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Understanding God’s Timing - October 27th 2023

Friday, 27th October, 2023

By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

 

“Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready” (John 7:6 KJV).

 

In the verse above, the Lord Jesus emphasized time consciousness and the significance of divine and prophetic timing. When you look at the prophetic revelation of the things that happened with Jesus, from His birth to His ascension, everything unfolded precisely as the prophets had foretold.


We live in a time-conscious kingdom even though we belong in a timeless kingdom. Jesus said, “I’m from above” (John 8:33). He was from eternity, but in dealing with the things of the world, He was time conscious. We have to know the time in which we’re living, where we are in God’s calendar, what we should do, and what we should expect.


The question then is, how do you know God’s timing for your life or for the nations? How do you know things that should happen or what we should expect? The answers are in the Scriptures—God’s Word! That’s the absolute source of Truth.


Through the diligent study of the Word, you can align yourself with God’s timing and live a purposeful, meaningful and fulfilling life. For example, did you know that this is God’s set time to favour you, and also the nations? The Scriptures let us know we’re in His set time of favour. Psalm 102:13 says, “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.”


Then in 2 Corinthians 6:2 NKJV, Paul reiterates God’s prophetic word to Israel, which is applicable to the nations today: “For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”


This is the day of God’s favour, and we have to recognize it and act. It’s a day of opportunity, the day of salvation. The Apostle Paul called it the acceptable time. In other words, this is the day in which God accepts men, receives men, and helps men.


The nations are also right now in the day of God’s mercy and favour, meaning that we can take advantage of this opportunity and pray for all men and leaders of nations, because if we would pray, God will answer. Hallelujah!


PRAYER/CONFESSION

"Dear father, thank you for the wisdom and guidance I receive from your Word. I have an understanding of the times; i have clarity and understanding of your purpose and timing and I’m walking in sync with the Spirit to fulfill my destiny in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."


FURTHER STUDY

Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV; Romans 12:2 KJV; Ephesians 5:15-17 KJV


1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

2 Timothy 3:1-17 & Jeremiah 23-25


2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

John 8:1-11 & 2 Kings 17-18


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