Spiritual realities like eternity have constantly been attacked and ridiculed by prideful and evil-minded people. Today's media either takes sides with the scoffers or spreads false religious information. Despite all this uproar, there is a firm voice within us, speaking the truth! Our God-given curiosity is constantly struggling to understand eternity. If we keep silent for a moment, we can hear a whisper deep inside exclaiming, "We are eternal beings!" What God breathed in us at creation is immortal because God is immortal.
Apostle Paul was taken into heaven (2 Corinth 12:1-4) and he saw and heard many things but he was allowed to share only a few things. He explains how we enter eternity:
"I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— 4 how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter." 2 Corinthians 12:2-4
“Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood can’t inherit God’s Kingdom; neither does the perishable inherit imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. For this perishable body must become imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable body will have become imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then what is written will happen: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ” 1 Corinth 15:51-54
So although we can’t touch eternity while in the flesh, our desire to understand eternity won’t fade away until we see it!
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in their hearts, yet so that man can’t find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
If we pay attention, eternity was visible according to the beginning verses of creation. We understand from the Book of Genesis that the creation of the universe took 6 days, and it was completed on the seventh day. That last day was so important that God sanctified and blessed it because he rested on that day.
“The heavens, the earth, and all their vast array were finished. On the seventh day God finished his work which he had done; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work of creation which he had done.” Genesis 2:1-3
Interestingly, although the creation of the universe was completed on the seventh day, God continues saving, transforming, and transitioning lives from this mortal world to the eternal kingdom! We may conclude that the 7th day could be eternal and the beginning of a new era, that the splendor of creation reaches its climax and final purpose!
“Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” Genesis 2:1-3 NKJV
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