There & There

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
John 1:6-7
At a specific time, in a specified place – there and then it happened – another example: 
“in the fulness of time, God sent forth His Son”
Galatians 4:4
(also translated “When the set time had fully come”)
God orders all things after the counsel of his own will” (Eph. 1:11), including exact timing and place of events that we later call history. This prophetic foretelling is “His Story”, announced beforehand, some hundreds, even thousands of years before, that we call prophecy. The whole package of prophecy and history are “written in the Word” , and fulfilled in the world.
That being so, meditate on this and see if you get something of great value out of it: “Today is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2). May we look at personal, national and world situations and say, “Woe is me, this is a day of difficulty”. Or we may hear the Holy Spirit say “This day, right now, right here, is a day of salvation! My Word or yours, which will you have?”
–Pastor Don Foster, Sr.