Good Monday Morning to the week 17 of 2017
Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time (Kairos) of the harvest. Matth. 13.30a
The Bible uses the word Kairos in several places in the New Testament. When the people of Israel were confronted with Jesus’ life-changing message, they had an opportunity (a Kairos) and a responsibility to respond appropriately. Similarly, when Jesus called James and John to follow Him, they had a window of opportunity—would they leave all and follow Christ, or would they stay with their fish nets?
Window of opportunity, as Isaiah says;
Seek the Lord while He may be found call on while He is near.
Rahab used her window to help the Jewish spies escape to safety; then from that same window was placed a scarlet cord which God honored to save her and her family she realized there was no future for her in Jericho. Paul, through a window he was let down in a basket; to continue on in God’s will. Elisha also prayed that it not rain (shut window), then 3 years later he prayed that God would open the windows of heaven, and it rained. Daniel prayed with his window open in spite of undesired consequences. Noah at the precise time, the window of the Ark was opened and specific birds were let out. In doing so, Noah came to understand that the time of a new beginning on a dry earth was at hand. Malachi, the prophet, informs us that we should try God. In this specific case, with our tithes, and God Himself will open to us the windows of heaven, sending you more than you can contain. The windows of heaven further opened 3 for Jesus, at his baptism, transfiguration, and shortly before Calvary. The window of heaven opened for Stephan, for Peter at the housetop and for John at Patmos.
There seems to be a pattern here, a pattern of renewed and repeated Grace of God, for specific Kairos moments and windows of His opportunities, in His time, for and with us.
John 4:35; Say ye not, there are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes (take a good, hard look out the window), and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
I wish you these Kairos moments, I pray for them, for exactly these windows of His opportunities to come to pass, this coming week.
Be blessed with open windows!