DISCERNING TIMES AND SEASONS


At various times and seasons on the earth, the Lord Jesus Christ decides to reveal a dimension of the manifestation of Himself on the earth. In such seasons, the cosmic realms become realigned, stars (angelic forces) are summoned, celestial administrations and operations are activated and earthly legislations by heavenly agents are enforced in order for the kingdom of God and His Christ to advance here on earth; first of all within us, and then through us into the lives of people, the territories, spheres and nations of the earth. However, not many people even in the believer’s fold, actually discern these cosmic movements, administrations and operations of Christ through the Seven Spirits of God on earth, and this may be due to several factors.


During His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ blatantly told the Pharisees that they were “blind leaders of the blind”. See Matthew 15:14. He also spoke to the territory and its leaders, establishing the fact that because they could not discern the times of their visitation (could not acknowledge the truth that His person in their midst was a visitation from God to them), therefore their cities were left to them desolate. See Matthew 23:37-39.


In the New Covenant however, discerning the administrations of the Holy Spirit is supposed to be natural to us; this is due to the fact that the Holy Spirit is now resident within us and was given to us for the purpose of bringing us into oneness with the Father Himself in Christ Jesus, and our ability to discern the will of God is directly tied to our acknowledgment of the reality of the deposit of Christ within us which is otherwise known as the unction within… there are two scriptures which further buttress this point.


That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of “every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus”. Philemon 1:6.


But the anointing which ye have received from Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 1 John 2:27.


The apostles Paul and John tapped into some really strange dimensions of the revelation of Jesus Christ in their dispensation. These were ordinary men who by the grace of election became pioneers in their own class per time, unravelling realms of the glory of Christ Jesus as “opening gates” for the upcoming generations to actively engage for more revelation of the mystery of Christ to be unveiled.


For instance, Paul severally used the phrase “mystery” to communicate the fact that the revelation of Jesus Christ, was more than just words, but the most Sacred Phenomenon: see Ephesians 3:9, Romans 11:25, 16:25, 1 Corinthians 2:7, Ephesians 1:9, 3:3-4 & 9, Colossians 1:26-27, 2:2, 4:3. The fellowship of this mystery which Paul talked about in Ephesians 3:9, was further expounded upon by John the youngest apostle of the first twelve, and author of the books of John and Revelation. See 1 John 1:3&6-7. His entire expositions were birthed from the place of intimacy and fellowship in the realms of the mystery of the resurrected and enthroned Christ, hence the grace to expound on the what Paul captured as the length, breadth, depth and height of the mystery (love) of Christ: see from The King’s personal, territorial, dispensational and celestial administrations and operations, which is captured all through the books of 1st, 2nd and 3rd John and also the book of Revelation. And so when Paul used the phrase “the fellowship of the mystery of Christ”, this, to him signified his activation code as well as his navigational compass through the various gates of the celestial administrations of the revelation of Christ in the heavenly realms, in order to be able to usher in the same reality into his earthly jurisdiction, which is the Gentile Church (of which we are), from that dispensation and time, and which mystery is still being unraveled throughout several centuries and dispensations and will culminate in the Restitution of All Things. Act 3:21 .


Discerning the Administration of the Dispensational Will of God


Times and seasons are factored into the dispensational administrations of Jesus Christ. In every dispensation, God’s intentions are revealed within the context of times (Kairos realities) and seasons; albeit in active collaboration with the saints in heaven and on earth, who co-labour with Him so as to see His will established on the earth.


Therefore our Individual, Corporate, Territorial and National destines in God are intricately woven into the dispensational blueprints which are hid in God and revealed in time. This therefore makes Him the Revealer, Sustainer and Administrator of the Dispensational Blueprint, and also the Coordinator of the Cosmic Realities so that everything falls within the ambit of His purposes. Therefore whether it has to do with the invisible or the visible dimensions of His inheritance for us, revealed in systems and structures over individuals and nations, they’re factored into the revelation of Jesus Christ according to dispensational alignments. The bible puts it this way:


Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He had purposed in Himself: that in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on the earth, even in Him; in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who works all things after the counsel of His will. Ephesians 1:9-11.


We cannot therefore effectively understand and by implication steward the structural, territorial and national wavelengths of the wisdom of our inheritance in Christ which is inherent in His will, except we learn to have “fellowship in the mystery dimensions of Himself” which is hid in the revelation of our oneness with Him. See Ephesians 3:9-10, 1 Corinthians 6:17.


All of creation responds to our light as we grow in the fellowship of this mystery; this is because, inside of this realm of fellowship, “cosmic functionalities’ are activated, who are custodians of the coordinates of the maps of the realms of Light as delegated them by The Father, which is revealed in and through us individually and corporately, for the purpose of reconciling all of creation and bringing them into subjection to the authority of The True Light; which authority is being apportioned us in measures, in tandem with our spiritual stature, and also according to the intentions of God for our lives which is rooted in His love for us.


In summary, our authority to rule and reign as kings and priests of God on the earth according to Revelation 5:12, is directly proportional to our understanding of, and active engagement in the fellowship of this mystery, by which mystery, we become illuminators in our territories and spheres of function, bringing about the culture of the kingdom of heaven on earth, hence igniting a societal and national transformation. Therefore the global kingdom mandate has to do with transactions by the transmission of Light and Life, thereby reclaiming the heritages of individuals and nations from the insidious machinations of the kings and rulers of the earth, who are willfully or unintentionally opposed to the rule and reign of our King, Jesus Christ…and this is accomplishable by the administration of the Seven Spirits of God.


Jesus is King!
Emmanuel Sam

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