Eternity is not to be confused with infinity. Only God Himself is infinite and un-measurable, with no beginning, no end, no father and no mother. God has always been.

For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually
— Hebrews 7:1-3

All else, including Eternity, came from God. He is the Origin of all. Nothing is greater than God and even Eternity is contained within Him. If Eternity contained God, it would be greater than He. But there is nothing that supersedes God’s Power, Knowledge, or Presence.

God is:


And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect
— Genesis 17:1
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee
— Jeremiah 32:17
Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
— Jeremiah 32:27
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible
— Matthew 19:26
For with God nothing shall be impossible
— Luke 1:37

God is:


The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good
— Proverbs 15:3
The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men
— Psalm 33:13
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things
— I John 3:20
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do
— Hebrews 4:13

God is:


Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD
— Jeremiah 23:24
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones
— Isaiah 57:15
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea
— Job 11:7-9
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea
— Psalm 139:7-9

God is Self-existent. He depends on nothing and no one for His existence. Hence God cannot be explained. No human mind can ever explain the infinity of God because mankind has a mind that is limited, or finite. We can only believe that He is Who He says He is.

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable
— Psalm 145:3
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out
— Romans 11:33
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him
— Hebrews 11:6

The Self-existent, Infinite God, brought forth, from Himself, Eternity. Eternity simply means perpetual, without end. In essence, eternity has no beginning because eternity is God’s perpetual, ever turning, everlasting Self (or Name) in motion. However, God Himself, through His own Wisdom and Counsel set the wheels of eternity in motion. He set the wheels, the turning, manifestation or revelation of His name in motion from eternity.

….thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting
— Isaiah 63:16
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was
— Proverbs 8:23

This passage speaks of Wisdom, the Christ, the Eternal Word. He was set up from the beginning of the manifestation of God’s everlasting Name, or from Eternity.

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist
— Colossians 1:17

God’s Son, the Word, was the first, before all. Nothing was before Him.

…These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God
— Revelation 3:14
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old
— Proverbs 8:22

Before God’s works of old, of eternity, in the very beginning of His revealing His Way, or His Will, Name and Purpose, He possessed, and erected and set up, His Son, Wisdom, the Word. All else came out of this first begotten revelation.  From this initial “birth” all other perpetual wheels of motion began.

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end…
— Revelation 21:6

The Begotten Son is the beginning of all God’s works of creation, from Eternity to Time. But He is also the end of all from Time to Eternity. All creative life will return to the origin God. Ultimately, the Son will also subject Himself to His Father by placing Himself under His Father’s feet so that God will be all in all, as it was before anything was.

And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all
— I Corinthians 15:28

All things came from Eternity, from God, and all will return to Eternity. But the ultimate end will be that God be all, in all, fill all, cover all, and surround all. Everything will once again be gathered together to the Rock from where it all originated: God. 

Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged
— Isaiah 51:1
That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him
— Ephesians 1:10

Eternity Past and Eternity Future

There is a “past” Eternity, and a “future” Eternity as far as creation and time are concerned. Of course, Eternity has not ceased to be due to time. Eternity has no divisions of time. Time is a small slice of eternity defined by seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries, and millenniums, as well as seasons. The end of time will bring all creation back to the beginning, or back to where it all started, back to the Eternal God, back to Eternity from where all things came.

In Eternity, or in God’s Eternal Presence, there is neither past nor future. Everything is present in the “now.” Even the past, present, and future of time are present with God in the now.  The very Name by which God revealed Himself to Moses proves this fact.

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you
— Exodus 3:14
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am
— John 8:58

God is not the “I was,” or “I shall be.”  He is the I AM, the ever present, the now! The arms of time on a clock revolve from one center point. At 1 pm there are many past hours, such as 11 am. There is also a future hour, such as 2 pm. Yet, the starting point from which the past, present and future revolve never moves. This is the center of the clock, or the point time revolves around. This point is God. All things come from Him, are in Him, and shall return to Him.

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it
— Ecclesiastes 12:7
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all thing: to whom be glory for ever. Amen
— Romans 11:36

This verse in Romans says that all things come from God or are of Him, and exist by Him, or through Him, and will return to Him.

Jesus Himself recognized this in His own earthly life and ministry.

Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, (present) and that he was come from God, (past) and went to God (future)
— John 13:3

God is the Eternal Rock from which all existence originated.  We, His creation, are hewn out of the Rock, and to the Rock we will return.

Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged
— Isaiah 51:1

In eternity future, all things will once again be in Him.

Time was birthed from Eternity by the Eternal God, and time will end when creation once again is swallowed up in Eternity. When time comes to an end, creation will simply be back to the beginning, back to the point from which all creation originated, back to God, the ever present “now,” the All in all.

Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all
— I Corinthians 15:24-28

Eternity Future will see all of God’s creative works gathered together into one with God once again, as in Eternity Past, as the all in ALL.

That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him
— Ephesians 1:10

God was very active and productive in Eternity Past as He will continue to be in Eternity Future.

Wisdom, God’s Son, was brought forth in Eternity Past. 

The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men
— Proverbs 8:22-31

The Father loved His Son in Eternity Past.

Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world
— John 17:24

God’s Son was ordained in Eternity Past. 

Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
— I Peter 1:20

The Son of God was slain in Eternity Past.

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world
— Revelation 13:8

God’s Wisdom was ordained in Eternity Past unto our glory.

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory
— I Corinthians 2:7

We were chosen in Eternity Past.

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love
— Ephesians 1:4

God determined the bounds of all nations in Eternity Past.

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation
— Acts 17:26

God’s Purpose and Grace were given to us in Eternity Past.

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began
— II Timothy 1:9

God promised eternal life in Eternity past.

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began
— Titus 1:2

God ordained our works in Eternity Past.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them
— Ephesians 2:10

God’s Future Works were accomplished in Eternity Past.

For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world
— Hebrews 4:3

Man came from Eternity, and it is most certain that we will go back to Eternity. There are three principle places that Christians will go in Eternity.

  1. The New City
  2. The New Earth
  3. The New Heavens 
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband
— Revelation 21:1-2
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away
— Revelation 21:4

 The sinners who never accepted Jesus Christ into their hearts, or whose names are not written in the book of life, will go into the Lake of Fire after their lifetime here on the earth.

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire
— Revelation 20:14-15
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death
— Revelation 21:8