Kronos vs. Kairos
If you are familiar with the biblical “time” teaching of the kronos vs. the kairos, then what I have written makes sense. In God’s providence, during times of revival (kairos), time is compressed and the Kingdom advances in an exponential manner. Kairos is the appointed time in the purpose of God. These times of revival occur between other times (kronos) when we are confined by the daily schedule of clock time that supports and creates our ego structure. The longer our faithfulness in the time of kronos, the greater the succeeding intensity of the kairos time of revival.
In writing this, I have made some further sense out of everything that has happened with churches and ministries I have been involved with. For instance, there has been a continual cycle of death and rebirth of vision. Every time I started out fresh with new energy, there were offers along the way that meshed with the vision, and opportunities presented themselves without any expectation. There have been periods of time when I seemed to do more than humanly possible followed by periods of decline and frustration. These cycles have usually lasted about three years. There have been the sudden opportunities and open doors after the end of a church or ministry connection. There has often been relocation involved with the rebirthing of ministry. New Years’ Day has often been a significant time. Since I have been a believer, these birth-death cycles have been:
God has given me an extremely long (kronos) period since I got married. I haven’t really moved me in any particular direction as far as ministry goes. On the other hand, I see my marriage as the birth of my family, which is the most important ministry a man can have. So if the pattern holds, then 2006 may be the beginning of something big that will culminate in the next three or four years.
What does it all mean?
But let me explain this in practical terms. I don’t know what these new opportunities will be, but my feeling is that I ought to look for people to carry on this vision in strategic regions of the United States and at least two foreign countries. I’d like to go back to Europe and South America. I’d like to produce two or three DVD titles a year for the next few years and train a staff to carry on much of the work. At some point, I also think that doors are going to open for me to travel and present seminars on the topics covered in my books and DVDs. My hope is that The Forerunner will eventually become a ministry like R.C. Sproul’s Ligonier Ministries with me producing a series of books and DVDs and using the Internet and digital media as the main method of preaching the Gospel. I also plan to stay put in one place for the next few years and build a more solid financial base for my family.
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