|God’s Perfect Timing
Zechariah 14:5-9 The Message Bible
(7) The Day is coming--the timing is GOD's--when it will be continuous day. Every
evening will be a fresh morning.
(8) What a Day that will be! Fresh flowing rivers out of Jerusalem, half to the eastern
sea, half to the western sea, flowing year-round, summer and winter!
(9) GOD will be king over all the earth, one GOD and only one. What a Day that will
YES! The day is coming and now is because God is now. The light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus is beginning to shine forth in all the
earth. As we look to Him our face is illumined with the same glory reflecting the love
of God for all the world through Christ in us “the hope of Glory” not a maybe-so hope
but as the literal meaning of the word hope in the Bible - it means a confident
expectation. What we once called light is now darkness in comparison to the true
light that now is beginning to shine from the message of universal reconciliation. The
time has come that the fresh living waters of the Spirit of truth are flowing out from
his servants all over the land. This is a message that is not stale and stagnant but
living and fresh. It is new manna from heaven appearing new every day. Just as the
Israelites could not keep the manna from the past day (it would rot) but gathered
new manna each day. This is a fresh message of hope to the world – EVERYONE –
no one will be excluded; truly “good news” to all mankind. God is revealing to us that
His victory over sin and death was complete. Jesus Christ was the Lamb of God that
takes away the sin of THE WORLD! He did not fail. God will be all in all and king over
all the earth. Yes it is coming and the day is even dawning now in you and in me.
Ephesians 5:8-14 The Message Bible
…... The bright light of Christ makes your way plain. So no more stumbling around.
Get on with it! (9) The good, the right, the true--these are the actions appropriate
for daylight hours. (10) Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it. (11)
Don't waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of
darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. (12) It's a scandal when
people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will
see. (13) Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light
of Christ. (14) Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show
you the light!
This morning I had a fascinating experience. As I sat at my desk in my study on the
second floor, I can see out two windows one to my left looking to the north and one
in front of me looking to the east which looks out over the hills here on Crowley’s
ridge. It was about 7 AM the day was just dawning but you could not see the sun yet.
All-of-a-sudden looking through the window to the east, the sun peaked over the hill
side just seeing the top perimeter of its orange glow. And to my amazement and joy I
could actually see the sun in motion moving upward growing brighter and brighter.
This was a breathtaking display of one of my all time favorite verses; in Proverbs 4:
18 which says “But the way of the upright is like the light of early morning, getting
brighter and brighter till the full day” BBE. This was a dazzling confirmation from the
Lord that we are on the right track and this message is dawning now in this new day
and will become more and more clear to everyone until we all come to the unity of
Now I will be 50 my next birthday and I don’t think I have ever seen anything like that.
It was a spiritual experience. I was seeing the beauty of Gods creation working in
perfect harmony. I could almost feel the rotation of the earth as the sun moved
upward in the horizon, it was wonderful. Then noticing my calendar on the wall it had
the cycles of the moon phases on the exact days it would be in each stage. I thought
how magnificent the beauty of perfection in the design of the universe is. To think
that day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, decade after
decade, millennium after millennium; the universe stays in perfect time so that you
can accurately predict its position with precision on the individual days of a calendar
many years or even millenniums ahead of time!
Considering this: is it not foolish to think that our awesome almighty creator God has
left his most treasured creation to chance or uncertainty? That would be the height
of foolish reckoning. What is His most treasured creation? Why it’s the human race,
YOU and ME! The times of our future are secure in His hands. We are assured by
Gods omnipotence and infinite wisdom guided by His love that we will arrive at our
appointed destination right on time.
Ephesians 1:8-10 The Message Bible
(8) He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need,
(9) letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before
us in Christ,
(10) a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed
up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.
Psalms 31:14-15 NASB
But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, "You are my God." My times are in Your
Rev. Dennis D. Caldwell