There is a most wonderful pattern to which the most significant histories described in Holy Writ all conform.
This pattern, called a Reform-line, is as follows:
It is a timeline. The colored areas P1-P4 are specific periods in the timeline. The vertical marks E1-E3 represent important events in the history it delineates. Any history conforming to this pattern is called a Reform-line.
Here are the characteristics of each element in the Reform-line.
Period 1: A period in which God’s judgment is especially noted.
Event 1: An event occurs in which the Lord comes making a powerful presentation of His testing message of judgment and salvation.
Period 2: A period in which God’s people are to progressively learn and accept His testing message.
Event 2: An event occurs in which the Lord gives a literal demonstration (a sign) of His message.
Period 3: During this period, those who have learned and fully believed God’s message give special expression of their faith and obey.
Event 3: The Lord closes probation as the testing process is over and the reformatory movement is finished.
Period 4: A period in which God’s judgment is especially noted.