Tag: Time

Your Walk Needs Air Holes

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

As a child, I would catch insects, put them in jars, and punch air holes in the lids so they would stay alive. What does that have to do with you? If you plan on having a living relationship with God, make sure you have air holes.

If you’re born again, God’s Spirit lives inside of you. He’s the life, you’re the jar. The biggest mistake many believers make is thinking they can contain God in the form of dogma, ritual, or a service they repeat over and over again. Others believe they can put their relationship with God on hold; put it in a jar and it’ll be preserved. Still, others think they can serve God without daily communication, or receiving from Him. Spirit in Hebrew means Breath or Wind. Thus, you can’t put God in a box without an opening for His Wind to blow through. Punch a hole in your heart for prayer and quiet time, and for receiving the Breath of God. For there to be life and breath, there have to be air holes. Punch a hole in that religion, and let the Wind of God blow in.

Today’s Mission – Today, spend quality time with the Lord and let Him breathe on you.

by Jonathan Cahn

Redeeming the Time

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Redeeming the time —Ephesians 5:16

Two little words are found in the Greek version here-ton kairon. They are translated in the revised version, “Buying up for yourselves the opportunity.” The two words ton kairon mean, literally, the opportunity.

They do not refer to time in general, but to a special point in time, a juncture, a crisis. They refer to a moment full of possibilities quickly passing by, which we must seize and make the best of before it has passed away.

It is intimated that there are not many such moments of opportunity, because the days are evil. These moments are like flowers which appear here and there in the barren desert: pluck them while you can. Or they are like a business opportunity which comes once in a lifetime; buy it up while you have the chance. Be spiritually alert; be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is (v. 16). Walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise (v. 15), buying up for yourselves the opportunity.

Sometimes it is a moment of time to be saved; sometimes a soul to be led to Christ; sometimes it is an occasion for love; sometimes for patience; sometimes for victory over temptation and sin. Let us redeem it.

by A.B. Simpson