Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.1 Timothy 1:17
There are 2 eternities in this Scripture. There is a King who reigns eternally; and there is praise that greets Him forever and ever. His praises everlasting!
One of the reasons God promises us eternal life, is so we can offer Him everlasting praise. The Bible teaches: “Before the mountains were born, or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God!” Psalms 90:2
The picture of the Kedoshim (Holy Ones) in heaven is: “And I heard every creature in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea and everything in them, responding, “To the One seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and power forever and ever!” Revelation 5:13
If we only think in terms of time, our life’s can be miserable. The Bible says that without the reality of the resurrection and the ensuring eternal life, we are the most pitiful of people. “If we have hoped in Messiah in this life alone, we are to be pitied more than all people.” 1 Corinthians 15:19
Eternity is our inheritance. As we better contemplate the nature of our eternal King, we’ll better cope with attention time. Since we’re going to praise Him forever, why not begin now. Why not start living with eternity in view?
“When He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense—which are the prayers of the kedoshim. And they are singing a new song, saying, “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals. For You were slain, and by Your blood You redeemed for God those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them for our God a kingdom and kohanim, and they shall reign upon the earth.” Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders—their number was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands.
They were chanting with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” And I heard every creature in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea and everything in them, responding, “To the One seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and power forever and ever!” And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen!” And the elders fell down and worshiped.” Revelation 5:8 – 14