Friday, June 11, 2010

When the "Fullness of Time Had Come"

I was trying to delete an email that had a number of photos and I couldn't understand why it wouldn't delete. I tried deleting it from the online account and it wasn't there to delete. It was "stuck" somewhere in the net.

Then I remembered that this had happened before. With Mac Mail the message has to be fully downloaded before you can trash it.

The thought came to mind. When God says we have to wait until the "time is full" or the "download is complete" that's just what we have to do - wait. Something needs to come to completion before the next 'action' is allowed to take place.

In this case it was deleting a message. The same could be with anything in our life's or being. Now I realize what God means when He uses the term "When the fullness of time came ..." certain things and events must occur first:

* But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, ...

* ... as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. ...

* ... who gives the rain, the winter and the spring rain, at the right time; who keeps ... and the latter rain in due season: who preserveth for us the fullness of the ...

... And I am sure that when I come, Christ will richly bless our time together. ... I know that when I come to you I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ ...

The fullness of the "time" needs to come to completion before the next page of the Book of Life is turned. God is not slow in bringing forth His Good Pleasure, in that He desires for all to come to Him and receive His Gift of unfailing Love, Grace and Mercy.

So, when you can't delete, or get rid of something - even your own thinking or attitude - ask the One who will help bear your burdens and makes them light, if we truly ask him. You may find that you're one of the last pieces of the puzzle to be filled in to complete the fullness of time of this age.

When the LORD Jesus comes to us - even now to bring us to a completion - He does so, that when the fullness of time occurs, we will be found in Him and His Eternal Life Spirit found in us.

For all who call upon the Name of the LORD will be saved and He will receive us unto himself, as His beloved.

Just as every star in the sky has its place, so do you and I in the Kingdom of God. We just need to be reminded who really loves us and delete the rest.

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