Forever is a Long Time

forever

Forever.

1: for a limitless time

2: at all times : CONTINUALLY

It was recently offered that man has such a hard time paying attention to the very clear warnings about the end times because man has such a hard time comprehending the meaning of words like ETERNAL, FOREVER and EVERLASTING.

Because man’s life here on earth is so short and fleeting, man is used to understanding time in very short increments, such as hours, minutes, days, months and years.

100 years is a LONG time for most men–particularly if one is referring to a lifespan.

BUT 100 years is a blink of an eye to God Almighty, who has ALWAYS existed and will always be.

“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

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

“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.”
–Isaiah 57:15

In fact, both the Old and New Testaments point out the great difference between man, who is a creation with a short, finite life, and God Almighty, who has ALWAYS existed (indeed, who created time from out of eternity for the use by man, who needs time to mark his short existence) and exists at every point on the time line we call eternity–which is how God already knows what will happen in that time men call “tomorrow.”

“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.”
–2PETER 3:8

“For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.”

–Psalm 90:4

Man DOES struggle to wrap his head around concepts like FOREVER and ETERNITY.

Perhaps that is one reason why God’s promises of eternal life seemingly bounce off the ears of those who hear them.

Man DOES struggle to understand that being tormented FOREVER is a LONG, LONG time–so long it is beyond the understanding of man.

“The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
–Revelation 14:10-11

Modern man has written of a “failure of imagination.”

A failure of imagination is a circumstance wherein something seemingly predictable (particularly from hindsight) and undesirable was not planned for.

Perhaps the biggest and most long-lasting failure of imagination of man is his inability to comprehend the ALWAYS EVERLASTING nature of “forever“?

Forever is a LONG, LONG, LONG, LONG time.

HAS the reader ever thought about the eternal aspects of his existence?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 14 2020.]

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