In the study of God’s ways, one of the basic principles commonly missed by people in power is that “only God knows” the timing of when an event will happen. God’s timing is His privilege. Jesus put it this way, “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” At first, I thought that Jesus was only talking exclusively about His second coming. As I had more experience concerning God’s prophetic word and waiting for events to occur, I began to realize the truth in the second part of Jesus’ words: “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”
This is the divine privilege for anything God is about to deliver to us. Wow! Take a moment and realize how awesome it is that God chooses, with His divine privilege, the appropriate time to deliver His gifts to you. If you have conjured up false expectations about what you think God is getting ready to do, prepare to have some frustration released!
This is why Jesus shared this parable: “For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, ‘Watch.’”
To understand this Scripture correctly you need to look at it as if Amazon is telling you how it’s going to deliver a package to your house. It’s going to deliver it “like a thief” when you least expect it!
We are in a time of God’s divine outpouring of blessing. After King Saul had been in power for two years, that period had put him in a position of arrogance, not humility. When Samuel, the prophet of God, told the king that he would meet him in seven days and sacrifice before Israel went to battle against the Philistines, King Saul had forgot that God reserves the divine privilege when it comes to the timing of events. Samuel was late, seven days had gone by, and Israel’s army was getting discouraged and leaving. King Saul decided to take matters into his own hands because God did not meet his expectations. Little did he know that his actions would seriously cross God’s divine privilege. God may not meet your expectations, but His blessings will come as a thief in the night when you least expect it!
For years I have watched my daughter Misty Dejavu Gazowsky plagued with a disconcerting physical problem. The Lord had spoken to me two very clear times that He was going to heal her, but of course He did not tell me when. Then, unbeknownst to me, He prepared me for the event of a lifetime. At the time, I didn’t know what He was preparing me for. First, God gave me a dream where I was passing through a room with a small door, into a room with an even smaller door ~ and then into a room with a door so small that I was barely able to squeeze through it! Suddenly I woke up and said out loud in my bed, “I can’t take it! The claustrophobia is too much for me!”
My family and I were staying with Prophet Vello Viam in Sweden. In the morning, I went downstairs to Vello‘s kitchen and shared the dream. The main point was the claustrophobic fear of going through that small door. It was just freaky! Then my son Sunny came in from visiting a church in Sweden and said their pastor had shared a dream that he was going into smaller and smaller rooms, and had to pass through doors until he came to the last one which he had to squeeze through and barely made it. But on the other side was a very important American preacher and they sat down and had tea together.
As I sat there listening to my son tell the story, I was embarrassed and I said in my heart, “Lord, I am so sorry. If this Swedish pastor can make it through that smallest door, I can make it too!” I repented, “Please give me another chance and I’ll squeeze through the door.”
The very next night, I had a shocking dream. I was looking at a door, which had a keyhole in it, and suddenly I saw myself squeezing through the keyhole like a tube of toothpaste! I even saw my eyeballs pop through to the other side! I laughed in the dream because I knew I could squeeze through .Little did I know, God was preparing me for my daughter Misty’s healing.
God had promised our family Misty would be healed, and she even had seen an angel touch two spots in her tummy to bring healing. When my children Rocki and Sonny rushed into my room to tell me what danger their sister was in, I knew I had to call an ambulance. But I had promised God I would do nothing unless He told me to do it. My entire family was well aware of this confession and had agreed to stand with me on this point.
I stood in the lobby of this four-star hotel (which happened to be built by an ancient Roman gate in honor of Saint Valentine) and prayed, “God, please tell me what to do.” As I stood there in the lobby, the Lord spoke to me and said these words, “Misty is going to be alright. There are two doctors at the hospital that know exactly what Misty’s condition is.” When the paramedics went to the fourth floor where Misty was, unbeknownst to me, she passed away as they were moving her to the ambulance! Didn’t I say, timing is God’s divine privilege and He comes as a thief in the night to surprise you with His blessing?
When we arrived at Holy Spirit Hospital, the doctor said, “Mr. Gazowsky, your daughter is dead.” I replied, “No, she is going to be alright.” The doctor then looked at me with frustration in his eyes and said, this time more urgently, “Mr. Gazowsky, I said your daughter is dead!“ I hung onto God’s promise, and with my strongest determination and faith replied, “No, she’s going to be alright.” The doctor then said for a third time, “Mr. Gazowsky, your daughter is dead!” And again I said, “No, she is going to be all right.”
Pastor Richard Gazowsky