What Time Is It Again?
Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen under their command. 1 Chronicles 12:32
But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king's command delivered by the eunuchs. At this the king became enraged, and his anger burned within him. Then the king said to the wise men who knew the times... Esther 1:12-13
Two historical situations: when David became king in Saul's place, the men from Issascher's tribe understood the times, and professed their loyalty to David. Then, years later, the beauty contest that catapulted Esther into a place of influence was suggested by wise men who knew the times.
Paul in his letter to Roman Christ-followers, wrote this:
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Perhaps you are shocked, as I am, that Paul would need to remind them to do away with that list of sins, some pretty nasty. But we are people, and when we follow our flesh, we get into serious messes.
Here's my point: it's time to wake up. If you have discernment, you realize that we are in a time when it is crucial, mandatory, non-optional for those who love Jesus to be alert, to pray, to fast, and to focus like never before, fully armored in light. The hour has come for us to wake from sleep. Please invest in focused prayer with others of like minds. If the prayer meetings we have established at VCABQ do not fit your schedule, either change your schedule or start / join an additional prayer time with others. We must pray, we must pray now, and we must pray together. It's time. Do you realize what time it is? Perry Floyd