If God is eternal, the Great I AM meaning simply to Be, exist, are, verb, that God just IS WAS and WILL ALWAYS BE, if this is God then what is time? Time has a beginning, eternity has no end. Does eternity have a beginning? Or does the Ancient of Days have no point of origin? If so, then what is time to Him?
It only became a topic of interest when I considered if God really cared about the future. He has it planned out, and He already knows the past from its first moment, and if He is able to forgive for the past then it wouldn't be a stretch for Him to forgive for the future. Then it would make sense that At One Moment, when Christ died on the Cross, the entirety of our sins were washed away before we were even born. Yet we are still in need of the Gospel, why is that?
My thinking brought me to ponder, maybe all God really cares about is Right Now. The present. Maybe it is all He's ever cared about because it is all He's ever seen. How could Jesus be the Alpha AND Omega, the first and the last if all He was and is or could be is flesh, one of the many that pass through past to future. He has to exceed time, which is finite, and thus be infinite. Otherwise He couldn't have been "before Abraham" and yet I can still be here awaiting His return unless time has no grip on Him. If so, then it matters not if one was born before Christ or after, it is always Faith in Him that saves. Abraham believed God and it was accredited to him as righteousness. I believing in Christ am granted His righteousness. Does Abraham have a righteousness of His own apart from Jesus? No. If Jesus IS God, then Abraham believed the Lord. Jesus is Lord, and I believe Him.
Believe and receive has always been the way, and Jesus makes it so. This is now our concern, that God cares about our RIGHT NOW, not our future. Arguments of "I'll change in the future" or "I'm not ready now" simply do not work. They are not assurance of I am saved or I will be saved, they are rejections of God who is present Right Now. Jesus said do not worry about tomorrow, it has enough worries for itself, and He forgave people of the things in their past, because Right Now, at every moment, we need Him. We are always in need of the Gospel, not to be saved over and over again, but to be empowered by the knowledge that we in fact are, or that we in fact are not.
Ya, even I'm confused right now. Just need more Jesus time.
Keep Loving Jesus!