Winter has passed

Sergio Castillo.

Song of Solomon 2:11-12 (NASB)says, “For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have already appeared in the land; the time has arrived for pruning the vines, and the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.”

A better time comes for Guatemala. That is why we are living a turbulent moment.

 

Mark 13:18 (NASB)explains, “But pray that it may not happen in the winter.”

This verse does not refer to a physically winter, but to a spiritual winter. This refers to our spiritual condition before God. The winter refers to tribulations in our lives. Tribulations make us surrender easily to God.

 

Hebrew 11:3 (NASB)says, “By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.”

Whatever we see in earth is a little representation of what is happening in heaven. Problems we see here in earth are nothing compared to all the wonderful things in this universe. We need to leave the winter behind and move on to spring with the light of God shinning on us.

 

Some natural characteristics of the winter are shorter days, longer nights, and lower temperatures. Winter season all over the world depends on the position of the earth with reference to the sun. Winter is determined by the inclination of the earth. Now, what determines the winter (longer nights, shorter days, rain, and lower temperatures) in our lives? Our condition before God is the key. If we get closer to God, our conditions will change from winter to spring.

 

Job 7:3-4 (NASB) explains, “So am I allotted months of vanity, and nights of trouble are appointed me. When I lie down I say, ‘when shall I arise?’ But the night continues, and I am continually tossing until dawn.”

Job was having a terrible winter. It is important to pray for our neighbors and ourselves, so we can overcome tough times. We should pray during the winter (tribulation) of our lives. 

 

Song of Solomon 2:11-12 (NASB)says, “For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have already appeared in the land; the time has arrived for pruning the vines, and the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.”

Verse twelve explains that winter has gone. South and North winds mark the beginning and the end of seasons. Verse sixteen explains how South Winds represent the end of spring, and how this woman claims the presence of it and wake up the North Winds which mark the beginning of winter. It may seem contradictory, but if we notice in chapter 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Song of Solomon, this woman was not prepared and lost her Lord. Now, she is looking a new opportunity to find her Lord. Amidst tribulation, our humbleness goes up to God and we attract Him.

 

John 11: 9-10 (NASB)explains, “Jesus answered, ‘Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.’”

Difficulties won’t kill us. Jesus knew this when He was distressed in this verse. If we are exposed to the light of justice, or walk during the day, we won’t stumble. If we walk in truth, we won’t fall over because we will see the light.

Regardless our current condition, if we expose to the light of God, in other words, if we surrender and repent from our sins, winter will pass and we will see the light of God.

 

Mathew 8:23-24 (NASB)says, “When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.”

There will be moments when the waves will raise, but we will feel rest in our hearts because Jesus will get rid of storms, since He always is in control of our lives.

 

Song of Solomon 2:13 (NASB)explains, “The fig tree has ripened its figs, and the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come along!”

Winter is over, and the voice of our beloved will be heard. This is the time to flourish and bear fruits. Tribulation has passed, and we will see our life flourish in a supernatural way.

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