I recall at the beginning of the year 2020 many preachers utilizing the ‘play-on-words’ that the year 2020 provided.
I can’t count how many “2020” vision analogies I heard. Many of those preachers went out on a limb to make ‘prophecies’ that have ‘gone down in flames’.
I’ve always had a problem with preachers who want to tickle their congregation’s ears every New Year with promises of, “The Lord told me that this year is your season!”
Really? Every year? Everybody? It’s stupid statements like that, that are ‘fodder’ for atheists and skeptics.
Calendar year 20/20 has proven to be one of the most challenging of this modern era, and as of now there are three and a half months left.
However, there is one thing that these prophets may have not considered…
WHICH CALENDAR DOES GOD GO BY?
Even though God exists outside of time, He still uses it as a point of reference for us, but does He go by the the Gregorian calendar that is named after Pope Gregory XIII. He introduced it in October of 1582. It’s the solar calendar system used throughout most of the world,
Or, does God work through the Jewish Calendar? Read this…
Exodus 12:1-2 (KJV)
And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying, 2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
God told this to Moses as they left Egypt. It is a lunar calendar and even though it has evolved through the centuries, there is no evidence that God defines His times and seasons by the calendar we use today.
I’m by no means an expert on the Hebrew calendar, but I do think it’s foolish to assume that God bases what He does and His timeline on a calendar that WE established rather than one that is rooted in what He established.
According the the Jewish calendar, the year 5782 began September 7, 2020. So, if you don’t like the way that 2020 has gone, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We don’t assign parameters of time to God, He defines them to us. So, when you try to discern the times, let’s remember that time itself belongs to God.