In reading the first chapters of Ezekiel it is obvious something had to be done about the way people were sinning. [] But through all of this there was a hope that God would do something miraculous to save the people from their sins. [Isaiah 53] But when that day came, people who were the closest to the reason for life, Jesus, ran the fastest. [Matthew 26:69-75] The season is coming when the world goes into a charity mode whether they believe in Jesus or not. But is that the reason He came? That we have one big party once a year and the rest of the year we forget about what Jesus taught? The Bible says to help the poor and the widows [James 1:27] but does not put a time limit on that help to do it but once a year.
So Jesus came for more than the acts of kindness once a year, but came to set the captives free all year and forever. [Luke 4:18] But free from what? Poverty? we will always have the poor with us. [Mark 14:7] Helping the widows? We will always have widows with us. All these things Jesus commanded us to do [Matthew 25:45] but if we are rich in monetary terms we are poor in Spirit without Him. [Proverbs 16:14] If we are poor in monetary terms we can be rich in Spirit with Him in our lives. [Luke 6:20-26] This does not mean that rich people cannot have the richness of the Lord in their lives it just means we have to place all our possession into His hands. [Matthew 6:32-33]
There is a reason for the season and the season is with us always, [Matthew 28:20] the reason is to give eternal life to all who will confess His Name [Acts 16:31] and
proclaim Him as Lord of our lives, then we will be saved. [Romans 10:9] This is a requirement of every person who walks this planet, whether they are Jewish or Gentile it makes no difference. [Galatians 3:28] Because one day this season will end and a new season will begin. [Revelation 21:1]
The question still remains, we know where we are for this season but do we know where we will be for the one to come? Have we made ourselves ready? [Revelation 19:7] It is time for us to look at the reason, for taking stock of where we are in the great plan of God to save the world from itself. [John 3:16] Or was the death of the One who gives life in every season a waste of time effort and pain? [1 Corinthians 5:7] Jesus cried out from within His pain, “Father forgive them they know not what they do”. [Luke 23:34]
What the world did on that day was kill the Son of Man, [Luke 9:22] Messiah of the World, [Matthew 16:20] the One who came to redeem us by His Blood, [Revelation 5:9] the One who surrendered completely to the Father, [Luke 22:42] the One who died for you and me. This is what they did on that day so long ago.
Today we have a reason to celebrate because we know the next chapter of the story that He rose from the grave and went to be with the Father to prepare a place for us, His Bride. [John 14:3] That season is over and a new season will one day come. In the next season when Jesus appears He will not come as a helpless baby, He will not come as a suffering servant crying out, “forgive them”, He will come as a conquering King. [Revelation 5:5] We must remember there is a reason for this season and that is to get us ready for the season to come so the question remains are we ready for that season when it comes?