SECURING GOOD AND LASTING SUCCESS IV August 26, 2018

TRADING THE CURRENCY OF LIFE

Text: Matt 25:14 – 19, 21 & 23

After a long time:

You will notice that irrespective of what talents they were given, they had the same time.

You will also notice, using their time to secure 100% results got them the same reward from heaven.

 

Time is the currency of life

Time is an earthly phenomenon.

It is said time is all you need and time is all you have.

Time is what we all have the same.

God set the earth in time.

 

Give us time.

Give us ten days: That gives us Time – Daniel 1:12

Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, – Daniel 2:16

Time is all you need, and time is all you have.

Time is defined by days, months, seasons and years.

 

God was not, and is not, defined by time.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever – Heb. 13:8

Before Abraham was, I am. – John 8:58

Thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. – Heb. 1:10 – 12

This explains why many have misunderstood the power of the supernatural realm of God.

There is no set time for the power of God. – 2 Pet. 3:8 – 9

Therefore nothing is long, nothing short, before him; no lapse of ages impairs his purposes, nor need he wait to find convenience to execute those purposes.

And when the longest period of time has passed by, it is but as a moment or indivisible point in comparison of eternity.

 

The Realms of Miracles

Miracles are in a higher realm, without the influence of time, while our circumstances are the product of time.

A circumstance is an occurrence within a period of time with a beginning and an end.

No circumstance is forever; it has come and it will pass. – 2 Cor. 4:15 – 18

 

The Power of Faith

The events of life have a cycle of time: beginning and an end

The only thing that can break this circle of time is faith.

Faith is a higher law than time.

Faith is the way out of time into the eternal realm.

 

Be not Conformed but be Transformed by Faith

We are so crises orientated we do not perceive, or see, the Glory of God because we have conformed to the sense realm.

We are too conformed to this earthly realm; the realm of time.

 

Most of the time what we are actually seeing complies with intellectualism and fact, not truth.

Faith operates from the law of truth, not fact nor intellect.

For example, your circumstances are temporal: This in itself is a fact.

But by faith in the name of Jesus, you are not operating on fact, but on the truth of his word.

The truth is, you are blessed with all spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ.

The truth is by His stripes you are healed.

The truth will always supersede fact and intellectualism because God revealed the truth in the person of Jesus Christ.

 

Time exists to serve you

To the man who knows his rights as a citizen of Heaven, a kingdom citizen, time is made to serve him.

This season time will serve you.

You are not designed to serve time:

You are made to decide what happen in time.

You can make it your time: There is your time

 

Redeeming the Time

Learn the importance of overcoming your setbacks and your challenges.

Most of us have been held back in life by that seamless un-heard voices of intimidation and fears in us.

 

You can’t make it

You’re not good enough

Who do you think you are?

You can’t do it

And the like

 

There is always the other side.

Most of the time all the challenges that have occurred in your life could turn out to be valuable.

 

Celebrate Life

Be grateful for all your experiences good or bad and use them to always re-evaluate your priorities in life.

Be determined to make of life what you want of it and be grateful for life.
Always be grateful for life. – Ecll. 9:4

When you’re able to look back and learn from an experience, nothing is wasted.

You can come out on the other side a stronger, more resilient and grateful person.

 

Going Back in Time?

We don’t have access to go back and tamper with the challenges that hurt or shaped us.

However, we have access to the redeeming power of Christ who makes all things work together for our good according to His purpose.

 

Whatever your situations are right now, you can look ahead with hope, knowing that the God of your past and present is ordering your steps.

 

Redeeming the Time – Ephesians 5:14 –17

To redeem means “to buy back or to be released from prison.”

It also means to compensate for the faults or bad aspects of something.

Or to gain or regain possession of something in exchange for payment.

To make something that is bad, unpleasant, etc. better or more acceptable.

 

We have been in a buying-back season.

You can buy it back; as you walk in the wisdom of God with the light that Christ gives you. – Psalm 119: 130

 

How do we redeem and buy back our lost time of mistakes, missed opportunities and overall colossal crisis?

How can we leave our past season, reconcile our losses, and move into the future with greater assurance of victory than as ever been?

As you walk with the Redeemer who can redeem your days: He will help you overcome bad situations and open up your new day gloriously.

Remember those situations are come to pass; they will surely pass. – 2 Cor. 4:17

The Redeemer is changing your story

Your story is changing for the better;

 

In the Process of Time:

It is called “in the process of time”; time processes all things

As it was with Job “in the process of time”

Your sentence of death through sickness or disease is changing for the better “in the process of time”. – As with Daniel

Your verdict of imprisonment no matter what is turning into sweetness “in the process of time” – As it was with Joseph.

Your moment of enthronement is sure “in the process of time” as it was with David.

 

See the Redeemer of time with Job

So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: Job 42:12

The redeeming power turned it for Job, it will turn yours also.

 

Awake

He said awake, receive His light and walk in wisdom. – Ephesians 5:14 –15

 

It’s a new day!

The word new can mean something that has never been or

existed before.

Or also defined as “different from one of the same which existed before, something stale that has been made fresh,

Or something of one quality that has advanced into a better quality.”

 

A better life awaits you.

Many of us are living lives by default rather making of life what we want of it.

Learn to make the life you want rather than living a default life.

That is what is common to all.

Your resources are not just monetary. The true currency of life is time.

 

No matter your background

You might have come from an impoverished home.

You might have come from where no one ever counted you to amount to anything in life.

It might have been a life full of sorrow and adversity like Jabez

As you trade with the time you have, in the light of the wisdom of the Redeemer a new day will dawn for you.

It is never too late to live the life God has for you

 

Understand how in God we can redeem our time, walking in the light of the glorious gospel

Living your life in the centre of God’s plan for you.

 

Remember Jacob?

A man alone, who served for the wife, labouring in his father in law yard as a refugee.

But in the process of time, walking with the God of Bethel in His light and wisdom, redeemed his time and became multiplied and large than his employer.

He returned multiplied

Hear him say ”Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough”. Genesis 33:11

Take “my blessing”; he has become a blessed man.

Time has worked for him

 

How do you, therefore, create a new life instead of living by default?

You need to review your life in the following lines.

 

1          New identity: Know who you are

Begin to see yourself for who you truly are in Christ

Where all the fears of life and tomorrow that have crowded your mind and identity and confined you to your past be done away with.

Refused to be conformed to this default world but be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

And be transformed with the ability to overcome the mountains in the past seasons that stopped your progress.

 

I can hear Him “The Redeemer of Time” say to you this day. – Isaiah 41:10 – 16

Am with you, fear not but walk with me, I will help you – 10

You past errors, mistakes, crisis, failures, e.t.c. shall be as nothing -11

It will be as though they never existed – 12

Because as He holds your hand, and you walking hand in hand with the Redeemer Himself helping you – 13 -14

I will make of you “in the process of time” a new improved, transformed and victorious you. Vs. 15 – 16

Can you hear Him: “I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth”?

It’s a new day for you!!!

Your story is changing today.

 

It begins with a new identity.

Start seeing yourself for whom God has really made you.

Your identity with Christ is an identity with divinity.

So, ride on prosperously and in majesty because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

 

In Christ

In Christ you’re a man or woman of great power, ordained by God to determine the happenings of your life.

But yet we go on ignorantly in failure, lack and want.

I want you to know today that in Christ you have in you the power to make of life whatever you choose every day.

This begins with you knowing who you truly are in Christ.

It’s a new day for you.

Jesus is the Redeemer.

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