Ephesians 5:15 (NKJV) See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
When you read the word “Time” in the gospels, please know that two different words are most often used in the Greek language of the New Testament: the words chronos and kairos. The word chronos simply speaks of time in its chronological sequence: seconds, minutes, hours that become days, weeks, months and years. Time flies fast, time goes by. The word kairos is different. It is often translated with expressions such as “When the times were fulfilled; in the fullness of time; when the time had come for such and such to happen.” Today is your kairos or your Time sisters and brothers.
It is my humble opinion that the spiritual application is vital. What I hope you will see is that in every day, in each moment, there is the opportunity to make a decision to transform the time that is just “passing by” and wasted, into a divine moment in which “by faith with the Divine purpose” we release something supernatural and redemptive that can revolutionize our lives. Whatever you do don’t miss your “Time” or your moment!
Please pay close attention to this important key insight. One of the Greek words from which we draw the word “moment” is the word atomos. You can easily note that the words “atom” and “atomic” find their root in atomos. It is the perfect picture of what is hidden in the moment. The image of the atom reminds us how we can so easily miss a moment and underestimate its potential and possibilities. Is it possible this is vital moment for your life?
The atom is considered to be the symbol of perfect unity, the smallest particle of an element, most commonly called an irreducible unit. The idea is that it is impossible to find anything smaller. This is why we can so easily miss our moment. Like atoms, these moments with God come and go and are available to us in infinite numbers which can appear insignificant in stature or importance because they are so minute. Do not despise the day of small beginnings (Zechariah 4:10).
Point to ponder- “Moments are easy to miss or to ignore. At the same time, we find a picture of the atom in the moment. In this nucleus, so incredibly small, is also found nuclear capacity and the release of nuclear fusion in all its magnitude”. I would say it this way, “When you seize the moment with God through prayer and by faith with Divine purpose, you can release a supernatural reaction of atomic spiritual proportions!”
Now is the Time to do what it is the Lord has called you to, your family, your job, your ministry, your friends, your enemies, are all in need of you in this Moment (kairos).
For His Kingdom,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.