May 5, 2013
As I was driving my car, out running errands; and was meditating of how God is bringing restoration of relationships into my life as well as the many end-time events which are happening now and seem to be increasing in number. I said, “Lord it’s a parallax. A parallax…what’s a parallax?” I didn’t know what that word meant, but I knew the Lord had given me the word that would explain the events that are occurring.
PARALLAX: is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines. The term is derived from the Greek (parallaxis), meaning “alteration”. Nearby objects have a larger parallax than more distant objects when observed from different positions, so parallax is used to determine distances. (Description from Wikipedia) Said another way a parallax means a perspective, alteration or viewpoint shift.
When the view point (perspective) changes, an object in which you’re viewing will be seen against different backgrounds, but the object doesn’t change. A good example is when you are in a moving car and focus upon a certain object some distance away. As you continue to travel along, the object under focus is viewed against an every changing background. Nothing about the object changed but the viewer’s perspective.
Parallax in Relationships
Example: In relationships an individual may have things said about them that are untrue. The lies spread to others and soon the individual’s reputation is ruined. The lies have caused the hearer’s perception of the person to be altered and now they look at this individual differently than they did before. Often they have never even met the person who is the subject of these lies nor do they want too because of what they perceive to be the truth. This is a relationship parallax.
When someone lies about you there’s nothing worse than defending yourself because no one wants to listen. If you just keep doing good things, being kind, true to yourself, obedient to the Lord and praying for those who spitefully use you, eventually the viewer’s perspective will changed and they will see you against a totally new background. The key as the “object” is to be unwavering and hold the course and allow God to change their hardened hearts. How many times have you heard someone was a bad person only to meet them in person and discover they were a genuine, kind person? As you visited with them your viewpoint shifted and now you no longer see them in a bad light but as good person.
Parallax in End-Time Events
Time is constant. It does not speed up or slow down. However, there are many end-time events which seem to be happening now at an ever increasing pace. People, all over the globe are recognizing that there is an apocalypse approaching and it’s not far away.
In end-time event prophecy, we are constantly watching current events to determine if the prophecy has been fulfilled or are process of being fulfilled. Currently Syria has become the focus of the world superpowers as Russia, America, Turkey, Jordan, Iran and other countries are getting more and more involved. The prophecies concerning the destruction of Damascus are now front and center on the end-times prophetic time line. See Scripture References below…
Visualize standing still looking forward. All the things behind you have already happened or have been prophesied to occur at some time in the future. The end-time events closest to our time appear to be occurring faster simply due to the fact that they are happening now and the end-time events which have yet to manifest seem to being moving slower because they are farther away. A good example is if you stand real close to track #1, in a large railroad switching center, as a train passes by, it will appear to be moving faster than a train that passing by on track #20, simply, because the train on track #1 is closer than the train on track #20.
Current end-time events are as a train passing on track #1 compared to future end-time events with a train approaching on track #20. This is the end-time events parallax. Everything, which the Father has spoken through the Bible prophets, will come to pass at the exact prophetic time point. It isn’t a matter of if it will occur but when.
It is important to have some understanding about the major prophetic end-time events so you know the urgency of the times in which we live. It is vital that we warn others that the end is near. We know that every generation has thought they lived during the end of the age but they didn’t have the luxury of being in our place in time. I compare it to a puzzle being put together. All the puzzle pieces are laid out on a table. Many of the pieces are already in place. However, there are still a good many which need to be put in their places. We have the advantage of looking back thousands of years to see where the pieces fit in place. As each piece of the puzzle is put in place we gain a much better understanding of the big picture the puzzle is showing us than the previous generations understood. When I put a puzzle together, I find it helpful to find and place all the border pieces first. It may very well be that the last two border pieces put in place was the re-birth of Israel in 1948 and the re-capture of Jerusalem in 1967. Since then the world has witness countless other end-time prophetic events puzzle pieces fit into their place.
Parallax is certainly a perfect word which explains our many different views today. I am thankful for the Father to continue to talk to me and teach me more about His mysteries. Stay alert, the time is near for His return. Fill up your flask with oil in this time of delay for soon the bridegroom will return for His bride. Be wise, don’t be foolish, watch and wait, looking to Him, the author and finisher of your faith.
Psalm 83 (alliance of invading nation)
Isa 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.