We live in the end-times, nearing the end of an age as human discovery aligns with biblical understanding in an ebb and flow of seasons and times, admonishing us to redeem the time. Born-again Christianity is especially keen on the idea, incorporating end-time expectations with heaven’s perspective “the joy of the Lord is your strength!”
Utilizing joyful strength to redeem the time, we take on the Lord’s end-time perspective plus His supernatural to live in turbulent times. Joy is strength—springing up, breaking through and overcoming; joy adds might, carries the day, nurtures genius, creates from the inside and moves to the outside, outclasses opposition, remains confident, is poised under pressure, marks with favor those the Lord has marked (the crème de la crème) and strengthens those possessors of God’s divine perspective for exploits.
Look ahead. Even antichrist—his evil empire crumbling and unable to accomplish world domination—will fail every pretense of power and receive instead a permanent career move. Despite his centuries long attempt at massive take-over, former enemies of righteousness, once aligned with that evil one, will join with the martyrs and all those born again to inherit the Kingdom of Christ Jesus as rulers of righteousness, on earth, for a thousand years.
Surface truth is seldom the whole truth. Discern each day spiritually as though it’s the last. If you aren’t successful in the way you expected, don’t be discouraged. Yield up the time—redeem it! Dismantle anything not built right in the first place, it cannot stand—tear it down!
And if you have broken through and achieved your desire, don’t plateau there. Instead, enlarge even more, extend even stronger, grab two or three others and bring them with you. This is an opportune time to build, baby, build!