Why is it so important to understand the chronos times and the kairos seasons of God’s timetable? It enables you to understand the times. Being in the know, compliments of God’s Word, establishes your mind on our coming King. It inoculates you from being deceived by the lies of the world and the false prophets. It wards off the fiery darts of fear.
We don’t have to be troubled. We can be at peace (John 14:27). Why? Because we are not in darkness, so that the Day of the Lord should overtake us as a thief. For we are sons and daughters of the Light and of the Day (1 Thess. 5:4-5).
But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him (1 Thess. 5:8-10).
You see, we have a different appointment than that of the world. We are not taken from this earth because we cannot handle what is coming. We are taken in order to take our position as the immortal, heavenly government. That is what we see in Revelation 5 and 7—the seating of the heavenly court. The heavenly scroll, the title deed of the earth, is read aloud for it contains the details of our inheritance as joint-heirs with Christ.
The voice of God Almighty booms over the throng. “I will declare the decree: You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” The Son is the firstborn from the dead, who is now joined by His Body, the rest of the firstfruits, likewise born from the dead at the rapture. The Bridegroom and the Bride united as the one new Man, (the firstborn Son) to execute judgment and righteousness on the earth by virtue of being resurrected.
The Father speaks again: “Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel” Psalm 2:7-9). The angelic hosts burst into praise and worship, for they have longed to see this Day for thousands of years.
The throng before the throne responds. “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, 'Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!' " In case you’re wondering, we are part of the throng—the Bride, praising our King, the Lamb of God, the Lion of Judah.
And then suddenly, silence. It lasts for half an hour. It is a solemn moment. The time has finally come. The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascends before God. An angel takes the censer, fills it with fire from the altar, and throws it to the earth. The silence is broken. “And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake” (Rev. 8:4-5).
Our declarations and ruling judgments from Heaven—our two-edged sword—directs the archangel Michael to go to war against the hierarchy of evil forces in the heavenlies. Michael and the angels triumph—of course. Satan and his evil cohorts are thrown to the earth. We, the heavenly court are their replacement. The sound of the seven trumpet judgments begin to reverberate across the earth as the wrath of that Day.