Kairos: The Appointed Time In The Purpose of God
|Posted on May 7, 2020 at 12:10 AM|
Originally posted: May 20, 2012
Praise his Name, Beloved of God!
The Word of God tells us for everything there is a season, and we must be wise and discerning enough to know what that season is. Kairos, a unique moment in time, is a special season when God’s grace is available. Grace as in a benefit given, the favor of God! Abba Father has plans and purposes for your life and for my life. We were born for a reason, we are not “accidents”, and there is meaning and significance to our lives. Purpose! “The appointed time in the purpose of God”…and the appointed time is now. A Kairos moment is a time when God acts and we respond. God’s Word demands a response from us. The question is: How are we responding to his timely word? Ah! The Word of God….did you know kairos applies to that, too? In rhetoric, kairos is a combination of the “right moment to speak” and the “right way or proportion to speak.” We have to know how to use or apply the Word of God! Timing! The “when” of a rhetorical situation .The kairos of it, so that it is appropriate and effective. The effective prayers of a righteous man avail much. We need more availing prayer! It is Holy Spirit who tells us which Word is appropriate for a unique moment. “God’s Word is ALWAYS appropriate!”, you are saying. Yes, it is! But, we want it to be effective, too. If one needs a healing, and a minister of reconciliation speaks, “This sickness is not unto death”, over them; It needs to be a rhema word, a living word of prophecy, because it was spoken in the kairos moment under the leading of Holy Spirit. May the grace/favor of God accompany that word! Kairos dictates that what is said must be said at the right time: It is “speech” times “occasion”.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver
There is priceless value in speaking the Word of God over the situations and circumstances of our own lives and, most importantly, over the lives of others. Abba Father, help us to speak a word in season! As I researched kairos, I learned that it has roots in weaving( suggesting the creation of an opening), and archery (denoting the seizing of and striking forcefully through an opening). That sounds violent, but we know the Kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force! The Word of God is a hammer, even a weapon of warfare and we are to deliver it in a kairotic moment in time. I am speaking of an apt word where now and eternity, the “Ancient of Days”, meet. The Word of our God stands forever and when it is delivered in the kairos of God, something happens! What the special something is, depends on who is using the Word. The “who” is the Body of Christ, the people of God speaking the Word in faith, power, and authority. It is through Christ Jesus that the Word accomplishes what God sends it to do, for He alone is the door! Jesus is our hope of glory. Any door “opening” Kairos moment, any “right, opportune, supreme moment of time and/or place”, is found in Him. Not only is He standing at the door knocking as He says in the Book of Revelation, He IS the door that “no man” can close or open. It has to do with the defining kairos moment. Discern that moment! Walk through the door!
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Speak the Word of God and enter into his rest, sup with Him. Jesus Christ (The Word made flesh): The same yesterday, today, and forever. Time and destiny meet in Him ~
The Importance of Timing
In the gospel of John 7:4 , Jesus' brothers told him to take his ministry to a larger venue. "Show yourself openly and make yourself known to the world!", they told Him.( Amplified). But, Jesus said to them, "My time, (opportunity), has not yet come." Jesus was already ministering, it was evident, and in power and demonstration. But the "right time" for a next -level platform had not yet arrived. Even the Lord Jesus Christ waited on Abba Father for a release to move. Everything we do, beloved, has to be in God's timing! Kairos! All the variables may be in place: provision, giftings, talents, skills, resources, people , and support. All systems go! Yet and still, we cannot must not move unless and until, the "right time" has come. Jesus is our example in this principle. To get out ahead of God, is a recipe for disaster. God forbid that we should have zeal, but not according to knowledge. How does one know it is the right time? Ahhh, this goes back to what I shared with you yesterday, "Be careful how you hear." As one seeks God for direction and guidance, there will be a witness, a "Yes!" in that one's spirit that it is the right time. And should that witness come, move! Move with the Spirit of God. Because the flipside of being out ahead of God ,is missing God ,due to not hearing. and obeying. This includes a response of a check in the spirit, a "NO, it is not the right time". Obedience to the "NO" is still following the Spirit of God. Though, in the natural, it may seem as though one is standing still. And I have learned no response from Father God, is a response from Father God: Stand still. When the "opportunity" Jesus spoke of does come, we want to be in sync and harmony with Father God, to move forward in HIS timing and season. In this way we can bear much fruit, be a blessing to people, and operate out of the Kingdom of God. Following our King, right on time. God's Kairos!
Prophetess Vickie Lee
Categories: Prophetic, Holy Spirit