In July 2017 I sat outside The Queens House looking up towards the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, home of the Prime Meridian of the World, the site from where we get Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It is the place where east meets west, and put simply, it is the place where we on earth interpret solar time and align our clocks. In 1884 the Greenwich Meridian was recommended as the Prime Meridian of the World, at the International Meridian Conference. The Prime Meridian at Greenwich is the centre of world time and the basis for our global system of time zones.
You could say it is a picture of where the movement of the heavens are interpreted to give us timings on the earth.
And here I was, on a summer prayer and study sabbatical, looking out from an ancient royal home, toward the spot where we look to the heavens to discern our times.
So of course, God spoke to me!
I had been living with a word from God for about 8 months – a word about the significance of the 2017, 500-year anniversary of the commencement of The Reformation – when Martin Luther sent lasting ripples of transformation through the world, simply by questioning the status quo. In October 1517, 500 years ago, Luther had begun a powerful and surprising work of restoration in the Church, but that led me to ask if a 500-year era might have been significant in history before?
I know that God has often moved in specific seasons, Daniel 2:21 stating that God “changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and raises up others” and that He “gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” In Acts 17:26 the Bible says God “determines our pre-appointed times.” I also know that in 1 Chronicles 12:32 it says that the sons of Issachar “had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do.” God loves to reveal His seasons and timings to His people.
So, is the 500-year marker in 2017 an important season change for us today?
As I sat looking at the place where man explores the heavens and interprets the timings of the earth, God began to speak…
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