2 Corinthians 6:2
For he says,
“In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”[a]
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
Genesis 1:1 starts in chronological time ..It says,
In the beginning” meaning the temporal beginning. According to the Greeks, this time was called “Chronos.” Chronos depicts the time we live in, so if I asked you what time it is right now, you would tell me the ‘’Chronos’’ time.
However, the bible is full of kairos moments. Every moment denotes a particular set time in which something special happens.
For example, at the KAIROS time – which is the appointed time or set time, Jesus Christ was born. His birth had been foretold years before he was born.
Everything significant in our lives has a set time – Kairos, which is God’s timing.
The ancient Poet in the Book of Ecclesiastes gave us a sense of the meaning of Kairos.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to
laugh, a time to mourn and a
time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
There is a reason for our very existence.
Oftentimes, we get stuck in the Chronos time, where the events taking place in our lives try to define who we are or what we should do. Our lives here on earth are governed in Chronos time.
Yet, in Kairos time, the appointed time for your purpose in life is the time where a special event occurs and totally changes the course of your life. It is a specific, significant moment, like the day you decided to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ. (salvation). Your life has never been the same.
Are you stuck in your life, confused, scared, and just dont know if you are coming or going? Are you at a crossroad?
Most times, we find ourselves in ‘’times’’ we don’t want to be in.
Personally, I wanted to remain in my season of planting, but I found myself in another time where I was uprooted and doing something else!
Imagine when you think you are at the height of serving God the way you think he wants you to, then wham! The winds change direction and you find yourself grasping for breath!
God, what just happened? Didn’t you say I should be planting, serving, singing, preaching?
Due to our failure of understanding the times, we find ourselves frustrated, angry and confused. Just like the season’s change, our lives too can change abruptly…
when we lose someone, or relocate, or divorce or get sick.
2 Corinthians 6:2 says,
“In an acceptable time
( Kairos time, God’s time,
opportune time) I have heard
you, And in the day of
salvation, I have helped you.
Behold, now (God’s perfect moment) is the accepted time (appointed Kairos time); behold, now is the day of salvation.
The moment we begin to read scripture and act on it, it teaches us not just to live in Chronos time but to also be aware that there is a Kairos moment for everything.
The bible is filled with Kairos moments that happened at specific times
– when the angel appeared to Mary
– on this rock will I build my church
– the story of Joseph
– the story of Esther and many more
Ephesians 5:16 says
that we should start redeeming the time
(Kairos, favor, opportunity)
because the days are evil.
When every door has shut and you have tried everything else in Chronos time, start to declare that your Kairos time is now and begin to call those things that are not as if they were.
Peace & Love