The Everlasting God
Genesis 21:33 “And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-Sheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.”
The name of the Everlasting God was first revealed to Abraham. He had just planted a grove in a place where he had dug a well.
I believe he was thinking that in his son’s life time, or in the times to come, the trees would bring shelter to those who came to the well.
Trees take a while to grow, and in that moment, God showed Abraham His name: The Everlasting God. Everlasting: Evermore, Forever.
This describes God’s promise and protection for Abraham; but also his children to come. He will be there for them, long after Abraham had gone.
Revelation 1:8 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
God is the God of all ages. And to Him only are all things known.
He revealed Himself through many names in the Old Testament, to show to those who believe, His character, usually at a time when they needed to know that He would be this to them.
Psalm 90:1-2 “Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.”
He is the Everlasting God, setting times and seasons according to His Will.
But in it all, He saw us, now; and gave each of us a purpose: a path to follow, and an example by Jesus Christ His Son, to be conformed to.
We are not to be frightened by the largeness of the Will of God; but rather step into our place in it.
God is the Everlasting God, He has been, is, and will be with us; so He is with us today. (And that is what we need to concentrate on).
Isaiah 43:21 “This people have I formed for Myself; they shall show forth My praise.”
And how do we show forth His praise, today?
By showing forth the Kingship of the Lord Jesus in my life. He purposes to reign within my life. And I must will with Him in this.
We must show Him as our King, by how we are in our everyday tasks.
(Is He in charge within me? Is He guiding me through my day? Do I hear Him?)
Isaiah 43:18 “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.”
It is time to put the past behind you. Failures and successes. (Looking back while walking forward is never a good idea.)
Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for Mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.”
If He does not remember them, why should you?
Or why should you let the Adversary, the devil, beat you over the head with them?
Confess them, forsake them. (As Jesus said to the woman taken in adultery: “Neither do I condemn thee; go and sin no more.” He did not approve of her sin; but forgave it, and told her not to do it again.)
And when you have done so: go on with the Everlasting God: for you were always in His plans and purposes.
His purpose for each He saves is that they show forth Christ Jesus, my King. This is personal Kingship.
That everyone we come into contact with, will be faced with the reality of His Kingdom; for it has come to us.
Strength? Or Wisdom to do, you ask? Afraid to take the first step?
Isaiah 40:28-29 “Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the Everlasting God, the Lord, the creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of His understanding.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.”
Deuteronomy 33:27 “The Eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:…”
Remember: the Holy Spirit is within you, Christ Jesus has won the victory for you, and the Everlasting God has surrounded you with His Peace, and Purpose.
Abraham was at peace concerning the future of his son, and his son’s sons, and so on; for the Everlasting God was His God, and He could not fail.