The Eternal God
(Deu 33:27; He 13:8)
God is eternal.
He alone is immortal (1Ti 6:16) and
To those who believe Him He promises eternal life (1Jn 2:25).
Faith is believing God and having the promise of eternal life (Tit 1:2; 1Jn 2:25), and
The life of this faith is in order to be welcomed into an everlasting home (Lk 16:9), making the most of
Every opportunity now (Eph 5:16) for the success and failure of man’s life depends on how he uses his time.
What is time?
From ancient philosophy to modern physics, people have searched and theorized about it.
While every man feels time passing, not one has yet been able to define it conclusively.
The Bible illustrates that in the beginning
God created all things, that is, space and time (Ge 1:1-5; Ecc 3:1-8).
The spiritual heaven was also made like the creation which has past, present and future for
It is where the archangel who was blameless since the day he was created was,
Until wickedness was found in him (Eze 28:12-17), for which
He was contained in Hades, in darkness bound with everlasting chains (Is 14:12-15; Jude 1:6).
God set eternity in the human heart (Ecc 3:11) for
Adam is a living being, whose flesh has finite time (Ecc 3:2) while the spirit is an infinite being.
Before the eyes of God who is from everlasting to everlasting (Ps 90:2-10)
How pathetic the human life is…so man should learn to count his days
From the ant that spends its brief life working diligently (Ps 90:12; Pr 6:6).
The Bible indicates how God’s promises are fulfilled when the time comes:
Even after Abraham had died, according to the promise made to him (Ge 15:16)
God brought his descendants out of Egypt after 4 generations, 430 years (Ex 12:40-41).
The sanctuary where the name Jehovah was reminded them that
God is from all eternity (Ps 93:2), the everlasting God (Is 40:28).
Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn 2:19-21),
In an instant, His tents will be destroyed, His shelter in a moment (Jer 4:20) and
Reveal not only to Israel but to all nations the eternal God for
The Word who is from eternity became flesh like a creature (Jn 1:1, 14).
To testify about Him, before He came all things were created (Jn 1:3; Col 1:15-17)
The present, the future, height, depth…that is, time and space (Rom 8:38-39).
So He showed during His public life that He is who surpasses time and space (Jn 1:48, 8:56-58).
While to those who follow Him He promised eternal life to never perish (Jn 10:27-28),
To those who do not believe Him punishment in the eternal fire (Mt 25:41; Jude 1:7).
As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn 19:30), for the death of the Son of Man is
“The end of time” and there is only “a remaining time” in the universe. He declared that:
1) Through His death testified that the Father alone is eternal (Jn 10:17-18, 12:50);
2) Judged the devil who forgot that he was a creature (Eze 28:15; 1Jn 3:8); and
3) On all men sprinkled His redeeming blood, the eternal imperishable blood (He 9:12, 13:20).
He resurrected and testified that He is the same yesterday today and forever (He 13:8).
The heaven that He ascended to has no time (yesterday, today and tomorrow), because
It is an eternal space (Rev 22:5) for He sprinkled it with His eternal blood (He 9:23-24).
The Holy Spirit makes known
The mystery of God’s dispensation of the fullness of the times (Eph 1:10, 3:9-11).
The Christian born again in the blood of Yeshua, His eternal blood:
1) Has a changed view of life (the view of time) so spends time doing not the fleeting work for
flesh and blood, the worldly work, but the Lord’s work, the work for his soul (1Co 7:24-31); 2) For laziness will be judged, manages diligently his given talents, time (Mt 25:24-31); and
3) For the eternal home, rest, comfort and glory await (2Co 5:1; 2Th 2:16; 1Pe 5:10), endures the
brief trials of the flesh and persecution (2Th 1:4, 7).
For what is seen is temporary and what is unseen is eternal (2Co 4:16-18),
While living this brief life, let us invest our time in eternity!
Let us not worry and waste our time for tomorrow that is without promise (Mt 6:31-34).
Rather, let us only live this day successfully.
So when our souls leave the flesh
Let us be welcomed in the eternal dwelling! Amen.