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Faith Filled Friday: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

August 19, 2022

by Connie Terpack August 19, 2022

51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Recently I heard a comment that a .357 pistol beats a prayer. I do not know what the comment referred to but I decided to do a blog on the speed of prayer.

Naturally, I had to include the “faster than a speeding bullet” used to describe Superman. I watched Superman as a child but never thought about how fast a speeding bullet was. Whenever I shot my .357 pistol at target practice, it took only a second to go from my pistol to the target.

Today the fastest bullets travel more than 2,600 feet per second, which is roughly over 1,800 miles per hour, or more than twice the speed of sound.

Does God hear our prayers right away? I believe he does. Daniel 10:12 tells us that God sends His reply the moment He hears our prayers.

Then he said unto me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard; and I am come for thy words.”

That verse lets us know that God hears us right away. But Daniel’s answer was delayed.

God has his reasons for not answering prayers right away. God answers our prayers with either a yes, a no, or a not yet.

How many times after praying do you get up and walk away without waiting a few minutes to listen for God’s answer? If you walked away after talking to a friend before waiting for her answers, don’t you think she might consider you rude and thoughtless?

The “twinkling of an eye” is the time it takes for light to enter the eye, reach the back of the eye, and be reflected back out. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second, so the ‘twinkling’ is about one billionth of a second.

If the Apostle Paul is describing the speed of the rapture as a “twinkle,” then he is describing something so fast, it is difficult to comprehend. It is amazing to think that at you could be talking with someone, blink, and either find yourself in heaven with Jesus, or that the person you were talking to is gone.

Trust me, you do not want to be left behind!

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