How can I say to anyone and everyone, “You were made to last Forever”?
Looking forward into the future, all people have eternity in their hearts according to Ecclesiastes 3:11. As the image bearers of God who made them, everyone will last (i.e. exist) forever. (Daniel 12: 2, 3; John 5:25- 29) A man approached Jesus and asked, “What I must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16) He wanted to know the details on what is up ahead and how to get there. The You Last Forever Gospel presentation taps into this key question people long to know about. (See also Romans 2:7)
Look back before a specific person was conceived and consider what God told Jeremiah the prophet. In Jeremiah 1:5, God said, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” God did not know about only Jeremiah, God knows beforehand about every person He creates. Similarly, Christians are said to be chosen individually and specifically in Christ before the foundation (creation) of the world. (Ephesians 1: 4, 5) God is unchangeable (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13: 8) and all-knowing or omniscient. (Isaiah 40; 55) Before a person is conceived he/she was in the mind of God eternally. Therefore God has always known everyone.