I would like to continue where we left off last month. We finished talking about what the conquests of Alexander the Great and Rome produced. Alexander would conquer a nation and declare that all trade and business be done in Koine Greek. Rome took it a step further. When Rome would conquer a nation they would start building infrastructure to be able to send their ‘legions’ in case of a crisis or uprising. In other words if you go back and look at history, it could be argued that right before Y’shua came to the earth there was a one world government established in the then known world, a one world language, and a one world travel system.
What does this ‘one world’ stuff have to do with fullness? We need to read Galatians 4:4-5.
4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
Have you ever studied this verse? Have you ever studied out the phrase fullness of time? I have read these verses over and over and passed right over that phrase. I already talked about fullness in previous articles but let’s review. Fullness or pleroma in Greek carries the meaning of the state of having every necessary or normal part or component or step. The condition of being filled to capacity. (see John 1:16 & Romans 15:29)
Time or chronos in Greek carries the meaning of something that can be marked on your watch or calendar. It usually refers to a leadership generation period of 40 years. (see Matthew 25:19 & Acts 13:18) There is also another usage for the word time in Greek. Another rendering in the Newer Testament is kairos. This word is a favorite of mine. It carries the meaning of a season or period of time not based on a specific day on the calendar or watch. The easy way to think of this word is as a move of God or a move of the Spirit. Some examples would be the great renewal/restoration of the gifts of the Spirit. Another would be what many people are experiencing today when they ‘return’ to Torah. In other words we don’t necessarily see an exact day a move of God starts but we definitely see His thumbprint all over it. Ephesians talks about kairos.
Ephesians 1:3-10 “Blessed be the God and Father of Messiah Y’shua, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Messiah Y’shua to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Messiah, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.”
Now that we have looked at the different ways the word time can be used lets talk a little more about their importance. One of the reasons these words are so important is because they aren’t necessarily written in stone as having a set time. Kairos (seasons and movements of God) and chronos (generational leadership period) can be extended or shortened based on our actions or lack of. It all depends on the issue of fullness.
Which fullness are you adding to? The fullness of God or the fullness of iniquity. While most of you reading this would 100% say fullness of God, I humbly ask are you sure? We have this idea that because we are believers or because we obey Torah we can’t do anything wrong.
Folks that is religion and deception!
2 Chronicles 7:14 clearly tells us that the people of God can be wicked. Yes that is right God tells us that if His people, not the world, turn from their wicked ways then He will…
You and I have been conditioned by our culture to think that those referred to as wicked are the murders, planned parenthood, politicians, ISIS, and so forth and so on. That would be slightly correct. The problem is when we think well since I’m not a murder nor do I support planned parenthood nor am I a member of ISIS then I’m not wicked. That is where we err. I’ve talked about this word many times but wicked in Hebrew is rah. It means to take the purpose of something or what something was created to do and destroy the function of it. So yes 100% when you and I don’t walk out our purpose and fulfill our call that the Creator wrote into our DNA, then we are in essence adding to the wickedness or fullness of iniquity. SELAH!!!
In order to be fair and clear, Torah keepers are right there in the mix as well. Contrary to what many people think, the Torah isn’t this magical force field or pixy dust that we sprinkle on ourselves in order to protect us from all evil! My point is when we debate and argue with other believers about our religious views or hyperventilate on the latest info coming out of Infowars, how productive are we being?
Acts 3:19 “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times (kairos) of refreshing may come from the presence of Elohim;
As Acts tells us if we repent, we will have those times, kairos, of refreshing/restoration. We can see and experience the book of Acts all over again instead of just reading about it. It’s a choice that you and I have to make. Even more serious it’s a choice the current leadership has to make. If the leadership and individuals don’t make the correct choice, and we continue trying to save our lives and build a bigger ministry then we will die off in the wilderness because of our iniquity. When my obituary is written, I want it said of C.L.M. and myself that with all of my being I tried to add to the fullness of God so that times of refreshing would come. Shalom.