Time and Quality

“But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the LORD one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The LORD is not slack concerning His promises, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” 2 Peter 3:8-9

Time as we know, is a human factor created by GOD for men to set up span of existence and milestones of achievements so as to know how often one is growing both in ages and in deeds (Psalm 90:12). It is used to study or measure the rate at which we grow or succeed and the sequence as well continuity of events. The question is “how does GOD put value on time?” “How does HE relate time with events and manifestations”?

Right from the Old Testament to the New, it shows that GOD is very particular about events more than HE is about time even though event is a function of time. GOD deals with the manifestation of HIS spoken Word and that is all that matters because in this manifestation, everything would be settled. HE does not work with time but with the way and sequence things are supposed to be.

What GOD really desire is the quality of what is being done . . . this is why 1000 years or 1 day does not really matter to HIM . . . all HE cares about is the quality of what is done during the period. This is why we must be careful about our walk and work with/in GOD. Even though GOD is longsuffering and would wait for thousand years if that is what it would take for HIS vessels on earth to realize whatever is needed for the manifestation of HIS glory, we should endeavour to submit ourselves unto HIM so that HIS Kingdom may reign supreme as soon as possible.

This must also be a warning for everyone who the LORD has given assignments for the enforcement of HIS Kingdom. The LORD has more than infinity to live or to reign on this “soon to be gone” earth but sadly, we do not have all the time in this world for our mortal body is everything but heavenly or eternal. This suggests that our relevance in GOD’s Kingdom is hinged on the quantity of the quality things we have accomplished through our wholehearted obedience to GOD that would determine our state of life in eternity.

There are some conditions that are to be met for GOD to do some certain things but the meeting of these conditions may take days or decades depending on the vessels that are responsible for these deeds . . . the best we can do is to let GOD use our time to bring forth the quality works HE desires to see.

GOD is never slack concerning HIS purpose but men who are failing to embody HIS covenant as agreed on the day of encounter. It is man that lacks the endurance to earnestly hope for GOD’s manifestation because GOD had already done HIS part and HE is waiting patiently for hearts to be inclined towards HIS heart and enduring our shortcomings in hope that we would one day get to where HE wants us to be.

1000days=1day and vice versa because whatever we are meant to realize and actualize had already been settled before time was made to be . . . so what HE is particular about is the sequence and the connection of what is done in eternity that should be evident on earth. GOD wants those who have knowledge understanding of GOD’s heart content and are ready to key themselves into its actualization.

#Selah
#HIM

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HEAVEN ON EARTH

Before CHRIST will ultimately come the second time and wrought victory over the world and it’s wickedness, there is a kind of victory HE desires for His saints on earth . . .

Unlike we all have been made to believe, what CHRIST desires is beyond wroughting miracles that come in season or divination of what has happened or what is going to happen. Wat HE came for is far more than what Nathaniels if today are thinking with their natural minds.

No doubt, with JESUS in out lives, we would be able to connect the past, present and future together for a better living but beyond this, HIs desires for our lives cannot be held bound by times, seasons or chances.

Just like His response to Nathaniel, what HE earnestly desires is the seamless and unhindered interaction between heaven and earth. HE desires that the earth be filled with as many Gardens of Eden as possible so that the reality of Heaven will the same as the one on earth. HE came to establish that link between GOD and man. In truth, this is what GOD desires for everyone and that was the reason for His coming and sacrifice.

HE is the unbroken link between Heaven and earth. Heaven on earth is a settled reality but the question that remains is “How many saints have entered into this reality?’

Heaven on earth is the mystery that is supposed to be our normal day-to-day living. Heaven on earth is the Garden of Eden that GOD will build for any man who has acknowledged CHRIST as His head and is wiling to do the same for his eve and the children given to him . . .

Heaven on Earth is the real and actual miracle!

#HIM

DAVIDIC LEADERSHIP: Leadership

2Samuel 7: 1-7

A LEADER’s destination is to a place where he would eventually becomes a RULER of those he leads and those he does not lead. At this point he would begin to reign in the affairs of men based on his decisions and the counsel of those he leads . . .

When the time to rule comes, those he has been leading would become governors, captains of fifties and thousands and caretakers of territories he rules. Leading is a prerequisite to rulership that also helps in grooming people that would lead groups of people in time of the ruler’s reign.

A ruler is one who has leaders capable of executing his commands on his behalf . . . But David’s rulership took an unusual path inclined towards the LORD after he had settled on the throne in Israel. He thought in his heart that The LORD should be honoured with a House that ‘befits’ HIM.

The Davidic Leadeship is that leadership that settles into the sovereign rulership of GOD who rules in the affairs of men. It was this understanding that made David’s leadership and rulership the best ever recorded before CHRIST came and showed us the perfected version.

And according to JESUS’ perfection of Davidic Leadership, the leader becomes empty of himself the moment he becomes a ruler and becomes filled with GOD and GOD alone. The path of Leadership according to GOD’s design is to make leaders (men) understand that leadership is man’s responsibility but rulership is the sovereign responsibility of GOD and function accordingly.

Indeed, the journey of Leadership is the journey that starts from being nothing to GOD to being NOTHING to the world! Leadership is a journey to DEATH (to self) and LIFE (in GOD).

Lead a Life through the path HE has set for you; let HIM rule your heart so that your end can be what HE had purposed for you before the beginning . . .

HE IS STILL THE WAY, TRUTH AND THE LIFE!

HE HAS NOT CHANGED AND HE WILL NEVER CHANGE!

FOLLOW HIM TODAY; LET HIS SPIRIT IN YOU GUIDE YOU TO HIS ETERNITY!

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DAVIDIC LEADERSHIP: War and Children

1Samuel 3:1-5; Genesis 49:3

In any war or battle, the most saddening and devastating outcome each of the sides would want to prevent is the loss of the lives of children. These are supposed to be custodians or bearers of posterity for generations to come. There are battles needed to be fought before any one tries to procreate and be responsible for lives . . .

It is something to ponder that though David had three wives, he did not bear children until his adversaries could no longer pose a threat to his family, especially the children.

As it is imperative to marry right at the right time, so it is imperative to give birth to children at the right and conducive time for their nurturing. Children must be born in might and the beginning of strength as well as the excellency of strength and power.

This is because they must grow and be nurtured in a condition that is controlled by the parents and that prepares them for what the future holds. They must be raised in an environment that has been taken charged by the people that are meant to nurture them. Their grooming/growing place must be secured!

#HIM

DAVIDIC LEADERSHIP: Fostering Peace

1Samuel 30: 26-31

What is the essence conquest without peace as the result? There is no wisdom in deliberately turning a friend to a foe by ignoring what needs to be done.

Our conquest is not on the territories we are fighting to protect and present before the LORD even though their hearts must be conquered. Leadership would later turn into rulership and God’s motive is always to rule His people in peace.

All the conquest of David was for Israel and Judah so it would be foolish not to take Judah into account after his victory over Amalek. A man of peace must understand that his war is against the enemies of peace and that a lover of peace could cause war and chaos if he ignores the very people he has been fighting for . . .

There must be a connection between what we do and the people we serve . . . Spoils of war should be evident in the lives of those we are fighting for. Even though our journey of leadership is that of faith, there are people who are still in the realm of seeing is believing . . . and whatever we do by faith must be a testimony to heighten their belief in GOD.

#HIM

DAVIDIC LEADERSHIP: Equity and Equality

1Samuel 30: 21-25

On the path of leadership, it must be known and understood that strength and responsibility should not be mistaken for one another. Having strength is one thing and having a willing heart is another . . . A man who has both is blessed!

This is where equity comes in: every man must be given work to do according to his strength.

This is where equality comes in: every man is seen as responsible based on the faithfulness in diligently doing the work given/assigned to him.

David knew this and would not let the “strong” have dominion over the “weak”. Even God gives us work to do according to our faith in HIM (i.e. stature). But in the end, what HE delights to see is that the Status and Stature are growing together inseparably.

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DAVIDIC LEADERSHIP: Response to Distress

1Samuel 30: 1-10

On the path of leadership, there are many who tread the same path afterwards . . . This means that the weight of many people are on your shoulders because they look up to God through you and also because they are in their position because if your leadership.

A follower might not respond to adversity or distress very well but a leader must learn how to do so because without a proper response, doom ad destruction awaits.

The proper response was what David did when his men were about to stone him – he turned to the LORD and received strength from HIM. He did not react to their distress because reaction is an opposite force to action. He was not ready to defend himself before his men but turn to God for strength and he got it. His action was more of response than reaction . . .

Our action towards distress must be response and not reaction . . . There are so many things that would not go as planned not because God is not able to make things happen but because there are obstacles and oppositions all around waging war against the reality of God. OUR HELP IN TIMES OF DISTRESS COMES FROM THE LORD! We must keep looking up to HIM as the Author and Finisher of the Faith that initiated our journey in HIM!

#HIM