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Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Before the mountains were brought forth,  Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,  Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.  (Psalms 90:2 

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ gave us something that will never end. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any one pluck them out of My hand. (John 10:28).
Eternity can be divided into two parts.  The eternity which is past, and that eternity which is to come.  God, the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit alone are the only ones who have experienced the eternity of the past.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.Revelation 1:8.
What is eternity? It is hard to understand.  In comparison to the ocean, a life lived to be a hundred years would only be a drop of water in that ocean.  Suppose all the mountains in the world would be annihilated, reduced to nothing, one grain of sand every thousand years, this would still not be the end of eternity.
 We were made to live for eternity, that is the eternity which is to come.  When you have lived a million years in heaven, your life with Jesus will have just begun and only started in eternity.
When we speak of our immortal spirits, our souls, that part of us which Christ has died for, it will be with the Lord and our loved ones in Heaven for eternity.    When our body returns to dust, we will be with the Lord in Heaven.  Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. (Ecclesiastes 12:7).  For the Christian, at the moment of death it will be unspeakably happy.
We can only see the things within the distance of our physical eyes.  Our physical eyes cannot see at the moment the beauty of the mountains or sense the sounds or power from Niagara Falls.  
But regardless, the beauties and the sounds are there whether we see them or not.  But the experience really has no effect on us unless we are there.
For the same reason the mind does not see the beauties of eternity. We are not affected by them, because they are so distant from us.  Because we cannot see them, they become as if they had no existence.  Therefore, we are wholly taken up with things of the present 

unless we look through the eyes of faith to see eternity. If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:1-2).  A Christian 
should live a life that is headed toward eternity.

Faith places the unseen, the eternal world, continually before our face.  We do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.  For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18).
Do we value ourselves on our earthly possessions?  After Job had lost all his possessions, he made this statement which is true today.  Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return to God; the LORD has given, and the LORD has taken away, blessed be the name of the LORD.  (Job 1:21).
Time is completely different with God.  He is not locked into minutes, hours, or years.  Jupiter takes 12 years to orbit the sun and therefore if a 100 year old person could live there, they would be about 8 years old.  So time is relevant to where you live. But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day (2 Peter 3:8).  If one of your loved ones has died in the last 50 years, they are not even a day old in Heaven.  Their eternity is just beginning.  It may seem like they went to Heaven a long time ago, but by the time you get there, both of you will feel like it was just minutes ago that you were separated from each other.
Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, gave us this promise:  Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also (John 14: 1-3).
My question to you is why would you reject this great gift of eternal happiness?  Why would you live a life apart from God for a few years on earth and miss all the blessings God has for those who love Him.  It is written; Eye has not seen, or ear heard, Nor has it entered into the heart of mankind, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. (I Corinthians 2:9).
Sometimes we forget that God is not a man  When he promises something, He never forgets, and always fulfills His promises.  While you are on your brief journey on Earth, remember you are never, ever, out of God's thoughts, or away from His love.  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11).  When you begin to fear that your past mistakes in life will cause you to miss eternity remember this promise to His children:  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from th love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).

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