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'Tis the Season to be in Season
December 06, 2015      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons


It is essential that we learn to live in season. Living in season is to have our lives calibrated with the Holy Spirit’s teaching and work in and through our lives.


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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what 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 seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 a time to tear, 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 for war, and a time for peace.

Solomon was endowed with supernatural wisdom. He taught that there are seasons in our lives.

It is essential that we learn to live in season.

Or that we have our lives calibrated with the Holy Spirit’s teaching and work in and through our lives.

Problems from not being ‘in season’:

Matthew 11:16-19

“But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates, 17 “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”

Luke 19:43-44

For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

2 Samuel 11:1-2

In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. 2 It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful.

The benefit to being ‘in season’:

Proverbs 15:23

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Galatians 6:9

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

What is your season?

Are you in agreement with your season which is determined by your Father?

There are even seasons in our corporate life as a spiritual family:

1. We must learn to walk out "sacred stillness" combined with "active mission".

Isaiah 30:15

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

2. We are to learn, unlock, and move in God ordained “one another-ness”. (58 “one-anothers”)

3. 2016 is a year of "Faith Completing Action"! –

James 2:14-26

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

4. The church as we know it will rapidly transform from a centralized organizational meeting to a spreading organic family on mission.


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