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Dispatch - 'You Have Control'

Event:17th April 2023

Nick and I had not seen each other for ages. Ministry work, life in general for both of us and a new ministry position for Nick had meant that he had become busier than ever. A couple of bouts of the cold for him had also delayed our meeting up.

I love how the Lord reigns in our busyness for an appointed time.

The day we met was to be a significant one indeed.

First, let us open this message with a couple of other messages from scripture:

Matt 24:10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

Matt 15:8 These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.

9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.

March 2008 saw my first trip to Israel. I did not seek it or plan it but believed that the Lord would have me visit and it would be for a purpose. I went as part of a ministry team and during a very special gathering in the garden of Gethsemane, which had been closed off for a short while, especially for the use of our group, I found myself, after the meeting, sitting on a rock, contemplating the moment, when a small tortoise sped along a path just in front of my feet. It was a most unexpected sight. I knew I had to ask the Lord about it, and this is what He said:

‘When the conditions are right, the Jews will begin to return to the land. Those that I am bringing into the Kingdom now will be accelerated and overtake those who have been it the Kingdom for many years.'

Though the following passage of scripture did not present itself to me at the time, it speaks to me now. It concerns the hired labourers who help to bring in the vineyard owner’s harvest.

Matt 20: 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Imagine a runner who is last off the blocks winning the race.

As the Lord revealed this message on that trip, He began to speak about the feast of Tabernacles and that I must return home and prepare for a gathering at that time of the same year.

This message is about being prepared for what is to come upon the world and more so upon the body of Messiah. The Lord spoke about how the times and seasons were a biblical timeline and that events occur when conditions are right. It’s like seeing a road sign that indicates your next turn-off is 15 miles down the road. A lot can happen in that distance.

Times and seasons are based upon a lineal cosmic clock, but God will control the conditions.

Have you ever seen the early spring flowers blossom in the latter part of the win