God’s Appointed Time
In our article last week we saw that it is God’s will for us to be not just blessed financially or just comfortable but to be rich.
God want us to be rich because:
He loves us as His children and, like any parent, wants His children to have good things (Luke 11.13) and enjoy them richly (1 Timothy 6.17).
He wants us to abound to every good work (2 Cor.9.8): to be generous and philanthropic and a blessing to the society we live in.
To finance the preaching and demonstration of the gospel of the Kingdom to all tribes, tongues and kindred (Mathew 24.14, Revelation 7.9) in this end-time.
However, even though God wants us to be rich, He does not want us to be covetous (Hebrew 13.5) so we must wait upon Him for His appointed time to be rich.
Proverb 28:20 (KJV): A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Eccl 3:11 (KJV): He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their
Hab 2:3 (KJV): For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
What makes the difference between contentment and covetousness is time.
To be rich in the Kingdom like, or even greater than, Solomon was, will take time.
Why will it take time? Because the will of God has to be worked out in us, in our character, before God can entrust us with such great riches. This is so that riches will not destroy us like it did Solomon.
How long will it take? This will depend on the degree of your diligence in:
Exercising the fear of God in your heart and conduct.
Giving of your tithes and offerings.
Daily prayer in the spirit.
2Peter 3:12 (KJV): Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
2Peter 3:14 (KJV): Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
God’s appointed time is determined by how soon we fulfill God’s conditions for His promises (Hebrew 10.36).
We can hasten or delay the time depending on how diligent we are.
God wants to make all things in our lives beautiful but this will only be so at His appointed time.