Seasons, preface

Scriptures

Series

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8,11

Message

1 Samuel 16:1-3

Notes

God is not limited to seasons or time. God lives outside of time and looks at time from an eternal perspective. He is the only one who sees the beginning and end.

In the beginning, God.
NOT
At the beginning…

The beginning came from God, not God from the beginning.

God is not responsible for anything He didn't begin. God promises to complete everything He begins. God loves you so much, there are some things He completed even though He did not start the thing.

Eternal life does not begin at salvation. We are eternal beings, regardless of salvation and Christ acceptance. You and God were in eternity before you were in time. Things have been done in you in heaven before you were embodied for a fulfillment and function inside heaven.

Before you were a person, you were a purpose. You are not a person. You are a purpose embodied in a person. You are only successful when you fulfill your purpose. God gave us a life to complete an assignment. You are not here to have a nice life; you are here for a purpose.

The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure. John 10:10

Your purpose was released in heaven to be fulfilled under heaven. Your purpose will not be fulfilled in heaven. You are not saved to go to heaven. Any trip to earth is a mission. The reason you are saved is not for you to go to heaven, it is to help someone else to heaven. Your purpose is not fulfilled through you.

Your mission is not introspective: vision, assignment, and purpose is not for you; it is for others.

Post Exposition

Human beings have been given an awareness of eternity, but it is not wholly comprehensible individually. We need to rely on many others to gain a more complete image of the eternal knowledge. We cannot all know the full breadth of the eternal knowledge. What I know and comprehend, you may not be able to fully understand in the same way. Similarly, you have an understand I also cannot understand the same way.

He has made everything suited to its time; also, he has given human beings awareness of eternity; but in such a way that they can't fully comprehend, from beginning to end, the things God does. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8,11