Saturday, May 7, 2005

Time is No Problem

It has often been said that there is no distance in prayer. The substantiation for this is the account of how Jesus healed the seriously ill servant of a Roman centurion. The centurion, having a solid understanding about authority, realized that Jesus did not even need to trouble Himself to physically go to the house where the ailing servant lay — “But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed” (Matthew 8:8). Seeing the great faith of this man, Jesus gladly spoke the word and the servant was immediately healed.

Distance is no problem when we are talking about things of the Spirit.

Einstein showed as that space and time are not two different things, but two different perceptions of the same thing. This is known as the time-space continuum. On a simpler level, we understand the basic formula r x t = d, Rate times Time equals Distance. If I am traveling at a rate of sixty miles per hour, then in an hour’s time, I will have traveled sixty miles. That’s a no-brainer.

If it is true that there is no distance in prayer — and it is — then what does that say about time? If distance is no problem for things of the Spirit, and if time and space are actually part of the same continuum, then it follows that time is also no problem for the realm of the Spirit. Hmmmmm, let’s open up that can of worms and go fishing.