RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 27, 2023 (UNDERSTANDING GOD’S TIMING)
TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING GOD’S TIMING
Today’s Scripture: John 7:6
Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
In the Verse above, the Lord Jesus emphasized time and the significance of divine and prophetic timing. When you look at the prophetic revelation of the things that happened with Jesus, from His birth to His ascension, everything unfolded precisely as the prophets had foretold.
We live in a time-conscious Kingdom even though we belong in a timeless Kingdom. Jesus said, “I’m from above” (John 8:23). He was from eternity, but in dealing with things of this world, He was time-conscious. We have to know the time in which we’re living, where we are in God’s calendar, what we should do, and what we should expect.
The question then is, how do you know God’s timing for your life or for the nations? How do you know things that should happen or what we should expect? The answers are in the Scriptures—God’s Word! That’s the absolute source of Truth.
Through the diligent study of the Word, you can align yourself with God’s timing and live a purposeful, meaningful and fulfilling life. For example, did you know that this is God’s set time to favour you, and also the nations? The Scriptures let us know we’re in His set time of favour. Psalms 102:13 says, “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.”
Then in 2 Corinthians 6:2 NKJV, Paul reiterates God’s prophetic word to Israel, which is applicable to the nations today: “For He says: in an acceptable time I have heard you, And in I the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
This is the day of God’s favour, and we have to recognize it and act. It’s a day of opportunity, the day of salvation. The Apostle Paul called it the acceptable time. In other words, this is the day in which God accepts men, receives men, and helps men.
The nations are also right now in the day of God’s mercy and favour meaning that we can take advantage of this opportunity and pray for all men and leaders of nations, because if we would pray, God will answer. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, thank you for the wisdom and guidance I receive from your Word. I have an understanding of the times; I have clarity and understanding of your purpose and timing and I’m walking in sync with the Spirit to fulfil my destiny in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
3 To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),
16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Timothy 3:1-17 & Jeremiah 23-25
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 8:1-11 & 2 Kings 17-18
Rhapsody of Realities is written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Prepare yourself for more spiritual growth, more clarity and motivation, and a deeper understanding of God’s word as you read this devotional.
It is a life guide designed to enhance your spiritual growth and development by bringing you a fresh perspective from God’s word daily.