Day 7 – Feasting On John 7
Timing is a learning curve for those coming from the church age into the kingdom age. The clock in the church age clicks according to the rhythm of men and their ways, but the kingdom clock ticks according to the rhythm of the roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Many people are living in the Kingdom age but their clocks are still clicking to an old age.
To have success in the kingdom we must learn God’s timing. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, ““For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” This is hard for people because we are convinced we know so much.
Living in the timing of God’s kingdom demands we resist the devil’s timing, other people’s idea of timing, our own idea of timing and even culture’s timing. Resisting time to obey God and remain In the rhythm of His roar is hard that is why so few people are able to do it.
John 7:2-9 says, “Now the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. His brothers therefore said to Him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing. For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.” For even His brothers did not believe in Him. Then Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil. You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.” When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.”
Jesus resisted other people’s timing in order to stay in God’s timing despite the pressure to conform to someone else’s timing. When you know what God has said, you don’t need to make it happen in your own timing. God knows what time it is, God knows what He said, the question is, can you resist the pressure of time and keep trusting God? If you can, you will see God do what He said He was going to do for you and through you.