Popularity is the state or condition of being liked, admired, or supported by many people!
“Kairos” means “the appointed time in the purpose of God,” the time when God acts (e.g. Mark 1:15 — the kairos is fulfilled and The Kingdom of God is at hand).
Apostle Paul was called to do a work for God and The LORD did not want him to be looked upon as being a popular apostle among men!
This is why, I believe, The LORD set him aside and separated him for a season to speak to him regarding some things, just as He will many of us, in this season!
The LORD is going to set you aside in the wilderness, because He has somethings He wants to download in your spirit personally as He did many of His Prophets (John) when He said, “Come up hither and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter,” (Revelation 4:1-2).
Why? Because, God wants you to know that it is not in who you know or what you know that is going to move you into your destiny, but Him!
When it pleased God, who separated Apostle Paul from his mother’s womb, and called him by his grace, to reveal His Son in him, that he might preach him among the heathen; immediately Paul said that he conferred not with flesh and blood: “Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me, but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.”
I believe God had Apostle Paul go into Arabia for a time of preparation! You see, preparation is a time of “making ready,” and, who better to prepare us than The Holy Spirit!
The Holy Spirit is there to lead, train and to guide us into where we need to go, what to say, how to say it, and to comfort us and much much more as he did Paul into Arabia to be taught.
Then after three years, Paul obeyed the Spirit and went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw he none, save James The Lord’s brother, (Galatians 1:15-19 KJV).
God is a strategic God and He knows where He wants His People to reside in this season in order to be prepared and trained in this season for assignments. He also knows what He wants us each to do, and like Apostle Paul, we will have to all learn to trust His leading, timings and His guidance in this season in order for us to walk in His divine destiny as Paul did.
You will notice Paul said “he conferred not with flesh and blood,” meaning all this had to be crucified in the time of his elevation and promotion, because it is in these times the enemy will speak to your flesh to help God out, like Sarah and Abraham did!
But The Holy Spirit wants you to listen and allow Him to lead you into doors that he himself will open as he did Paul!
Apostle Paul allowed God to open the doors of preparation and training for his life and he refused to do it himself, as he obeyed God to go down to Arabia, instead of communing with the other apostles, which I am sure was a temptation after his conversion to know the others. But instead, God had other plans for his life!
Follow your kairos; instead of flesh and blood moments!
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!