Wednesday, August 25, 2010

SPIRITUAL SEASONS Part 1: The Issachar Anointing

Knowing Times and Seasons

Let's read the book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, verses 1-8.
3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV

A Time to...

There are 2 basic types of TIME in the scriptures (Chronos & Kairos)

CHRONOS: this is time, as we know it, the ticking clock that cannot be moved backward, ever-moving forward.

• #5703: a continual time into eternity, a forward process, perpetual.
• #5550: a space or succession of time.

KAIROS: this is a specific moment of God's divine intervention in our everyday lives. He enters into kairos time with a door of opportunity.

• #2540: due season, short while, opportunities, right time, chosen time.

We must be in an intimate relationship with the LORD in these turbulent times or as David Wilkerson wrote, in his article "Times of Calamity." We must continue our relationship with the LORD by soaking ourselves daily in His presence, eating His Word and praying continually.

If we do not maintain our relationship with the LORD the distractions of this life can cause us to sleep and miss that Kairos moment!  We cannot risk missing those God opportunities of provision, protection, blessing and destiny that will come our way.   Therefore we need to walk in an Issachar anointing.

And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do;1 Chronicles 12:32 KJV

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