God bless you in the exalted name of Jesus Christ, in whom we trust so we would be to the praise of God’s glory. (Ephesians 1:12).
Scripture reveals that God lives outside the bounds of time as we know it. Our destiny was known “before the beginning of time” (II Timothy 1:9 NIV; Titus 1:2 NIV) and “before the creation of the world” (Ephesians 1:4 NIV; I Peter 1:20 NIV). “God is spirit” (John 4:24), and, correspondingly, God is timeless rather than being eternally in time or being beyond time. Time was simply created by God as a limited part of His creation for accommodating the workings of His purpose in His disposable universe. [Remember the Bible speaks of three “heavens and earth.”]
II Peter 3:10-13:
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Upon the completion of His creation activity, including the creation of time, what did God conclude? “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). Indeed, God is spirit in the realm of timelessness, rather than flesh in the sphere of time. As believers, we have a deep sense of comfort knowing that God, though timeless and eternal, can interact with us in time right now. He is not unreachably transcendent, but right here in this moment. He is with us just as He has been throughout all time past. He can see all time at one time or any point in time. He can insert Himself in time at any moment. Therefore, He can respond to our needs and prayers.
Although God dwells in eternity, He doesn’t dwell there alone. Jesus is seated at His right hand. God has also made it available for man to join Him there. By giving us eternal life, we are able to join Him in eternity.
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. [We will be resurrected or changed and have new incorruptible bodies capable of living forever with God in eternity.] 16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made. [He wants man to be with Him throughout eternity] 17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. 18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners 19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
Jesus encouraged us to lay up treasures in heaven. When we die, we can’t take anything with us. The real deal is to send it on before we go. Hebrews 6:20 calls Jesus our forerunner. He went on before us, and He’s living in eternity with God. You and I will also get that privilege one day. Jesus will come again and get us and so will we be forever with our Lord.