Open Heavens Saturday 13 July 2013 “TIME-BOUND ASSIGNMENTS” – Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Memory Verse: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every
purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastics 3:1)

Read: Esther 4:13-14

Meditate on this:
Before a decree to kill all male children born to Israelites was passed in Egypt, God had ensured that two God-fearing midwives had been planted in their midst. They were at the right place at the right time for the right reasons. The Lord had known what the devil was about to do, so He had gone a step ahead. Beloved, that place God led you to is not by accident but for a purpose. Another person that was planted to avert the evil plan of the enemy against God’s people was Esther. Just before the execution of the plot of the enemy against the Israelites, Esther rose to the occasion and it was averted. In that negative situation, God has moved a step ahead of the enemy. Before your enemies carry out their evil plot against you, the Lord would have executed His plan of deliverance for you. In the name of Jesus, you shall not be a victim in the teeth of your enemies. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11

The purpose of God for the midwives was a good one. He had planned that they would be His instruments of deliverance in the midst of midwives who were loyal to Pharaoh so that Moses would be saved at the time of birth. Their assignment started and ended with making sure that Moses was safely delivered and handed over to his mother. For being faithful, God rewarded them for that assignment. This tells us that certain assignment may be very brief but time-bound. If Shiphrah and Puah were not on duty at the time Moses was born, or if they had been distracted by other business affairs outside the hospital, Moses could have died. God may want you to perform a specific but time-bound assignment: it could be to be a blessing to a needy fellow or His servant. A need could suddenly arise that you would be required to meet, if you are too slow, you will lose the opportunity. Do you know that some of such opportunities may never come again? Be proactive and sensitive to the Holy Ghost. Be ready to speedily take up opportunities that God brings your way. Pray that you will be in the right place at the right time, to glorify God.

Prayer Point:
Each time you leave where God has placed you, or fail to do what you were supposed to do, the Kingdom of God suffers. Father, thank you for adding another year to Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye. Lord, begin a new thing of joy in her life and make her mother of more nations.
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