10 Times God Picked a Date
10 Times God Picked a Date

Picking a date is important to God. There are times in the Bible when God chose the date, and there are times when His people did so by faith. God doesn’t just say, “Someday, somewhere, somehow.” He is very specific in setting appointed times for different manifestations.

If you’ve been wandering in the land of who knows when, it’s time to set the clock and your faith and pick a date (read more HERE) for your manifestation. To help you stir your faith, here are 10 Times God Picked a Date, whether alone or in cooperation with His people.

1. The Birth of Isaac

Genesis 17:21 (NKJV)
“But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.

Genesis 18:14 (NASB)
“Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

Genesis 21:2 (NASB)
“So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.”

2. The Plagues of Egypt

Exodus 9:5 (NASB)
The Lord set a definite time, saying, “Tomorrow the LORD will do this thing in the land.”

3. The Fulfillment of Vision

Habakkuk 2:3 (NASB-95)
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.

4. The Defeat of Goliath

1 Samuel 17:46 (NIV)
This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.”

5. The Appearance of the Messiah

Mark 1:15 (NASB)
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

6. The Time for Judgment

Psalm 75:2 (NASB-95)
“When I select an appointed time, it is I who judge with equity.”

7. The Birth of Jesus

Galatians 4:4 (NIV)
“When the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman.”

8. An Overnight Change in the Economy of Samaria

2 Kings 7:1 (NIV)

“Elisha replied, ‘Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the LORD says: About this time tomorrow, a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.’”

9. To Favor Zion

Psalm 102:13 (NKJV)
“You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come.”

10. The Return of Christ

Mark 13:32 (NIV)
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

These are only 10 of the instances where God set an appointed time. He has an appointed time for things in your life. When you are seeking His kingdom first, listening to Him and obeying His Word, your set time for that miracle will come. Your set time of favor is here; your set time of breakthrough is here. Don’t look off into the land of someday. Set your faith on an appointed time!

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