God's Divine Timing: "The Delay is Not Working Against You, Its Working for You"


The Lord released a prophetic message to my wife and me about this season through a recent ministry trip we had to Delaware. We had a crazy time getting there. Our flights kept getting delayed. Our first flight ended up being four and a half hours delayed, with delays being announced in 30 minute increments. Our second flight was delayed about an hour and a half.

The people picking us up left their car at the airport parking lot. We had to take a shuttle from the airport to the parking lot. Once we got to the parking lot, the gate to the parking lot would not open. Then it opened and closed right before the shuttle could make it through. It took about 10 minutes, then we finally got in. Once we made it into the parking, we found out the airport reorganized the parking lot sections. The section that used to be "A" was now "X." It took us a lot longer now to find the car. So while we were waiting to find the car, I looked down, and there was a key on the ground with the word "Access".

All of these delays caused us to miss the service we were supposed to minister at that night. So I started asking the Lord, is this delay the enemy or is this You? I immediately felt the Lord say, "This delay is to actually set you in sync with My right timing." Then God started to unfold this prophetic message:

This is a season God is setting us into divine timing. The delay is not working against you; it’s working for you.

“I will not drive them out before you in a single year so that the land does not become desolate [due to lack of attention] and the [wild] animals of the field do not become too numerous for you. I will drive them out before you little by little until you have increased and are strong enough to take possession of the land.” (Exodus 23:29-30 AMP)

God did not drive Israel’s enemies out quickly. He delayed driving them out until Israel grew enough to manage the promised land. God is increasing you in the delay.

For some there’s a speeding up happening; for others there is slowing down. The Lord is reorganizing and reordering things in your life to put you into divine timing, for a divine purpose.

The delays and the reordering are all for the purpose of syncing us up into divine timing to give us divine access.

There are places that the enemy has been trying to keep us out of. There are doors that he has locked and put up a "do not disturb sign" on. I felt the Lord saying, “I am opening these doors from the inside out. I will give My people access to places long occupied by enemy forces. I'm bringing you in. That which has kept you out will no longer keep you out.”

It’s a time for divine order, in divine timing for divine access!