III. THIS GATHERING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE FULNESS OF TIME
God is working to a plan and a timetable.
1. There was a time appointed for Christ to be born. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, Galatians 4:4.
2. There was a time for Christ to die. Mark 14:41.
3. There was time for Christ to ascend to heaven. Luke 9:51.
4. Tthere is a time for Christ to come again. Luke 13:35; Acts 1:6, 3:21.
IV. THE GATHERING WILL BE TO GOD'S PRAISE
This will be the final and ultimate purpose of God, verse 12, 2:4-10. The slander of the devil in Gen 3:1 will be answered fully and eternally.