Monday, August 16, 2010



In the Prophet Joel's great prophecy about the outpouring of the Spirit upon ALL of humanity (which Peter quoted on the Day of Pentecost) we find that one aspect of the promise is the restoration of YEARS:

"And I will restore or replace for you the YEARS that the locust has eaten..."
(Joel 2:25 AMP)

The restoration of years...the redemption of time...the ability to live in the now with no regrets, while making the most of today's opportunities...these are all powerful concepts...

Jesus said that the ones who come in at the 11th hour will receive the same wages as those who have worked all day long...Paul told the Ephesians to "redeem the time"...Peter said that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day...George Eliot said that it's never too late to be what you might have been, and I agree with him...

I want to encourage you today with a reminder that God is in the now...He lives in the now...He thinks in the now...I also want to exhort you that it's not too late for your dream to come true, even if it looks as if it is (remember Jesus waited four whole days before raising Lazarus from the dead)...your dream can still experience a resurrection, even if "by now it stinketh"!

It's not too late...you still have time to maximize your potential...don't waste today by living in regret over things that did or didn't happen in your life...now is what matters...that prophecy over your life can still be fulfilled...you can still realize all of your destiny...there's no need to feel sorry for yourself, even if you really think that the parade has already passed you by...tap into the Mind of Christ today, and let it show you a shortcut route to that parade around the next block, and when you find it, get in it and start marching without missing a beat...CARPE DIEM!

13 comments:

Avatar said...

YES!!

(Btw...the second step on the invisible bridge revealed itself immediately after yesterday's "oh wow" service...)

newcombsnewgirl said...

I have just received my transcripts so I will be able to attend college in the spring. I'm 40 yrs old. It's never too late.

Brenda said...

Today, I will not think of tomorrow or be concerned about what happened yesterday or last night. It's over and I can't change it anyway. I will live in the now and experience each moment as it happens so that I can truly appreciate my existence.

Anonymous said...

Darlene Elcarte Abercrombie said...

I agree the Lord has given me this verse last year and remind me today! He's amazing of reminding us He's promise.

Anonymous said...

Cheryl Tiedemann said...

Ok now. That must be the reason when I now look back at my past. Speaking of family, growing up, religion, everything that has ever happened or did not happen...I can now only see the positive. Guess everything has been purged, purified, restored and now it really is All Good!

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Anonymous said...

Mike Gordon said...

This word confirms what I've been trying to tell myself the past few days! After taking a huge blow and being knocked backwards in my ministry, I've been able to get back up BUT I started to convince myself that I shouldn't expect as bright a future as before. That now, as part of the consequences of my actions, my future ministry would be limited...less. But those thoughts sure take away the excitement...the hope...the fire and passion that we should have in life. It waters down the "anything is possible" mindset. Thank you for this word, my best is yet to come!!!

Mystic said...

Amen Cheryl!

With the increased revelation and the move of the Spirit at CITN, the way, my vision, my dreams are becoming clearer, more defined.

Lyrics from KC and the Sunshine Band come to mind: Keep it Comin', Love, Keep it Comin, Love, Don't stop now, don't stop no...

Keep it comin', Love...we are listening...

Anonymous said...

Loretta Gail Reynolds said...

like and double like. bishop u r great. @ 67 thats more good news for me.

Anonymous said...

Joan K. Harrington said...

Bishop, I like what you said! I have been struggling with getting older and feeling useless, and your words were soooo good for me.

Erik said...

Amen, never too late. Restoration, a moment covers years, eons. Eons displayed in a day, a weekend, a ... evolution can occur in days or millenium, - time is malleable. Bottom line, it happens.

All is, -- restored, as it always is/was, as who I am, you are, each is we are.

God is as I am, you are, each is, we are.... I am, you are, each is, we are as God is. God lives as us, as we are, and we live as God is.

We all experience this restoration always. Each day, every unobserved moment is restored in us, fulfilling our present. All is available, what is not used today, is revitalized fir tomorrow. Always. All is retained and available, everything is experienced as dreamed and received.

Erik said...

Just saw that Target commercial about being you and being me.

Reminds me it is always time to do that for myself and respect 'you' for whomever 'you' are.

Freedom from fear is excellent, me embracing and loving me, and knowing 'you' do the same for 'you', whomever 'you' are.

When we love ourselves, it is never too late for me or 'you'.

Yayyyyyyyyyyyy !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erik said...

One beauty of always being available is that I, you, each, We have our hands on what we have available.

It is never too late, because 'it' is always available, always fresh, when we are ready to allow, perceive our love for ourselves.

To the degree I love me, and allow all of myself in peace, is the degree I can love and allow in peace who 'you' are.

If I struggle with 'you' , it is the manifestation of a struggle I have with me. When I am free, 'you' are free to me.

Love, E.