We understand that there are seasons and that there is a time to every purpose.
Promise of Seasons
- Seasons are predictable
- Jesus comforted his disciples many times before his death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to be comforted, to remember his words. John 13:19, 14:29
Purpose of Seasons
- Season describes the time it takes to accomplish a purpose
- Then Solomon tells you there are 28 seasons and objectives that are accomplished in a fallen world.
- Time to be born – 9 months after conception, time to die, when the spirit returns to God and the soul is separated from the body, time to….
- After the purpose is accomplished, it will prove what the things was
- Proof is made from season to season
- Wheat and tares – things are revealed for what they are. Sometimes things look like one thing at an early age, but grow up to be completely different. The thing that proves them is time.
- Paul told Timothy to let the younger men be proved first. What’s that? That’s time and seasons doing their work on a young man to reveal strengths and weaknesses.
- Purging follows proof
- Seasons determine the tools you use. If you went out and disked during harvest you might ruin more crops than you’d harvest.
- Seasons determine your plans and activities.
Preaching and seasons
- Preaching has no season – 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
- 2 Corinthians 7:8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
- Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
- 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
- Philemon 15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;
- Hebrews 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;