Understanding the chronos times and the kairos signs together gives us a solid foundation of assurance even in difficult times. We understand what must take place and when. We know the appointed times. We know the specific signs that will signal the dawn of the Day of the Lord, the 7th great Day.
We know that Christ’s coming is at the Day of the Lord, which is also when the rapture happens and we are gathered to Him to complete our heavenly calling. Like Esther, we were born for such a time as this to take our place as joint-heirs with Christ to rule with Him over the earth for the 1,000 years.
We also know the appointed Day of judgment. Until then, what we see now are the consequences of our choices—as individuals, as a society, and as nations. So where does that leave us? Training for reigning.
Revelation 1 shows us the risen, glorified Christ. In doing so, we get of glimpse of how we will reign with Him, fully conformed to His image. Verse 16 says, “out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.” What does that mean? We don’t have to guess. We simply go to the whole counsel of the Bible to find other passages that use the same phrasing to determine the meaning.
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 2 Thessalonians 2:8
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:17-18
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
All of these describe the power of speaking God’s Word by the anointing. Right now we’re undergoing our “boot-camp training,” which we all know isn’t always pleasant in the natural. But it can give us training in how to use our weapons, particularly the two-edged sword. We get to choose the words we speak.
We can repeat what we hear in the news reports that must speak of pestilence and death. Or we can repeat what Christ the Head has already spoken over His Body. We need to take this time to linger in His presence and get the words from His Word to speak by the anointing of the Spirit. What comes out of our mouths will reveal where are thoughts are focused.
Speaking as the Spirit directs does not deny or ignore the facts on this earth. Instead, it acknowledges a higher truth that we have access to if we have renewed our minds according to His Word.