Know the Time of Your Visitation – DON’T GET FIRED!

Know the Time of Your Visitation

The Importance of Awareness

Imagine you work an important job. The owner of the company is coming for a visit to your office, along with 5 of your biggest customers. At this meeting, the management team will also decide who they are going to fire. The HUGE MEETING is at 3:00. You decide to skip lunch at 12:00 pm and work on an assignment. Then 3:00 comes up. You decide to go take break and get some lunch and dessert… And miss the meeting.

Wait what?! Why did you decide to go get some lunch & dessert when the owner of the company, the 5 biggest customers, and the management team deciding whom to fire has arrived for a meeting? Its not time to do whatever you want to do… Its not time to do what you “can” do… The owner is here! Are you clueless? “It’s okay for me to get dessert, it’s not a sin!!! Don’t be so legalistic”

But did you know what time it was? Do you have a watch? Your timing is ridiculous, clueless, and will bring destruction to your job. When they decide who to fire, it will be the one who shows no awareness. You will be fired. You have been let go. Your Timing is everything.

Don’t Miss the Time of your Visitation

When Jesus comes to a generation or a city or a church and He demands the fruits of repentance, revival, and harvest… And we give Him nothing but another self-glorifying hypocrisy concert instead. Or how about a reality show? Or maybe another music album filled with mixture and spiritual adultery?

Or how about we compromise the truth and holiness to “reach” more people, quench the prayer movement, and ignore those super spiritual over analytical messengers that God keeps sending us… all at the same time!

There are Times and seasons in the kingdom of God, and in your life, where is very critically important not to do what you want to do, or even do what you “can” do, but to do what God is saying by his Spirit. It’s a matter of life and death for you, and for many other people that you influence.

When the teaching and music ministers God entrusts with a generation are clueless in the time of their visitation, Dangerous eternal things start to happen. We get cursed from the ROOTS… And in a matter of time we are left with nothing. We end up spiritually empty.

Mather 21
18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. 19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. 20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

When it was time for the fig tree to bear fruit, and it was empty, Jesus cursed it to the roots.

Luke 19
41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42 saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. 43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, 44 and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

Jerusalem did not know the time of her visitation, and it cemented their future destruction. A few years late the whole city and corrupt temple was destroyed.

Luke 12
54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. 55 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. 56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

The Holy Spirit gives us the ability to understand the times. Hypocrites don’t understand the times.

Revelation 3
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

When you bask in your power and wealth it might be because you are spiritually poor, wretched, blind, and naked.

Just like a Catholic priest teaching 500 people per week how to pray to Mary – there are a lot of people with successful ministry that don’t know they’ve already been spiritually fired.

Their time of visitation came hundreds of years ago, when Martin Luther posted his 95 thesis on their wall. But they still don’t get it! Yet they’re still “successful” wealthy, and reaching people for Jesus everywhere.

DON’T GET FIRED!

Revelation 2
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Jesus will remove the candlestick (light, ministry) of those that don’t repent. DON’T GET FIRED!

Isaiah 37:3
And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

When God is bringing a transitional period in his kingdom, sometimes in the Old Testament it is likened to a mother bringing forth a baby. So when it’s time to deliver the baby, and there’s no strength to bring it forth, spiritually it’s called a day of trouble rebuke and blasphemy.

Malachi 4
4 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

The good news is, those that do fear the Lord and are aware of the times, understanding what to do (1 Chronicles 12:32) at the right time… They will be able to trample the wicked when the Lord returns. God puts His obedient servants that are led by the Spirit on top!

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