Upon returning home last Wednesday, as Nina rested after surgery, I caught up with email. That day’s from Glasgow Prophetic Centre was extraordinary! It’s not the first time they’re on target personally but the precision this time is breathtaking on several counts, as in my appended notes. First, the prophetic words.:
I hear the Spirit of the Lord say:
“I rule time and it is not to rule you!”
The Lord is breaking off a rulership that time – and lack of – have had over your life. And He is bringing a heavenly alignment into timekeeping, diaries, schedules, cycles and sleeping patterns.
No longer will your time be swallowed up by unfruitful activity, as God begins to align your life to heaven’s calendar! This will create time for you to begin to wholeheartedly pursue the call of God on your life – and with plenty of time to do so!
He says to you,
“Bring your time before me and let me show what I actually want you to do and what I don’t want you to do. Let Me tell you who I really want you to meet and who I really don’t want you to meet. Time will no longer be your enemy but instead it will now empower you to fulfil My purposes for your life on the earth.”
So, bring your calendars, your diaries, your phones and your schedules before God and let Him do some work with you today. Time is not to be your enemy but it is to be used by you and you will have the space to flourish.
Colossians 4:5 Behave wisely towards outsiders, making the best use of your time.
Now the topic of time has cropped up again it’s well to look at a literal rather than ‘dynamic’ translation of a couple of well-known verses. This will be important in the next few posts. The New King James Version and my study bible note reads:
Col 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time (‘kairos – opportune time, set time, appointed time, due time, definitive time, seasonable time, proper time for action. Kairos describes kind or quality of time, whereas chronos denotes extent or quantity of time’.)
Eph 5:16-17 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what he will of the Lord is. (‘Redeeming the time is capitalizing upon every opportunity’ – but one teacher offers an insight based upon the meaning of ‘redeemed’ as ‘Ga’al, the ancient custom of buying back something lost through helplessness, poverty or violence’: eg. Isaiah 52:9 where the Lord redeems Jerusalem.)
Also, Lindell Cooley’s Saturday morning message at CHP’s Autumn Glory Day’s on how to be led by the Holy Spirit – plus abiding in the Lord – gave more scriptural background to this Lion Bite.
I was stunned by not only the content but also the timing of this word on aligning our activities with the Lord’s calendar because that very day’s events confirm it IN ADVANCE, as follows.:
- Our usual daily routine had been changed to fit into the surgeon’s schedule plus the Lord’s help and comfort.
- Our church had scheduled a full day’s prayer cover in half-hour slots by various brethren.
- In view of my recent comments on time in a scientific blog I took the opportunity, whilst waiting for Nina’s return from surgery, to listen to Justin Abraham’s cutting-edge teaching On Engaging Time [2-part blog: Introduction & In 1st 15 Minutes].
- The heart of that deep instruction is succinctly summarised by this Lion Bite email.
An amazing God-incidence! I doubt it may have made such a deep impact had I checked email by phone whilst in the hospital’s cafe. So the Lord well-knew our day and lined it up with His dairy – praise Jesus that You are the Lord of Time.
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