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FULLNESS OF TIME

 

            Deut. 6:11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;

           

            Esther 3:5 And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

 

            Isaiah 30:26  26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-10  To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;  3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;  6 A time to geta, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;  7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. 9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? 10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

 

 

Matthew 23:38  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

 

Luke 3:5         Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

 

Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

 

John 6:13  Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.

   
   
   
   
Acts 2:4

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 4:8

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

Acts 4:31

31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Acts 6:3

3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Acts 7:55

55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

Acts 9:17

17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

Acts 11:24

24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

Acts 13:9

9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

 

 

 ** Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time                                 will I wait, till my change come.

Is. 11:9 - for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord  as the waters cover the sea.

Ps. 31:15a - 15 My times are in your hands.

Ps. 102:13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.

Habbakuk 2:2-3 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Luke 1:20d – “…my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season...”

Luke 1:23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

Luke 1:57 Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.

Luke 2:6  And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

Luke 2:21-22 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 

 

John 7:6-7 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. 7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. 8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.

Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power…7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

 

I Cor. 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

 

Ephesians 1:9-14

 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory[1]

[2]The Holy Bible : King James Version., Eph 1:9. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995.

Galatians 4:4-7

 4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

The main verb in v. 10 normally means to sum up or recapitulate a complex discourse in a brief summary (cf. Rom. 13:10). The verb may, however, have been taken to mean “to bring to a head” and associated with the metaphoric use of “head” (of a body; see 2 Esdras 12:17-18, neb). [3]

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[4]Mays, James Luther, Publishers Harper & Row, and Society of Biblical Literature. Harper's Bible Commentary, Eph 1:7. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1996, c1988.

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[6]The Holy Bible : King James Version., Ga 4:3. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995.

God always works in the 'fullness of time'.  He is not bound by man's schedules or contraints.  When time swells...when it becomes enlarged it is ready to produce the fruit of the Spirit...the will of God. 

When God's time becomes full...satan's time becomes weak and moves toward the final dissolution. 

. When the fullness of time arrived, God gave Baby Jesus to Mary; and that baby grew up to die on the cross for the sins of the world.

Babies are fragile, but God uses the weak things of the world to confound the mighty (1 Cor. 1:26–28). Babies must have time to grow up, but God is patient and is never late in accomplishing His will. Each baby God sends is a gift from God, a new beginning, and carries with it tremendous potential. What a tragedy that we live in a society that sees the unborn baby as a menace instead of a miracle, an intruder instead of an inheritance.

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[8]Wiersbe, Warren W. Be Available. An Old testament study., Jdg 13:1. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1996, c1994.

Luke 1:20d – “…my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season...”

2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine.

 

I Peter 1:8      Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.

 

2 John 12  Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face toc face, that our joy may be full.

 

Rev.4:8  And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they resta not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

 

Rev. 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

 

Rev, 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

 

 

The skin with which God clothed Adam and Eve perpetually reminded them of God’s provision. Similarly in the fullness of time God accepted the sacrifice of Christ, and on the basis of that atonement He clothes believers in righteousness (Rom. 3:21-26).

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[10]Walvoord, John F., Roy B. Zuck, and Dallas Theological Seminary. The Bible Knowledge Commentary : An Exposition of the Scriptures. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1983-c1985.

 

Ruth had been barren in Moab for the entire period of her marriage to Mahlon (1:4-5). Now her faithful obedience was rewarded as God gave her conception. In a sense this foreshadowed the miraculous birth of the Son of God that would take place in Bethlehem when the fullness of time had come (Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-7; Gal. 4:4). The sojourn in Moab lasted at least 10 years (Ruth 1:4). By contrast, within a few short weeks of their return to Bethlehem, Naomi and Ruth had experienced blessing that was rich and full.

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[12]Walvoord, John F., Roy B. Zuck, and Dallas Theological Seminary. The Bible Knowledge Commentary : An Exposition of the Scriptures. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1983-c1985.

 

It would appear that the fullness of time has come and that the ebb has spent itself, so that the swelling tide is bound to rise. The divine law of progress will operate as soon as the wills of men are so conditioned as to be ready. Whether we have to deteriorate to a new low, worse than anything we have known before, in order that our minds and hearts may be conditioned to seek the Lord I do not know, but the turning of people unto God as the only hope gives a suggestion that the time for revival is here. There is certainly a realization by many that a revival must come in the numerous calls which are overwhelming evangelists for the first time in many years.

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[14]Dallas Theological Seminary. Bibliotheca Sacra Volume 104, Vol. 104, Page 231, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1947; 2002.

Specifically the coming of Christ in the fullness of time marked the end of the old order and the beginning of the new. The typical, earthly inheritance finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ. The establishment of the NT Church was in direct fulfillment of the promises given to Abraham, who together with all his faithful seed was looking for the heavenly inheritance (Heb 11:10, 16[15]

[16]The Evangelical Theological Society. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society Volume 31, Vol. 31, Page 264, The Evangelical Theological Society, 1988; 2002.

 Standing between Moses and Paul, Isaiah links the creation and re-creation concepts of the day of the Lord as a fullness of time. He prophesies that “in the day” of the Lord’s saving action “the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days” (Isa 30:26). The day of the Spirit, both Alpha and Omega, is a sevenfold fullness of time, a manifestation of the full mystery of the sevenfold glory of the Spirit[17]

[18]Westminster Theological Seminary. Westminster Theological Journal Volume 40, Vol. 40, Page 263, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1978; 2002.


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