If you observe a tree year round, you will notice that its appearance will change depending on the season that it is in. In the winter season, a tree will become barren and lifeless due to the climate change. This is a dry season for the tree, yet this dormancy period is necessary as a time of rest.
In the spring season, the spring rain will arrive and buds will appear as the tree will begin to blossom, flourish, and leaves will begin to grow. The fruit bearing trees will begin to grow fruit. In the summer season the tree will become healthy and vibrant. The sun will cause the tree to thrive and flourish.
In the fall season, the colors of the leaves will begin to change as the tree goes through a time of transition and preparation for the winter season.
Trees do not usually grow continuously throughout the year, but mostly have spurts of active expansion followed by periods of rest. Just as seasons are necessary in the natural, we must also go through seasons in our lives spiritually. It is imperative that we learn how to adjust to, as well as discern the season that we are living in just as the sons of Issachar.
In 1 Chronicles 12, when David went to Ziclag, he had mighty warriors to help him in war. We need to surround ourselves with strong believers to stand with us, pray with us and fight with us and for us. These men were armed with bows, using both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows with the bow. They were of Benjamin, Saul’s brethren.
Some Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for battle, who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as gazelles on the mountains. Then he had the sons of Issachar who knew the times and the seasons. We need to have spiritual discernment in the times that we are living in. Some of us are going to come into a spring season suddenly. We must recognize the shift and move with the cloud.
The LORD says;
“To those of you who are in a winter season, rejoice in this cold, dry season, because your spring season is just ahead. This desert place is the training ground that will launch you into a season of fruitfulness. Do not despise this time of desolation, but trust Me for the days to come.
Although you may feel as if the heavens are brass and your voice is not being heard, press in for the greater victory which lies ahead. This is a time of preparation and just as the sons of Issachar knew how to discern the times and seasons for the people, you will also learn how to walk in discernment.
Spend your time wisely in this season. Spend time with Me, and you will soon come back into the times of refreshing. Trust Me in those times of barrenness. Things may not appear as you expected, but recognize the importance of every season of your life.
Don’t rebel in times of change, but rather stay focused and learn how to be content in every situation. Allow Me to restructure your life as you go through these adjustments.
Stay in My timing. Don’t try to birth something out of its due season or it will become an Ishmael.
I will bring life in those winter seasons when things seem dead all around you.
I will bring growth in the spring seasons and everything will come into full bloom.
I will bring My glory in those summer seasons to revive and refresh you.
I will bring changes in those fall seasons to prepare you for your advancement.
Learn to recognize what I AM doing in every season so that you will be content and able to move forward. Change is always necessary for your spiritual growth. There are lessons to be learned, and changes to be made that are necessary for your journey in every season.
Do not fear change. This is the time to embark on new adventures and enter new dimensions in My glory as you submit to the time and season that I have placed you in,”
says the LORD.
“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer and day and night shall not cease,” Genesis 8:22.
“The sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command,” 1 Chronicles 12:32.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven,” Ecclesiastes 3:1.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,