I’m always excited to be here. I was glad when they said to me, come to the house of the Lord. God started blessing us immediately we stepped into church-His word is forever settled, He said wherever two or more are gathered in His name He is always there in their midst.
So read on to get another blessing because God is with you.
I am fearfully made
I am wonderfully made
I belong to God
I resemble Him
That’s why the devil trembles whenever he notices me
I am so blessed, Jesus is in me.
In this month of March, what we are considering is the issue of time taken from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 [To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.]
11 [He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.]
If there is any challenge we face is the challenge of understanding the times and seasons we are in.
In Nigeria, we are moving from dry to rain season and for everyone that will understand this, you shouldn’t have problems. It’s when you don’t understand, fear can set in, and issues can come your way.
Lack of understanding precedes problems.
The sons of Issachar understood timing.
There’s a time and season for everything God has created. He has made everything beautiful in His time –whether it is planting or harvest season. So don’t worry for the times are in His hands.
Do not make the mistakes of those ahead of you. That’s why things are document. Books like the God’s General will lead you to understand the stories of those who have walked before you and prevent you from making the same mistakes they made.
I will share some of the mistakes I have made in my life – some of the areas I have missed it. Simply for you to learn.
I MISSED IT
- When I continued in prayer rather than taking actions in faith.
- When I ridiculed the days of little beginnings. I had opportunities to start small things but I let the opportunities go. I was afraid to fail –and so many of us today are scared of failure not realizing that there is a time to fail. You may not learn success until you have failed. Until you start, you may not learn. Somebody may be out there waiting for the correct season or time to start. I missed some opportunities in the past because I despised the days of little beginnings – don’t miss yours. I had an experience with a vulcanizer who made good money off me for a very little job to change my tire.
- When I failed to take time to listen to specific things.
- When I became a general in so many things instead of majoring in one thing. So many of us do several things at the same time without making ourselves specialists in any. Many of us gamble with different kinds of businesses instead of concentrating on one. Many of us start, don’t finish, and jump to the next shining thing. When we don’t understand timing we move everywhere.
- When I didn’t follow my dreams through – it was half-&-half, without finishing any.
In the month of March you must understand your own timing and what you need to do going forward. Stop gambling with your life and destiny either spiritually or physically. God is a specific God, so you need to be specific as well. You need to trust God and He will guide you when you lean on Him.
I trust that God will take you from a place of REGRET to a place of REFOCUS.
BIBLICAL CONCEPTS OF TIME: KARIOS AND CHRONOS
Chronos is the time which is physically measurable. This is the one by which human beings abound. For example, we can measure a day because it is measurable. A day is 24 hours. A month can be measured in terms of days, hours, minutes and seconds. This is Chronos – time that can be measured. This time cannot be separated from space and matter, it is constantly progressing and constantly runs in one direction.
It is impossible for you to turn or repeat it. For example, this message is bound by time. The clock currently states that the message is up to 20 minutes. It is impossible for me to go back and turn it. The bible talks of the man who for 38 years was laid destitute at the pool. When you look at your life, and how many years you have spent you can tell if they have being good, bad or ugly years – you can measure AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TURN OR REPEAT IT.
You can measure in the past or in the future. That is Chronos, time that is measurable. Now, by Chronos, I can say that in the past I have missed some opportunities. This time can cause great regrets in one’s life – because you cannot change or turn it. Because this time cannot be repeated.
Matthew 24:35 [Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.] This earth will pass away. If you understand this it will help you know how to invest your time, value your time. Your actions will be different from others. When you don’t understand this you will live your life anyhow. When you don’t understand this you will lock up many things you are not supposed to lock up and you will let go of many things you should hang on to.
We have church people who lack understanding that just keep amassing wealth. Time will pass over these things. Even when parents, who are meant to be blessings to people, keep gathering for their children, they sometimes miss it because they don’t understand timing.
We forget that this place is not our final destination.
We invest so much in this place, not blessing others, forgetting we are going somewhere else called Home. Even Jesus had nothing here.
1 Corinthians 7:31[And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.]
1 Peter 4:7 [But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.]
If we understand all these things, our attitude to things will change. You will rather invest more in unseen things, spiritual things, and eternal things than things that can perish at any point in time.
God’s clock does not measure in seconds, in minutes, in hours, in months, or in years.
Job 10:5 [Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as man’s days,]
Man can calculate days, can measure days – but when it comes to God’s timing, which is Kairos, it is not measureable. The time of God is fulfilled in which past and future no longer have a place. God is not confined by one hour, three hours, God is not confined or bound. Any day, any time, anyhow, He can make anything happen.
Get ready! God will qualify you for what you don’t qualify for.
Be obedient to Him.
Don’t run up and down, looking for miracles. Don’t despise obedience. He does not forget His own. Obedience and mercy are keys to receiving from God.
Psalms 90:4 [For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.]
2 Peter 3:8 [But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.]
And beyond this, God is a spirit. He is eternal. He is everlasting. He is the beginning and the end. He is the unstoppable God that can stop anything. He is unchanging changer. He is the all-powerful God. He is the one that does all things. He makes all things happen. You can be the next person to receive His miracle.
This type of time is important. You need to understand so that you will be expectant and you will live beyond here. The fact that I have missed it under Chronos, doesn’t mean Kairos cannot provide that which I have missed.
We have a God who when you miss things under Chronos, is able to reverse and restore under Kairos.
Have you given up? Have you concluded that your time has passed? You have not lost it completely. Kairos will bring it back to you! God is not confined, bound by Chronos. When they say it has closed, God says it has not closed.
Don’t give up! Your case is not closed. Today, you move from Chronos to Kairos!
YOUR TIME HAS COME
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