He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
The underlined portion of our opening verse refers to the limitless nature of the human spirit. God has set eternity in the hearts of men so they may have extraordinary capacity to contemplate, envision or see. The word translated ‘’world’’ above is the Hebrew ‘’olam’’ which means from vanishing point or eternity. The reason God can relate with man and instruct him to dominate his world is because He has set eternity in mans spirit. There’s no limit to the extent, reach and capacity to which the human spirit can function.
For example, in Genesis 13:14-15, the Lord said to Abraham: ‘’…lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.’’ Romans 4:13 reveals that by faith, Abraham encompassed the whole world with his spirit from where he stood; and on that premise, God willed the whole world to him. This shows that you can envision and encompass territories cities, nations and even the whole world in your heart through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit can open your understanding for you to become aware and able to comprehend the wonderful blessings God has prepared for you to enjoy (1 Corinthians 2:12). The principle is: See it inside first-with your heart-the eyes of your spirit. This is beyond seeing with your physical eyes or the imaginative power of your mind. It has to do with the power of the Holy Spirit catapulting you into God’s realm, where your spirit can see as God wants you to see, and interpret what He shows you.
Consciously practice seeing with your heart by meditating on the word, and contemplating the realities of the heavenly kingdom, to which you belong. This will make you a creator; a maker and a wonder to your world because of the ability of the spirit granted you to see things that are hidden to the natural man.
Dear father, I thank you for enlightening the eyes of my understanding to comprehend the immeasurable, unlimited and surpassing greatness of your power at work in me! Thank you for granting me insight into mysteries and secrets, in the deep and intimate knowledge of you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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