We’ve learned about the Jewish year, and Hebrew calendar with all of
it’s intricacies, precision and wonder. God is a stickler on timing,
events, and their meaning. His calendar is marked in the stars, kept
by the moon, observed by the sun, and ordered in the rotation of the
earth. All of his important dates are written in advance, his feasts,
celebrations, Sabbaths and epoch changing events.
“And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and
setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to
them that know understanding:” (Dan 2:21)
“Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen
his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” (Mat. 2:2)
"The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of
heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He
served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself
gives to all people life and breath and all things; and He made from
one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth,
having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their
habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for
Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him
we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said,
`For we also are His children. (Acts 17:24-28)
He calls us to remember His past appointments. He knew the Hebrews
would be in bondage for 400 years in Egypt, and the precise day His
deliverer Moses would stand before Pharaoh, demanding that he let
God’s people go.
He let Daniel peek at His appointment book to see the great world
empires that would arrive, each in it’s own season to rule the earth
and govern it’s people. (Dan. 2) He appointed 70 weeks of years upon
the Jewish nation divided into precise sequences, that foretold the
rebuilding of Jerusalem, the death of Messiah, and the coming of
He planned for the “fullness of times”, (Gal. 4:4) when His Son would
manifest to the world, while the Jewish religious leaders were ripe
with hardness of heart, during the height of the Roman Empire, with
it’s technology, justice, roadways, culture and language.
What I find comforting, is that the Lord, has a calendar, not just for
Israel and the nations, but for each of us. He knows your comings and
goings, your rising up, and sitting down. He has special surprises
planned for you, even still. Even after disappointments, devastations,
and life changing seasons.
Have you failed yourself? God will not fail you. Have you been lost in
unbearable anguish? God grieves with you. Perhaps you’ve been hardened
in religion, burned out and left empty, searching for that early
passion which seems so unreachable now. God has a new beginning on His
calendar for you.
God knew there would be a woman waiting at the well at midday in
Samaria, who needed relief from the shame that she felt for so many
He knew there would be a tax collector named Zaccheus who would
respond to the offer of fellowship and grace from the "Son of man."
He knew a man named Simon would deny Him three times in His greatest
hour of need, but called Him anyway, because loving grace would
transform him into Peter the rock.
He came to seek and save that which was lost. And aren’t we all lost?
Especially those of us with spiritual pride, who claim, “we see”.
God has a calendar for the Jewish year, the nations, and for you. Are
there any unfulfilled promises? They are still there, waiting
activation, waiting pursuit, written on His calendar, and guarded by
They remain with His gifts and callings that are irrevocable. (Rom.
11:29) You’re days are carefully watched over, you’re never far from
His thoughts, and never removed out of His plans.
Pursue Him with renewed boldness and watch His calendar come alive
with your divine destiny, full of His grace and good news… for you and
all those He’s called you to touch.
He is coming soon, Doves! Prepare the way of the Lord! Make your
paths straight and get ready to meet him! He will appear to the joy of
His people! Our Great King is coming!
Bless us all Father. May your mercies toward us be new every morning.
Please give dear Marc a double portion, as he has put his trust in you
and needs you so. Thank you Lord for your everlasting goodness toward
Even So, Come Quickly Lord Jesus!