But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law. Galatians 4:4
Bill Watterson of the Calvin and Hobbes fame wrote: “Reality continues to ruin my life.” While that makes for a humorous quote, it is not a recipe for successful living.
Nonetheless, many people have chosen to deny the reality of the prophetic chronology of Daniel’s Seventy Weeks (Daniel 9:24-27)—especially as it pertains to the identity of the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ (verse 26).
Daniel prophesied that there would be 483 years (69 weeks of seven years each) between the Persian king’s permission to rebuild Jerusalem and the appearance of the Anointed One, the Messiah. Many biblical scholars have worked out the details of this chronology and found it to be accurate. That means that the appearance of Christ came in “the fullness of the time” (Galatians 4:4). Jesus Himself said at the beginning of His ministry, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark 1:15). Christ’s birth, ministry, death, and resurrection were based on God’s prophetic calendar.
Never doubt God’s timing for events in your life. Your days have been ordered by Him (Psalm 139:16).
God’s plan will continue on God’s schedule. A. W. Tozer
Learning to Tell Time – Galatians 4:3-5; Genesis 49 – Skip Heitzig