“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habakkuk 2:3).
The LORD is a God of timing, a God of ordered things, a God who keeps His appointments. Sometimes we go through disappointments when we do do not like God’s timing, God’s order; but God keeps His appointments in His time.
The Prophet, Daniel, spoke much of God and His appointed times. Daniel wrote:
“And He said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be” (Daniel 8:19)
“And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white (in righteousness), even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed” (Daniel 11:35).
There are things known only to God, but God chooses to reveal these secret things to His Prophets. There are things God will make us to know; so we are prepared when they come to pass.
In Genesis God spoke to Abraham: “Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son” (Genesis 18:14). The LORD kept His appointment, and Isaac, the promised child, was born.
In Exodus God gave command to Moses, “Thou shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread (thou shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it you came out from Egypt; and none shall appear before Me empty” (Exodus 23:15).
Psalms 81:3 states, “Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed on our solemn feast day.”
The appointed time, the time appointed, the set time, the time known unto the LORD and established by Him. Are you keeping your appointments? Are you there at your set times? Are you punctual? Are you faithful? Are you on time, or always running late? Being late is not good [Dormez-Vous, 4/28/21]. Missing an appointment can be costly. Sinning, being unclean, being defiled may greatly hinder your destiny. It may set you back, and cause you much grief, cause you to miss your appointments with the divine. Be awake, be vigilant, be a good steward of those things God has placed in your hand for the appointed time.
You have a divine appointment with your Maker for God “hath appointed a Day in which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man Whom He hath ordained; whereof He has given assurance unto all men, in that He has raised Him from the dead” (Acts 17:31). Known to God, known only to the Father, but known, indeed. The appointed time draws near.
The writer to the Hebrews tells us “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). Judgment at the appointed time, the designated day, at the precise hour. All rise!