Memory Verse: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Devotional reading: James 5:1-6
It is clear from the above scripture that there is God’s time, there is a time for everything. Life is split into different seasons. There is a time to weep and a time to laugh; there is also a time to mourn and a time to dance (Ecclesiastics 3:4). One lesson here is that every man is expected to go through the ups and downs of life. In order words, the life and experiences of man are not static.”Time and chance happen to them all” However, if all you experience is the down seasons, something is most likely wrong somewhere. The forces of darkness, together with their human agents, often do what they can to manipulate their victims so that they never experience the good seasons of life, their agenda is to frustrate people, especially believers and make them join their satanic camp, thereby denying Christ. But if you resist the devil and stand firm in Christ Jesus, the time of God will come through for you and give you victory. Every evil plot against you that is geared towards separating you from your good seasons as we prepare to cross over into the new year, they shall fail and come to naught in Jesus’ Name!
“But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.” Luke 16:25
In Luke 16:19-31, the Lord told the story of a rich man and a certain beggar named Lazarus. These two characters experienced different seasons on earth that contrasts greatly with the seasons they found themselves in eternity. Both of them died and were burried, while the rich man enjoyed a good season on earth, he found himself in an unending season of torment in eternity. On the other hand, Lazarus experienced very bad seasons while on earth, but he found himself enjoying an unending season of joy in eternity at the bossom of Abraham. One crucial lesson here is that if your stay on earth is just to enjoy yourself without giving consideration to having a good relationship with God, be prepared to spend an eternity without God.
If you live without Christ, you will live an eternity separated from God.
Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the thoughts that i think towards you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. While Ecclesiastes 3:11a says He hath made everything beautiful in his time
God’s time is the best, wait for it. Other’s may seem to be prospering and doing well ahead of you, the time of God for you is coming, you will not miss it in Jesus name.
Therefore, I’d like you to be full of gratitude because God has not forgotten you, your time of harvest is here, as we look forward to year 2020; be ready to enter into your year of Divine Possession in the name of Jesus.
Prayer point: O LORD, give me the grace not to miss your time for my life in Jesus name.
Key Dose: They that wait upon the LORD, shall renew their strength, wait for God’s time.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)