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God is Everlasting
By Matt Robinette
Friday, April 1, 2011


Scripture
Revelation 1:8
8"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." (NASB)

Devotion

Everlasting: The reason why God and Scripture will NEVER RUN DRY!  
Have you heard the worship song with the quote that says “Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades, never ending?” I don’t know who does it but I love that line in the song.  It makes me think of something that will never run out.  Think about that for a second, something that doesn’t run out nor has no end in sight to it.  In other translations this particular verse tells us that God is the beginning and the end.  I looked up the definition of everlasting and I found several things that appeal to the eye when thinking about how long God’s reign will be. 

The definitions say this: lasting for forever, the continuing of something for a long range of time with no sign of stopping: eternal.  That’s the kind of God I think of when I study him and that’s the kind of God you should think of too.  That’s the way the scriptures say he will be.  No matter how many times we try to analyze it, God WILL NOT RUN OUT.  Think of a cup that will never stop overflowing.  I have heard it said that “when the scripture runs dry I, myself will run dry.”  I’m not sure who said it but I find it to be so true.  Don’t you?
  
Let’s look at what’s everlasting: his grace EVERLASTING, his mercy EVERLASTING, his love for us EVERLASTING, his reign as Lord over all the earth EVERLASTING and the list could go on for a long time before it would ever even remotely run dry.  So basically we’re talking about a God who will never get old, who will never run dry, or run out.  He is perfect and lacking nothing as the scripture says.  That’s the everlasting that should run through our minds for forever!

Prayer
Dear Heavenly Father, Help us to see that you are an everlasting God and that your love, mercy, and grace WILL NEVER EVER run dry.  Help us to see that infinite means for all eternity.  Make us aware of the fact that you will never run out and that your kingdom will reign for forever.  It’s these words that we pray in your name, Amen.

Other scripture references
Ps 90:1-2; Ps 144:3-4; Ps 102:11-12, 25-27; Titus 1:1-3

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