The word ‘eternal’ is mentioned 47 times in the Authorised Version of the Bible (KJV) the word ‘everlasting’ 97 times. Its so important to understand yet so difficult to get your head around.
The meaning of eternity. Imagine the biggest book you can imagine, now just one page of this enormously big book is like the life on earth compared to eternity. That means all those millions of other pages are yet to be lived in Glory with the Lord Jesus Christ.
I pray that gives a better understanding, the Lord Jesus Christ promises us eternal life, without end, for ever and ever in the perfect Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ taught the everlasting Kingdom of God. In the gospel of Saint Matthew Chapter 4 and verse 17 it reads from that day Jesus began to preach and said: repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand.
Repentance; remorsefully turning away from sin to live in and for the Lord Jesus Christ is rewarded with an eternity with Him in the perfect Kingdom.
I may not need reminding anyone that this world we currently live in is a fallen world, where Satan and his demons and his servants cause havoc.
Imagine the everlasting Kingdom of God where there is no Devil, just meditate on this for a moment, a Kingdom without Devil, without any evil, without corruption, without death, without poverty, but just as the Creator intended in peace and perfect harmony.
Those that are already in heaven are praying that their loved ones, keep the faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and join them in heaven to be together for ever.
If you have a loved one in heaven, keep fighting the good fight of faith in Christ Jesus the Lord, live for Jesus Christ, so you’ll be together again and that time for ever and ever.
This reminds me of two scriptures:
‘But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1 Cor 2:9) We cannot even quite understand yet the beautiful things that God has prepared for us to enjoy for eternity.
The Lord Jesus said “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.” (John 14:2)
The Devil’s greatest trick was to convince the world he and hell don’t exist, but he also convinced a majority that humans are not triune beings with a body, soul and spirit and consequently that the soul is not eternal.
However once anyone is convinced the real you is your soul, that the body is just a temporary mortal tabernacle the soul dwells in and that this your soul is created for eternity and is immortal thus cannot die, then anyone will become concerned where they will spend eternity?
The Lord Jesus Christ taught us how to pray and in that very daily prayer, the we are daily reminded of eternity in the last verse.
I like you to join me in praying this now:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Love and blessings
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