There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven– Ecclesiastes 3:1
You see everything has a time and season. This is a very quoted verse but seldom understood verse. If we look throughout the Old Testament, there was a season for every work of God. Delivering the Israelites out of Egypt Exodus 12:41 or the return from Babylon Ezra 1:1-4. Then there was an appointed time for our Lord and Savior to come. Galatians 4:4.
Everything has a time and seasons and if weren’t for an overruling providence in our lives things would be in chaos. At this particular time in our lives, they might seem crazy, but we as believers know God is in control.
By God’s providence, He arranges the moment when everything will happen and come to pass. Isaiah 46:9-10…
“Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’; [Emphasis Mine]
Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps. Psalm 135:6 [Emphasis Mine]
Look what He says about His Word… Isaiah 55:10-11…
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. [Emphasis Mine]
A lot of things go through our minds as we see the world turned upside down. But one thing that shouldn’t go through our minds is this hasn’t caught God off guard.
A matter of fact, He wrote about it through His servant the apostle Paul in Romans 1:18-32…It is really important that you read this and see for yourselves the Unbelief and Its Consequences…
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. Romans 1:18-32 [Emphasis Mine]
I believe with all my heart and soul there is such a time as this…and I believe that there is not any time in my life more important than this time we live in.
Isn’t it About Time…
- We stay close to God and His Word. God’s Word is where we get our strength, its where we get our daily food. God’s word will not return to Him empty, Without accomplishing what He desires, And without succeeding in the matter for which He sent it. Isaiah 55:6, Psalm 145:18…The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. Jesus said in John 17:17…“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. Jesus said again in Matthew …“It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’ ” The only way we get stronger is we stand in His strength and the power of His might. God gives us an offensive weapon to stand up against the prince of this world…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17
- We stay close to the church and fellowship with the saints and continue to do the work of God. God takes care of His Church. Jesus said in Matthew 16:18 “I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” 1 Timothy 4:10…For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers. We have to get back to Church and fellowship with like-minded believers. Acts 2:42 says They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Paul in Philippians 1:6 says I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
- We go tell the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ because there is no Plan B! It’s in that aforementioned Church we get equipped to scatter through-out our areas of influence to share the Gospel to an unrepentant world and let God do His mighty saving work. Romans 10:17…So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. You see, the only way their hard hearts are going to be penetrated is the supernatural power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God who gives life John 6:63…“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
It’s about time we upset this world with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ as Paul and His fellow coworkers in Christ did. Acts17:6.
Maybe it’s about time…
We Get close to God
We stay close to the Church
We go tell the Good News of Jesus Christ