HOW TO HANDLE KAIROS
41] And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,  Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.  For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,  And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.Luke 19:41-44
We see an attitude in Jesus, it is one that reflects an understanding of the governance of times and seasons over the operations of God on the earth because of the interwovenness of times and the fulfilment of God’s purposes.
This attitude is revealed in the fact that Jesus didn’t start ministry until He felt that the time was right in God’s calendar to get into public ministry.
In our opening texts, we see what the Bible describes as “the day of visitation” — that is exactly what kairos is. Apart from it being an opportune time, another description that perfectly describes kairos is the “day of visitation”. A time of reward or retribution.
According to that story in Luke 19, when Jesus came to the earth it was the earth’s season of opportunity — an opportune time to embrace peace/salvation ahead of another time that is going to come, the time of retribution.
That’s why the Bible says “now is the hour of salvation” — this period of time we have now, this window of opportunity before death comes, before the rapture of the saints, this is God’s hour of mercy to help the earth escape the wrath to come.
This is what Jesus wept about. That the people couldn’t discern God’s intent and operation on the earth, they couldn’t discern the times and seasons they were in and what benefit lay in it for them.
Another thing to note is that Jesus had dispensational thinking. In dispensational thinking and realization, the understanding is different. Jesus sees that the people are ignorant of His hour and timing. They’re missing out on His hour and the benefits that come with it. Jesus knew that He was the “man-in-charge” of the season and time. It was His dispensation.
In this ideology, what we’re saying is that by reason of insight, a man has entered into God’s book of events on the earth, has looked into it and has seen himself in that book as a major player for the fulfilment of a divine plan and is waiting for the opportune time apportioned unto the commemoration or beginning of such event.
Jesus has such consciousness,
Paul had such dispensational ideology too.
2 Corinthians 4:6.
It is that dispensational ideology that in return formed the building block of the trajectory of his life and ministry. It made him know how far he is supposed to go in life in the pursuit of the assignment cut out for him.
This lets us know that some people will go through life with big pictures in their heart,
Some other people will go through life with smaller smaller pictures.
Then, when kairos comes, it is the picture that has been in their heart that will manifest.
God has done His part in setting kairos and ‘qarah’ for all men — Acts 17:24-26 “He set their times and the boundaries of their habitation.”
So whilst we’re going to talk about Kairos, let’s talk about pictures too, since we’ve already established that kairos will only amplify the picture that already has been in the heart.
We’ll continue from here tomorrow.
Were you blessed today?
Further Reading: Luke 23:28-30
2 Peter 3:9-10