Theme Of The Year 2023 [Sermon Note]
God works with years time and season
Even the harvest cycle works in season
If u do things out of season, you won’t get what u want.
Strong emphasis of the year is the theme of the year.
Every ministry there will be a focus God want us to be in.
Rest and Acceleration was the theme of the year 2022 and there are a lot of testimonies from it.
I returned and saw under the sun that—
The race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Nor bread to the wise,
Nor riches to men of understanding,
Nor favor to men of skill;
But time (eth) and chance (qarah) happen to them all.
Shadow is always protection.
Coming after the protection. The shadow of the most high
The shortest chapter in the bible is Psalm 117 and longest chapter is Psalm 119
594 + 594 = 1188
It is better to put your trust in the Lord than to put your trust in man
Time and chance happen to them all
At the right place at the right time
Time and chance happening
You will find people all of a sudden they happened to meet an old friend who has the set of skills, and there is favour, this is time and chance
2023 KAIROS Year of Right Time (eth) Right Place (qarah)
Healing first appeared in the story of Abraham.
Abraham in God’s eyes is gifted righteousness, not earned righteousness
When God prosper us, it is to add souls to the kingdom.
Everything is about Jesus Christ.
It will all cover His beauty. The whole world will proclaim Jesus is Lord.
Blessings to God and to the Lamb
There will be thrones. We will seat in dominions
We are all recreated from the inside. This is called born again. Our bodily redemption
You see all the signs happening, lift up your head.
You are waiting for your new body. Forever young and strong.
Kairos – time as opportunity, the suitable time, the right moment, a favourable moment
Eth – time
First occurrence – story of the ark
Angels can take on human form
You are in Christ. You fall, you fall in the ark.
For the last 3 years we were in the ark.
Noah opened up the ark from the top. He looked out, the ground was dry.
We have spent so much time with family and the ark is like a picture of Christ
First day of the first month
Dry ground means no more judgement
The dove came to Noah in the evening
First time “eth” was used
Then the dove came to him in (eth) the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth.
It is holy spirit who put us at the right place at the right time.
We have the holy spirit in us. We are not going in alone.
Listen to the inner peace before you make any decision.
He wants you to prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.
“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;”
Acts 3:19 NASB2020
Times (kairos) of refreshing
In the house of God, that is where the manifest presence of God is.
Time of refreshing
When you are inconvenience, it might be right place right time for you
You ought to feel loved. There is no small details with God
Right place right time
There is corporate presence when you come to attend physically.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season (kairos) we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Due season – Kairos
When you reap? Kairos time!
There will be a lot of reaping
Addicted to the Word of God
Therefore, as we have opportunity (kairos), let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
We shall reap when we faint not in the due season (kairos)
And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life (eth), and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.”
(Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.)
Have you been believing God for something? Don’t lose hope. This is your kairos year
Is anything too hard (miraculous) for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time (eth) of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”
For this is the word of promise: “At this time (kairos) I will come and Sarah shall have a son.”
Kairos and manifestation
And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter. And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.
And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.
Ruth followed the mother and went to Bethlehem
Stop looking the ways of the world.
You got God. You are in this world but not of the world.
With God, nothing can put down there “lack of land”
Nothing is impossible
You are frustrated when you try to earn what God wants to give to you by grace
The whole field does not belong to him.
her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz
Time and chance
God loves you. He wants to do something special in your life.
Hap means happening.
Her haps was to light
Hap where you get the words happening, happy
When your happening happens the way you want it to happen, you are happy!
We have joy in the midst
Hap – has 2 kara
To light is a verb
Grace and kara go together
How do you find yourself in right place right time?
You cannot cause it yourself
This year i will find grace because i have grace in the eyes of God. I have favour with God and favour with man
Jesus had so much favour, crowd wants to follow Him
The only ones He did not have favour with, are the people who are proud
Ruth confessed grace
The law of redemption, she has to have a relative. You must be wealthy to redeem the poor
He was rich but He became poor at the cross so that you can become rich.
Boaz – in Him is strength
Ruth – you and us
Is miserable to be self occupied
We are put in this world not to be self-occupied
Don’t make this year the pursue of self
Your blessings come from the Lord
Of the Lord you shall receive your reward
Your life, you are a child of God. Things may not be good, but God works things for your good
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming. Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel; for she had said to the servant, “Who is this man walking in the field to meet us?”
The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took a veil and covered herself.
And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
1st mention of love – take your son the only son, the son you love – Father’s love for his son
2nd mention of love- bridegroom love for his bride
Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed, for all his master’s goods were in his hand. And he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor. And he made his camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water. Then he said, “O LORD God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham. Behold, here I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. Now let it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your pitcher that I may drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink’—let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. And by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.”
And it happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, came out with her pitcher on her shoulder. Now the young woman was very beautiful to behold, a virgin; no man had known her. And she went down to the well, filled her pitcher, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your pitcher.”
So she said, “Drink, my lord.” Then she quickly let her pitcher down to her hand, and gave him a drink. And when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.” Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, ran back to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
Success – right happening
Kindness – hesed
Let’s trust the way of God
When you pray for the right happening, if He has to stop everyone else and only you, He will do that
Before he has finished speaking
Even before you finish speaking, God gives the answer.
God knew what you are going to pray before you pray.
Now the young woman was very beautiful to behold, a virgin; no man had known her. And she went down to the well, filled her pitcher, and came up.
You can trust God and it will be very beautiful
Success and prosperity is tied together
God can heal directly, laying on hands, and He also care for man and create medicine
There is no true success outside the church
Keep on coming. Do not forsake the assembly of church