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Huge Collective Memory

Hoop SkirtThe past, present and future tenses stress both the Lord's eternal nature and Jesus vital place in history. People carry around memories of their past in their minds like Russian Dolls with layer upon layer of skirts and petticoats. On the outside we may be 35, 55 or 75 years old but the baby still resided within. We are never free, nor far from our memories. Because of Jesus' eternal nature he is the one unchanging element in the Heavenly Body. Jesus remains in control of the past, present and future of all God's faithful people. He himself links together as one mind the past and present not just of our own personal existence but that of every other member of the Mystical Body. Jesus huge collective memory is like some great computer cloud that binds as one all God's people in the Body of Christ.

Past Present Future

The past, present and future tenses stress both the Lord's eternal nature and Jesus vital place in history. Revelation 1.4 called Jesus, "He who is, and who was, and who is to come." This is a paraphrase of the divine name in Exodus 3.14-15, "God said to Moses, 'I am who I am.' This is what you are to say to the Israelites: "I am has sent me to you." God also said to Moses, 'Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers — the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob — has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation." Note that "I am who I am" may also be translated as "I will be what I will be." The Hebrew for LORD sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for "I am" in verse 14. This reminds us also of Hebrews 13.8 which says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

"Jesus Eternal Nature"
by Ron Meacock © 2019

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