Thursday, October 03, 2019


Our lives are affected by various types of season.

  • The natural seasons of summer, autumn, winter and spring have different effects in different parts of the world. Their impact has declined as people have moved away from rural areas into cities with air conditioning and urban transport.

  • Each life has changing seasons: birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parent, grandparent, waning, death.

  • The Christian life has season: new birth, growing spiritually, mature servant of God, wise elder (1 John 2).

  • Churches pass through seasons: first love, overcoming, luke-warm, compromised lamp removed (Rev 2,3).

  • The most common pattern of seasons that nations, churches and people can pass through are blessing, forgetfulness, idolatry, rebellion, curse, disaster, repentance, rescue, obedience/blessing (Deut 8).

But one thing is certain. The Holy Spirit does not go through seasons. He does not have a season where he cannot be bothered doing anything and another when he is keen to be active. The Holy Spirit is always active, seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, regardless of what season is people are in.
For the eyes of the LORD roam throughout the earth to show himself strong for those who are wholeheartedly devoted to him (2 Chron 16:9).
If we are in a bad season, we should not be looking for the Holy Spirit to begin a new season, he does not, as he is always active. We should be striving to get back into the season of first love, of obedience and blessing, of mature servant, so he is free to work in our midst.

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