Incremental progression and the law of divine working
The focus is God’s word at work in the earth
Isaiah 55:6-11; 45:22-23 (Philippians 2:10-11); Isaiah 53:10-12 (Ephesians 1:9-11)
There are no accidents in divine design-design speaks of purpose-intention-a thing planned and aimed at.
Incremental progression is the accumulative force of related events, which gather and pile up together in small increments, over a specified period of time, that increase in quantity, frequency, and severity the closer we get to the end of the age.
The outcome of God’s plan is already written. Who, why, how, when, where, and the how long, is already appointed (Acts 17:31; Matthew 10:15; 25:31-34; Romans 5:2,16; 14:9,10; 1Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Timothy 4:1; 2 Peter 3:7; Jude 14,15 ). We must prepare ourselves for the inevitable of what has been spoken by God through the prophets, and spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles.
The signs of the times are controlled by incremental progression. When the exact political, economic, cultural, and spiritual conditions determined and demanded by God’s plan, predicted by the prophets, Jesus, and His Apostles are in place the end will come.
There is no event that is insignificant. All things are working together to bring about the consummation of all things. We are fast approaching the transition between two distinct ages; the age of man and the age of the kingdom.
That which is prophesied to come upon this earth, will not be something new, it will be the fruit, harvest, maturity and offspring of what has been from the beginning and now is. See Genesis chapter 3; Genesis 6:5-13; Matthew 24:37-39
The future is never tomorrow, it is always today/right now. The consummation/conclusion of all things is already set in motion. The end is in the now. What God is going to do is already set in motion by what He has already done.
God the almighty sovereign is the divine conductor of human history (Daniel 4:17). He is leading, guiding, escorting, supervising, regulating, restraining, managing, controlling and orchestrating every detail of life to its predetermined END = goal, completion, conclusion, consummation. (Ephesian 1:9, 10; Philippians 2:9 ,10) See watchers-Daniel 4:13, 17, 23
Orchestrating = Coordinating, arranging, putting events in their correct, proper, suitable order. It is putting everything into proper harmony and agreement toward His crescendo.
Crescendo is a musical term. It is a gradual increase in force or intensity.
Every event is incidental, and an attendant, accompanying event or circumstance of cause and effect, the consequence of action. It is the Law of the harvest (the principle of sowing and reaping (Galatians 6:7-8).
If you want to know what’s coming look at what already exists now
Consequence = to follow after, the fact of being operative, the logical conclusion of what is already at work. Once things have been set in motion they have to continue on to their predetermined conclusion.
It is a harbinger, herald, forerunner, or precursor = a thing that comes to announce or give an indicator of what is to follow.
Gradual = taking place little by little, by almost imperceptible, sometimes subtle steps or degrees.
To increase = to multiply, the reproducing and creating of offspring.
Progression = to progress, advance in a sequence of events.
It is the fact of succession = moving toward a goal, the development, unfolding of acts and happenings.
Acts 17:22-31 = appointed comes from a word that mean (take counsel together-agreed upon set time) It is the allowable drawn line before God acts.
That which is to come is already at work.
(2) The Point
This present world is dying. The process of decay and death began at the fall of man. See Genesis 2:15-17 and chapter 3; 1 Corinthians 7:31; 1 John 2:15-17
Decay implies a gradual deterioration and decline in soundness, health and vitality. It is a gradual wasting away, progressing by regular controlled degrees.
God’s plan has been deliberate = carefully thought out and formed, done on purpose, premeditated.
Every decision has been carefully considered and analyzed in detail, according to God’s design of incremental progression. God has scheduled the timing of every event according to His plan formed long ago in perfect faithfulness, which will bring about the reversal of the curse (Revelation 22:1-5), the liberation of God’s creation (Romans 8:18-22), and the vindication of His Most High and Holy name (Matthew 6:9; John 12:28).