I used to think that in heaven we would be "beyond time" because of the wording of one
verse in the KJV "that there should be time no longer" (Rev 10:6). However, many
years ago I heard a sermon based solely on this phrase, wherein the preacher, having
meditated at length, concluded that the absence of time demanded the absence of
everything linear. Since thoughts are linear, so is all communication, and so is all
movement. His heretical conclusion was that all prayer, all songs, all worship, and all
fellowship will end as our souls will know only joy in perfect unity with the Godhead.
Since I knew many depictions of heaven in the Bible where people praise, worship,
communicate, hold their silence for half an hour, etc., I knew he was wrong. I
discovered that the phrase in Rev 10:6 could legitimately be translated "there will be no
more delay" as in the NKJV, the ISV, the ESV, and many other translations.
Surely one day our eyes will be opened to other dimensions of which we know nothing
now except by faith. But faith, like a true portal to the "great beyond", comes by hearing
and hearing by the Word of God, which shows us not only joy and bliss, but also great
activity in praise, worship, feasting, and servanthood all of which is linear in nature.
When Christ appeared to the disciples in his risen body he spoke and ate with them in
the humblest way, giving us joy and hope that heaven will not mean the loss of time
(blending with godhead), but rather the full enjoyment of it as redeemed souls with real