1. April matches Day 4 of Creation and marks the beginning of a new season

According to Genesis 1: 14-19,  God created  the following on Day 4:

  • lights of the sun, moon and stars and placed them in the heaven/sky
  • to give light on the earth
  • to divide day from night
  • to divide the light from darkness
  • the Sun or greater light rules the day
  • the moon of lesser light rules the night
  • they are for signs (Not signs of the zodiac)
  • for seasons
  • days and years

Prior to Day 4,  God had already created Light,  night and day,  the earth, rivers and seas and plant life. Now, He is coming to the  close of His creative activities and created lights in the sky to mark season (I will deal with signs etc in a later  post).  The purpose of this post is to examine the prophetic significance of seasons.

God used the word mow`ed  (H 4150) when He spoke about seasons in Genesis 1: 14.  However,  to my surprise except for  Psalm 104: 19, the word mow`ed  does not refer to seasons of the year.  I discovered that:


2. The prophetic symbolism of  “seasons”

A.   A season is a set or appointed time for a birth, event etc (Genesis 17: 21; Gen 18: 14; Gen 21: 2; Gen 23: 15; Exodus 9: 5; Ex 23: 15; Jeremiah 8: 7; Jeremiah 46: 17).

God has a calendar in heaven and He has dated events in the earth in the various eras of time.  This includes the timing of the birth of various people.  Every thing takes place according to God’s schedule, but do we know His schedule?   For example,  not knowing or asking for the schedule and specific details of  God’s  Plan, Abraham and his wife tried to produce a son outside of the will of  God and confusion resulted. Isaac was born at a time set by God and not before.   A review of his life will explain God’s rationales.

Prophet Elijah prophesied that his Shunnamite hostess and her husband would bear a child  and she did so in the time appointed by the Prophet  (2 Kings 4: 17).

Here is another example of a set time for an event. The law of God was to be read by the Jews in its entirety in the Feast of Tabernacles that was celebrated yearly. We are to keep the Word of God prominent in our lives, families  and nations to cause people to obey it (Deut 31: 10).

God commanded the Jews to celebrate their  feasts and passover at the appointed season (Lev 23: 27; Num 15: 13; Num 29: 39). Why is this important?  He wanted to teach the nations of earth that there are deeper meanings to the Jewish celebrations.  We will see in the upcoming post how God used their seasons to reveal Jesus the Messiah.