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Discern Like Issachar? You Must Redeem the Time


There is no question that we, as the body of Christ in these chaotic seasons, must move as 'Issachar… who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.' 1 Chron 12


And yet, far too many of us are trapped in old trauma or anticipated fear and so have not redeemed our past and future time.

The swirl of emotions tied to what was and what might be, keeps us caught in a loop.


We are time travelers trapped in the past or future and thus inattentive to The Right Now when the Spirit says, 'This is the way...'

In addition, the pressures and distractions of the chronus dominated structure of time fogs the kairos moments when we might fully align in His NOW Time.


To redeem time is necessary to discern God's kairos moment: That "passing instant when an opening appears which must be driven through with force if success is to be achieved." (E. C. White)

Granted, it is not easy to live by kairos time in a chronos world.


In fact, Jesus was the only Man whose every chronos was a kairos.


Nevertheless, if we will attend to The Presence in our present moment, when time and eternity intersect, then chonos time shifts into a kairos moment.

This brief 'slice' of what was released last night is wholly inadequate to communicate the import of the topic.


How we view, discern, respond, and redeem time, may well be the defining characteristic of the Body in these pressurized times.


Remember, 'the jealous god of chronos demands our time, down to the milliseconds…'


BUT...'we have a God who has dethroned chronos and returned him to his proper place in service to kairos, which makes time a gift.' (Josh Pauling)


Watch the replay. Recalibrate your understanding.


Redeem your time so you walk in the fulness of the Issachar anointing.



Stephen


Replay of this Deck teaching is on YouTube.


Replay of the entire Flight Deck is on Facebook.

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