Life is a journey in itself and comprised of seasons and is a test. Whatever we learn in each season of the test prepares you for the next season. We realize if we are paying attention and guided by the Holy Spirit especially in this time of crisis; we have been given a moment in time to reevaluate and self-assess our life journey thus far and make decisions.
Revelations from the Bible presents our life and its beginnings before we came out our mother’s womb for he foreknew us (Jeremiah 1:4,5). As he was shaping our very cells, bones, muscles and directing our systems in the body he created; he knew us including the ethnicity and gender he would place us in.
Upon birth and in a moment of time, we were pushed into a sinful world and its systems. During our life journey and our stages of development from a babe to adulthood we walk through seasons. While some were negative and other positives; their purpose was to assist us in growing to see the TRUTH. Negativity is darkness and Positivity is light.
During our life journey, one is to come out of darkness into the marvelous light before our bodies that God created goes back into the dust. Throughout our journey, God prompts and bids us to come into the light because we were blinded to the Truth of the Matter.
The world systems are devised to distract, hinder, deceive, and keep us blinded that one walks their life focused on fame, fortune, and materials things.
When one reads the one whole chapter of 1 John 2; we find in verses 15-18:
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
Only through receiving Jesus Christ as your savior, can one come out of darkness into the marvelous light (Colossians 1: 12-23, 1 Peter 2:9). For it is he through the Word of God that opens our eyes and enlightens us of the TRUTH and the deception and darkness of the world rule by its leader (Satan). Searching out God’s word and believing and receiving what has already been done for us will one begin to understand that Life is a TEST to see if we will return to God our Father.
The equation encompasses God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit which equals one. Remembering, For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son so that whosoever believed in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Eternal life back with our Father God.
His son, Jesus Christ walked this earth and demonstrated the Kingdom of God. When he left he sent the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and bring to our remembrance what has already been done by his Son as he imitated His Father as we should do.
So, the bottom line is that our life’s journey is a setup to open our eyes and come back to our original state of being (higher into the Kingdom of God) and return to God the Father. As in Genesis before sin (we entered into our lower state (carnality), Adam walked in the cool of the day with God and had everything he needed including the kingdom knowledge received from him when God blew his breath into his nostrils.
Coming out of darkness means grasping the understanding the only Way is through Jesus Christ who has already done what was absolutely necessary to reconcile us back to God the Father. His flesh was crucified and buried but he rosed again into victory over death.
We must daily crucify our flesh and check our fruit to ensure that we are walking in The Spirit and not the flesh and are not chasing things of this world which is darkness with a purpose to deceive us.
Finally, in Ecclesiastes 3 we find an emphasis on TIME and to everything there is a season and a purpose. God is in eternity and some are recognizing that time is soooo short. Decisions have to made today about what God has done through his Son and his Holy Spirit. Will we receive, believe, and obey what has already been done? It is an individual thing and one that has to be made quickly.
Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV)
3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
May we be found walking in the Spirit, walking in Love, walking in faith, and serving Our Father while we remain in TIME before there is no more! When the marker left on earth designated that we were here with the date of birth and date that we left our flesh will our decisions on this life journey which is a test take us into eternity with our Father God or not. It is an individual thing and a LOVE Thing found in John 3:16.