When we come into Your presence we are so happy, when we come into Your presence we are so glad. In Your Presence there is anointing, Your Spirit will surround us, In Your Presence anointing breaks the yoke. You are Messiah x2, You are Messiah, the rose of the shadow! You are Messiah, the bright morning star! You are Messiah, the lily of the valley! You are Messiah!

Thank You Lord for a new day, we celebrate Your goodness in our lives and give You praise and honour for ever in Jesus Name. Thank You Father for Who You Are.

Beloved, thank God for the gift of another day. Hope you are keeping hope alive? How? Someone just asked. By ready, studying and meditating in the Word, in addition pray, pray, pray. Is praying time, praise the Lord!

Are you battle ready? Which soldier goes to war without a sword or gun? As a solider of the cross we are advice not to entangle ourselves in the affairs of this life; that you may please him who enrolled you as a soldier (2 Tim 2:4).

What is a Christian without the full armour of God? How will you be able to stand against the wiles of the devil without the full armour of God? This is a serious call for us to pray and seek the face of God, get answers to prayers and stay liberated for forever.

Beloved, how are you redeeming the time meaningfully? Is it with despair or hopefully? Do you know you can as well redeemed the time hurriedly or wrongly (when you are working ahead of God) or lackadaisically (when you don’t bother about important and cogent things around you). Doing things at your own time and sometime not doing it all with enough reasons you can gather to give.

That is not God’s way. When He gives an assignment, there is always a time allocated to it. For instance if God sent you to speak to someone now and you decide to do it tomorrow, are you redeeming the time? Assuming on getting there tomorrow the fellow is late, what account will give back to God?  There are instances where our timely or prompt response must not be compromised. And that is why many have lost their divine assignment because their want to do it either their own way or at their own time.

It cannot work with God. Why? Because God works in seasons and time. He cannot be waiting for you to get his work accomplished, if He needs to use an inanimate objects to get it done, He will (Lk 19:40). May I not be displaced in my place of services in Jesus Name, what about you?

Let us redeem the time according to our topic today, Christ second appearance is at hand and woe to them that are at ease in Zion. Beloved, we cannot afford to be at ease. We must walk like the wise and not like the unwise because the days are evil.

Let us redeem the time now by investing in pray, planning, putting structures in place to achieve our goals:

Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise— making the most of the time, because the days are evil.—Ephesians 5:15–16

These days we are bombarded with opportunities that entice us to invest our time and energy. Each day the voices of urgency cry out for every available moment. So many causes promise that time spent on them will reap great rewards; how can we recognize God’s voice among so many competing voices?

A fool makes unwise choices with his time. With every new opportunity that comes along, the fool chases off in a different direction, not questioning whether that is the best choice. The loudest voice gains his attention. At some point the fool discovers to his dismay that he has squandered the investment of his time.

The days in which you live are evil. Marriages are under tremendous pressure, families are disintegrating. Multitudes are dying each year without hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Investing your life wisely is critical to you and to those around you. Foolishly spending your time in sinful or wasteful pursuits can cost you and others dearly.

Often, it is not evil pursuits that rob your time. Rather, the temptation is to sacrifice what is best for what is good. The enemy knows that blatantly tempting you with evil will be obvious, so he will lure you with distractions, leaving you no time to carry out God’s will. He will tempt you to so fill your schedule with good things that you have no time for God’s best.

You may inadvertently substitute religious activity for God’s will, pursuing your own goals for God’s kingdom instead of waiting for His assignment. Time is a precious commodity. Be sure to invest it wisely.

Hear what the Lord said concerning those who calls on His Name:

“I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye Me in vain.” Isaiah 45:19

 

We may gain much solace by considering what God has not said. What He has said is inexpressibly full of comfort and delight; what He has not said is scarcely less rich in consolation. It was one of these “said nots” which preserved the kingdom of Israel in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, for “the Lord said not that He would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven.” 2 Kings 14:27.

In our text we have an assurance that God will answer prayer, because He hath “not said unto the seed of Israel, Seek ye Me in vain.” You who write bitter things against yourselves should remember that, let your doubts and fears say what they will, if God has not cut you off from mercy, there is no room for despair: even the voice of conscience is of little weight if it be not seconded by the voice of God.

What God has said, tremble at! But suffer not your vain imaginings to overwhelm you with despondency and sinful despair. Many timid persons have been vexed by the suspicion that there may be something in God’s decree which shuts them out from hope, but here is a complete refutation to that troublesome fear, for no true seeker can be decreed to wrath. “I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I have not said,” even in the secret of my unsearchable decree, “Seek ye Me in vain.”

God has clearly revealed that He will hear the prayer of those who call upon Him, and that declaration cannot be contravened. He has so firmly, so truthfully, so righteously spoken, that there can be no room for doubt. He does not reveal His mind in unintelligible words, but He speaks plainly and positively, “Ask, and ye shall receive.”

Believe, O trembler, this sure truth—that prayer must and shall be heard, and that never, even in the secrets of eternity, has the Lord said unto any living soul, “Seek ye Me in vain.”

Beloved, we will not seek God in vain. He will arise for us and show forth His praise in our life and situation in Jesus Name. God has promise us answers, deliverance, healings, protection, provision, security, and help. Therefore let us seek him now and be found of Him.

Let us seek Him while it is still day else night come when no man can work (Jn 9:4). Let us pray and be bless in Jesus Name.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.