I’d like to repost excerpts from Kris Vallotton’s blog from today. Kris is one of the senior pastors at a wonderful church called Bethel Church in Redding, CA. Kris is a man with very intimate relationship with God, and I love hearing the revelations he is getting for us as the body of Christ. I feel his word today is completely accurate for this time we are living in right now. These exact days and weeks.
Below Kris discusses the difference between “chronos” time and “kairos” time. He explains that he feels this is a KAIROS time.
Here are excerpts from what he wrote:
There are special occasions in history when God… creates a kairos moment! He makes a divine exception to the rule, defies the laws of physics, or interrupts the normal trajectory of history…
Why am I telling you this? I believe we’re in a kairos moment right now, and if you don’t know it, you’ll miss it!
The ancient Greeks had a dual concept of time: chronos and kairos. Chronos refers to clock time – time that can be measured in seconds, minutes, hours, and years. We use it in words like “chronological.”
The second ancient word for time is kairos. Kairos is qualitative. It measures moments, the right moment, the opportune moment…or even the perfect moment. Kairos moments occur when divine favor meets divine opportunity.
Remember that Jesus doesn’t live in time. In Genesis, the Lord separated light and darkness and called it a day — through that act, God created chronos time. He fashioned time into existence, yet He lives in eternity — outside of time. The same is true for your spirit-man. In fact, you are an eternal being who lives outside of the confines of time with God! You are already seated in heavenly places and when you received Jesus Christ, you made a divine transition from a finite being to an infinite being. In that moment, you received eternal life and stepped into the timeless zone!
The truth is, there is nothing wrong with the traditional, chronos way… But sometimes, God wants to do something different! Receiving the benefits of a kairos moment will require you to step out of the way that you expect “it’s supposed to be done” and embrace His sovereign movement in your life!
When you start to sense a kairos moment in your life, stop the calendar sensitivity, get on the kairos ship, and ask Holy Spirit what you’re supposed to do in that moment.
I encourage you to use your spiritual eyes and ears to make sure you’re congruent with the seasons and times we are in.
Kairos moments are marked by three things. Be on the lookout for:
1) Acceleration – Things that normally take years will happen suddenly. Just as Nehemiah only took 52 days to rebuild the city walls (Nehemiah 6:15), there will be supernatural grace to get things done quickly and even suddenly.
2) Unusual occurrences – Things that never happen will occur against ridiculous odds. We see this in 1 Samuel 14:6-15 when the Lord delivered Israel by the hands of two very young men.
3) Supernatural interventions – In this season, there will be things that come about in ways that make no earthly sense. We can see an example of this in Judges 6 and 7 when Gideon defeated a massive army with the simple sound of trumpets blowing and breaking of jars.
Why am I telling you this? I believe we’re in a kairos moment right now, and if you don’t know it, you’ll miss it! It’s important to recognize that you won’t apprehend what you’re supposed to gain in a kairos moment if you judge it in chronos time. You’ll do what chronos people do, missing the total divine event!
I believe that a hundred years from now they’ll write about this day we’re living in. God is moving! We’re about to see the things that some people said would never happen unfold before our very eyes. Your partnership with this kairos moment and willingness to pay attention to God’s time instead of what may make sense in earthly time could alter the course of history! Remember, your covenant with God is supposed to be a blessing unto the world!
God looks at life from eternity and He knows the beginning and the end of the story. I pray today that the Lord would put eternity in your heart so that you will have grace to separate your opinion from His sovereign will. He may be shifting and moving things in ways that don’t make sense in chronos time. Again, He knows the beginning and the end.
I pray that God would increase the intensity of your understanding and hearing, so you may know His works from the beginning to the end. I bless you to receive an impartation today so you may understand the times and seasons, and be known as a son or daughter of Issachar!
You can read Kris’ full post here:
Over the past few weeks and months I have been experiencing some surprising new revelations from God, as well as some times of great tension, ultimately leading to sweeping victories in many areas of life. Things which haven’t moved for years are changing now. This is a personal validation for me that this is indeed a kairos moment.
My dear friend Leon lives in Cambridge, England. As I was writing this post he called me on his way home and said he has been on two detours off the main road tonight. He said something that I felt drives home the point of this post. Here’s what he said-
“[Getting home tonight] the road was closed and I had to take two diversions (detours). But there were very clear [road] signs where to go.
Earlier this year I hit a diversion and thought I knew better [than the way the detour signs said to go] and tried to get there my own way. I got completely lost. This time I just followed the signs. We think we know the road we are on, but God then surprises us by saying now we are taking a different way [through]. I think this way was more beautiful because I got to see the countryside. Praise God for diversions!”
As Kris Vallotton shared and Leon confirms, it’s VITAL that we look for and OBEY the road signs God is putting before us if we are to stay on course.
I pray that you will take some time today and ask God afresh if there’s anything he’d like to show you about the path ahead and where you are going. My prayer is for you to relax and enjoy the journey He has you on! And may we all enjoy the wave of this Kairos moment!