Preached by Apostle Aje Pelser
Harvester Reformational Church, Cape Town
Definition of Convergence
The act of converging and especially moving toward union or uniformity
to come together and unite in a common interest or focus
To converge means:
To tend or move toward one point or one another: come together : MEET
To approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit
The independent development of similar characters (as of bodily structure of unrelated organisms or cultural traits) often associated with similarity of habits or environment
Synonyms for convergence
assemble, cluster, collect, concenter, concentrate, conglomerate, congregate,
convene, forgather (or foregather), gather, meet, rendezvous
break up, disband, disperse, split (up)
Converging points that release God’s Wisdom, power and glory
Converging point of The Church
Eph 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
Eph 3:9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;
Eph 3:10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
Eph 3:11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Eph 3:12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.
Eph 3:13 Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
Everything Jesus lived for came to this point – His Church revealing God’s Manifold wisdom to the principalities and powers.
When Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit it was because God had revealed something to babes – His young disciples who cast out demons from people echoing Satan being cast out of heaven.
While we live in a dark world where the god of this world often holds sway, let us not forget that God is supreme and we serve Him. In becoming part of the Body of Christ, Satan’s defeat is complete in our lives and as we gather together in Jesus’ name. His pre-eminence in our midst begins to convey His decrees of His kingdom to the former ruling principalities and powers. When war is fought and won, new laws and proclamations are put in place for the citizens of the kingdom. The Church is the convergence of all God’s truth and power and when we connect by His Spirit, it releases a lightning bolt of power into our immediate surroundings that shake heaven and earth.
Manifold Wisdom of God:
Manifold G4182 polupoikilos Thayer Definition:
1) much variegated, marked with a great variety of colours
1a1) of cloth or a painting
2) much varied, manifold
Wisdom G4678 sophia Thayer Definition:
1) wisdom, broad and full of intelligence; used of the knowledge of very diverse matters
1a) the wisdom which belongs to men
1a1) spec. the varied knowledge of things human and divine, acquired by acuteness and experience, and summed up in maxims and proverbs
1a2) the science and learning
1a3) the act of interpreting dreams and always giving the sagest advice
1a4) the intelligence evinced in discovering the meaning of some mysterious number or vision
1a5) skill in the management of affairs
1a6) devout and proper prudence in relating to people who are not disciples of Christ, skill and discretion in imparting Christian truth
1a7) the knowledge and practice of the requisites for godly and upright living
1b) supreme intelligence, such as belongs to God
1b1) to Christ
1b2) the wisdom of God as evinced in forming and executing counsels in the formation and government of the world and the scriptures
Part of Speech: noun feminine
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G4680
Citing in TDNT: 7:465, 1056
Converging point of the Finger of God
The convergence of the times – the dispensation of the fullness of times – the cumination of all things is at hand – the kingdom of heaven is at hand therefore we drive out demons and principalities and powers with the finger of God:
Luk 11:14 And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. So it was, when the demon had gone out, that the mute spoke; and the multitudes marveled.
Luk 11:15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”
Luk 11:16 Others, testing Him, sought from Him a sign from heaven.
Luk 11:17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls.
Luk 11:18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say I cast out demons by Beelzebub.
Luk 11:19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.
Luk 11:20 But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Luk 11:21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace.
Luk 11:22 But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.
Luk 11:23 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
Converging point of the Fullness of Times
Gathered together in Him – Church!
Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Eph 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,
Eph 1:5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Eph 1:6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
Eph 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
Eph 1:8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
Eph 1:9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,
Eph 1:10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.
Dispensation of the fullness of times:
Discpensation: oikonomia Thayer Definition: G3622
1) the management of a household or of household affairs
1a) specifically, the management, oversight, administration, of other’s property
1b) the office of a manager or overseer, stewardship
1c) administration, dispensation
Fulness: plērōma Thayer Definition: G4138
1) that which is (has been) filled
1a) a ship inasmuch as it is filled (i.e. manned) with sailors, rowers, and soldiers
1b) in the NT, the body of believers, as that which is filled with the presence, power, agency, riches of God and of Christ
2) that which fills or with which a thing is filled
2a) of those things which a ship is filled, freight and merchandise, sailors, oarsmen, soldiers
2b) completeness or fulness of time
3) fulness, abundance
4) a fulfilling, keeping
Times: kairos Thayer Definition: G2540
1) due measure
2) a measure of time, a larger or smaller portion of time, hence:
2a) a fixed and definite time, the time when things are brought to crisis, the decisive epoch waited for
2b) opportune or seasonable time
2c) the right time
2d) a limited period of time
2e) to what time brings, the state of the times, the things and events of time
Gather together in one:
G346 anakephalaiomai Thayer Definition:
1) to sum up (again), to repeat summarily, to condense into a summary
Convergence of Harvest
Every month we received a gathering, or condensing into a summary of what God is doing from different parts of the world. There are so many reports of Good News we have to rejoice!
There is a convergence of God’s purposes and a speeding up of His processes in the earth as we speak and the church is the convergent point of it all. Those who think they can run into different directions by themselves and make a dent in the brazen heavens are missing the point of convergence.
Those who think the church is a poor pathetic woman who is always struggling are missing the value Her Bridegroom places on her.
I once did a wedding after a time when weddings were not allowed: there was a great release of join the spirit when a man and woman are united before God.
It’s all about a wedding! Jesus and Bride, the Church glorious and spotless, shining with the radiance reflected from her bridegroom. See it! Be part of it! Unite your cause with the cause of Jesus’ Church and see a glorious dispensation come into being even while we are on a dark earth – because were we not instructed to pray: “Your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven?”
The converging point of Jesus full power is the church, never again one man, but the church convergent at this fullness of times,
Let’s bring in the great end time harvest!
As we manage the household of faith for a season, we are reaching the decisive moment of convergence and it is creating a supernatural vortex drawing God’s blessing and power and glory to be released into the heavens and realms in which we live and move and have our being. Here it comes people of God – church of the firstborn registered in heaven!
Photo by Douglas Bagg