The Word: Ecclesiastes 3: 11 (KJV)

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Dig Deeper: John 2:  4(KJV)

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

Think about it

We have been using quite a bit of scriptures from the beginning of the year. We started with Deuteronomy 1: 6 – 7 and Deuteronomy 2: 2 – 3. Both of those scriptures say one and thesame thing that we have been on a particular stage for too long and it’s time to move up and catch up on lost time. And this is applicable for the church and our individual lives.

For this month and the church anniversary, we are looking at times and seasons: With focus on the 7th Season. And we said a 7th season represents a prophetic or Divine season of perfection and completion. 7 being symbolic of the completion of a phase or a circle. These are all interconnected and woven together.

Our text today says God makes all things beautiful in its time.

Ecclesiastes 3: 11
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time….. 

The key word is: In its time. Everything in life has a timing attached to it. Every man or animal has a time of fruitfulness. In it’s time is not necessarily talking about God’s timing. Rather it is talking about the timing for that product, animal, man or thing. For instance when you plant maize, it has about 3-4 months period from planting to harvest. A rabbit produces litters approx every 5 months. An elephant has a gestation period of about 2 years. A woman will be pregnant for between 36 – 40 weeks. There are 4 seasons: Winter, summer, autumn, spring. Those are its timing: The timing set by God for things to happen by nature. So for instance a girl comes into her prime between 18 years – 23 years. Many women will come into menopause by 50 years, therefore most ladies would want to marry and have their babies withing these natural times or times set by nature (God)

There is however what we call God’s timing. It means God’s time of Divine intervention. A time when God supernatural interrupts natural order. A time when we have answered prayers by Divine timing not natural occurrence.

– For instance in our text today: Mary the mother of Jesus wanted him to get involved when the wine finished at Cana in Galilee. But Jesus said my hour has not come. 

John 2: 4
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

God’s timing is therefore his preferred hour for doing what he wants to do.

– Occasionally God’s timing will coincide with nature’s timing. At other times God’s timing will be different. God’s timing may come later than natural timing examples of these are found with Sarah, Zechariah and Elisabeth etc. So these people felt their lives were behind schedule because things in their lives were being delayed beyond the natural expected timing. However other times God’s timing may come earlier than natural timing. This was the case when Jesus was looking for fruits on the fig tree in Mark 11. It was not yet the natural time for figs to have fruits. Prophetically we are in the period of God’s timing when Divine timing supersedes natural order of things. That is the time when Divine timing over rules our natural timing. God’s hour has now come, So expect a Divine intervention, interruption and Divine help

I am in a season of God’s Timing which has the capacity to over rule my natural timing

Our memory verse for April 2018
Ecclesaistes 3: 1

1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  To every thing there is a season,
Line 2: and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our next level prayers: 
Lord, I will not miss what you have for me this weekend

On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren