As we have already demonstrated in The Eternal Now, Time is comprised of only two factors, the past and the future. The "present" does not exist where time is concerned. How often have we heard the argument, "Well, if there is a spiritual world, how will there be enough room for everyone that has past before and us and those who will come after ?" which is a valid question for those who are very practically minded. We must examine this from the perspective of understanding the spiritual via the reality of the physical. " For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made..." (Rom 1:20) and so we shall.
The world, the earth, was created with many physical attributes to help us understand that of the spiritual and so this is where we start, at the beginning: In the beginning, when God created the Earth, it was originally surrounded by water, like a baby in a womb, with a space between the water on the ground and the water overhead. This space was called "the firmament". " And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so." (Gen 1:6-7) This cocoon-like water blanket protected us from aging by filtering out the harmful gama radiations, which is why immediately after the flood life expectancy was dramatically reduced. Just like the Earth was engulfed by this water cocoon, so it is with the dimension we all share, the dimension of Time.
Again, this Time is comprised of only two elements, not three as stated by "science". We have been taught that Time is comprised of 1)past, 2)present and 3)future. This is a lie. There is no such thing as "present" in the composition of Time. Now matter how fractioned one cares to make it, "present" simply does not exist. We are bound, engulfed if you will, by past and future only.
So what of "present" ? Like so many lies that depend on a little truth in order to carry them, the concept of the "present" being here with us as part of our daily existance is used to enslave us in Time as a complete entity here and now. The "present" does indeed exist, but just not within the confined limitations of Time, it is outside of that. An dramatized example would be to consider Time as a spaceship and Eternity as the universe. We travel along in life on the spaceship,performing various tasks, meeting various people and then one day we die and we leave the spaceship and find ourselves in Eternity/the universe. No one has a big problem with accepting the universe as "infinite", it has been harped upon enough in order to give credence to the possibility that "we are not alone" instead of what it really is, a physical example of a spiritual reality. We have been told over and over and over again that Eternity is "time without end". This is not exactly right because it still depends on past and future as a reference point; Eternity is the end of Time altogether. " And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer : " (Rev 10:6)
Just like the Earth started out in a cocoon-like environment so it is with Time vs Eternity. Eternity is the great space and Time is the restricted space within it; a limited area where things eternal (our soul) are confined to operate in the physical restrictions of Time.This is necessary since the rebellion of Satan and his followers against God and His authority. This area, Time, has restricted movement and also the potential for damage is limited as well from those who have sown discord, dissension and rebellion. Time was created so that all who pass through it can choose what will be their place in Eternity.
So, Time is nothing but a transitory restriction within the Eternity of the "present". And when the day comes for Time to be abolished, "that there should be time no longer", all that will be left is Eternity / The Eternal Now / the present. When Moses asked of God " And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them ? 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. " (Exo 3:13-14). "I AM", not "I have been", or "I will be", "I AM" from The Eternal Now. One day the spaceship of Time will disolve and all that will be left is the eternity of the universe.