Has your Fullness of Time Come? Are You Prepared For What You Have Prayed For?

by Karin Peavy on March 15, 2017

in Prayer, Purpose, Spiritual Growth

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Has your fullness of time come? Are you prepared for what you have prayed for?

Has your fullness of time come? Are you ready for what you have prayed for?

Just recently the phrase “fullness of time” came to mind. The Holy Spirit reminded me of scripture that contained this phrase:

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (Galatians 4:4).
Let’s look closely at the word fullness. In the Greek it means:
*Filled up
*Completion
*Super abundance
*Repairing a loss
It’s in the fullness of time God answers prayer. There is a season of preparation before that happens. During this time, God brings a filling up, completion, and super abundance of His character to your spirit man. He works in your life so that you can come to a place of maturity to handle the responsibility.  
I love the last meaning of “fullness of time” mentioned above…repairing a loss. As God gets you ready for that mate, financial breakthrough, to become a parent, stepping in front of crowds to speak or sing, He wants to first restore everything stolen or destroyed. Isaiah 58:12 describes that process of restoration perfectly:
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of [buildings that have laid waste for] many generations; and you shall be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets to Dwell In (Isaiah 58:12, AMPC).
 
God wants you healed so that you can reach out to others.
 
It’s important to talk about fullness of time because it’s easy to become impatient while waiting on God, to think about giving up when it seems too much time has passed. Let’s look at Galatians 4:4 again:
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (Galatians 4:4).

In doing some research on “fullness of time,” I came across an article that explained why Jesus came when He did. Here’s a few of those reasons:

The Jews greatly desired the Messiah. They hated Roman Rule and believed the Messiah would deliver them.1

It was easy for the Gospel to spread because travel was easier.2

A common language developed that did not exist before. This common language made it easy to tell others about the Gospel.3

Soldiers, recruited by the Romans and stationed in various lands got exposed to different ideas (i.e. the Gospel). Christian soldiers introduced the Gospel to Britain when they were assigned there.4

Certain mindsets and practices had to be established to accommodate the growth of Christianity. The same is true for your personal life. God works behind the scenes, moving to cause events to take place, people to make decisions that will bring favor into your life,. I saw that process clearly when I looked for a job back in 1998. I didn’t land the position I have now until 2001 because someone was in that position. They moved on and an agency placed me there as a temporary worker in 2000. The department was searching for someone permanent and I had to prove myself. The job also went through an upgrade process which turned out to be a blessing for me. I found favor and got hired.. But back in 1998 I didn’t know all this had to happen.
 
Has your fullness of time come? Are you ready for what you are praying for? Only the Lord can answer that question. Open your heart to Him today and let Him show you. If your time has not yet come, let God have His way. Let Him fill you up, bring you to a place of completion, give you a super abundance of His love, joy, finances and whatever else you need to handle what you are trusting Him for. Let Him do a healing work in your heart.
Your job is to believe. Be faithful. Praise, worship, walk in love, fellowship with other Believers. Respond to any instructions God gives you. Become rooted and grounded in God’s Word. Release your faith in God’s Word by speaking it out of your mouth. Declare it to be truth and don’t waver from it.
 
Surely your fullness of time will come!
 
Love,
 
Karin
Footnotes 1, 2, 3, 4 https://www.gotquestions.org/fullness-of-time.html, accessed on March 14, 2017.
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