Eternity is Now

On the History Channel today I was watching a story about ghost soldiers who are present on the battlefield at Gettysburg.  If I believe in such things, does it conflict with my Christian religion?  I don’t think so. This is because I believe that time is something that exists for us in this world but is not relevant to God.

 We tend to think that eternity is an endless time to be spent in either heaven or hell.  We think of it as endless time in a linear sense—extending from the time of our death until forever after.  We think also that God has been present since a long ago beginning of “eternity”.  As Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I am.”  To me, this has a different meaning than simply that God was first.  It says to me, “God is and always is,” and of course this applies also to Jesus who was more than the Son of God but was God,  a portion of  the trinity–the  Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Ghost that Jesus left behind to be accessible  to us during our earthly life.   

So what do I think eternity is?  I think it is ALWAYS–not forever into the future but an existing “time” that is always NOW.  I believe it is perfectly feasible for us to notice things that happened many years ago at the field of Gettysburg because of the high emotion on that honored field where so many people ended their earthly existence all at once—an event that according to my view of eternity is happening in the NOW eternal time as it happened in the long ago of earth time. I believe that some people occasionally have a glimpse of the past or see through the window of our steadily marching time into the “future”. 

God placed us on earth with a consciousness of passing time.  I believe that in “eternity” there is no passing time.  Instead, we will join the NOW and ALWAYS in the presence of our Lord or will join the unbelievers who are cut off from His presence.  If we go to “heaven,” we will not rejoice that we have found Glory forever; we will simply experience the glory, being always in the moment, now or thousands of earth years in the future.  When we are with our Lord, if we are able to see the people of earth, I believe our view could be of any moment from the day of Adam to the earthly time of hundreds of years to come.  All will be NOW.

God is—May you allow Him into your heart so your eternal NOW will be spent with Him.

Betty Killebrew

 

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My Birthday Prayer

Dear Lord, cake 2

My birthday is a gift from you,
So Lord, guide me the whole year through.

This year Lord, may I sin less
And each time I err, at once confess.

May I follow the Bible as best I can;
May I learn to live by your good plan;

For Lord, I want to always be
A good steward of  the time you give to me.

In the name of Christ Jesus, I pray.     Amen

 

 

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TOUCH SOMEONE’S LIFE

TOUCH SOMEONE’S LIFE

You can touch someone’s life,
Just by what you say or do,
It’s nice to be able to do that,
And I’m going to do it too.

It might be by an act of kindness,
Or just by something we say,
It really doesn’t matter what it is,
Because it will sure make their day.

So try to touch someone’s life,
And show them your love,
Then you will be blessed in so many ways,
From our Lord and Savior above.

Submitted by D.B.

 

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He has just gone home…

I wrote this poem after viewing the body of a dear friend at the funeral home.  He was a Christian man, totally devoted to the Lord; and everyone who attended his visitation and funeral knew exactly where he was going.  We were all sorry that we would not see him again in this life but joyous because we knew he had happily gone to his home in heaven.       

He has just gone Home

Lying here, you see a shell
Of the dear man we knew so well.

It looks just like it was before
His soul was summoned to death’s door,

But this is not the man we knew—
It’s something like a worn out shoe.

He left the face that looks the same;
This is the form that bore his name;

But the one we love has slipped through time
To awake to his reward sublime;

So today weep for yourself alone—
He is not dead; he has just gone home.
bible art B. Killebrew

                                            

 John 14:1-3

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

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This Life is not all there is…

This life is not all there is…

Do not despair at the speed
With which life dashes away
For someday you’ll be where an eon
Is just like a single day;

Just turn to our Lord for guidance;
His staff is ever in view
You can walk with Him with assurance
There’s a heavenly home for you.

B. Killebrew

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Three Kinds of Christians

Feeling a little desperate, I was wondering why God let me endure so much when this thought crossed my mind:  “Am I a fair weather Christian?”  If I’m a fair weather Christian, perhaps I seem to believe and even honestly think I believe when all is well and then blame God and turn against Him when stormy or bad weather comes into my life.  I don’t think that’s true of me in spite of my desperate moment.

There are, of course, Christians of the opposite kind—those that cling to a buoy in stormy weather but float carefree along in calm waters, caring not about their savior when all is well.  You have probably heard about Christians like this.  They say there are no atheists in foxholes. Sadly, for many years I was this type of Christian; but I think I have grown in Christianity over the years.

The third type of Christian is the kind I want to be and hope to be most of the time.  This type is thankful for blessings and turns to God with thanks for all the good things in life.  When things sour, they turn to God for direction and when God says, “No” they try to understand;  and through all times and all disturbances, no matter what happens, they have the peace of the presence of the Lord in their lives.

Which kind of Christian are you?

B. Killebrew

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Living in the Lord

If you love the Lord
And try hard to keep His ways,
You’ll live with more contentment
Throughout your earthbound days.

His way of life will guide you
Through years filled with His peace;
And every day of life in Him
Your faith will be increased;

And when your life is over,
You’ll see His light of love
And quietly be guided
To your glorious home above.

B. Killebrew

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Imagine

Try to imagine there was no sun,

No stars, no moon, no sky,

No rain or ground it could fall upon;

Try to imagine that…

Try to imagine there was no God,

Only a void no power would see;

Impossible to imagine that;

That’s why God must be.

B. Killebrew

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