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Inhabiter of Eternity

July 2, 2008

Isaiah 57:15 “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

Klett Road is one with which I’ve been familiar nearly my entire life as the farm that I grew up on borders it. My first girlfriend lived on this road, but in for the most part, it was mostly fields at the time. After getting married (not to my first girlfriend; that would have been a disaster) we lived on this road for eight years and two months. Today, I usually travel this road on my way to work as to avoid the traffic situation in Constantine. Recently, as I was doing thus, I began to reflect on the many changes that had taken place along this road since the days of my youth. New houses built, families moved in, and small farms incorporated into larger farms. A few years ago, the road was finally paved (right after we moved) and sub-divided lots which had been vacant for years now have houses on them.

As I was lost in reflection, I caught a glimpse of a distant tree line and, above it, a brilliant sky with scattered clouds. Suddenly I found myself thinking of the steadfastness of God who changes not. Seasons give way to subsequent seasons, fads go through their cycle, and each generation progresses down the path from cradle to grave. But the Creator of all that is never changes. He has always been God and will always be God; regardless of what takes place here. The dramas and seemingly insurmountable circumstances of life are as nothing to the Ancient of Days who established the earth and set the firmament in its place. When this truth gets into our heart of hearts, we’ll not be rattled by even the most astonishing of events. No matter what we’re going through at this very moment, it’s only for a season.

Psalm 41:13 “Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen and Amen.”

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.”

The eternal unchanging nature of God is a main truth that cannot be compromised. It’s a truth that’s as wonderful as it is impossible for us to grasp a hold of in its entirety. We understand it as being true, yet to actually abide in a realm where time doesn’t play a role is something that we’ve never experienced. All who are in Christ have the blessed hope of eternal life, but none of us can relate to an existance void of chronology.  As fascinating as eternity future is, the fact that God has “always been;” just as he is today with no beginning is so far beyond awesome that there are no words to define it. Its wonderful, incomprehensible, and comforting; to know that when we awaken tomorrow morning, God will be the same as he has been throughout the eons past. 

John 8:58 “Jesus said unto them Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”    

This simple yet wonderful attribute of God has been on my mind a lot lately. As this age winds down and those things fortold in scripture come to pass, it will be important to keep our eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ who is God manifest in the flesh and redeemed us with his own blood. We will have to look to the eternal and place more confidence in Gods truth than in what we’re seeing in the natural. “Almost persueded” doesn’t carry any weight will cause one to scramble for security in the realm of this present world. Soon the separation between the “almost persuededs” and those that “know” their God will be complete. It is imperative for each of us to examine ourselves continually and ensure that no unbelief is hiding somewhere beneath our profession.  The time for doing this is now, before the twilight gives way to complete darkness.  Two more familiar passages.

 John 6:68-69 “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

This age is ending. The son of perdition will soon be presented to the world and the world will wonder after him. He will make war with the saints and, for a short space of time in the physical realm, prevail against them. We must have our eyes on the one who inhabits eternity and harbor no confidence in the flesh. In this hour, there’s no such thing as being “too heavenly minded.” Well, I should be going for now as it’s late and a lot has to be done tomorrow. Sorry if this post is choppy; I’ll clean it up when time permits. Please check out this posting from New Wine Ministry entitled Look Up as it will be an encouragement to all who love the Lord Jesus and long for his appearing. Until the next time, I wish to all a blessed day in Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Hi Timbob,

    Your reflections are always so spiritual and help me to focus on the most important thing – which is Jesus Christ.

    Have a blessed day!

    Scotti


  2. Greetings scotti. Thanks so much for stopping in. I don’t get out here as much as I once did and it’s always encouraging to hear from the saints. I’ll stop by when time permits.

    Have a blessed weekend in Jesus.



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