THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 4, No. 39 – Monday, 7th October, 2019
THE MYSTERY AND THE MIRACLE OF TIME AND RIGHT TIMING
Indeed, the statements that ‘God works in mysterious ways’ and ‘His ways are past finding out’ are all true. For surely, God cannot be limited by circumstances, by time nor by space. The Almighty noted that in Ecclesiastes 3:11 that He, God makes all things beautiful in His time’.
What could such a profound statement ever mean? In the main, it means that God is the definer and determiner of time. Man’s time has never been God’s time and can it ever be? That is a question of a kind of rhetoric.
Imagine the events which played out at the wedding in Cana of Galilee contained in our text of today. The most important item in any Jewish wedding being wine was expended and there was no leftover. Put more apt, a need for wine arose at a most awkward time when it shouldn’t have arisen.
In other words, need arose at the wrong place, at the wrong time and at the wrong event of life. But mysteriously, the Master of the universe was there. When His mother met Him to plead for a spiritual action that can birth a physical result, His reply was equally a mysterious one. The Master of the universe simply replied that His time was yet to come.
Time has not yet come when a miracle is dearly needed? That in itself is a mystery too. Suddenly thereafter, an instruction came from the Master: fill the water pots with water. But Greatest Master, you just told us that your time has not yet come. You mean on the same day your time can yet come? Self-existing God, what a wonder you are! In one day, there was no time; On the same day, time came for a miracle to happen.
Understand dearly beloved, the mystery here is pointing in a particular direction. What direction? It is the direction indicating that man can always do something that will fast-track the eventuality of his miracle. It is a statement of spiritual truth that 24 hours are too many for God to do that thing man is longing for.
What must man do to trigger divine response? That is always a question for man to find an answer. For Esau all he needed to trigger heavenly blessing was to feed his father, Isaac with the meal that his father, Isaac loved the most.
Oh! How I wish that man will come to the revelational understanding that fasting is not meant for praying alone. A day or three days of fasting of praises to God will tear the heavens apart and empty the treasury of heaven upon such a praiser.
What will that man standing over there or sitting nearby do to trigger the reaction of divinity against his oppressors? What is that thing that the reader of this piece needs to do in order to draw down the hand of Jehovah as was supposedly done by the bride or the bridegroom at the wedding in Cana of Galilee?
To obtain Samuel from God, Hannah did something (1 Sam.1:11). To get a divine husband from God, Ruth did something (Ruth.3:8). In order to break the yoke of barrenness, Abraham and the Shunamite woman fed and sheltered servants of God (Gen.18:2-15 and 2 Kings.4:8-37). Joseph ascended the throne of greatness by an action found to be most pleasing to God (Gen.39:12).
As for you, sister Leslie and as for you, brother Lincoln, the question now arrives at your doorstep; what would you do that will fast-track the time of your miracle, command the attention of heaven or that will make God arise and fight?
Amiss they say is as bad as a further mile away to trek. If God were to fast-track the time of your miracle O man, would you still miss the miracle? Just take a look at verse 7 of today’s text. The Master of the universe said ‘go and draw it now’. And when they drew it, it was no longer water but wine with the sweetest taste.
But how did it happen? It happens by nothing else but by instant obedience which is that brings blessings, not a later obedience which is always displeasing.
The Master said ‘go and draw it now’. Now means now. If they had gone to draw it later, they would have drunken water, not wine. ‘Now in that sense is divine time and right timing by divinity’s understanding. Thus it is possible for an action to be in time but not rightly timed.
For instant obedience means strict followership of time and right timing. It is instant obedience which births blessings. Instant obedience means you reverence, cherish and value God profoundly. The act and the art of quality reverence, cherishing and valuing God can turn the hand of divinity in one’s favour.
IN THE END, MEN CONSIDER TIME FROM BOTH CYCLICAL AND LINEAR DIMENSIONS. BUT THE DEFINITION AND THE CONSIDERATION OF THE ALMIGHTY TO THE ISSUE OF TIME IS A DETERMINATION OF THE ALMIGHTY HIMSELF, THE ATTITUDE OF MAN TO TIME AND RIGHT TIMING ALL JUDGED BY MAN’S INTENTIONS AND CONSEQUENT ACTIONS.
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: Murmur Not
1. I call back and recover all lost times of my life.
2. O God, let the wine of fresh love permeate through my marriage and home.
3. O God, visit me and visit this Ministry.
4. Holy Spirit, help me not to miss my time.
5. Let the reign and existence of my miracles, appear.