Is it just me or does it seem that the days, weeks, months and years are passing at an alarming rate?
I woke up this morning (as I do every morning) giving God thanksgiving and praise; and I always ask the question…. “Lord, what would you have me to do?”….because I truly believe that if we are sincere in our proclamation of “Lord Thy will, not my will”….then we must ask the question: “Lord, what would you have me to do?”
I believe the point the Lord wants to make, is that time is short and his chosen people need to get serious about “redeeming” the time. God has an eternal purpose and plan that will not be delayed; we cannot continue to live as though this is some future event that you won’t see or participate in. Scripture says “the Day of the Lord will come like a thief”…..suddenly, undetected and then with a SHOUT! We cannot continue as we have taking for granted the commands that God has given us. We are commanded to Redeem the Time….because the day is evil!
Some definitions of the word “redeem” are: 1)To recover ownership of by paying a specified sum. 2)To fulfill (a pledge, for example). 3)To set free; rescue or ransom. 4)To save from a state of sinfulness and its consequences. 5)To restore the honor, worth, or reputation of.
All of these definitions summarize what Yeshua/Jesus Christ did for us when He died on the cross. Yet we have been called to do a work of redemption as well.
Isn’t it reasonable to surmize that our mission is to redeem the time as stated in these Scriptures:
Colossians 4:5 (KJV)
5Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
Ephesians 5:15-17 (KJV)
15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
I exhort you children of God to Hear the Word of the Lord….you cry out for revival, but the Word of the Lord says that revival will not come until His people turn from their idols, stop putting their trust in men (the world) and stop walking in unrighteousness (READ ISAIAH 57)
The time is short my brothers and sisters….hear the Word of the Lord:
2 Peter 3:9-12 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
9The Lord isn’t slow to do what he promised, as some people think. Rather, he is patient for your sake. He doesn’t want to destroy anyone but wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act.
10The day of the Lord will come like a thief. On that day heaven will pass away with a roaring sound. Everything that makes up the universe will burn and be destroyed. The earth and everything that people have done on it will be exposed.
11All these things will be destroyed in this way. So think of the kind of holy and godly lives you must live 12as you look forward to the day of God and eagerly wait for it to come. When that day comes, heaven will be on fire and will be destroyed. Everything that makes up the universe will burn and melt.
PRAYER:FATHER YOU CREATED US IN YOUR IMAGE AND LIKENESS AND BREATHED YOUR SPIRIT BREATH INTO US. YOU MADE US A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS, CROWNED US WITH GLORY & HONOR AND SET US OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS. BUT THROUGH THE FIRST MAN ADAM, CAME SIN AND WE NOW BEGIN LIFE AS FALLEN MAN IN A FALLEN WORLD. BUT THROUGH YOUR PRECIOUS SON YESHUA/JESUS, WE HAVE BEEN REDEEMED. SO FATHER, FORGIVE US FOR NOT TRUSTING YOUR PLAN OF SALVATION AND REDEMPTION AND LEANING TO OUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. HELP US TO OVERCOME THE WILES OF THE DEVIL AND TO STAND IN THIS DARK AND EVIL DAY. I PRAY IN YESHUA’S HOLY NAME THAT YOUR PEOPLE WILL FALL DOWN BEFORE YOU IN REPENTANCE AND WORSHIP YOU IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH; AND THAT THEY WILL REDEEM THE TIME AS YOU HAVE COMMANDED. I PRAY THIS AND ALL THINGS IN YESHUA’S MIGHTY NAME….AMEN.