Eternal refers to the endless past, the unending
future, or to God's present experience of all time. God has no beginning as
man can understand beginning and no ending either, but God exists now and knows both the
beginning and the end as we perceive them.
This also points to how much we can trust God. Since
He created time as we know it, He lives outside of time and can see the beginning and the
end of our lives and the age of men and the church. Therefore when He tells us what events
will precede and be a part of the end of the age, we can rest assured that those events
will happen just as He described. More than that though, we can live with the peace of
knowing that when we die we will be with Him forever without end. A day will be as a
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the
earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of
the Lord, the everlasting God.
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 contrite and humble
spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:
and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
I Timothy 1:17
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be
honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.