JackVk. You asked . . . .
Revelation says that Jesus’ Return is “very soon”, though it has been 2,000 years. Which got me thinking: could the “last days” mean from God’s perspective, rather than ours?
I think the answer to this is found in the various layers of Sacred Scripture.**
I think it is BOTH “very soon” from a personal human perspective, AND from God’s perspective.
In order to answer that you have to ask yourself what is meant by the “coming of the Lord.”
*]What does the “Coming of the Lord” mean?
In the Old Testament the “Coming of the Lord” was a synonym for “Covenant Judgment”.
*]"Coming of the Lord” = "Covenant Judgment”
WHEN did the people of that epoch receive “Covenant Judgment”?
In one sense the people of Jesus’ day received “Covenant Judgment” when the Temple was destroyed. (Some will object here and insist the book of Revelation was written AFTER the destruction of the Temple. Possibly. But possibly not too. That would be a topic for another thread.) This was “very soon” from a human perspective.
In another sense when we die we ALL receive personal Covenant Judgment. This is also “very soon” from a human perspective.
Then eschatologically speaking, at the end of time Covenant Judgment is carried out in its finality. (Is this consistent with what “very soon” means concerning what you are calling, “God’s perspective”?)
Hopefully this is helpful.
**If you want you can read about those “various layers” in the CCC 113-118.