GOD’S APPOINTED TIME
Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV: To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Habakkuk 2:3 AMP: For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day. [Heb. 10:37, 38.]
Hebrews 10:37 NIV: For in just a very little while, “He who is coming will come and will not delay.
Joel 2:10-11 KJV: The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: (11) And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Malachi 3:1-2 KJV: Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. (2) But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
Here, the scriptures speak of an appointed time of the purpose of the coming of the Lord to His temple or church in an army of His people in the fulness of His power.
Further indications of this appointed time are also spoken of in:
Psalms 81:3 KJV: Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
Genesis 1:14 GW: Then God said, “Let there be lights in the sky to separate the day from the night. They will be signs and will mark religious festivals, days, and years.
Psalms 102:13-16 KJV: Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. (14) For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. (15) So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. (16) When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
So ALL taken together the appointed time of the Lord’s coming to His church in His glory will be indicated by THE SYNCHRONIZATION of 3 events:
1. A feast day.
2. Signs in the sun and moon.
3. The building up of Zion: the perfect church (Ps. 50.2).
The feast day spoken of in this context is the Feast of Tabernacles or ingathering, which symbolizes the experience of the church manifesting the perfection and fulness of Christ and gathering in BOTH the harvest of the fruit of the Spirit or perfection of the love of God and the CONSEQUENT gathering of the harvest of the nations as prophesied by Isaiah in
Isaiah 60:1-5 NIV: “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. (2) See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. (3) NATIONS will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. (4) “Lift up your eyes and look about you: All ASSEMBLE and come TO YOU; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm. (5) Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.
The signs in the sun and moon speak of the present 4-blood moon tetrad, which started on April 14 2014 and will be ending September 28th 2015, PERFECTLY SYNCHRONIZING with the Jewish feast of Tabernacles and a Shemittah year of release (Dt.15.1)!
The building of Zion is taking place as we write, by the release of revelation knowledge of God’s Word on perfection and praying in the Spirit with all kinds of prayer and travail for Christ to be formed in us (Eph. 6.18, Rom. 8.26-29, Gal. 4.19, Col. 4.12) fulfilling
Acts 20:32 NKJV: “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to THE WORD of His grace, which IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Jude 1:20 AMP: But you, beloved, BUILD YOURSELVES UP [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], PRAYING IN THE HOLY SPIRIT;
Romans 8:26-29 NIV: In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but THE SPIRIT HIMSELF INTERCEDES FOR US WITH GROANS THAT WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS. (27) And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. (28) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. (29) For those God foreknew he also predestined TO BE CONFORMED TO THE LIKENESS OF HIS SON, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
So, we KNOW that we are in God’s appointed time for His coming in us in His glory NOW, therefore, we should make ourselves ready for His coming in His glory by watching and praying ALWAYS!