From Time to Eternity

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We have just taken a step over the threshold of a new year, from 2019 to 2020. What will it be like to step over the threshold from time to eternity?
We serve an eternal God. This simply means that God always was: He was before Adam; He was before the mountains; He was God a billion years before creation. He always was God.
An eternal God also means He is God presently. Isaiah 40:28, 29, Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Also, Deuteronomy 33:27, The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Do you understand? This eternal God is your source of strength presently, and under you are the everlasting arms that never grow weary.
His present work also includes the keeping of the universe, the continued control of orbiting planets, and His control of human hearts.
An eternal God also means He will be God in the eternal future. The prophecy of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is made in Luke 1:33. “And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom, there shall be no end.” And also, in Revelation 11:15, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever.”
Our human minds cannot fully grasp this. Ten thousand years from now, Jesus will still be reigning over His people, and it will seem like only ten days have passed. There will be no tears, pain, or dying during His eternal reign, which will last forever and ever. How incomprehensible!
So how can we step into the presence of holy God and become eternal beings? It is only because of Jesus, the man who came to earth as a baby, grew to be a man, died on the cross for our sins, was buried, rose out of the tomb with His own eternal power, ascended to the portals of heaven, and is alive forevermore.
It is this eternal Jesus who told the woman at the well, “Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst; but the water that I give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
This eternal Jesus also said in John 6:54, “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life.”
John tells us in 1 John 5:10-12 that eternal life is in Jesus Christ. If we have Jesus in our hearts, then we have eternal life.
Jesus is the Answer. We can only spend an eternal heaven with Him because of the water springing up in our hearts producing eternal joy! It is only because of Jesus that we will be able to step over the threshold of time and into the eternal presence of an eternal God.
Paul tells us in Romans 2:5-16 that we can obtain glory, honor, and eternal life by patient continuance in well-doing. Otherwise, we will receive tribulation and anguish because of disobedience to the truth and a contentious spirit. Even so, we still have work to do. We have God’s Word to study and obey. This sincere effort, coupled with the work of Jesus, gives us eternal life.
Galatians 6:8 says, “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” The eternal Holy Spirit is also very much involved in us finding and keeping eternal life.
Hebrews 9:14 teaches us that Jesus offered Himself to God through the eternal Spirit, and this Spirit purges our conscience from dead works.
We live in the dispensation of the Spirit. When we in faith are born again, the Spirit of God finds an inner sanctuary within us. It is a secret inner place in our very being where only God’s everlasting Spirit can dwell. Without God’s Spirit in our life, we could never dare to enter the presence of a holy, eternal God.
Saint John gives us this vision in John 10:5-6. “And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, and swear by him that liveth forever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.”
You have stepped from the yearly time of 2019 to 2020, but are you ready for time to be no more?
Are you resting it the everlasting arms?
Are you drinking from the fountain of salvation?
Is the everlasting Spirit residing in the secret place of your heart?
Are you ready to cross the threshold of TIME into the GLORIOUS ETERNAL WORLD?