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New Glory Devotional: REDEEMING THE TIME 2 – Sunday, October 28, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

Read: 2 Corinthians 6:1-2

It’s not enough to continuously remember or recount your wasted years. The best action at a time like this is to sit with the Holy Spirit and request what should be done to regain all lost grounds. Sitting helplessly or crying endlessly for mercy is not the solution. The time left of your destiny should be for immediate action to get back all that the enemy has stolen from you through careless living, peer pressure and the deceitfulness of the devil. You can’t afford to wait any longer. You must wake up from your slumber.

 

You need to understand that the redemption of your soul qualifies you for the restoration of your lost grounds. You are not redeemed to be reduced. You are redeemed to get better and most especially to fit perfectly into God’s agenda for your destiny. If you have been deceived before, this is your time to hit back at the devil and recover all that he stole from you. Have you lost your pride as a lady or man? This is your set time to connect to God for immediate recovery. If you have gone so deep into erroneous teachings, the truth of His word is available and once you have found it, proclaim your freedom and run to God for eternal cover. Have you been used as an instrument in the hand of the devil? Maybe you were once lost in occultism, immoral living, assassination, armed robbery and what have you. Listen to me, the entrance of the word of God brings about your deliverance and liberation from the hold of darkness. It’s your time to proclaim the light of the word that you have received and put the devil to open shame. Be delivered from every bondage to satan and his works. Start claiming your sonship rights.

 

Beloved, you need a correct understanding of this present time. This is your set time. This is the only available moment for you to act. Act in faith and reclaim your lost glories. Go to your maker and request for all that you need so that you are not cheated in life. I’d like to tell you that it’s not too late for you. You can still earn that degree. It’s very possible for you to make that mark. You can still be married. True love can still be restored to that marriage. You can still be used of God. You are not a discarded vessel. Stop calling yourself names. See from the eyes of the spirit the provisions of God for you through salvation. Your destiny will never be wasted in Jesus name.

Consider Paul the Apostle. A chief among all sinners. He found grace but didn’t stop at that. He appropriated that available grace. “And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. ” (Acts 9:6). Are you wasting the grace of God upon your life? What are you doing with the little time you have left here on earth? Wasting time or investing the time. You must not allow the enemies of your soul to prevail again.

“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
Everyday is God’s day. The day you are set is your day. Are you sure you are ready to take back your glory? Do you truly desire full restoration of your lost time and years? Do you wish to recover all that the enemy has stolen from you? Don’t keep quiet. Get back on your knees and go to God in prayer. Ask of Him and He will give you the nations for your inheritance.

“Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” (Psalm 2:8). Go and occupy that vacant seat in your local assembly. Get your hands into His assignment and be part of Jesus success team. Be reconciled to God. Don’t delay any further. Go for God and get the gold. Be careful of the life you live henceforth. The devil isn’t resting on his oars. He’s on duty 24/7. May he not gain access into your liberty again in Jesus mighty name. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8). You will never regret any time spent on earth again.

PRAYER:

Father Lord, I’m set to recover my lost years. Restore me Lord into the center of your will.

 

New Glory Devotional: REDEEMING THE TIME – Friday, October 12, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:16).

Read: Ephesians 5:15-16

The greatest asset of man on the earth is time. Your time spent is equal to your life spent. In other words, time is life as the saying goes. Each second, minute and hour that has passed draws you closer to the result of your assignment. If you cannot tie up your assignment properly within the specified time, you would end up a waste in place of fruitfulness.

Therefore, it is expedient that you begin to maximise every moment of your life for profit and progress in destiny.

The Psalmist says: “teach us to number our days…” Psalm. 90:12. Every wise hearted believer will take this scripture very seriously. Anything that engages your time is directly or indirectly engaging your life. It’s either your time is positively utilised towards the actualisation of your desired goal or wasted on frivolous and unprofitable adventure. Look back and see, this year is far spent and another “happy new year” is already fast approaching. What have you done with your time this year? Every moment of our life is golden. There’s a blessing and opportunity attached to every time you spend on earth.

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

Until you learn to avoid time wasters on your assignment, work, business and ministry, you will never attain greatness on the earth. Your greatest time waster is procrastination. This is your chief enemy. It’s the enemy within and a younger brother to laziness. There are some friends you keep that have nothing to add but to subtract. These friends abound in your classroom, study arena, workplace, ministry and marriage. They affect you negatively and will never allow you to fulfil God’s mandate per time.

You do not need motivation from anybody my brother and sister. This message is coming so that you will encourage yourself and start looking inwardly at what you should have appropriated with a wise use of your time. It’s never late. You can still be what God wants you to be and achieve what you were meant to achieve in these few remaining months of the year. Instead of wasting away due to reckless use of your time, start redeeming it. To Redeem is to buy back, to recover lost time. What have you lost to careless use of your time? You can gain it back! You can still pass that examination and move on with your education! Regardless of your age, you can still be a soul winner, a life helper and a destiny changer.

Maybe you have wasted the best of your youthful time in immorality due to peer pressure and it appears there’s no future for you maritally, listen to me, you can recover those wasted years through grace. This message is to bring you back to the initial counsel of God for your destiny. You must desire a change in your attitude to time. There’s provision for you in the redemption. All you need right away is to redeem the time remaining and ensure you spend them judiciously towards achieving your desired goal in life.

What steps are you taking towards the time you have wasted in Satan’s kingdom? Wisdom demands that you use the remaining years of your life to witness to souls, support evangelism and missions, give to the poor and be a blessing to your immediate generation. Take a good position at a time like this to recover your lost ground. The Lord will help and be gracious unto you. Shalom!

PRAYER:

Father Lord, I receive sufficient grace to recover all the time I have lost to frivolous living.

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