Time, in the ancient Greek text of the Bible uses two very important words for time, with two very different meanings. The first is Chronos; from which our chronological measurement of time is derived. This is linear time “Man’s time” it is measured mathematically, second upon second, minute upon minute, day upon day, and year upon year. This is the means by which man from the beginning of Chronos has been confined to measure the days of his existence.
Then… there is Kairos, this type of time, is very unlike man’s time. It is not quantitative or cumulative. Kairos denotes an “appointed time”, the right time, or the exact time…Gods Time!
And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. Or ” but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior”
As Christians we are no longer relegated or constrained to live a life that is measured by Chronos. We are called to a life that is not linear but spiritual in nature. To know the very heart of him who sees the beginning from the end, who is the Ancient of Days.
There is a subtle poison that is prevalent in our thinking that time is an enemy. In reality time is no man’s enemy, time does not steal from men. Time is only a measuring stick. Time does not constitute the caliber of our choices it only reveals them. We are those who live by the Kairos of God, for this is the appointed “time”, those who are born of the Spirit live by the Spirit. We are living in Kairos. The fullness of time, eternity now.
Time…the common gift to all men. There are many different times in our life, but each hour is loaded with duties which God has allotted to it with his own hand, and for which he will hold us accountable; because from the first seconds of our existence until the last moment of our life, God has not intended to leave us any empty time, nor that which might be said to be left to our discretion, or for us to loose. We are strangely ingenious in perpetually seeking our own interest, and what worldly souls do crudely and openly, we do subtly, with help from pretext, which serve as a screen, and stops us from seeing the ugliness of our own behavior. Happy is the soul which by sincere self discipline and the power of the Holy Spirit holds itself ceaselessly in the hands of God, ready to do everything that he wishes: which never stops saying to its self a thousand times a day,
“Lord, what wouldst thou that I should do?” ” Teach me to perform thy holy will, for thou art my God!” “Lord you will show that you are my God by teaching me, I will show that I am your servant by obeying you.”
We must always remember what we do in life, echoes through eternity.
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