Foundational Text is taken from “To everything there is a season; and a time to every purpose under the heavens” Ecc 3:1 and 1 Chronicles 12:32 “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were 200 and all their brethren were at their commandment”. It is critically important that the saints of YESHUA adjust and adhere to the prophetic end times especially being able to understanding KAIROS season in a cosmos world.
For the purposes of this message, I am going to talk about the Hebrew or Jewish calendar which moves according to the solar and lunar calendar and the Gregorian or civil calendar which moves according to the solar year of 12 months of January, February etc. According to Biblical numerology the number 20 stands for twice of ten or waiting period as seen in Genesis 31:38-41. In the Jewish calendar year of 5780 which corresponds to the civil calendar 2020, it was the year of the mouth, the year of the spoken word out of one’s mouth whether they were curses or blessings will eventually manifest within the decade. We are currently in the Jewish calendar of 5781, the year of teeth. Shin is the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet and it also means shuvah (penitence) to turn from your whole being to God, representing the day of atonement, the letter unites a person with God. In 5781, we will see that we are coming into a world of lawlessness, representing a devouring or destroying as in gnashing of something with teeth. It would be wise to pay attention to all events that occur in the state of Israel, the mount of Olives to which the bible also refers to as the “abomination of desolation”. Daniel 12:11-12 11“From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1, 290 days. 12Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1, 335 days. Matthew 24:15-21 15“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel-let the reader understand- 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now-and never to be equaled again.
The bible tells us about the prophetic events that will occur in the end time which include the rebuilding of the third temple and the resurrection of live animal sacrifices being performed. Daniel 9:26-27 26After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.”
The believer must declare that “In 2021, I will not be fearful but faithful in my walk with Christ!”
Main Text: John 5: 1-8
Verse 1 “After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. This feast was the feast of Passover. Jerusalem means “set ye double peace”. 2020 has been a tough year for many people, let’s declare “After all the hell I have been through in 2020, Jesus give me double portion of your peace!”
Verse 2 “Now there at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool which is called in the Hebrew Bethesda, having 5 porches” Bethesda means “house of mercy”. The number 5 biblically means God’s grace, it symbolizes God’s kindness and favor toward mankind. In Exodus 12:12-13 ” On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every first born of people and animals and I will bring judgement on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD; The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt”. Proverbs 11:4 ” Riches do not profit in the day of wrath but righteousness delivers from death”
Declaration: “Thank you Yeshua for protecting my family and I from the destructive plague of co-vid 19 in 2020. We are passing over 2020 to enter into 2021 because of His protective covering mercy and grace. While millions have died, are dying and others are fighting for their life not just from co-vid infection but from other life threatening diseases, accidents, unforseen causes, natural disasters etc. Mercy in the Greek is “eleos” the act of withholding deserved punishment, His pity and compassion. Grace in the Greek “charis” God’s act of endowing unmerited favor in other words He gives us grace that we have not earned or deserve. Hebrews 4:16 “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and grace to help in time of need!
Declaration: “Death is not my portion for 2021, I receive Christ’s mercy and grace to help me in my time of need!” “I prophetically proclaim a renewal of your peace, the peace of Jerusalem – set ye double peace, abundant mercy, unmerited grace and favor be upon you and everything that you will touch in 2021 thus saith the Spirit of Truth, Ruach Hakodesh the Holy Ghost!”
Verse 3: “In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water” Some bible translations refer to the sick as blind, lame, paralyzed. The word waiting in the Greek is ekdechomenōn which means to look for, expect, await. The word moving in the Greek is kinesis: a moving, agitation. The year 2020 has definitely been a year where many have been sick not just with the covid-19 infection but with mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Many are weak, feeble, without strength, powerless, needy and poor. Being sick and impotent like those lying on the 5 porches with bodies feeling dry, being physically deprived of their natural juices, shrunk and wasted. Many because of 2020 covid-19 and the restraints that it has placed on nations and it’ citizens, we find reports that more and more people are depressed, increase number of suicides, increase in domestic violence abuse, increase in alcohol and drug consumption, increase in crime during a time where is no curfew, increase in mental issues and anxiety, panic attacks, hopelessness. People are physically and spiritually blind, lame, crippled in their finances, paralyzed because life as they know it has been rudely interrupted. We find ourselves waiting for more freedom and normalcy “take me back to the way things use to be and were before covid-19. We are waiting for the water to move, we are waiting for the virus to be completely annihilated. We are waiting for the nations to re-open their borders to all non-citizens, for travel, vacation, business etc. We are waiting for our lives to return to normal before the layoffs and the lockdowns. We are waiting for the Great Re-set. Let me ask you this and please make an honest assessment while we are waiting for the above, spiritually are you prepared and ready as you wait til that day and night arrives for the Rapture of the Church and the second coming of Christ? Matthew 13:25 “But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away” What are we doing in the waiting?
Declaration: “My season of waiting ends tonight – I am going to recover, expect and receive Christ’s promises in 2021!” Hallelujah! Unless you plant, you can’t expect a harvest. What have you sown in this season?
Prophetic decree: “I prophetically proclaim 1 Cor 16:13 over your people be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man; be strong. Hebrews 10:36 “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of GOD, you will receive what He has promised. Even in the waiting, we must fulfill His will in our lives, we must not wait for things to go back to normal, or for it to be convenient – Now is the time to serve Him wholeheartedly and honestly.
Verse 4: “For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool and troubled (stirred) the water : whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsever disease He had. “Are you ready for a make-over?” “I am ready for my turn-over!” It is a fair and honest statement to say that we are living in uncertain times based on the fact that covid-19 infection is basically holding the 7 continents hostage! Times are doubtful, not clearly defined, not constant, untrustworthy, unsteady from lockdowns, to curfews, media reports, government decisions, health department report – a roller coaster of information. Ecc 3:1 ” To everything there is season, and a time to every purpose under heaven”
“To everything there is a season” – zeman in the Greek meaning a set time, appointed time
“And a time” – eth in the Greek meaning experiences, occurences, occasion, time of an event
“to every purpose under heaven” – chephets in the Greek meaning delight, pleasure, matter, desire
It is a fact of life that we will encounter uncertainty, it is also a fact that there are principles that God has already established in the earth and heaven that are certain thing meaning – TRUE SUITED TO CONFIRM, THAT WHICH CAN BE RELIED ON. For example : Genesis 8:22 “while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold & heat, summer and winter, days and night shall not cease.” Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatsoever one sows that also will he reap”. There are two types of times for the purposes of this message – Kairos and Chronos time. Kairos time – is appointed time, opportune time, or due season. Chronos time : minutes or seconds, how we measure it, this can either be short or long. At the certain season in Bethesda, the angel stirred the water at the appointed season. We are all by nature sick in spiritual things, blind, cripple, etc. Our healing comes from trust, hope and obedience. The angel came to stir water not daily, not frequently but at a certain season. Those who were least able to help themselves lay the longest waiting in the porches. The angel stirred the water but left the sick to themselves to get to the water. The water was a sanctuary until it became a place of healing when the water stirred. GOD wants to stir an inner commotion,srenewal, refreshing of covenant and promises within each of us.
The water represents a type of Messiah, He is the foundation of living water that is open to release His virtue and Word to those that desire to be healed, but if we do not use it, not being healed is our fault.
Declaration: “GOD of Israel has not cast me off even though my circumstances may be challenging! I am the apple of His eye! Hallelujah!” No more 2020 left overs for me! CHRIST WANTS TO RAISE YOUR EXPECTATIONS! Malachi 4:2 “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays and you will go out and frolic lie well-fed calves” The water in the pool was previously being used for purification but now here in this story it is being used for cleansing and cure. We have faced so much emotional, disappointing, frustration, tearful moments in seasons past but we are reminded that only the blood of Christ heals disease not just at a certain season but in all seasons.
John 5:5 “And a certain man there, which had a infirmity thirty and eight years
Verse 6 “When Jesus saw him lie and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?” Out of all the individuals that were laying around on that porch waiting for the stirring of the water, CHRIST fastened His eye on one man and singled Him out of the rest. He asks in simple terms “Do you want to be healed? Would you like to get well?”
Verse 7 “The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool, but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me!” Basically this is what he said, “Messiah, its not that I don’t want to be healed but I don’t have a good friend that’s why I am unhealed. I have done what I can to help myself but in vain no one else will help me” The infirmity that strikes me, the sickness and bodily disease, the weakness of which I may have moral or spiritual weakness or defects is what I want to be healed from!
Verse 8 “Jesus saith unto him “Rise, take up thy bed and walk”
Verse 9 And immediately the man was made whole and took up his bed and walked on the same day was the sabbath. There have been two types of people in 2020 (a.) Those that survive which mean those that remain alive or in existence after (b.) to continue to function or prosper despite and the second group of people are those that thrive (a.) to grow vigorously to gain in wealth or possession (b.) to progress toward or realize a goal despite circumstances. However in the year 2021, the children of GOD will not only survive and thrive but will stay revived. To stay revived is to to restore to life, to restore from a depressed inactive or unused state, to bring back, to renew in the mind or memory. What are we waiting for? Are we waiting for times to be convenient?
In times of uncertainty, Messiah is till certain meaning HE IS STILL SURE AND ON THE THRONE ROOM ON THE THIRD HEAVEN!
We must be like the children of Issachar – identify, recognize and understand KAIROS season, seize the opportunity to set ourselves in right standing with GOD, serve GOD from our heart in spirit and in truth, live holy and righteous, sow our tithes and offerings, assist in the work of the Kingdom and even if you do not have the finances, it is not an issue and should not be an issue of stress or worry because GOD is in need our your availability and willingness.
The year 2021 will require a changed mindset, one that is alert, diligence, focused. We must raise up to the opportunities in righteousness because we have the discernment of the HOLY GHOST to know the times and season and what to do according to ABBA. Paul says in Ephesians with instructions that we are to redeem the kairos time. We must pay attention and take advantage of opportune times and seasons. Do not let your diligence towards chronos choke out your attention to kairos season!!!