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INTRODUCTION

Isaiah 26:20–21 KJV 1900
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, And shut thy doors about thee: Hide thyself as it were for a little moment, Until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: The earth also shall disclose her blood, And shall no more cover her slain.
Isaiah 26:20 KJV 1900
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, And shut thy doors about thee: Hide thyself as it were for a little moment, Until the indignation be overpast.
A factory worker is asked to run some errands outside of his regular work.
When Jesus was ascending back to heaven, His last directive to the church was for them to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Jesus specifically told them to scatter abroad so that they could spread the gospel. The church, however, did not respond obediently. They stayed close together.
A factory worker is asked to run some errands outside of his regular work.
Acts 1:8 KJV 1900
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
God had to send them persecution, in order to get them to do as He commanded. The persecution forced the people to flee from Jerusalem and scatter all over the known world, seeking refuge. As they went, they brought the gospel and shared it with those of their new settlements.
The work of God grew and blossomed across the known world because of that persecution. Yes, the persecution was very difficult for the people, but God knew that it was the necessary method to get His people out of their old routine, so that they can accomplish what He told them to do.
Before Corona, people were so busy. Not enough time for God or the things of God.
...I have to work, Sunday is my only day off, I have to take care of home chores. Boy, have our priorities mixed up....out of 7 days, God gave us 6 for ourselves asks us to reserve just one for Him, but 6 isn't enough for us…we have to have more and since there are no more but the 1 for God, we take it. Now God saw we didn't have enough time for Him, so He made sure to fix that problem. What will you do with the time you now have on your hands?
A factory worker is asked to run some errands outside of his regular work.
Being willing to adjust to change things up.
Being willing to do the newly assigned errand
Being willing to readjust after the assignment
Being willing to go back to the old routine
Being willing to adapt to the new routine
Being willing to give your best shot in whichever routine you are placed in.
We are given so much time on our hands now. God has allowed us to so much more time on our hands.
what will we do with it?
Galatians 6:7 KJV 1900
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Israel spent 70 years in persecution because for 7 years the people robbed God of His sabbaths. Now, consider our ways and be wise.
In last week’s message, we talked about one of God’s purpose in our tribulation…and that is to get us to reallign ourselves to our true values. Many times, the problem that we often miss the opportunities in the hard times.
There are some things that you can only achieve or attain after you have gone through a process.
There are some things that you can only achieve or attain after you have gone through a process.
As the old colloquialism states “if yu waa good, yu nose affi run”. To get the reward, the process cannot be circumvented.
Before Corona, people were so busy. Not enough time for God or the things of God.
...I have to work, Sunday is my only day off, I have to take care of home chores. Boy, have our priorities mixed up....out of 7 days, God gave us 6 for ourselves asks us to reserve just one for Him, but 6 isn't enough for us…we have to have more and since there are no more but the 1 for God, we take it. Now God saw we didn't have enough time for Him, so He made sure to fix that problem. What will you do with the time you now have on your hands?
God has allowed us to have so much more time on our hands now. What will we do with it? Please allow me to make three suggestions:
what will we do with it?
Make time to get to know your God more.
Take more time to think through your prayers.
Take more time to pray for others
Take more time to confess sins
Take more time to seek His presence in your life
Take more time to change from your sinful ways
Get closer to your members of your family/household.
Determine to make some positive changes with them
Enjoy the “free” time with them
Reach out to others.
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