God is a God of times and seasons. In His dealings with men, He fragmented it into times and seasons.
“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.”
1 Chronicles 12:32 (KJV)
The Bible gives us three important lessons about the Tribe of Issachar:
- They were men who understood and maximized times and seasons.
- They knew what Israel ought to do and possessed uncanny knowledge and strategy.
- As a result of these, all of their brethren were at their command.
The sons of Issachar possessed discernment through understanding.
Discernment is a faculty of spiritual perception. It is a state in which your spiritual organs have been trained to detect impulses in the realm of the Spirit.
It is the ability to perceive what is going on, even in the cosmos. The level of discernment in a Believer’s life is one of the indices used to measure spiritual maturity.
No Believer can consistently excel when they are bankrupt of discernment.
God’s voice extends beyond His sounds. It is every possible channel through which God can communicate His will.
As a Believer, you must train yourself to step up your discernment in this end time.
It is more important to discern and be in the center of God’s will, than it is to have the wisdom of the wise.