The Holy Spirit works progressively both in our individual lives and corporately. We often find ourselves in a place of not knowing what God is doing or when He will bring specific things to pass. There are multiple words and phrases used throughout the Bible for “time”. Personally the more I come to understand that God moves in times and seasons the easier I rest.
Fullness of time
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Gal. 4:4-5
A fullness of time is a time when things have been added together, or summed up. It is the time when the time has become full. Time collects, adds, gathers to itself.
God had already pre-planned a time of redemption for humanity. There had been prophecies and stories foretold about the coming Messiah, the Anointed One, who would come to save mankind.
Most prophecies, promises, even miracles and healings are progressive; meaning they happen over time. Deliverances individually and corporately can be progressive, making progress as time continues to add up.
Christ came when He did in part due to prophecies that were due to come to pass, it was time. In Daniel there are passages written speaking of the 70 years. ( Seventy weeks= Seven years)
“Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.
“Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall,
Even in troublesome times. Dan. 9:24-25
Abraham and Sarah had been promised by God that they would conceive and have a child. Time passed on and turned to years. They tried to take the promise into their own hands, but at the appointed time, the promise was brought to pass.
The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised. She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would. Gen. 21:1-2
Everything has a time
For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven. Eccl. 3:1
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Eccl. 3:11
Beauty in Time
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest. Eccl.3:2
In Psalms 90, David cried out to God to teach us to number our days, that we may gain wisdom in our hearts and see the works of our hands established.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Gal. 6:9
There is a “due time”, a time to reap that which has been sown. A time for the promise to come to pass, and the prophecy to be fulfilled. Don’t give up and don’t give out for there is a season when you are due!
It is already “due to you” if you do not faint. Keep believing and speaking in faith that You might see all that God has spoken and promised to you come to fruition.