The God That Lives In Eternity

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;

Whenever I think of the eternity of God, I go to Psalm 57:15 where the psalmist tells us that God inhabits eternity. What exactly does that mean? There can actually be two different meanings to this.

1.) God can move freely through time.

2.) God dwells in, for lack of better phrase, all time.

There is no Hebrew word for time and the word translated eternity in Psa. 57:15 is “ad” meaning, “Perpetuity, forever, continuing future” This word is very similar to our word for Lord, which means “He who is.” Moses in his psalm portrays this when he sang, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” (Psalm 90:2) Notice the present tense in the phrase, “Thou art God.” In the New Testament Jesus confirms this in John’s Gospel when speaking to the Pharisees who were trying to trip him up, asking if He was greater than Abraham, Jesus responded, “Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:58) This is what Sister Rhoda Webb meant when she wrote in her song, “His name is I Am and not I was.” What greater way can we describe the eternity of God?

Spring Is Coming

The air begins to chill to that familiar crisp autumn feel. The leave turn their pretty colors and soon fall En Masse to the ground causing great distress to those who like to keep their yards in tip top shape. Darkness sets in way to fast in the evening before you even begin your evening duties. What does this mean? Fall has arrived in full force. Now don’t get me wrong, but this time of year depresses me. It’s nice to see the beautiful autumn foliage, but then everything becomes barren, and dead looking, again depressing. It’s the promise of spring that keeps me going during the long dreary days of fall and into winter.
You know that even in our walk with God there are those autumn days where things seem to instead of getting green and growing, they become brown and seem to be dying. The air grows chilly and things get dark and gloomy, and we almost despair but, for the promise of tomorrow where God’s mercy is renewed, and we know that where it feels that now he is nowhere around he will appear and we’ll see that he has been there all along.
Not only does fall come in life, and spiritually, but it also is coming to this world. I tend to think that truly we are in the fall stages and fast approaching winter. Peter tells us to expect in the last days for things to get worse not better. Times of darkness, and grief but, spring is still promised. There is coming a day when Jesus Christ Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, setting things in order, creating spring like we have never seen. Just hold on keep raking the leaves, put on another coat, keep the fire burning SPRING IS COMING.