All I Have Is Yours

imageAs I consider more about Eternity, I must immediately acknowledge that the State of Eternity is the State of God.  It might be easy to think that God appeared on the invisible intangible line of Eternity, but that would place even the concept of eternal “time” outside of God’s Domain.  Has anything come before Him?  Is anything outside of His Domain? God was not created.  God always was, is, and always will be– from everlasting to everlasting.  Eternity is God’s Condition– God is Eternal.  Thus, when God grants Eternal Life, He is granting His Own State of Being, that we might share in all of Him- the One Who created all things (Isa 44:24b, John 1:1-3, 17:20-23, 1 Cor 13:12, Col 1:15-17).
Thirsting for the first mentions of God as eternal in the Bible, I went to the Orthodox Jewish Bible, which is an English language version that applies Hebrew cultural expressions to the Messianic Bible.  I have highlighted in bold some of the places I found where the term, “eternity,” or “eternal” appears in the Hebrew.  Take your time, and savor the beautiful Verses below:
For unto us a yeled (child) is born, unto us ben (son) is given; and the misrah (dominion) shall be upon his shoulder; and Shmo (his name) shall be called Peleh (Wonderful), Yoetz (Counsellor), El Gibbor (Mighty G-d), Avi Ad (Possessor of Eternity)*, Sar Shalom (Prince of Peace).  – Yeshaya (Isaiah) 9:6
 
But Yisroel (Israel) shall be saved in Hashem (YHWH) with a Teshuat Olamim (an everlasting salvation); ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded ad olemei ad (for all eternity). – Yeshaya (Isaiah) 45:17
 
But thou, Beit-lechem (Bethlehem) Ephratah, though thou be little among the Alphei Yehudah (Thousands of Judah), yet out of thee shall He [(Messiah)] come forth unto Me [Hashem] that is to be Moshel Yisroel (ruler in Israel); whose goings forth (i.e. origins) have been mikedem, (from everlasting; see Chabakuk 1:12), mimei olam (from the days of eternity).  – Michoh (Micah) 5:2
 
I was set up [to reign] me’olam (from eternity), from the beginning, or ever eretz (the earth) was. – Mishle (Proverbs) 8:23
——- and from the Authorized King James Version of the Bible for the New Testament (original translation from Greek-Tyndale Press):
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness (use the wealth of this life); that, when ye fail (earthly possessions gone), they may receive you into everlasting habitations (an eternal home). – Luke 16:9

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they [men] are without excuse. – Romans 1:20

who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. – 2 Thes 1:9

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. – 1 Pet 5:10

in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began (days of eternity).  –  Titus 1:2

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We see clearly from first writings of the Old Testament that God is Eternal- forever was, is and forever will be.  We see all the more clearly from early writings of the New Testament that God desires to give this Eternal Life to US- His creations! —
 
Consider the passionate prayer of Jesus to His Father on our behalf-
All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. – John 17:10a
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.  – John 17:20-23
 
And Paul’s words to Believers in Christ-
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.  – 1 Cor 13:12
 
At Present, we have a fleeting mortal life, however God gives us the KEY to Eternity– which we can have at ANY TIME!!  Please read the following excerpt* from John J. Parsons, an author and Messianic Jew who gives a most beautiful description of how God brings Eternal Life to mankind.— (Please forgive my formatting!)
The ideas about Olam Hazeh and Olam Habah are cosmic and metaphysical – they pertain to the universe outside of ourselves in terms of the LORD’s overarching goal and plan for His creation. From the point of view of the human soul, these are experienced as Chayei Sha’a(fleeting life) and Chayei Olam (eternal life), respectively.
  1. Chayei Sha’ah — Fleeting life; life in this world (Olam Hazeh). This mode of life is absorbed in this world and its physical and social structures: working, eating, pursuing pleasures, etc. Chayei Sha’ah is the life of “vanity of vanities” and is a vapor that soon dissipates in the winds of time. It is sometimes called Olam HaSheker (עוֹלָם הַשֶּׁקֶר), “the false world.”
  2. Chayei Olam — Eternal life; life in the world to come (Olam Habah).
Yeshua and Eternal Life
The Brit Chadashah identifies Chayei Olam as the knowledge of the one true God who sent Yeshua into the world as the Mashiach:

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3)

umah chayei olam asher yed’u otkha ki attah l’vadkha
el emet v’et Yeshua Hamashiach asher shalachta.

Chayei Olam, eternal life, is a conscious relationship with God through Yeshua the Messiah. Since God inhabits eternity, this means living in the mode of life that apprehends (by faith) the reality of the eternal in the here and now. In other words, faith sees the Olam Habah and prepares us to partake of its reality even in the Olam Hazeh.But practically speaking, how do we experience Chayei Olam? How do we come to “know the only true God” and the one He sent, namely, Yeshua the Messiah?Ultimately this relationship is created by the Yeshua Himself, for the glory of God. Consider the context of the foregoing verse of scripture:These words spoke Yeshua, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify thee: As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Yeshua the Messiah, whom you have sent. (John 17:1-3, KJV)
Chayei Olam is a gift of revelation — from the Messiah directly to you — that ultimately derives from the will of the Father to be chosen as one who will know the truth of God’s love and redemption. This is summarized by the famous verse found in John 3:16:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

ki-khen ohev elohim et-ha’olam ad-asher
natan ba’ado et-b’no et yechido v’khol hama’amin
bo lo-yovad ki vo yimtsa chayei olam.

In other words, eternal life is the Person of Yeshua the Mashiach — He is the Source of all life and is the One who alone bestows redemptive life to chosen individuals. He is the Initiator of the relationship that heals us, for if He should choose to keep Himself hidden, how would He be disclosed? [END of Reproduction/See copyright* information at bottom]

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Are you asking, “What do I take from all this???” 
 
ETERNAL LIFE IS THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST!  HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE!  HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO THE KINGDOM!  HE ALONE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO GRANT ETERNAL LIFE!  THERE IS  NO OTHER ENTRY POINT! COME TO HIM NOW!  —
 
 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  
–  Matthew 7:7-8
 
“ALL I HAVE IS YOURS!!!”   Love, God
 
 
 
 
 
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