Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Everlasting

 1The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
 2Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. 

Everlasting

How old is old? How old is ancient? How old is everlasting? Old is old, ancient is very old, but everlasting surpasses them all!

When one begins to grow old and considers all of the experiences of life they have been through, they realize what a treasure of wisdom they have gained through all of those experiences. When we consider the wisdom of the ancient, we think of wisdom which has passed the test of time. Though centuries have come and gone, yet their wisdom seems to stand supreme.

However, only God is everlasting; only God existed before the worlds were made. This is the Lord who is clothed with majesty and strength, and who reigns supreme above all kingdoms or principalities. He alone has placed the planets in their orbs and holds them in their evolving paths around the sun. He has put the galaxies in place--wonders of which we are totally unaware.

The most amazing thing, though, is that this same God rules the courts of men. They bustle about their continuum of years, hoping to make a lasting imprint upon mankind, but God oversees them all. Not only does God rule the courts of men, but He has chosen a people for himself out of all lands, nations, and principalities, with whom He may have a personal relationship. Filling their hearts and minds with knowledge of Himself, these same people are able to have the mind of Christ, as expressed by Paul in 1 Corinthians and Philippians.
 16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16, King James Version)


 5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (Philippians 2:5, King James Version)
It is more than we can scarcely imagine. This same God, whose throne is established of old--from everlasting--puts His hand upon His children and gives them the same mind that was in Christ Jesus.

What does that mean? In reality we cannot plumb the depths of the mind of Christ, but we are able to learn from the life of Christ which is revealed to us in God's Holy Word. This same Jesus, who walked upon this same earth, spent His life pointing the way to His Father, and then gave His life that He might save a people for Himself.

How then do a believers in Christ display this mind of Christ? True believers, since coming to Christ, have new goals. Gone is the desire to reap the most they can reap from the prosperity of this world. Instead, the new believers long to know and love Christ more, seeking the kingdom of God rather than immersing themselves in the things of this earth. A new prosperity of wealth is found in their growing relationship with God, the Father.

How amazing it is! This same God who has existed from everlasting to everlasting communicates and fellowships with His dear children who have been purchased at the price of the blood of His own dear Son.
 33O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
 34For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
 35Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
 36For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36, King James Version)
Go, and seek the mind of Christ!

God Bless You,
Linda





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