“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happens to them all.” Ecc 9:11
OK. So we established in the previous blog that the sons of Issachar were prosperous. This was due to a number of factors, but chief among them was their ability to discern the “eth” of God, the season or time of a thing and then know what to do. You’ve heard it said that this one or that one was in the right place at the right time. Usually they didn’t even know it. They just happened to be the beneficiary of it. Even being in the right time at the right place requires action or the “eth” of God will pass you by.
A dear friend of mine moved to a State he had always wanted to live. Talk about timing… He was able to rent a dream home on an idyllic waterway for less than the owner was paying for tax or insurance. Apparently the owner just wanted someone living in it. But the timing gets better. Turns out that the Super Bowl was coming to town about 90 days after he moved there and there was a shortage of luxury accommodations available in that city.
He was able to sublet the house he had just rented, for a period of ten days and was paid more than his first year’s rental payments in return! Right time. Right place. Right action! It was an “eth” of God. He didn’t see it coming, but he sure knew it when he saw it and he knew what to do. He acted like a son of Issachar. Or you might say, he had an Issacharian anointing. I share this story with you and I will be sharing some Scripture examples as well.
Here’s why… They train bank tellers to recognize counterfeit money by handling lots and lots of genuine currency. I want you and me to observe many examples of the “eth” of God so we will recognize the real thing when it comes and also be able to discern the counterfeit.