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Ecclesiastes 3:11

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

 

What does it mean?

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To me, it is self explanatory.  We all want to live with God forever, yet we have no idea what He as done, starting with how He created everything with just a command.

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Ecclesiastes 3:11

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

 

What does it mean?

 

It means that he has set within each of us the ability to have an eternal perspective of life and to desire eternal life.   No, can taken in the whole of what God has done and who He is. He is beyond human comprehension.  We can understand in parts, but we can't take in the whole at once.

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Yes, but it says that He has placed eternity right inside of us - just as Adam was created as an eternal being, but lost that eternity because he sinned.  Is it that we still have had it within us all this time, and are born back into it when we are born again in Christ?

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It is self explanatory once we see the contrast that is being set up - God has made all things but we have been made to feel like aliens in time, we have a longing to be eternal. this is demonstrated in man's desire to leave behind a legacy, we all want to be remembered for something, maybe we want to be remembered as a good dad, or a great artist - but we all want to endure beyond the span of life we have been granted on this earth. We grieved to be trapped in time, we want to understand our place in the universe - we know that there is more to us then just this little life - we have eternity inside of us. 

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God has placed the desire for eternity in our hearts.He sure has mine....  :mgcheerful:

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Jesus said "the Kingdom of God is with in you", not somewhere out in the sky. That does not make anysense to our mind, because we think the universe on the outsife of us is bigger. The spiritual Kingdom of God is that is in us is eternal and has no bounds. As it is written....

 

Eph 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Eph 3:21  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

 

We need to start thinking that this eternal Kingdom in which we have been translated into will come from inside of us to the outside of us.

It is the good man that brings good things to pass that what is with in him to the outside.

 

Luk 6:45  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
 

We are that good man.

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Yes, but it says that He has placed eternity right inside of us - just as Adam was created as an eternal being, but lost that eternity because he sinned.  Is it that we still have had it within us all this time, and are born back into it when we are born again in Christ?

No, it simply means that he has placed within us a knowledge of and desire for eternal life.  It does not mean that all people are born with eternal life.

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