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Jehovah-Olam: The Everlasting God (2 of 10)
Series: The "Names of God"
Genesis 21:33; Psalm 90:1-2; 102:25-27; 1 Peter 1:13-2:3; Jeremiah 31:3-6
INTRO: One brand of vacuum cleaners recently on TV portrayed their product as lasting well into the 21st century ... practically everlasting!
We have long lasting nasal sprays ... their selling point; they last longer than brand X, they almost last forever! (Almost?)
Midas claims their mufflers will last almost indefinitely, they are almost everlasting! (As long as you own the car and it is still running that is.) (More: Steel belted radials, alkaline batteries, -- everything last "longer" these days! etc.)
We can't even conceive of "everlasting" ... and even if we could we would likely try and find a way to misuse it!
ILLUS: A man asked God how long a million years was to Him. God replied, "It's just like a single second of your time, my child." So the man asked, "And what about a million dollars?" The Lord replied, "To me, it's just like a single penny." So the man gathered himself up and said, "Well, Lord, could I have one of your pennies?" And God said, "Certainly, my child, just a second." -- James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988), p. 410.
For all the products man has made, none has yet proven to have achieved the goal of being "everlasting!" In fact not even creation itself will be as we now know it!
PROP. SENT: The Scriptures teach us that we serve an everlasting God; we have our security and our eternal life because He is the Everlasting God!
I. HIS PERSON IS EVERLASTING! Psalm 90:1-2; 102:25-27
A. Reliable Psalm 90:1
1. "Throughout all generations."
a. "Dwelling place" in the past.
b. "Dwelling place" in the present.
c. "Dwelling place" in the future.
2. God has clearly created in mankind the sense of "eternity." Hence our need to experience Him.
ILLUS: If you ever get the opportunity to visit ...
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