El Olam - The Everlasting God
The existence of God in the past and the future is a great mystery. He always was and always will be. It’s hard to get your mind around this truth. Scripture doesn’t really even attempt to explain God’s existence but simply assumes it.
It takes faith. Hebrews 11:6 says “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”
God is pleased with a faith that simply ‘believes that He is’. Faith is a conviction of a truth about something which can not be proved. It’s to believe in something without seeing. It’s by faith that I believe in El Olam, The Everlasting God.
In our finite thinking we can not fully comprehend something that is eternal. We live in a world were things have a beginning and an end. Nothing seems permanent - beauty and strength fades, mothers and fathers desert their families, friends come and go out of your life, loved ones move or die, there are disappointments - nothing here on earth is everlasting.
Only El-Olam, the Everlasting God can be counted on to always be in control and to always be available when we need Him.
Olam comes from the root word 'lm (which means "eternity"). Olam literally means "forever," "eternity," or "everlasting". Olam means for ever, always, everlasting, indefinite or unending.1
He is the eternal, everlasting God without beginning or end! He simply “IS”. My mind can’t quite get around that truth. I’ve tried, but my mind was not made to fully understand eternity while here on earth. It’s by faith that I believe that God inhabits eternity, and that HE continually fulfills His Word.
By faith I believe in His eternal protection over me. (Deut 33:27)
By Faith I believe in His eternal love for me. (Is 54:8)
By faith I believe He is the living God and the everlasting King. (Jer 10:10)
By faith I believe that He will be an eternal Light that guides me.(Is 60:19)
By faith I believe that He is my everlasting Rock. Is 26:4
What great comfort this name gives me! My God is eternal, He saw me before the foundations of the earth. He sees my life from the beginning to end. El Olam does not need to “wait and see” how I turn out in the end. HE KNOWS! Not only does He know but He is with me, molding me and making me into His Son’s image.
I am convinced, beyond all doubt, that my God is The Everlasting God! And because I am convinced of His eternal presence I can know that He has everything in control. He saw me before birth and He sees my end here on earth. He sees me in eternity with Him. No, I can’t fully understand, but I don’t need to. I just need to trust in Him, The Everlasting God, and walk by faith.
Below are a few verse for you to “chew” on today. They are all from NASB translation and the words in bold print are mine.
Isaiah 40:28-31 says “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.”
Psalm 41:12-13 says “As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever. Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.”
Psalm 90:1-2 tells us “Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”
Psalm 93:1-2 says The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD has clothed and girded Himself with strength ;Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved. Your throne is established from of old ; You are from everlasting.”
Psalm 102:11-12 “ My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass. But You, O LORD, abide forever, And Your name to all generations.”
1 Blue Letter Bible
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