Understanding The Time And Season By Abraham O. Ojeme | TimeTestedNews

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(ERV)  From the family of Issachar, there were 200 wise leaders. These men understood the right thing for Israel to do at the right time. Their relatives were with them and under their command.

1 Chron. 12:32

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That we are from the same family doesn’t mean we should be on the same level or even the same page.

Of course, there could be expectations, but there must not be limitations.

Knowing the right thing to do at the right time is what puts you in command.

Yes, this pandemic is a wake-up call for the church. Waking up is one thing, but knowing exactly what to do is a completely different thing.

Whether you like it or not, the pattern of gameplay has changed. Yes, it has to change because the ground is no longer level. The climate has changed and the scene in the drama of life has changed.

Don’t be deceived, you are part of the cast, stop being a spectator otherwise, you will write the script of your life without knowing.

 

2 Pet. 3:10-14:

10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

11  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved (understanding all the conspiracy theories, economic implications, political and military consequences etc), what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

12  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

14  Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Ladies and gentlemen, at a time like this we must revisit our priorities and do some appraisals on the things that call for our attention.

So the big question is what must be our focus at a time like these?

We must listen to Jesus, the living Word.

 

Matt. 24:1-14:

Jesus enumerated the time we are in and proposed some things we must do.

  1. Take heed to yourself. (Vs. 4)These are times for self-examination. 2 Cor. 13:5/ Rev. 3:15 (Laodecean church)
  2. Don’t be troubled. Avoid panic mode.

You can never make good decisions in the midst of confusion. Fear not, this also shall pass

  1. Develop endurance. Vs. 13.

Endurance is the ability to regain your stature after pressure. People who cracked outside have first cracked inside.

You need spiritual, physical and emotional stability. Pro. 24:10/ 1 Cor. 15:58

  1.  Preach Christ. Vs. 14. Use every opportunity to make Him known. Let your life illustrate the Word of God.
  2. Look up.

Lk 21:28  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

 

There is the story of the fiery serpents in the Bible (Num. 21:1-9)

The fiery serpents were biting the people and the Lord gave instruction on the solution. Whosoever would look up at the brazen serpent on the pole lifted up by Moses will be delivered from the fiery serpents. The fiery serpents that bite were on the ground but the brazen serpent that heals is on the lifted pole. So whosoever can look up at the brazen serpent on the pole in spite of the biting serpents on the ground will be healed. Waoh!

You mean I have to look up in spite of the terrible happenings around?

Yes! Until you understand the distraction mechanism of the devil, you will miss out on God’s strategies for solutions in life.

When you begin to see all the happenings, narrow down your priorities to GOD!

Begin to define things from God’s perspective

Believe me or not, this also will soon pass, and we will live to tell the story!