The Lord is pressing on my spirit to make sure that we as the body of Christ know the times and seasons we live in. Do you know the times and seasons we are in? Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for knowing what the weather would be but not understanding the times and seasons which have eternal value. (Matt 16:3)
First, let’s take a moment to look at what times and seasons are. For many of you this is not new, but for a few, it will not be. Understanding times and seasons knows what God is doing in the now. If we look back through time, you can see the many different times and seasons that the church has gone through, which will also give us a better biblical and spiritual understanding of times and seasons.
Understanding times and seasons are two-fold. First, there is your personal life and what God is doing with that. The second is what God is doing on the Earth, which is bringing the fullness of His Kingdom.
Let’s look at our personal life first. Do you know where you are at on God’s timetable? I wrote on this in “Timing of God,” and if you have not read it, you might want to go and check it out. God has us all in different spots in our lives, and we need to be ok with that. Some are ready to take the front lines and move the Kingdom of God forward while others are being taken out of the front lines and being stripped so that they can move to a deeper level. Where you are at is important, and you need to be ok with that and work with God to continue to move forward instead of fighting Him and wanting to be somewhere else. Remember that relationship with God is number one and without that, we do not have very much to stand on when the winds begin to blow, which are the hard times.
Now let’s look at what God is doing on the Earth. God has been preparing His Body for a great harvest, and if we are to see what God has been doing in our individual lives, we will see that many are being prepared to be a part of this great harvest. God needs as many labours as He can get to bring in as many souls as can be gathered, which will look very different than the past. Many of the people who will come into the Kingdom we might not think should be a part of it, but God makes that call.
The significant things God is doing and on a personal level is a season of a breakthrough for those who need it in any area of their life. It is a time to wash ourselves, clean with the Blood of the Lamb and push through into the areas that God has called us to walk in, with the purpose of fulfilling the Kingdom of God.
There are times and seasons for everything (Ecc 3:1) and making sure we are in the right season with God and on His timetable is essential right now. If we are not in the proper season or on His timeline, then we will miss what God is about to do on the Earth, and watch from the sidelines will not be great.
Timothy, author and friend of God, shares out of a place of daily walking face-to-face with the Lord, encountering both the angelic and the saints of old, seeing and understanding things from a heavenly perspective.