An Endless Period That Does Not Include Time
This week’s blog is taken from a page in my journal dated Saturday, February 27, 2004. Yes, its been fourteen years since my Lord and I have had this conversation. And then as well as now, I truly believe that on that night, God allowed me to experience life eternal. So, please, take a stroll with me down memory lane as I relive that awe-inspiring night with Jesus.——————————————————————————————————————————–
A Page From My Journal…
I fell asleep after studying my Sunday school lesson last night. The Scripture was as follows: “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble brush.” Luke 6:43-44
The Holy Spirit awakened me about 4:30 a.m. I knew it was Him. He instructed me to go get my book entitled Chicken Soup For The Christian Soul. In it I found a short story relevant to my Sunday school lesson. It was very appropriate for my third graders.
I said to myself, it would really be nice if I could find a short story directly related to the book of Luke. After leafing through the book, I found the perfect story and it referenced Luke 6:33, a section on giving.
After I finished reading the story, I was smiling and thanking God for awakening me and putting the finishing touches on my Sunday school lesson. I said, ‘Oh, Lord, if I had my druthers, heaven would be one long eternal night instead of a place of eternal day’. I made that comment because for me and most people I know, God engages us in the most revealing conversations at nighttime or at least in the early dawn while it is still dark outside.
Immediately, my Lord responded. “My beloved,” He said. “Turn to Revelations where I speak of the fact that heaven will have neither sun nor moon.” “The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the Glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.” Rev. 21:23
“Don’t you see, my child, heaven will have neither sun nor moon. There will be no concept of day or night there. I AM IT! When I awake you at night to speak to you, I am treating you as I treat myself. I never sleep. So, why should you? I’ll tell you like I told Jeremiah, ‘Do you want to run with the horses? Well, I am the horse’. Wake Up! Allow me to turn your nights into day.
“If you want to walk with me, know that there are no inhibitions that hinder me. No walls contain me. No doors are shut against me. No gulfs divide me. No regiment of time constrains me. But most of all, no weapon formed against me shall prosper. I say to you, come to the realization of how awesome it is to be more than a conqueror. Come! I invite you to join me and experience eternity.” The End
Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 57:15 – For this is what the high and lofty One says–“I live in a high and holy place, but also with him (or her) who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.”
The infinity symbol (figure eight) is universally recognized as a symbol for eternity. The two circles the eight forms have no ending and no beginning and continue in its pattern representing forever.
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