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Word Digest By Apostle Ekwonye Daberechi

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The Voice Of Time

Text: Esther 2: 13-17         

Then thus came every maiden unto the king; whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king’s house.  2:15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.  2:16 So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.  2:17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.

INTRODUCTION

Time is one of the most necessary ingredients in life. It is like a moving vehicle, constantly on its speed that someone has to load in his luggage as it runs. What you load into it is what it carries. It is also like a computer that it processes the data you put into it and gives you the required output.

Therefore, everything under the sun is governed by TIME Ecclesiastes 3:1 says”  To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,”

God was able to create the universe by placing value on time. When you live a life outside time, you loose your portion in life. Time they say ” waits for nobody”

In life, everyone has his or her own time table. The time of A to manifest is never the time for B to manifest. By timing, 12: o’clock and 1: o’clock can’t operate at the same time; one has to wait for its turn. Likewise, the sun and the moon can’t shine at the same time. You must operate under the time and purpose designated for you and that’s why when the time comes for the sun to voice out in the day, it comes up and likewise the brightness of the moon at night.

Note: The voice of time can’t miss it’s priority. That is( what it is designed for)

Therefore our central theme says ” the voice of time” which means there is always a time for the voice to be heard. Destinies has voiced that it is attached to time and when the fullness comes; it must speak.

 The voice of time is like pregnancy that even if it is delayed, at the fullness of it, it speaks. Conversely, don’t kill yourself when you watch others enjoying or operating on their own TIME. In life no matter how hard you try, if it’s not yet your time you can’t get nothing. Destinies are seen when their time voices out. Just wait for it! Habbakuk 2:3.

Our anchor text talks about an ordinary maiden who was a nobody but when her turn came, she ended up as a Queen. Simply because her time voiced out!

IN – BETWEEN YOUR TIME

Just as discussed earlier, in between your TIME is a process.

Life is just like a staircase that you have to climb it step by step because if you try to jump it, you will fall.

Everyone must not reach at the peak of life at the same time. Some may be at the ‘THERE’ of their destiny while you watch them at the ‘ HERE’ of your destiny, don’t give up but rather be focused and consistent with what you do. The different between ‘THERE’ and ‘HERE’ is the letter ‘T’ and that letter ‘T’ is TIME. So learn to mind your TIME.

In Judges 11:4, Jephthah was humiliated among his brethren but he went on to PROCESS his time. Time processed would definitely voice out but when you fail to process your time, you end up becoming a spectator.

Moreso, when you understand the timing of life, you will realize that everyone, both the rich and poor share the same 24hours per day and same 12 months per year but how you process your own time determine the class you may fall into ( either the rich or poor class).

Note: In between your time is a process and while you are processing your time, there must be oppositions and several experiences but your self-confidence would secure your Time. In Psalms 24:4, it was at the verge David was processing his Time that he shouted: “Though I walked through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil”.

He completely activated his self-confidence and he became a Victor.

THE VOICE OF TIME

The voice of time is the Glory from several stories. It is the payback time and the report card from the total input in processing Time. It’s true that before this stage some may give up. The two great keys to getting this stage are PATIENCE and CONSISTENCY

PATIENCE: Is the ability to stay and accept a delay or to accept something without complaining.

So with this virtue in place, you press forward in processing your own time.

CONSISTENCY: Is the quality of always behaving in the same way or of having the same opinions or standard.

These two words keeps you going not minding what people say or the result so far at the processing of your Time

We read from our anchor text Esther 2:15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.

You will notice that when your Turn comes, everyone and everything looks to your direction, you stop labouring like others, little efforts yield much fruit that even mistakes are neglected ( Esther 2:13).

The evidence that your turn has come is that your Time must voice out GRACE and FAVOUR. You become an extraordinary, and your life become a wonder that people will be attracted to you.

 In this life don’t condemn anyone who is at the process of his Time because this life is turn by turn. It may be your turn today but don’t forget that someone else ‘s could be tomorrow. No leader or president ever occupy a seat of power forever. You may be there today while another is processing his own Time to take over from you. In all, speak well with everyone and understand that this life is turn by turn.

– At one Time Jacob was a servant in the house of his father in law (Laban), and at another Time he became the father of a prime minister.

– At one Time, Hannah was mocked and called Barren and at another Time he became the mother of a prophet/ a leader who led those that mocked his mother in Time past.

– At one time, Obed Edom was the poorest of the poor and at another Time he became one of the richest man in Jerusalem.

– At one time, Joseph was a prisoner and at another Time he became a prime minister even to those that put him in prison in Time past.

– At one Time, Job lost all that he had and at another time he got double restoration of those things he had lost.

– At one time, Peter was a Fisherman and at another Time he became a frontier Apostle.

– At one time, David was a shepherd boy and at another time he became a great King in Israel.

I prophesy to you; your turn has come and the voice of your Time speaks out in Jesus name. Amen

Jeremiah 29:11

Let us pray…………

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