Yes, I've heard it said that God operates both in and outside of time...He has absolutely no time limits about Himself!
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Awakening Comes before Arising!
The Holy Spirit is breathing upon God's people. He is saying, "Beloved! Awaken and arise!"
Most of us awaken daily to the awareness of time. Our first thought may be, "What time is it?" I believe right now, the Holy Spirit is stirring us to a consciousness of time—Heaven's time.
Created Time and Kingdom Time
Here in Melbourne, Australia, we are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). My husband and I have close family in New Zealand and the UK. Between us, we live in 3 different time zones. When my daughter lived in Scotland, I sometimes chatted to her as she walked the streets of Edinburgh. While she was active in broad daylight, I was going nowhere. It was after midnight in Australia.
Sometimes our lives are like this. We say, "Father, it's dark. I'm stuck. Where are You in my life?" We cannot see what He is doing. But in the meantime, our Father is operating in His time zone. He says, "I am moving."
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" (Isa. 43:19a NIV)
It's "Now O'Clock"! It's the local time of Heaven. It's Kingdom time.
"For thus says the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy..." (Isa. 57:15a NKJV)
While we live in our temporal time zone, in a system of time created by God (Gen. 1:14), our Father dwells in the time zone of eternity. He lives and works in the eternal, now.
In the book of Revelation, Jesus declares, "'I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,' says the Lord, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty'" (Rev. 1:8 NKJV). All at once, He dwells in past, present and future.
So, if you are wondering about the timing of God for your life, be encouraged today: your Father operates both within and outside of your time, and you are His beloved child. You are a citizen of His Kingdom (Eph. 2:19).
He is saying, "Beloved! Awaken and arise!"
Synchronized with Heaven
Some clocks can be set to view different time zones at once. You can see the local time in another country. You know how to interact with someone who is operating in that time. When you perceive what is happening in Kingdom time, it changes the way you respond here and now. You become synchronized with what is on God's agenda.
No Longer a "Time Zone Orphan"
"I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you." (John 14:18 NKJV)
A "time zone orphan" feels that what they accomplished in the past, or what they once had, is lost to them. But those past exploits and encounters with God—those past sacrifices and prayers—have not been used up or wasted. They are still alive and present before the throne of God.
The ripple effect of what they produced is happening now. That work God did in your life or in your family – that prophetic promise – it's LIVE. It's NOW. Hear Him say, "See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands; your walls are ever before Me" (Isa. 49:16 NIV).
Out of Your Waiting Room
As prophetic people we sometimes wonder, "When will this transition end?" We long for the future fulfillment of what God has promised. Your Father wants you to know, He holds your future in His hands, now. Not one detail escapes His attention. He is working all things together for good (Rom. 8:28). In the midst of the trial, we can declare as the Psalmist did, "My times are in Your hand" (Ps. 31:15a)!
Today, hear your Father's invitation, "Come out of the waiting room and into My throne room!"
You Will Encounter God
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life." (Prov. 13:12 NKJV)
When HE is our desire, our heart sickness will be healed. We realize that His plan has been for intimacy all along, and that to obey Him is simply to be with our Father in the "now" thing He is doing. Even when obedience involves costly surrender or it means holding on to faith in the midst of a trial.
Hear your Father say, "Join Me now! It is My delight to be with you and to share My Kingdom with you" (Luke 12:32).
If you have been hurt during an extended time of waiting, receive a fresh touch from the Holy Spirit. He is at work setting your heart—your inner clock—to Kingdom time.
Faith is Released in Heaven's Time Zone
In Heaven's time zone you can see God's promise already accomplished. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Heb. 11:1 NKJV). The word "substance" translated means "that which has actual existence" (Strong's G5287, Thayers).
And that assurance, that "now" of ownership, is only obtained as you step into Kingdom time. You can then declare in faith, "I have the substance of God's promise, now!" Like our Father, we can call those things which do not exist as though they do (Rom. 4:17).
The Kingdom is Becoming Visible
Some clocks have no second hand, and the movement of time is barely perceptible. But remove the outside case of a mechanical watch or clock, and you can see a buzz of action. Wheels and gears are moving and whirring. The invisible is made visible.
Get ready for the "inner workings" of the Kingdom of God to become increasingly visible to you, both by spiritual perception and evidence in the physical environment.
His Kingdom is manifesting, and your faith is being unleashed! It's time to see and perceive His Kingdom like never before. As you step into the time zone of Heaven, make declarations and respond with faith. Miracles are breaking out, but more than that...you are encountering your Father who loves you.
Helen Calder is a prophetic minister and writer, and founder of Enliven Ministries, a part of the David McCracken Ministries family. Helen has a unique gift of equipping in the areas of hearing God's voice, prophetic ministry and prayer. She is known for Enliven Blog, an online prophetic training and mentoring resource that reaches thousands of people globally. Helen and Malcolm have been married for 36 years.
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