Wednesday, September 3, 2008

TIME WILL STOP BEING



Our Bible study, Jesus in the Gospels, focuses around the word, FOREVER this week...while studying the various scriptures, my questions became more numerous--and so did my scripture look ups, trying to wrap my head around FOREVER.

God was the beginning…in a great void until he spoke time into existence…the sun, moon and the universes. Gees, try wrapping your head around His being in existence without the earth, the animals, and the people. (Genesis 1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”.)

The massiveness His creation overtakes my comprehension and I realize my “smallness”. That was “the beginning of ETERNITY”--God’s time frame--He was the beginning, the now and the end.

Maybe you’re able to wrap your head around His time frame better than me. When I got frustrated about it, I went to the Word for relief…and it did just that. It says in Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

I get comfort in hearing that at the time Christ was walking this earth and preaching His Word, people couldn’t wrap their heads around it either. That links “us people of today” with “those people of yesterday” in a continuing way.

I continue searching individually, yet I have been given God’s wisdom through Jesus…about yesterday, today and tomorrow. 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 tells us, “We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”

Knowing this then, I should have a greater passion for wanting to share His wisdom with my loved ones and with my neighbors…so they’ll understand His message of wisdom and eternity. Yes, I want to dwell in Heaven with my family and wonderful friends He has given me throughout my years on earth. Try as we may to study and learn, we won’t fully understand it ALL until we reach FOREVER, as His HEAVENLY Bride. 1 Cor. 13:12 “…then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”

Sharing forever…eternity…it takes many words to try and fathom this, too…always, ceaselessly, constantly, continually, endless, eternally, everlasting, forever, incessantly, in perpetuity, interminably, limitless time, permanent, perpetual, without end!

I do believe His promises, do you?
An angel showed it to John in Revelation 21 "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Time will stop being as it is today…there will be no death. We will BE…
BE WITH OUR CREATOR FOR ALL ETERNITY!
Praising Him for His creation of LOVE.


The purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God’s word (no famous quotes or other literature — only the beautiful word of our Father) through photo’s & a Bible verse! For more WFW posts, go to http://the160acrewoods.com/?p=1174#comment-2987

12 comments:

Kellie said...

I do believe in promises! Thank you for your reminder of these promises!

Laurie Ann said...

Thank you for the reminder of the promises of God. I do believe! Happy WFW!

Yolanda said...

Hello, I was so blessed and surprised to have your comment left on my post. I've seen you for some time now on the LPM Blog and other's. Thank you!

I enjoyed your own post today, and it kind of made me think of our Sermon this past Sunday and the thoughts that spurred in me.

http://yolanda-highergrounds.blogspot.com/2008/09/what-kind-of-plate-are-you-serving-from.html

Blessings,
Yolanda

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I love the promise of forever. Like you, I can't get my mind around it, but I sure like contemplating it. It's a worthy pause...

But then the kids interrupt and the phone rings and I reminded of my very current temporal!

peace~elaine

Denise said...

Bless you for sharing this.

Amydeanne said...

the song I can only imagine started going through my head.. because that will be an amazing day that I can only imagine! :)

God Bless!

Technonana said...

Thanks for visiting with me... I am so happy to know you... thank you for sharing about God's promises. I don't think we can even IMAGINE how wonderful it will be to always be in the presence of Almighty God!!!
If we see beauty in our world, what will heaven be like?

Clif said...

Wow! I must be tired tonight. I have been trying for ten minutes to leave a comment for you. I had decided I couldn't do it and then out of the blue--it popped up. I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your blog and the good study for today. FOREVER! That's a long time. I am looking into a new book about heaven by N.T.Wright. Thanks again for your good thoughts.

Chickie Momma said...

It's hard to explain forever. Except that, well... it's FOREVER! Thank you for your words, and God's words... and thanks for sharing!

Carrie said...

My, what a profound post...about a most profound subject - God's eternal existence and the concept of eternity. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

DidiLyn said...

Loved your comment on Lid's blog so I came to visit you here and was blessed with even more of your overflowing love for God and His people.
Bless your heart REAL GOOD. :-)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Beautiful. I always tell my kids, "There are two things that will last forever that we have now here on earth: God's Word, and the spirits of people. Those should be our priorities." Thanks for the good word at my blog today, sweet friend.