Everything done on this earth is done according to the time pertaining to a certain activity. About this the bible says:
Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,…
Every activity has its time to be done. It is spiritaully the same because God’s work for our salvation is done also according to the plan of God with specific time and a specific activity done at the time. God is taking care of everything in the whole universe, but still he spare his precious time and effort for the people who live in this earth which is considered as only dust on a scale or a drop of water in a bucket. This human society is small and can be deemed as nothing compared to the whole universe. But God considers this place as something important and he laid out a plan for the creation and end of this earth. Then why? It is because he wants everyone on this earth to have knowledge of God and receive salvation from him. But because of the lack of knowledge people fall away from God and cannot receive salvation.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.
Therefore, as people of God we must have the knowledge of God and also knowledge about his laws and regulation. Then why did God give his laws and regulations?
Ezekiel 20:11 I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, for the man who obeys them will live by them.
God gave us his laws and regulations so that we may have the knowledge of salvation. Without having the knowledge we cannot know God, nor can we receive the salvation from God. Today, out of ignorance many Christians say that we are to receive salvation no through the laws, but through faith. It is partly true. But in the first place, how can we have faith in God? Can anyone have faith on something he does not know? Think about aliens coming from a distant galaxy or planet. Many people might believe that there is “something out there.” But it does not mean he firmly believe about what he thinks or simply it does not mean he has faith in it. He does not deny the existence of aliens, but neither does he make any definite argument about the existence.
Today, people’s faith in God is the same. They do not deny the existence of God, nor are they sure of his existence. It means he does not have true faith in God. Why is it so? It is because people do not have knoweldge about God. When you know the capital city of France is Paris, you can firmly say that with faith. But what about a country of whose capital you do not have any knowledge? Say, Nepal. You definitely know there is a capital of the country, but still you cannot tell the city. People believe that there is God, but when they were asked about who God is, they cannot answer and say, “Just believe that there is God and Jesus is the Savior.” It is almost like saying, “We don’t have any proof, but just believe that there is aliens.” Who will trust what they say? I don’t think in this case even those who say that might not believe what they are saying.
Therefore, we must have knowledge of God first and then we can have faith in God. Then what is the knowledge we should have about God? His laws and regulations because these are given to us to teach us God and his salvation. And the bible teaches we can meet God and receive salvation from him through the feasts of God, one of the most important regulations of God. To meet a movie star, you must be aware of his schedule and find out the time he opens his time for his fan through various events such as signature event. It is the same with God. God prepared appointed times for his people so that they can meet God and receive blessings from him.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek the Lord whil he may be found; call on him while he is near.
There is time when God opens his schedule and give attention to the people on this earth so that he may grant what they are asking. I might sound strange, but it is true. You can pray to God anytime you want and that is true. But there is certain appointed times God allowed completely for his people and these times can be called the time of God’s favor. Through these appointed times he show his mercy and compassion. These are the most precious times of God and his people. Therefore, we must know these times dedicated completely for God’s people.
Jeremiah 8:7 Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirement of the Lord.
Alas!! Even the senseless animals know the times of the season and live according to the times. But God’s people do not know the appointed times of God and does not do what is required at those times. If they know the requirements of God and follow them, they would receive blessings; but they do not know. God is giving lamentation about his people’s ignorance about God. 2000 years ago God came down to this earth in the name of Jesus, but people rejected him out of ignorance. Jesus wept for their ignorance and coming destruction caused by their lack of knowledge on God.
Luke 19:41 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
Jesus was their long waited Savior who could give them salvation. But they rejected him and the salvation coming from him. It was because they were senseless like animals and they did not have any knowledge of God. Animals could be considered more sensible compared to them because at least they know the seasons and appointed times. It is the same now. According to the prophecies of the bible, at God’s appointed time Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother Jerusalem came down to this earth to give us salvation. We should have knowledge on the Spirit and the Bride to have true faith in them. Now stop saying to just believe in God; now rather know the reason why we should believe in God and who are the Savior in our time. Foolishly we might not recognize the time of God’s coming and lose the chance of salvation.