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Harvest Daily with Greg Laurie - May 11, 2006

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

 

Right on Time

 

But you must not forget, dear friends, that a day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.

—2 Peter 3:8

 

We live in a culture in which every thing happens fast.  We don’t have to wait for much of anything anymore.  So when we are told to wait for the Lord’s return, it can be hard for us.  We look around at our world and say, “Lord, come on.  Have You forgotten?  When are You coming back?”

 

But we must understand that God has His own schedule.  He is not bound by ours.   He came the first time at the appointed hour, and He will come the second time in the same way.

 

The Bible tells us, “But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children” (Gal. 4:4–5).  God watched this little world of ours, and He knew when the right moment in time had come.

 

When Jesus arrived on the scene, the people were ready.  The Romans were ruling Israel.  Taxes were high, morale was low, and morals were even lower.  It had been 400 years since Israel had heard from God… since a prophet had come… since an angel appeared… since a miracle had been performed.  Then John the Baptist burst on the scene, announcing that the Messiah had indeed arrived.

 

When the time was just right, God sent His son.  And when the time is just right, the Son will return again to this earth.  He will come when the time is just right.

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Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996.  Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189.  All rights reserved.

 

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