Some years ago, I was seriously worried concerning some ministerial matters and I had been asking questions all to no avail. One day in my hotel room during one of the ministerial trips, as I set out to pray and probe deeper into the things that were bothering me, suddenly God spoke to me and said;
My son, fret not and do not be discouraged, because time is a processor of covenant promises and blessings.
There is always an appointed time for whatever God has promised. God’s promises happen in their times. The Bible has this to say;
He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning of the end. Like Our Page to get more articles
No matter the attack on what God has declared variously, the counsel of the Lord shall stand in His own time. Joseph was promised greatness at the age of 17, yet he waited till he was 30 years of age, which was the appointed time and he effectively walked in it. The Bible said;
Thou shall arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
However, I want to point out here that there are two types of time. And they are as follows:
Chronos Time: This means succession moments, seasons or sequential time in which events takes place. For example, the chronological order of the birth of Jesus or the chronological order of the calendar.
Kairos Time: This means the set-time for an event to happen. It is also an appointed time for example, age 30 was the kairos time for the manifestation of Jesus mandate for the mankind. Like Our Page to get more articles
It therefore becomes pertinent to patiently wait for the fulfillment of the prophetic promise when all other variables have been put into operations fully. Many a times God puts his children through what I call a time-test so that they may obtain the promise with faith and patience.
By Bishop Okwudili Eze