I read an article, “The Kingdom of God: Background and Development of a Complex Discourse Concept”, from Criswell Theological Review (Vol. 2, No. 1) the other day and I thought this quote stood out.
Time is history moving by promise and fulfillment toward God’s intended goal/denouement. Tension between eschatology and history characterizes the very core of the prophetic view. [H. Leroy Metts, pp. 60]