Lord, let Your Spirit guide me to the message You have for me today. Amen
"So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind." (Revelation 9:15)
This verse speaks of a specific day and hour pinpointed on God's calendar. And until that precisely predetermined moment, these things which are going to take place cannot happen. God has a plan and everything is under His control. Not a speck of dust moves in this universe unless God gives permission! Not a blade of grass grows without His say-so! [The Shepherd's Disciple says, AMEN!] God is controlling this world, and He is strategically working at His own pace to fulfill to His own purpose. [Amen! And only He knows]
God is never ahead of time an God is never late. Think how long the Old Testament saints prayed and looked and longed for the coming Messiah, Who had been prophesied over and over again. But in the New Testament we see in the fullness of time God sent His Son to earth (Gal. 4:4). He works according to His own divine time clock.
Second Peter 3:4 tells us that in the last days some will mockingly ask, "So, where is the promise of His coming?" Just because it has been over 2,000 years since our Lord stepped into heaven, don't think for one second that God has forgotten a promise. This passage goes on to say: ...with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9).
One day the trumpet will sound, the sky will roll back, and Jesus will rise from His throne and step down to receive His own. The day of the Lord will come in His time (1 Tim.6:14-15).
No matter what the state of this world seems to tell you, His Word tells you everything is happening according to His timetable. God is on time. And with God timing is more important than time.