The Timelessness of Jesus Christ, by Tim Shey

My thanks go to ‘high plains drifter’ Tim Shey somewhere out on The Road for this excellent contribution to a recent post, which warrants re-publishing in its own right.: 

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‘When I think on the word “saved” (as in, “I was saved twenty or thirty years ago” or “when were you saved?” and so on), as a Christian, it is probably an incorrect word or concept. To be saved implies the past. The Lord Jesus Christ is past, present and future. As a Christian, I abide in Christ right here, right now.

‘Let’s say someone surrendered their life to Christ a number of years ago. This is the BEGINNING of being connected with the timeless of Jesus Christ. As we take up our cross and die daily, our body and soul life are put to death, so that the spiritual life within us (Christ) grows stronger and stronger every day. As the passions of the body and soul life dies, time dies. Think of the sinful, physical body as shackled to time: the physical body is born on a certain date (time), it lives for 85 years (time) and then dies on a certain date (time).

‘There is a point in physical time when someone surrenders to timelessness—the Lord Jesus Christ. Worldly people and lukewarm Christians are still bound to time; spiritual Christians are timeless.

‘The power and beauty of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is that that timeless event (it defied time and space) pierced human time and presented us with the possibility of living a life connected to timelessness and sinlessness (abiding in Christ)—if we act in faith and surrender our lives to Jesus Christ.

‘1 John 1:7: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

‘The above scripture absolutely implies, not some historical event (time), but the timelessness of Jesus Christ. To an unbeliever, the phrase “and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” is totally insane: the death of Jesus Christ happened over two thousand years ago (time). To a Christian, what happened at Calvary is happening right here right now (timelessness). If we walk in the light (abide in Christ daily), the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us (not cleansed us) from all sin.

‘Enoch walked with God and then God took him because (after many years of obeying the Lord through proper blood sacrifices [dying to self] and believing in the future Messiah) he walked in timelessness and eventually timelessness (God) took him. Enoch was no longer shackled by time.

‘Prophets are very timeless because the timeless Holy Ghost inspires them to speak of future events as if they are happening right here right now.

‘Time to stop writing.’

Tim Shey – October 18th

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11 thoughts on “The Timelessness of Jesus Christ, by Tim Shey

  1. Richard: Thank you for reblogging my comment. I reblogged this on my High Plains Drifter blog on October 19th.

    I have been off the road since the 2nd of September. I have been helping some friends in northern California—they call it the California Outback—high desert ranch country. The past three days we worked around 300 cows and calves just north of town. I am not sure how long I will be here—at least through the election (I voted for Donald Trump this past week through the mail).

    Here is an example of timelessness in my life. Back in 1983 I was driving from New Hampshire back to Iowa in the Midwest. I was somewhere in Ohio when the Holy Ghost fell very heavy—the Presence of God was very powerful. And then, it seemed like maybe a half hour later, I was somewhere in Illinois. The time flew by extremely fast. It was a God thing.

    “Home is where one starts from. As we grow older
    The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated
    Of dead and living. Not the intense moment
    Isolated, with no before and after,
    But a lifetime burning in every moment
    And not the lifetime of one man only
    But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
    There is a time for the evening under starlight,
    A time for the evening under lamplight
    (The evening with the photograph album).
    Love is most nearly itself
    When here and now cease to matter.

    “Old men ought to be explorers
    Here and there does not matter
    We must be still and still moving
    Into another intensity
    For a further union, a deeper communion
    Through the dark cold and empty desolation,
    The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast waters
    Of the petrel and the porpoise. In my end is my beginning.”

    –T.S. Eliot, “East Coker” from FOUR QUARTETS

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  3. Richard: I just saw this on someone else’s blog. There is a book by Stephen Hawking called A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME. Someone should write a book called A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIMELESSNESS.

    Actually, the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ in the four gospels would be considered a brief history of timelessness.

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  4. I had a vision a few months ago of a dove that represented the Holy Spirit within us, its wing tips were covered in beautiful patterns, they represented God making beauty from the ashes of our lives and this dove was flying out of time. She (yes it was a she for me) was surrounded by time, but it was moving far faster around her and was blurred like watching on fast forward on a TV screen, but she wasnt part of time. She was flying in timelessness, she was free, she was part of eternity. The Bible verse I had with this was: Psalm 45 v 10-11 “Listen daughter and pay careful attention: Forget your people and your father’s house. Let the King be enthralled by your beauty, honor him for he is your Lord”.

    Its obveously part of my story, but so relevant for every believer in Christ too. I illustrated the vision so I wont forget it.

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