IN THE FULNESS OF TIME

For Christmas week 2015, I want to pause my blog on the Supernatural and post about the birth of Jesus Christ. These posts are taken from my book called “Promise”

Bible Reading: Galatians 4:1-7

Throughout the Old Testament there are countless prophetic words about the coming of the Lord Jesus. His Person, birth, ministry, death on the cross and His resurrection are all clearly foretold in detail hundreds of years before His coming. Prophecies about the coming of Jesus are found as early as Genesis chapter three and spoken of in the Garden of Eden. After the serpent had deceived Adam and Eve God spoke to the serpent and said, “…. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed: He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel” [Genesis 3:15].

God knows the end from the beginning. He knew that man would fall and planned to redeem Him by sending His own Son. A question sometimes asked is, “If God knew what would happen why didn’t He stop it?” One less complicated answer to that question is that in heaven there will be no one who is not there by choice. Free will is very important to God. Everyone who is there chose to be saved and to be there!

The Bible says that Jesus came in the fullness of time [Galatians 4:4]. The phrase “in the fullness of time” literally means at the right time or at the time that God had appointed. God’s timing is always right. He never makes a mistake. He planned that Jesus would come as Saviour before the world was created and when He came it was exactly the right time. Here are some wonderfully comforting truths. Firstly, God knows the end from the beginning. Secondly, He is always on time – never early and never late. Everything runs according to His time. Thirdly, God never makes a mistake. He is utterly trustworthy and always keeps His promises.

We can fully trust God today and be assured that “our times are in His hands” [Psalm 31:15]. Those who trust Him wholly, find Him wholly true!

Questions:

Can you remember a promise that God gave to you personally and how He fulfilled that promise?

Is there a promise that God has given you that you are still waiting for Him to fulfill? If so, remind Him of that promise again and trust Him for it to come to pass at the right time.

What are the things that might cause you not to trust God? The fault is always on our side and never on God’s side. Confess that to Him and ask Him to help you trust Him. Remember a man once said to Jesus, “I believe; help my unbelief” and was not rebuked for his honesty.