of light is just 'snail's pace' in comparison.
We know from Scripture that Heaven is above the stars eg.Jesus ascended on a cloud and disappeared from view. In Isaiah ch 14 v 13 & 14 it is declared that God's throne is above the clouds and the stars.
Though man through science and human wisdom seeks to conquer the universe he will never be able to achieve it.
God is the Lord of the universe and nothing is impossible with Him. Put your faith in Him and not in man!!
Because of the movie and the publicity surrounding the Mayan predictions, perhaps you are harbouring a fear that DOOMSDAY is just around the corner!! Cults and all kinds of fanatics would try to take advantage of your fear.
I can tell you without fear of being wrong that the world will not end in 2012!!
You might ask how I can be so sure!
Well, to quote a prophet who was never wrong:
"Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him..." Daniel 2 : 20-22. nkjv.
He has revealed in Scripture certain things which must first take place before the end of the world comes to pass.
You can be absolutely certain that the end is not this year!!!!
Now that information might cause you some relief but don't relax too much because it is very possible that your end might come in 2012!
I urge you therefore to search the Scriptures so that you might have certainty concerning not just the future of the world but about your own future!
"If today you hear His voice do not harden your hearts..." Heb 3 : 7,8.
May you know His peace and salvation now and always.