WHO ELSE CAN DO FOREVER?

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by Tammy Phillips
December 13, 2021

“I know that whatever God does,
It shall be forever.
Nothing can be added to it,
And nothing taken from it.
God does [it],
that men should fear before Him.” (Ecclesiastes 3:14 NKJV)

Family, spouses, parents, children, friends, loved ones, colleagues, pastors, church family,  national, state, and local leaders, even our favorites sports teams, disappoint.  Conditions are put on love and acceptance.  Hopes are crushed.  Words spoken are not kept.   Expectations are not met.  Nothing seems to last forever.  However, everything that God does IS forever.  Whatever He does is eternal, complete, and  secure.  The LORD does forever so that we will be amazed by Him.  Who else can do forever?

GOD IS FOREVER.

God’s Name is forever. (Exodus 3:15 )
God is King forever. (Psalm 10:16)
God’s rule is forever. (Psalm 66:7)
God’s reign is forever. (Exodus 3:18)
God remains forever. (Lamentations 5:19)
God’s throne is forever. (Psalm 45:6 )
God’s kingdom is forever. (Luke 1:33)

He will never ever be defeated.

God’s precepts are forever. (Psalm 111:7-8 )
God’s truth is forever. (Psalm 117:2 )
God’s word is forever. (Psalm 119:89)
God’s word lives forever. (1 Peter 1:23)

He never ever goes back on His word.  He is the Word!

God’s counsel is forever. (Psalm 33:11)
God’s is our guide forever. (Psalm 48:14 )
“Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8 NKJV)

He always instructs us and teach us the way to go.

God is steadfast forever. (Daniel 6:26)
God’s steadfast love endures forever. ( Psalm 107:1, Romans 8:38-39)
God’s mercy endures forever. ( 1 Chronicles 16:34 )
God’s glory is forever. (Psalm 104:31)

He extends His mercy and loving kindness.  
He talks about His forever mercy more than any other “forever” in the Bible. 

God’s righteousness endures and is forever. (Psalm 111:3, Isaiah 51:8)
God’s forgiveness is forever. (Micah, 7:18, 1 John 1:9, Ephesians 1:7)
God’s salvation is forever. (Isaiah 51:6)
God’s saints are preserved forever. (Psalm 37:28)
God’s servant children who do His will abide and reign forever. (1 John 2:17 , Revelation 22:5  )
God swallowed up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)
God lives forever.  (Revelation 5:14)

He is all things, forever. 

I enCOURAGE you with the word of the LORD to Moses, “‘Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!’”(Deuteronomy 5:29 NKJV)

Dear God:   We know that no one else  can do forever.  You are the ONLY ONE who we can trust with our eternity!  You alone love us unconditionally for always.    I pray that you give each person who reads this encouragement Your vision of  forever. “For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:13 NKJV). “To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion, and power, Both now and forever. Amen.” (Jude 1:25 NKJV).

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