The Fulness of Time
A study of end time prophecy happening now
Part Two: 'The Fulness of Time'
Yahweh passes judgement by weight and measure, and in the fulness of time, for He always gives mankind opportunity to be reconciled to Him, when the bowl of iniquity is full, then it is weighed in His balances and when found light of substance it is finished by division.
Dan.5:24-28 reads: ‘Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written. And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians’ KJV
The writing interpreted reads: ‘NUMBERED, NUMBERED, WEIGHED, DIVIDED’ for God had numbered or measured and had weighed the kingdom of Belshazzar and it was found wanting in necessary weight, i.e., deficient in moral worth, so He finished it by division and gave it to others. Yahweh sees the kingdoms of the nations, He numbers them, and weighs them in His balances, and, finding them being deficient, he judges them, and will divide them. Throughout history we see its effects. Today too, nations are reaching fruition for judgement or blessing. In His hands the nations will be numbered, weighed, and put in balances and when found deficient will be judged. In the fulness of time, the nations are found ripe for gathering. So, let us consider this time.
God is always on time for He moves in time and determines its completeness
Not before or after, not random or separate from our times...He engages with us as if we are in a beautiful dance, He so wants our fellowship to enjoy with us and us with Him... he is longing for us to know Him as we are known of Him 1 Cor 13:12 ‘Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.’
A. Until the end of the age of grace, the end of the ‘last days’
Gen 49:1 ‘And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.’ Dakes reads’ this is ‘the first of 33 times in scripture’... The last days here could only refer to days before the 1st and 2nd advents of the Messiah’
B. Until the fullness of the time had come
God not only moves in time but also determines the completeness of time for Gal 4:4-7 reads: ‘But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, having been born of a woman, having been born under the Law, that He might redeem those under the Law, so that we might receive the divine adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a son; and if a son, also an heir through God.’ BSB
Eph.1:10 reads: ‘That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him’ KJV
God's Judgments on the Nations
Isaiah 34:5 ‘When My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens, then it will come down upon Edom, upon the people I have devoted to destruction. BSB
For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and the year of My redemption had come. BSB
2/10/20 A few days ago the Lord showed me that the Fullness of God’s sword must be filled up in heaven BEFORE coming to bring judgement on the earth
THE FULNESS OF TIME THE FULNESS OF THE SWORD WILL BRING THE FULNESS OF THE END
Its as if:
1. THE FULNESS OF TIME IS NECESSARY BEFORE THE BLESSING OR JUDGEMENT
1.1 Q. How much longer do saints need to wait for God to bring judgement on the earth? A. Until the full number of fellow servants and brethren were killed... should be fulfilled
The Fifth Seal: The Martyrs - Rev:9-11 BSB
9And when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony they had upheld. 10And they cried out in a loud voice, “How long, O Lord, holy and true (the Holy and the True -YLT), until You avenge our blood and judge those who dwell upon the earth?”
11Then each of them was given a white robe and told to rest a little while longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers, were killed, just as they had been killed. Or as KJV reads: ‘that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.’
Its as though the banqueting house must be full before the last days are ushered in:
Matt 22:10 NKJV
So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.
1.2 His SWORD must first be filled with WRATH before coming on the earth – the evils of our time are filling up God’s SWORD. – Once FULL He will bring judgement on EDOM (Is. 34:6).
There is a sense that the fulness of God’s wrath is directly correlated to the fulness of iniquity on the earth. As the time approaches, and the ‘FULLNESS OF INIQUITY ABOUNDS’ i.e. it becomes ripe and complete for the picking, like fruit from a tree of evil, the numbers will be complete, and HE WILL COME
Is.31:8-9 - Assyria will fall by no human SWORD. The SWORD OF GOD will strike them, and they will panic and flee
“Then Assyria will fall,
but not by the sword of man;
a sword will devour them,
but not one made by mortals.
They will flee before the sword,
and their young men will be put to forced labor. Their rock will pass away for fear,
and their princes will panic at the sight of the battle standard,”
declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion,
whose furnace is in Jerusalem.’ BSB
But how long do we wait?
But see Gen 15:16 Where they had to wait 400 years for judgement to come on the Amorites: ‘
Gen. 15:13-16 ‘Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years. But I will judge the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will depart with many possessions. You, however, will go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a ripe old age. In the fourth generation your descendants will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”’
Note that it was only when ‘the iniquity of the Amorites was complete that the sword not made with human hands came upon them’
COMPARE THIS PASSAGE TO Rev. 6:9-11 and though we might ‘go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a ripe old age,’ LATER, AT THE RIGHT SEASON’ the time was complete to bring forth the judgement of God
THE FULNESS OF GOD’S WRATH COMES AT THE FULNESS OF THE AGE WHEN THE SWORD OF WRATH IS FULL See Rev. 6:9-11 v.10 ‘How long O Lord’ v.11 ‘should be fulfilled’
9After this I looked and saw a multitude too large to count, from every nation and tribe and people and tongue, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands...
....13Then one of the elders addressed me: “These in white robes,” he asked, “who are they, and where have they come from?”
14“Sir,” I answered, “you know.” So he replied, “These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation (Gr. THE TRIBULATION, THE GREAT ‘ONE’ – the last 31/2yrs of this age); they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15For this reason, they are before the throne of God....
17For the Lamb in the centre of the throne will be their shepherd.(Ps.23:1) ‘He will lead them to springs of living water,’(Is.49:10) and ‘God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ (Is.25:8)”
The living (everlasting) fountain of waters (not available to us on earth yet)
Rev. 15:2-4 ‘those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name’
Rev. 15:3 and they sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb
Note the song of Moses sung after the Red Sea crossing –
VICTORY AFTER TRIBULATION. Miriam’s song and dance which is also the song of the Lamb.
Song of Moses, victory over Pharaoh Ex 15:1-21
1Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea....
20And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Cp. Deut 3:2 2 ‘And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand;’
Cp. VICTORY AFTER THE CROSS ... AND AFTER THE GREAT TRIBULATION:
Col: 2:15 15 ‘And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.’
NOW, IN THE FULNESS OF TIME THAT YOUR JUDGEMENTS WILL BE MADE MANIFEST :
Rev 15:4 ‘for thy judgments are made manifest.’ BSB
THE SET TIME CAME FOR THE DELIVERANCE FROM EGYPT, FOR CHRIST TO COME AT CALVARY, LIKEWISE THE SET TIME WILL COME FOR THE GREAT TRIBULATION
Only after the set time had come and the iniquity of Egypt had become fully filled up and ripe against the Hebrews, that the set time came for the people’s release. God knew how long this would take and gave his word to his prophets to speak it out as an encouragement and proof that he was with them. Likewise, in preparation for the Coming of the Messiah and Calvary so in at the time of the Great Tribulation approaches very near, Jesus, the Lamb will give his word to his prophets to speak it out as an encouragement and proof that he was with them.
‘Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear and obey what is written in it, because the time is near.’ BSB
‘After this I looked and saw a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had previously heard speak to me like a trumpet was saying, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after these things.”’
BUT NO ONE, NO MAN, NO ANGEL COULD OPEN THE SEAL AND INTERPRET THE BOOK, NO CHARLATAN COULD OPEN THE PROPHESIES, ONLY THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN, HE SHOWS JOHN AND THE PROPHETS THE REVELATION...
1Then I saw a scroll in the right hand of the One seated on the throne. It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals. 2And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”
3But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or look inside it. 4And I began to weep bitterly, because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or look inside it.
5Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
BEFORE TIME IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES, THE CUP AND SWORD OF HIS WRATH was not manifest, BUT THEY WERE FILLING UP with his wrath as the evils on mankind filled up. THE FILLING UP OF HIS WRATH IS IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO THE FILLING UP OF INIQUITY...
NO PRAYER IS LOST, NO INIQUITY IS FORGOTTEN -
Rev 6:10 ‘And they cried out in a loud voice, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You
avenge our blood and judge those who dwell upon the earth?” BSB
Rev 6:11 ’Then each of them was given a white robe and told to rest a little while longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers, were killed, just as they had been killed.’
ONCE THE CUP IS FULL THEN IT BECOMES MANIFEST- SEEN AT THE END TIME OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION JUDGEMENT OF CHRIST AND HIS GLORIOUS COMING. It cannot show before because it is not full, the multitudes of times of tribulation throughout history have all added to the filling up of the cup, but soon it will be full, then it will be manifest and then poured out in judgement on the earth
UNTIL THE APPOINTED TIME HAS COME:
The remembrance of the prophesies of old are paramount to the peoples of the earth for in the last days their remembrance will give a sure light of guidance a rudder to the ships as they navigate through the treacherous waters of the last days. For the set time has very nearly come. Ps. 102:12,13 ‘But You, O Lord, shall endure forever, and the remembrance of Your name to all generations. You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favour her, Yes, the set time, has come.’ NKJV. Or as it reads in NIV, ESV, NASB and others ‘For the appointed time has come.’
The set time referred to is the Second Advent which is to come: Mt. 16:27, 24:29-31, 25:31- 46, 2 Thes. 1:7-10, Jude 14, Rev. 19:11-21
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PART THREE: KEY DETERMINATES OF 'THE APPOINTED TIME'