The Gift of Time


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At the advancing of New Year’s Eve, most of us are contemplating our future or looking back at our lives through our accomplishments or unfulfilled dreams. As I was preparing for my prayer call and looking through my worship song book, I decided to play my original songs in an effort to connect deeply in praise and worship to my Father and Jesus. As I turned the pages, my eyes fell on Psalm, 91, a yet unrecorded song, composed in Monday, September 14, 2009 at 1015 am. I burst into tears. The TMJ- Dystonia nightmare had consumed much of the quality and productivity of my life. I felt deep disappointment and some resentment, thinking about how much I could have accomplished in almost nine years without the relentless hammering. I could have published books, recorded more music and visited many more nursing homes, hospitals and correctional facilities.

I’ve always been productive, creative and aspiring and at the same time, inundated with all types of health crisis. I stop myself and focus on God, the giver of time. Instinctively, I know that if I refocus, my Heavenly Father will help me resift my perceptive. He is faithful.
Each of us is given the same twenty four hours each day. We are blessed with the gift of free will to do whatever we want with those twenty-four hours. Some of us choose to sleep and surf Facebook all day. Some choose to discipline ourselves on Heavenly endeavors and some (like witches and Satanists) discipline themselves to fast and pray their evil hexes to bring their demonic assignments to fruition. I thought about Jesus telling us to occupy until I come. So why was the church having such little influence on the culture allowing sex-trafficking, materialism, suicide and coldness of hearts to become pandemic? A powerful, Holy-Spirit church should be taking the world by storm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Globally, huge technological advances swept gigantic corporations, like Apple, to China. Amazon and Itunes continue to take the lion’s share of profit. The Illuminati’s plans’ to “dumb down” floods the population like a Tsunami, through pharmakia (drugs), vaccines and environmental assaults like Glyphosate and fluoride. With all our spiritual power, many of our pastors and leaders should  not be burying their heads in the sand, refusing to guide their flocks regarding any of these political and frightening things! Meanwhile, a remnant of Prayer conference line warriors gather each day to oppose the giants of evil while many of us lazy, depressed ones snooze away in disinterested apathy.. Disappointingly, I’ve observed that most people on Facebook and other media sources have become copiers and followers, rather than innovators and inventors.

As a Christian original singer-songwriter, I’ve always wondered about my former bandmates and collaborators idolizing Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix Bob Marley, Eric Clapton and countless other musical influences. I learned very late in my life that many of the music icons received their inspiration\from Lucifer. Led Zeppelin is known for their satan-inspired music. I’m ashamed to admit I had my own female non-Christian influences such as Tori Amos, (who actually pledged allegiance to her lover, Lucifer), Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchel, Evanescence and Mariah Carey. Most of these gals all have connections with the occult/New Age. I’ve since repented and thrown out almost all of my CD collection and am about to go through my Christian music also! I  watched two videos recently that revealed the truth of Christian music’s union with ungodliness, sin and perversity. Sign the dotted line and sell your soul to satan.

I’m desiring more and more to live a pure life without any contaminants and if my music is offensive to my Father and Jesus, I’m glad to rid myself of abominations. I can’t live a double life or have allegiances with entities which are responsible for destroying our youth, marriages and families. It’s been a wakeup call to find out that people I once so respected and admired are part of a satanic group bent on destroying the planet. I cannot support their music or business. I’ve lately watched too many YouTube videos about Contemporary Christian music artists selling out to the secular, Spirit of Mammon and perversity. I wanted no part of it.
Some of the current Christian icons don’t even mention Jesus name and their lyrics are very ambiguous. You know what Jesus said if we were ashamed of Him. It’s been very disappointing, but satan indeed knows his time is very short and he has been devising even more cunning ways to get even a toe-hold in God’s children’s lives!
All of the aforementioned evils amount to the truth that many of us do not know how to number our days and walk in wisdom. We have not meditated on God’s word enough, nor have we committed His precepts to our spirits. We can only achieve wisdom through time in God’s presence. Wisdom also comes through experiencing The Holy Spirit’s fruits through nurturing one on one relationships, not through racking up friends, reposts and likes on Facebook.
Using our time (actually, it’s God’s time) wisely and mercifully manifests gifts of healing. When time is yielded to Holy Spirit, we have the victory and success where medicine, science and agriculture meet. Time is of the essence to find cures and treatments for devastating diseases. When God’s people come together in unified strength, they become the benevolent architects and builders ta o build sanctuaries where broken, poverty-stricken people can thrive and grow. Truly God has given the body all kinds of gifts for the edification of the church.

And it was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for works of ministry, to build up the body of Christ. for all to reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ.…Eph 4:11-13

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/thabiti-anyabwile/use-time-wisely-because-days-are-evil/
Paul describes the glory of God’s people building upon the foundation of the Holy house of God, (Christ being the chief cornerstone). For or no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on the foundation: stones, wood, hay or straw, the workmanship will be evident, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will prove the quality of each man’s work. Time is also one of the precious substances which can be benevolent or malevolent to our fellow mankind.

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5 15-17                                                                                                                      
So let us live our lives deliberately, with laser focus and joyous anticipation, seeking diligently God’s succinct orders. As the new year, 2019 begins, I hope to impart to my brothers and sister the discipline of making the most of our moments, minutes, hours and days, so that when we stand before our judge, Yashuah, He will open our book of life and congratulate us for bringing forth great increase from the talents we’ve been entrusted.
Here are some ideas to get you started making the most of your time.

*         Find one or two people to mentor and build up in character
Visit a local nursing home weekly or monthly and read the Bible, chat with and pray over.                                                                                                                                *        Keep a list of bedridden or chronically ill people to send a handwritten or hand-made card to. Hand write a scripture verse.
*        Make it a habit to send a card to say how much you appreciate them and/or how much their friendship means to you.
*        Instead of spending hours on Facebook or other social media, re-posting other tired and trite messages and photos, send your own original, with love.
*         Do some old fashioned fresh-air walks to the local community bulletin boards and put up some scripture postcards for people to take.
*         Order tracts and pass them out.
*        Join a minstrel group and share the Gospel one on one.

Prayer: Heavenly Father help us to utilize our time to the fullest capacity being guided by Your Holy Spirit of truth, wisdom and revelation. Let us not be copiers, but endue us with fresh creativity, insight and beauty. Let us remember to make the most of every opportunity to share you Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ, Yashuah. I thank you for a fresh New Year with fresh anointing, in Jesus name, amen.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, occupy until He comes! Maranatha.