Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation." Luke 19:41-44
I remember when I was coming to England for my first time, It was the end of October when the fall winter season is meant to be setting in. I had never lived in England or been to a country with wintery season, but I was all suited up with three quarter court and a few layers underneath. You can say I was ready to face the winter weather.
Just like natural seasons physically happen on earth, there are spiritual seasons that come to us all. Unfortunately the greatest dilemma is many people including Christians miss their season. If we only can learn to notice and learn to live in a spiritual season, we would gain much lessons from our experience in a season.
Scripture makes us understand that, to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens, Eccl 3:1. Jesus stressed this elsewhere when he says, it is not for you to know the time or the season, which the father has put in his own power, Acts 1:7. From this we clearly understand that nothing just happens by luck or by chance. God in his divine power is the controller of all things and has the specific plan, purpose and timing for every one of our life experiences.
As there are natural seasons suited for specific hemispheres, Spiritual seasons are divinely determined times with personal experiences, that God allows to come to a person in the aim of fulfil three main things.
Produce greater or deeper spiritual growth and maturity in us
Prepare him for future task or ministry calling
Promote him to positions that acquire victories over forces darkness
However to achieve these things one has to yield to God who purposes these seasons in our lives.
In the opening scriptures, Israel was for a long time hoping and waiting for the coming of the messiah. Unfortunately when he eventually came, they never recognised him and they missed their visitation. Consequently, forty years after Christ's prophesy, their enemy, Titus of Rome. arouse over them and besieged Jerusalem and broken down. They were powerless to defeat him as they lacked what they spiritual visitation season had intended to add to them.
Don't let your spiritual season pass you by. God wants you to be prepared for spiritual seasons. There are numerous indications left for us in the scriptures to help us prepare for spiritual season. People of God perish for lack of Knowledge but you ought to be ready that you may not buckle under your spiritual season. Whatever it takes and How ever devastating the season may be, don't give up. it has something to add to you.
Dear Heavenly Father, I believe you are in control of all things and you intend well to allow spiritual seasons to come into my life. I pray that I receive the wisdom to learn from my spiritual season. I pray you grant me the strength to prevail while in the spiritual season. in Jesus name I pray. amen.