The Lord answered, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? Luke 12:42Is there no faithful and wise manager to be found? How then shall the Master's servants receive their food allowance at the proper time? If I am not faithful and wise, will there not be another or others? Watch. Watch. Watch.
He said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does. 55 And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is. 56 Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time? Luke 12:54-56How are we expected to know how to interpret this present time if the Lord doesn't reveal what has been kept secret? We are no smarter than those who have gone before us. Obviously, his secrets must always be intended to be revealed to the appropriate people at the appropriate time. This is the reason we are to watch and pray, and to stay awake and sober.
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. Amos 3:7
But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 1 Thessalonians 5:4I find it helpful to have a little visual aid when chronology is the topic, so here's some charts.
Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, 30 but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. Genesis 41:29-30The passage continues on to reveal a detailed type, a pattern that teaches us about Y'shua through the record of Joseph's life. His first advent is shown in detail as well as his second.
For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. Psalms 90:4There is an equidistant letter skip code (20 character interval) in the above verse - "rav sheva," meaning, the great seven. The great seven are the three kinds of "sevens" or "weeks" that fit the same pattern. The Millennial week is patterned after the Creation week, likewise the Famine week. This fact is a valuable key the Lord has provided to unlock the sequence of the various events and to understand his great plan, as documented in The Master Overlay of Weeks . Since the creation week as well as six thousand years of history are behind us and we have the necessary account of them in the holy scriptures, a (holy spirit led) comparison of times and events helps us to piece together the chronology puzzle.