Text: Eccl 3:1-2
Time is the measurement in minutes, hours, days etc. Also, “time” may be seen as the irreversible progression of present event into the future. Man is entitled to twenty four hours per day, and this hours is what will encroach the human race into extinction(the day of judgment). On that day, everybody must give account of his/her stay here on planet earth. Dearly beloved, as the clock ticks, as we approaches dawn, in same manner we also approaching the judgment throne. Therefore, we must understand the time we are in right now.
Ecclesiastics 3:1-2 says “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 reap”. As long as the earth exist, there is time and season for everything. Can anyone imagine the state of the world thousands of years ago? Can you imagine the level of security then? Can you compare the peace level then to now? There is time for everything. In (Matt. 24:1-2) The disciples of Jesus went to Him in privy and asked how will they know that the end is come? And Jesus replied them from (v 3-14) that they should watch out for the following signs. That kingdoms shall rise against kingdoms, there shall be pestilence, farmine, the gospel shall be preached in everywhere around the world, the love for money shall be on the increase e.t.c. From the above, you quite agree with me that these signs are before our very eyes. Dearly beloved, this is not the time for lies, stealing, sexual immorality, drunkness, covetousness, slandering, backbiting e.t.c. Beloved, if you miss heaven, you cannot miss hell. In all you do, think heaven.
To my brothers and sister in Christ, i want to encourage in the Lord to keep faith and remain strong in Christ because you understand the times now. You may be going through a very though time of your life now and you always feel like neglecting the faith. 2 Timothy 3:1 says “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come”. Blessed is he who faces persecution for My name sake. Be courageous and be heavenly courteous at all times.
The book of 1 Chronicles 12:1 downwards shows that David had many followers, and the scripture recorded in (v 32) of that same chapter that among the followers, it was the children of Issachar that understands the time, they knew what Israel is to the at the appropriate time. Most so called Christians do not understand the times we in right now. Probably they know but they still find themselves struggling with sin. Overcoming sin needs genuine repentance and the infilling of the Holy Ghost. Scripture says he that is of God does not sin.
Conclusively, Ephesians 5:16 says redeeming the time for the days are evil. (KJV).
“Taking opportunity of the time for the days are evil”. (NAB).
Taking opportunity of the time we are in now. Beloved why not maximize the opportunity you have now while you are still alive? Now you still have breath inside of you, why not use this opportunity to turn from your ways that are not pleasing to God? Beloved, there’s no repentance in the grave. It is appointed unto man to die once is judgment. Why not maximize the breath you have inside of you?
God bless you 🙏