(Last week we looked at “what” before “when” stating that the “what” question is more important that “when” question. Today we proceed looking at Divine instructions the “what” that makes “when” possible)
Faith is based on what you hear. God speaks to us…God speaks to you. Work hard on your hearing
What you WANT is not as important as WHAT He wants…
Put another way: What He wants is far more important than what you want.
The apostles and first group of Christ followers “wait” in Jerusalem. (Faith in divine instruction kept them waiting in the upper room) We don’t hear about “when” until Chapter 2 of Acts. “When” the day of Pentecost had fully come”
The Labour of the Soul Isaiah 53:11, Deut. 6:4
(what happens between faith and delivery?) Faith delivers in the fullness of time through the labor of the soul.
The church was born right after that “Wait” experience as their souls laboured in what was promised (their whole exercise was planning Kingdom positions Acts 1:20. Hannah’s soul laboured. Ezra’s soul laboured in Ezra 10:1. Jesus’ soul laboured in Gethsemane)
The nation of Israel was born when Isaac was born and that was 25 years after the Promise was made to Abraham. Abraham’s soul laboured on the promise until it was delivered. Hebrews 6:12
It was never about you. It is all about Him, His plan and purpose! Will you pursue His plan or yours. Psalm 21:19