Sunday, April 1, 2012

WHEN IT IS TIME Monday 2 April


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: While it is said, Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. Hebrews 3:15
Read: 2 Corinthians 6:1-2.
In life God has a time for everything. Even when it appears He is not following your timetable, be rest assured that His timetable for your life is far better than yours. When the day comes for you to fulfill your destiny, fire will fall. When your day of favour has fully come, it will not pass you by. Even when Moses seemed to have forgotten his call, at the time appointed for him to key into his destiny, the bush burned. For you the fire will fall. God’s timing is always perfect.
For he saith, l have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have l succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2.
When God says it is now time as He has said concerning your salvation (if you are not yet born again), delay is dangerous. A delay of 24 hours or even an hour can be costly. When God says it is time, it means there is no more space for procrastination. No more playing around when it is time. God expects you to do exactly what He has instructed you to. Is God urging you to pray? Do so. Don’t delay. God does not wait for anyone. Just imagine what would have happened if Peter had gone to the rest room when the fire of the Spirit fell on those at the upper room; he could have been left out! If anything, although his change did not eventually come through the pool, yet, the man at the pool of Bethesda waited by the pool until his change came through Jesus. Today, many people miss God’s intervention in their lives for failing to know their time. Even in church, instead of listening attentively to the Word, some engage in useless discussions. Ideally, you are not supposed to be talking to someone when the Word of God is being preached. Where then is your reverence for God? Even ministers of God are guilty of this. If during sermon you have an urgent message to pass through to someone, write it on a piece of paper and send it through the ushers to the fellow. Your rapt attention is needed to prevent you from missing God
KEY POINT:
When it is your time, every second counts. Some have missed the word sent to meet their need due to seconds of distraction. Be wise!
Bible in one year: Isaiah 28-30