Which Time Zone Are You In?
...you, O LORD, will sit on your throne forever. Your fame will endure to every generation.You will arise and have mercy on Jerusalem— and now is the time to pity her, now is the time you promised to help. Psalm 102:12-13.
When the man of God penned this Psalm (emphasis mine), he was in trouble. He pleaded for God to hear his prayer and not hide His face from him, asking God to answer his call for help speedily. If you read the introduction, that man had an abundance of troubles and was having a pity party if ever there was one.
We are not immune from problems and opposition of course, but we have also been born to win. We have been born in a time when God is moving on the earth as never before, so expect the blessing to flow...for such a time as this.
That Psalm was written in a different era. It was written in a different time zone thousands of years ago and things have changed since then.
Jesus came and returned to heaven and has sent us the Holy Spirit.
We have the anointing of the Holy Ghost that none of the Old Testament people had! We also have God’s word.
We (the Church) have the delegated authority of Jesus Christ vested in us.
For such reasons, I believe that we should be much better off in many respects than they!
It is time when we should torment our tormenters and take possession of what is rightfully ours.
One of the things God is doing is bringing restoration of lost truth, getting us to stop thinking in the natural and start thinking like He does. This is much more important than you may think.
We have the mind of Christ according to 1 Corinthains 2:1-16!
Only spiritual people can understand what God has for us. Jesus made this plain in Mark chapter four when He spoke to three distinctly different kinds of people—the crowd who had no relationship, hence no revelation knowledge, the disciples and those who wanted to get close and learn from Him. He clearly stated that the mysteries of the Kingdom belonged to the latter two groups, but not to the others. There were spiritual people and religious people present that day.
I hope you see this. Some people are on a different page to God, whilst others are and they see things. They are in tune. They are in the same time zone God is in and they get it! Others do not!
Now notice that the writer of that Psalm received a revelation of what was stored up for us. He said that God would arise! He has!
He said that God would have mercy on Zion! He has!
Think of Zion as the Church, or, to be more precise... you!
He said that the time would arrive when God would favor us, because we are included in verse 12 that states all generations.
It is time to stop doing the same old, same old, same old and expect different results. The time has come to get radical and break the mould.
It is time to think differently and take the steps that God wants us to take to inherit what He has for us.
The set time has come. A new era is here. A new season in God is here. We must live in the same time zone as God.
This message is about change:
It can no longer be “business as usual”, but business that is—and has to be radically different, whether it is in a remote village or a big metropolis.
God is breaking the status quo. Many believers, who are wonderful people and love the Lord, are often sitting on the fence waiting for something to happen. God could have spoken to them and given them a dream or vision to which they are holding dearly onto waiting for It to happen! They will remain in wishful thinking until Jesus returns unless some breakthrough happens and it starts with you and with me right where we are now.
It might never happen, if you are not prepared to change.
There is always a time factor:
There is always a time factor. When God says something, it already is, but as finite beings, we find it hard to handle that, but we can comprehend it better if we stop using our natural minds and live out of our spirit man. The spirit dimension has no time constraints and because God is a spirit, He is not limited to time. Everything is now for Him.
When He calls us to do something, He prepares us, ordains us, anoints us and equips us. Those actions are instantaneous, but the outworking of them takes time for us. There are no instant success stories. The bible is full of accounts of the great men and women of faith who achieved great things in God, but went through some stuff beforehand and often spent a great deal of time in prior preparation. More>>>
The Realities of Eternity
The bible talks about places like Heaven and Hell, which are very real.
Some folk deny their existence, but too many people testify of visiting them. I have! We all have differing testimonies, but also share similar things in common.
In this trilogy of accounts, let me share with you part of my visits to Heaven, a 45 minute visit to Hell and the story of my own son Gary who died and was brought back to life to meet Jesus.
He is now with the Lord.
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Daily Psalm מִזְמוֹר & Proverb מִשְלֵי
I will exalt you, LORD, for you rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me. O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health. You brought me up from the grave, O LORD. You kept me from falling into the pit of death. Psalm 30:1-3.
Daily Prescription רָפָא
And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. Luke 5:12-15.
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God told Abraham certain things, but it took 25 years before his promised son came.
Moses the deliverer was trained in the schools of Egypt and was a learned scholar and a great orator! He took matters into his own hands and went from deliverer to murderer and fled into the desert for 40 years. When he killed that Egyptian, it was in secret, but how did Pharaoh find out? Moses never told him. A servant did! Was it one of Moses’ own Israelites? Think about this. Sometimes your greatest foe is not a stranger, but someone close to you! When God spoke to him out of the burning bush, this great orator—this well versed public speaker tried to con God by saying that he stuttered.
Imagine what it might have been like if he had not made excuses!
Do not tell everyone you meet what you believe God is going to do or share your vision with everyone hoping that they will understand.
They might not. They can sometimes turn against you—even fellow Christians.
Joseph’s vision did not come to pass immediately and he blabbed and look what happened to him, but God knew this in advance.
There was an appointed time and place for this vision to be fulfilled—a different time zone.
Joshua was Moses’ servant. Do not forget that he was faithful to Moses for 40 years, before he led the people into the Promised Land. Some people can’t wait 40 days.
Elijah called Elisha and cast his mantle upon him, thus anointing him for his task, but Elisha served Elijah for at least 21 years before commencing his ministry (some people do not like to serve at all)!
God said that Jesus would come (see Genesis 3:15) and when the fulness of time had come—4000 years later—a time zone was crossed and Jesus did come, but He did not start His ministry for another 30 years! His cousin John had to come first to prepare the way for Him, but he too waited 30 years before starting. Both men had an appointment with God and both men were in obscurity for most of their lives until the appointed time arrived for them to emerge.
What were they doing? Training!
May I add waiting?
You too, could have an appointment with God, but do not fret and try to force things to happen. Get in touch with God’s calendar and cross over into His time zone and an and suddenly moment will arrive.
This leads into something I have mentioned already.
I gave this message a title, What Time Zone Are You In? For good reason. To see the full account, please visit the page by clicking here.
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