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Appropriate or appointed periods of time which are part of the variety and development of human life and experience and which influence human affairs. The times and seasons for individuals and nations are set by God, who works all things together towards the final fulfilment of his purposes.

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The seasons of life are appointed by God

The on and off seasons of life
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A atime for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time 1to be born,

The seasons of nations and the world

3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
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And ba time to die;
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A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;

A time to die

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

The transience of human life

3 A time to kill,
Psalm 103:15–16 NRSV
As for mortals, their days are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
And a time to heal;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to break down,
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And a time to build up;

Death comes at its appointed time

4 A time to cweep,
Job 5:26
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
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And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,

Times of sadness and joy

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to mourn

And a time to dance;
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5 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;

A time to rejoice

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
John 16:21–22
dA time to embrace,
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And a time to refrain from embracing;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to speak

6 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
; ; Christians are to be always ready to share the gospel.
A time to keep,

Times appointed for the world

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
And a time to throw away;

The rise and fall of nations

7 A time to tear,
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The time to receive God’s salvation

And a time to sew;
9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
2 Corinthians 6:2 NRSV
For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!
eA time to keep silence,
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And a time to fspeak;
10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
8 A time to love,

And a time to ghate;
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A time of war,

Times appointed for God’s people

11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
And a time of peace.

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The God-Given Task
Leviticus 23:4 NRSV
These are the appointed festivals of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you shall celebrate at the time appointed for them.
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9 hWhat profit has the worker from that in which he labors? 10 iI have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that jno one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.[1]

Times of blessing

Psalm 102:13 NRSV
You will rise up and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to favor it; the appointed time has come.
Everything has a time (vv. 1–8)
verse 1 refers to a specific moment rather than a period of time—denoting a predetermined purpose on which all things depend. Each human life has a span, and within its duration there are momentous events. Man may see them as random happenings—determined by the roll of the celestial dice—but the Bible teaches that God has a chosen purpose for everything . Man has mastered many things, but he has no control over time. Each moment is God appointed.
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In the midst of his search, the Preacher pauses for reflection. God is mentioned eight times in this chapter. This indicates that he is beginning to look above the sun for meaning and purpose.

A time of vindication

This poem contains fourteen opposites denoting completion—a common factor in Hebrew poetry.
Daniel 7:21–22 NRSV
As I looked, this horn made war with the holy ones and was prevailing over them, until the Ancient One came; then judgment was given for the holy ones of the Most High, and the time arrived when the holy ones gained possession of the kingdom.
There are times when God uses the condition of oppositions in life to make us aware of our positions within life.
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Appropriate or appointed periods of time which are part of the variety and development of human life and experience which influence human affairs. The times and seasons for individuals and nations are set by God, who works all things together towards the final fulfilment of his purposes.

Times of testing

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
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Times for withdrawal or solitude

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V. 2 There are time when God uses the condition of opposition to bring about a new addition to the game of life. In sports this would happen in a time of recruitment which we will label as an off season. In the off season is when coaches will evaluate players and seek to bring new players on the team.
Mark 1:35
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3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

Waiting for God’s appointed time

Habakkuk 2:3
V. 3 There are times when God brings the mortician season
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
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Times appointed for Jesus Christ

V. 4 There are times when God will bring the musician Season.
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

The appointed time of his birth

V. 5 There are time when God bring transition season
Galatians 4:4
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

The appointed time of his death

V. 6 There are times when God uses the condition of opposition
John 12:23 NRSV
Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
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7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
V. 7 There are times when God bring you to the Auditions for your voice to be heard

The appointed time of his return

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
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KJV
V.8 There are times when God bring remission.
Life and death (vv. 2–3)
The issue is both passive and active—birth and death are two ends of the spectrum of life. Man has no control over either—yet he is involved in the creation of new life through the process of conception and birth. He can stretch out the expanse of time through better health care, but he cannot halt its advance. It is clear that these issues weigh heavily upon the Preacher. Man is active in sowing and reaping, but he is not in control of the process of nature that determines the seasons and duration in which he must operate.
The act of killing is an inevitable part of life under the sun. Human life was taken in war and in the execution of justice; animals were sacrificed in the Temple rituals.
Although the Preacher is drawing contrasts here, it is worth noting that killing and healing, breaking down and building-up, often go hand in hand as part of the same process..
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Instead of calling these conditions problems, we must distinguish them as “breakdowns.” While breakdowns seem unpleasant, they are actually blessings. Breakdowns help us determine what is missing. Our awareness for what is missing gives us the ability to respond. And through our response-ability, we can transform the quality of our lives. Therefore, without breakdowns, there can be no growth and no breakthrough. You must become powerful in the face of “no.” You may see problems as “no’s.” However, you must take your stand as cocreator of your life. When you remain powerful in the face of the “no,” then it’s like saying it does not have the power to shift your circumstances. Another point is that breakdowns are inevitable; they may come in the form of missed chances or setbacks that seem to have come out of the blue. Breakdowns are those things, situations, and circumstances that have somehow just gone wrong.
Let’s look at the 4 Seasons of life
Imagine two cliffs with a bridge hanging between them. One cliff is bigger than the other one. You’re standing on the foot of the bridge of the smaller cliff. If the bridge suddenly crumbles into pieces and falls off, then you are at a breakdown. There is a huge gap—this huge, unfathomable space separating you from your possibility. This is exactly what a breakdown is. And many times, we think that the breakdown is our fault. We think that the breakdown has to do solely with our own mistakes and shortcomings. We blame ourselves as if we were the ones who cut off the bridge ourselves. But this is not true.
Only when we are able to understand that a breakdown has no association whatsoever with failure, more so with our failure, are we able to appreciate and recognize truly the importance of breakdowns in our lives.
The truth is that breakdowns are actually positive rather than negative. Moreover, breakdowns are important, in fact, necessary to achieve a breakthrough.
Spring season 0-20 Learning season
We all need to go through a breakdown because it enables us to see the things we need to work on and improve.
. Now, the question we should ask ourselves in the midst of a breakdown is,“What is missing?” and not “What is wrong?” By asking the first question, we recognize that breakdowns are supposedly eyeopeners. They are meant to prompt us into action and to inspire us to keep on going.
Summer season 21-40 Earning season
GENERATING BREAKTHROUGHS A breakthrough is all about breaking through a certain obstruction in our lives. An obstruction refers to an area in our lives that is closed shut. It is an area that we are no longer able to open up and explore. Thus, a breakthrough is an access to a possibility that was once inaccessible to us.
Fall season 41-60 Returning years
Winter season 61-80 Burning Years
Well, the first step is to identify a breakdown as a breakdown. Identify how the condition or circumstance is occurring for you. The next step is to regenerate the possibility or commitment against which the breakdown is happening. The third step is to recognize what actions you can take to fulfill this possibility, how are you response-able (how you are able to respond). Finally, take action.
Jesus came and fulfill the season and the time for every purpose under the heaven.
Jesus fulfilled a time to be born when he entered into a virgin called Mary.
Jesus fulfilled a time to die when he hung on a cross called Calvary.
Jesus fulfilled a time to plant when he talked about the sower sow the seed
Jesus dealt with a time to pluck up when he talked about a tree that does not bear fruit must be plucked up.
Jesus fulfill a time to kill when boy babies under the age of two was decreed to die because it was searching for Messiah.
Jesus fulfill a time to heal when the woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of his garment.
Jesus fulfill the time to breakdown when he broke down and washed his disciples feet.
Jesus fulfill the time to build up when Jesus said upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Jesus fulfill the time to weep when he wept and LAZARUS tomb.
Jesus fulfill the time to laugh when he said in Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Jesus fulfill a time to mourn when he said blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Jesus fulfill a time to dance
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. KJV
Jesus fulfill a time to cast away the stones when he had them to put down the stone when they were about to stone the adulterous woman.
Jesus fulfill for them to gather stones together when he said upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Jesus fulfill the time to embrace when he said suffer little children, and to me and forbid them not.
Jesus fulfill it was a time to refrain from embracing
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Jesus fulfill a time to get when he got the little boys lunch and fed the multitudes.
Jesus fulfill this a time to lose
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Jesus fulfill that it was a time to keep
18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
Jesus fulfill that is a time to cast away when he taught us that we should cast out devils.
Jesus fulfill a time to rend
23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
Jesus fulfill a time to Sew
36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
Jesus fulfill a time to keep silence
34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Jesus fulfill a time to speak
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Jesus fulfill a time to love when he taught love thy neighbor as thyself
Jesus fulfill the time to hate
13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Jesus fulfill the time of war
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Jesus fulfilled time of peace
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
KJV
* The avenue of natural cycles (3:1-15). Solomon looked at the natural cycles of nature, life, and society. He found that time and time again what had been was repeated in the experience of the individual, the culture, and in nature. Yet these cycles in nature and human experience could offer no help in Solomon's search for meaning.
Why? Because, Solomon said, God "has also set eternity in the hearts of men" (v. 11). There is no way that the cycles of time, repeated as they are, can satisfy, because eternal meanings cannot be found in time's cycles.
(from The Teacher's Commentary. Copyright © 1987 by Chariot Victor Publishing. All rights reserved.)
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