“We have to press into the Spirit to discern the times, the divine kairos moments in our epoch history.”
A friend asked me a few months ago what season I’m in. I had no answer for him then, nor do I have one now. And to complicate matters more, I’ve prayed into my verse for the year, Isaiah 43:19, about God doing a new thing, and today I sensed Him say that I will know what the new thing is once I know the season I’m in! Even though I’m clueless at this point, He has given me direction as to what time it is.
King Solomon wrote about the appointed time for things in Ecclesiastes chapter three. In I Chronicles 12:32, the sons of Issachar were described as men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do. We need the Issachar anointing in order to not miss out on what God is up to. Like the sons of Issachar, we need to be full of wisdom, to excel in the knowledge of God’s Word, and to discern what God is doing and His timing of it all.
These past few months have seemed heavier, like I’m carrying a large burden. Many people I know have Covid, some seriously ill. Each day I’m pounding the doors of heaven beseeching God to supernaturally intervene, to heal my loved ones of whatever illness they’re experiencing. When I wake up in the middle of the night, my kneejerk reaction is to pray through my list.
What time is it? It’s time to pray. If ever there was a time where prayer was needed, it is now! The Lord is inviting us into the opportunity to be trained in prayer. He wants us to pray without ceasing, constantly, continually, as if our intercession is like our breathing, with our lives depending upon it. God desires us to learn how to pray persistently, with perseverance, contending for answers like the persistent widow did with the judge in Luke 18:1-8. Keep praying until you get an answer! We can’t give up!
Jesus encouraged the disciples to “always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1). Romans 12:12 says to be “faithful in prayer,” and we’re to “pray continually” (I Thessalonians 5:17). Bill Johnson of Bethel Church says, “Great things don’t generally come from prayers of convenience. We all need a season of persistent prayer where nothing else will satisfy or do.” It’s time to pray!
"It is imperative that we become spiritually intelligent believers who are allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth."
What is God saying to you about what time it is?
Pray for an Issachar anointing.