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Redeeming The Time

Redeeming The Time

Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-16

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Reflection.

To redeem the time is to use your little opportunity on this earth as much as possible.  Your time is a precious commodity given as a gift to you. Your years on this earth are the blessed opportunity given to prove your love for the Lord. 

There are several ways you can redeem the time and make the most of your few years on this earth.  You must work with the mind that the opportunity to do something will soon be taken away from you.  When that day comes, you will wish you could come back and do any of the one hundred and one things on this “redeem the time” to-do list.

Ten Ways to Redeem the Time

1. To redeem the time speaks of making the most of the opportunities God has given to you. 

2. To redeem the time means to wait on the Lord as much as you can.

3. To redeem the time means to preach as often as you can.

4. To redeem the time means to pray as much as you can.

5. To redeem the time means to win as many battles as possible.

6. To redeem the time means to build as many churches as possible.

7. To redeem the time means to train as many Bible students as possible.

8. To redeem the time means to preach as many sermons as possible.

9. To redeem the time means to win as many souls as possible.

10. To redeem the time means to have as many conventions as you can.

Seven Reasons Why You Must Redeem the Time

1. You must redeem the time because the days are evil.  Ephesians 5:15-17

2. You must redeem the time because it shows that you understand the will of God. Ephesians 5:15-17

3. You must redeem the time because the night is coming when no one can work.  John 9:4

Seven Ways in Which the Night May Come

a. Sometimes night comes in the form of pregnancy and childbirth in which a very active Christian woman may be relegated to the mothers’ corner of spiritual inactivity for ten to fifteen years.

b. Sometimes, the night comes in the form of marriage to a person who opposes and prevents the Christian activities you have loved during the years before you got married.

c. Sometimes the night comes in the form of old age in which the energy and life needed for the work of God is simply not there.

d. Sometimes the night comes due to sickness which prevents you from doing what you would have loved to do.

e. Sometimes the night comes because you have graduated from a school that you have belonged to for many years.  All the opportunities to win souls and to preach the Word of God in that school are gone forever. 

f. Sometimes the night comes because you are forced to travel or migrate from a particular country or location.

g. Finally, nightfall comes because it is the end of your life on this earth.  Death is the final and inevitable exit for all of us from the world of today. 

4. You must redeem the time because that is the only wise thing to do with your life. Psalm 90:9-12

5. You must redeem the time because your days will be few and full of trouble. Job 14:1

6. You must redeem the time because your life on earth is like a fixed contract.  Job 7:1-3

7. You must redeem the time because your short life has an even shorter period of significance and fruitfulness.  Job 14:2

Indeed, your life on this earth is short.  But think about it; your short life will have an even shorter period of fruitfulness unto the Lord. You will only be able to do certain things for the Lord in a particular season of your life. The time before your season of fruitfulness will be non-scoring.  Think about Jesus. He lived for thirty-three years but He only ministered for three out of those thirty-three years.  He worked for God for three years out of thirty-three years which is only nine per cent of His entire life on earth.

In conclusion! we have a very, very short period of productive service for Jesus. Let us give our very best to the Lord!

Prayer.

Father! Please, help us to apply a more productive service for you. Let us give our best to Jesus, amen.

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REF: BISHOP DAG HEWARD-MILLS

Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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