For thus says the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. (Isaiah 57:15)
He Inhabits Eternity
How can we comprehend God? He is so great and so powerful it is beyond the pale of man to grasp the true meaning of His existence. Isaiah describes the Lord as being the High One. The Lord God is the Lofty One or the One who is lifted up. He is so far above man there is no comparison. There has never been a comparison and never will be. Out of the dust of the ground man was formed and his body became a living being when the Lord God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Only the High and Lofty One has the breath of life and He gives to man as He chooses. The world testifies to the High and Lofty One as every day the sun rises and sets according to the divine plan of His will. All of the universe declares the glory of His creative power and man cannot touch the hem of the garment to understand its vast chasms of space. Man is a puny speck of dust in the scheme of all things.
How does one inhabit eternity? Man is limited by time and space. God is not. He dwells in a place that man cannot understand. The High and Lofty One exists where there is no beginning and no end. When men try to explain the meaning of eternity words fail. This does not deny the existence of eternity because man cannot fathom a world such as eternity. Rather, it confirms the greatness of the Lord God. He dwells in a place so high man cannot imagine how great and wonderful the dwelling place of God is like. What is the most amazing part of this eternity is the invitation of the High and Lofty One for man to dwell with Him in this place of eternity. God created man for His own glory and His desire is for all men to dwell with Him in this place without end.
Those who will dwell with the High and Lofty One are those who have a contrite and humble heart. Not everyone gets to dwell with God in eternity. The desire of the Lord is for all men to dwell with Him but sadly most men have no desire to live with God. Life is all about the here and now and Satan has deceived the hearts of men to believe there is no eternity and life is all about time and space. The great deception is working in the hearts of most men who die unprepared for the reality of an eternal existence in insufferable horror.
For the few who believe in God and the promise of eternal life, He welcomes them to His high and lofty place of eternal life. His name is Holy. His children bear His name of Holiness and face death with the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ the Son. Life is full because the promise of eternal joy is set before their eyes and dwelling in the presence of the Almighty Lord God. What a day that will be when we look upon His face. The joy of eternal life can never be realized until that great day of awakening that He tells His children, “Enter in.” Wow. What a time that will be. Eternity awaits. God is waiting.