WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11
Scripture: Genesis 15:13-16, Matthew 23, Daniel 8:23
The issue of fullness is critical to understanding James 5:4-6. Fullness is a principle that is hinted at in Genesis 15:13-15. Verses 13-15 state, “Then He said to Abram: ‘Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.’” The Amorites were the group of tribes that occupied the nation of Canaan. God said, “You will be locked up in Egypt 400 years, until fullness of iniquity rises on Egypt and fullness of iniquity rises on Canaan. Once fullness of iniquity rises on Egypt, I will judge the Egyptians and you will come out with all they have hoarded.” I am retranslating, but if we look at it from the eyes of James, this is what God did. And, they went to Canaan and they took everything, including the land. But they had to stay 400 years, until fullness of iniquity was complete. Fullness of iniquity governs every major prophetic transition in Scripture, out of Egypt into the Promise Land and from the Old Covenant to the New. Matthew 23 describes Jesus declaring. “Full, full, full – you are full, full, full of iniquity.” The eight woes that Jesus pronounced over Israel were because they had filled the Old Covenant and the nation with iniquity. Jesus declared fullness. It is fullness that transitions us from the old heavens and earth to the new one. We know this from Daniel. Daniel 8:23 says, “And in the latter time of their kingdom, When the transgressors have reached their fullness, A king shall arise, Having fierce features, Who understands sinister schemes.” The antichrist cannot come on the earth until fullness of iniquity is reached in the earth. What is restraining that today? The church is restraining it. We have a job to do – we have a job to do in harvesting the nations. We need to do it! Fullness governs every major prophetic transition in Scripture, and we need to realize that those of us that are here in the end-times, fullness dictates the Judicial Hand of God moving against hoarders so that their wealth is transferred to the church for the purpose of harvesting nations. And all we have to do is listen for the Spirit’s guidance and when we hear it, start praying it! God will eat their flesh like fire and their wealth will transfer for the Kingdom when it comes. But the church has not yet taken that posture. Leaders have not taught young ministers about these principles, most likely because they did not know the principles themselves. God has to open eyes to understand this process. But when we understand it and see it in action, we realize the greatest season the church has ever known is approaching. We need to get the church ready, get our ministers ready and get our people ready. If we go to church on Sunday morning and instead of partaking of Scriptural meat, we are fed entertainment, jokes and light-hearted Scriptural fare, changes are demanded. May the God of Heaven visit every church where an entertainer is in charge and cut the leadership off if they refuse to repent! One major problem, however, is that people love it. It is easier to be entertained than challenged with uncomfortable and painful Word. Let us not be in that crowd! Let us not be caught with the hoarders!