“I have seen the travail which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set eternity in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God does from beginning to the end”-Ecclesiastes 3:10-11
Every man has a spirit and a soul. And this is what is called the heart or the inner being of man. The body is more or less like clothing to house this inner man of the heart (see 1 Peter 3:4). You are not necessarily your external body. The real you is your hidden man of the heart. And that is who God sees when he looks at you. That’s why you see people who can see themselves the way God sees them accomplish great things which people never thought they could do because they rate them based on how they look externally.
In the bible text above what many may never understand all their life time here on earth is that eternity or what some call the great beyond is placed in the heart of every man by God. Some King James Bible may read thus; ‘he has set the world in their heart’. Eternity is the real world because that is where God’s throne is. In that world flesh and blood cannot go there. That’s why Jesus said flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven. At death the hidden man of the heart and the physical body are separated and the man fully enters the spirit world or eternity. In the spirit world there all kinds of spirits how do I know this, John the beloved writes in 1John 4:1 saying ‘beloved believe not every spirit but try the spirits whether they are of God..’ agreed that they are all God’s creatures but they belong to the region of the damned also made by God and not to God’s kingdom. And this is the point I am driving at; that man’s separation from his physical body does not automatically guarantee him straight entrance into God’s kingdom, heaven or world.
God set eternity in the heart of every man so that everyman can decide for himself here where he or she will spend eternity or the life without ending. Here on the earth Jesus the risen King of kings and the Lord of lords, the one who God has already commissioned to be the judge of the living and the dead is present because all power has been given to him in heaven and the earth. And also Satan who planned a failed palace coup in heaven and was cast down here by God temporarily is also here; him and his fallen angels called demons. These are all spirit beings. Satan was already here even before the first man came; Adam who fell from grace by disobeying God. Adam sinned and men began to die. And that is why God the Father had to send the second Adam Jesus, born of a virgin. He paid the ultimate price for man’s redemption or freedom from sin and eternal damnation which Satan deceitfully placed man.
Jesus had the power to defend himself if he had wanted to, and in the first place he was not even guilty of the offence he was accused of. But he knew that his pure blood was the last hope for mankind. And as a sheep led to the slaughter for the offence of other silly goats he bore the torture, excruciating pains and agonizing death of the cross. By this action he opened the door wide for man to choose with his own heart decision to enter into God’s eternal world or to join Satan in eternal damnation. Just as Jesus said just before he ascended into heaven: ‘Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned’-Mark 16:16-17.
Friend, know this that of all the days you are going to spend on earth here as you depart you’ll join the company of those who you decided for. That is why the earth is referred to as the valley of decision (see Joel 3:13-14). And those who did not decide for Jesus automatically have decided for Satan. Repent and forsake all sinful living, decide to follow Jesus be determined to live according to his standards so that you can be a part of his world when you leave here. To be rich and wealthy is good but no matter how wealthy you become you are leaving this planet naked! That is the truth. A hundred years here is nothing compared to eternity. Live your life here without forgetting eternity that God has placed in your heart. If you have not decided to follow this Loving Jesus why don’t you do so now. Just scroll up to the top of this web page and click on ‘meet with Christ’ follow the instructions there. God bless you richly!