– Robert Murray McCheyne
The View of Omnipotence
Amazing as it sounds, God knows the end from the beginning and what will be before something even exists. I can’t wrap my mind around God’s omnipotence (all-powerful). Jesus said of Himself, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end” (Revelation 22:13), meaning He goes back before the beginning (John 1:1-2). He was the Beginner in Genesis 1:1, and all things were created by Him and for Him (John 1:10, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Colossians 1:15-16, Hebrews 1:2). Jesus sees the ending (Revelation 21, 22) before the beginning even happens.
The View of Omniscience
Since Jesus Christ is God, as God He is all-knowing (omniscient), for only God can be “declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose’” (Isaiah 46:10). None of us can do that. In fact, Solomon wrote, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand” (Proverbs 19:21). Just to remove any doubt, God thunders from heaven through Isaiah the prophet, “The LORD of hosts has sworn: ‘As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand’” (Isaiah 14:24). As God has planned, so shall it be!
The View of Omnipresence
The last of Jesus’ tri-fold view of history and eternity is that of being present everywhere. His omnipresence means that He is with us and will not ever leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), even though we do Him at times. Jesus’ death on the cross stretches all the way back to Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob but also to Moses, David, and Job. After 2,000 years, Jesus’ death is still drawing men, women, and children to Him, and they are being saved by repentance and belief (Mark 1:15). His blood took away our sins, and His precious blood will be saving untold numbers into eternity, including those of our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Since we know that Jesus can see into eternity, He can also look into our heart. He would ask us, “Have you ever repented and trusted in Me?” If we humble ourselves, turn away from our sins, and then put our trust in Jesus, He will save us. Then we’ll see Him face to face someday, and He will dwell with us for time without end because time will be no more (Revelation 21:3, 22:4).