To: Alamo-Girl; AU72; YHAOS; betty boop
"And somewhere between those two would be "a time of no more counting." "

Dear Sister, I can only guess (and hope) that you have some jewels of your thoughtful, prayerful, inspired consideration of all things clothed within that remarkable statement. :-)

Are you ready (and willing) to share those thoughts/revelations with us?

34 posted on 07/21/2012 9:35:51 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)

To: TXnMA; AU72; hosepipe; spirited irish; betty boop; Thermopylae; MHGinTN; YHAOS; marron; metmom; ...
Thank you so much for your question, dear brother in Christ, and for your encouragements!

Since your line of inquiry is related to AU72's earlier reply and hosepipe's usual interest (and yours too, MHGinTN) - I decided to ping all of you.

In post 21 I said:

I view eternity as time without limitation.

The absence of time would be timelessness.

And somewhere between those two would be "a time of no more counting."

"And somewhere between those two would be "a time of no more counting." "

Dear Sister, I can only guess (and hope) that you have some jewels of your thoughtful, prayerful, inspired consideration of all things clothed within that remarkable statement. :-)

Are you ready (and willing) to share those thoughts/revelations with us?

Leaning on geometry to visualize it, here goes:

"Eternity" is a line, an arrow of time, that goes on without limitation. The present is a point on that line and it only moves in one direction. What is past is past, it cannot be again. The future lies ahead, it has not yet occurred.

Events happen serial/sequentially on the arrow of time. Aristotle illustrated this concept of time by simply counting 1, 2, 3 ...

The "Time of no more counting" is not linear therefore although time exists it is irrelevant.

There is not a serial/sequential relationship between points in the volume of time. And the real "present" is the sum of it all - all points at once like a quantum field.

An individual observer's sense of "present" could be any point - any when in the volume of time.

Only God, because He is the Creator, can see the sum of it, the real present - "all that there is" all at once.

He sees it altogether in what some people might call an "eternal now" though I would stumble over the word "eternal" being used with the word "now."

And that brings up "Timelessness" which is no time at all. No points of time or space. Indeed, no thing at all. But God is not thingly. Only God the Creator IS.

Thus His Name is I AM and YHwH (which means He IS), Alpha and Omega, the God and the Creator.

After all, space and time are part of the Creation ex nihilo, not a property or restriction on the Creator of it.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. - Revelation 1:8

37 posted on 07/21/2012 11:51:16 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl

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