And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
(Mar 4:26-29 KJV)
I see a continuation there, a process all the way to harvest. One way to apply that is to say that Genesis is a seed plot and Revelation is the full harvest of those things sown from the beginning. So wherever we are in the time between the sowing and the harvest, we are in the process of the kingdom of God growing and maturing. Also consider that the firstfruit is not the full harvest. This theme also gets to the written word of God being written to us and for us because we are just as much a part of the mystery of the kingdom of God as the first disciples were. And Abel, Noah, Abraham, Moses and David are just as much in this as we are, Hebrews 11 lays that out real clear. It's not like God pressed the pause button or somehow decreed that the growth of the wheat should stop for a huge segment of years until it's time for Christ to come. Of course some folks will not be interested or maybe not want to think about prophecy and end times issues but that can also be because there are things about it that hit a little to close to home for comfort.
If we consider the Bible as a complete unit then time actually becomes less important. People can say from a worldly standpoint that 2000 years to the time of Christ in his earthly walk or the book of Acts or 5000 years back to Nimrod and Asshur is not relevant because so much time has passed but that is not how the Lord thinks. For him 1000 years is like a day. Do we consider 5 days ago to be irrelevant to us and our daily pursuits and purposes? If 5000 years is really a long time for God and the working of his purposes, then is he really even God? Of course the Lord He is God.
Psa 90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
Anyway, I find end times topics to be very interesting, it gets me going a little, but not in any way in anger or bad feelings. I just think we are at the close of the age and it's a real good idea to watch and seek to understand where we are.
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
(Dan 12:10 KJV)