Timely can be defined as “Coming early or at the right time; appropriate or adapted to the times or the occasion. It can also mean something occurring at a suitable or opportune time”.
Delivery, on the other hand, can mean “The act of conveying or delivering; something delivered as a shipment or package; the act of transferring to another; the act of giving birth; the act or manner of speaking or singing; or the act of releasing or rescuing”.
In 2 Kings 4:8-17, it was brought to the attention of Prophet Elisha that the Shunemite woman who had shown him great honour and care was barren; so Elisha prophesied that the woman would have a son before a year’s time. Even though the woman did not believe or put her mind to the saying; the bible says the saying of Elisha came to pass within the stipulated time.
It is good enough that what the woman had been expecting and have lost hope actually happened, but better so is that the fact that the saying happened at the stipulated time or appropriate time.
In this month of December, God is assuring us that His prophecies, promises and words for our lives in the current year shall be timely delivered and occur at a suitable and opportune time. That no jot of His words concerning us shall be late nor fail to happen. May we all enjoy this timely transfer or delivery in Jesus name.
Grace can be defined as an unmerited Divine assistance given unto man for sanctification or regeneration. It is a spontaneous (generous, free, totally unexpected and undeserved) gift from God, which takes the form of Divine favour, love, clemency, and a share in the Divine life of God.
Peace can be defined as freedom from disturbance, a state or period in which there is no war or in which war has ended. Both grace and peace are virtues and blessings that come from God. Jehovah is the Giver of all grace (I Peter 5:10); and He is also the Giver of true and lasting peace (Heb. 13:10).
God told Moses that it was His prerogative to decide who He wants to be gracious unto or to show mercy. It happened that God showed Moses special grace and granted him peace in the course of his life and ministry (Exodus 33:12-2). Moses led over two million people through the desert, in difficult terrains for forty years, whenever he was faced with difficulty, God always showed up for him.
Despite the kind of grace and peace Moses enjoyed, Joshua received a multiplied version, nothing and no one was able to withstand Joshua in his lifetime (Joshua 1:5; 24:31).
Again, David was able to enjoy the grace and peace of God, despite the wars and persecution he faced. He was still gathered peacefully to his ancestors in death. However, Solomon was privilege to enjoy grace and peace multiplied, despite the way he was born (I Chro. 22:9).
God has granted us special grace and peace from the inception of this year; He is however saying that for the remaining days of this year, His grace and peace will be made multiplied unto us. May these be our portion in Jesus name. Amen!
ABOUT RCCG EFA Leeds
The Everlasting Father’s Assembly (EFA) is part of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), an international network of churches (https://trccg.org/rccg/)
We are a friendly, Bible believing and family-oriented church community in the heart of Leeds, West Yorkshire. RCCG (EFA) Leeds is by the grace of God one of the fastest growing Christian denominations in the North of England today.
Whether you are working, studying or living in and around Leeds we look forward to welcoming you in person in the name of the Lord Jesus to the Everlasting Father’s Assembly.
May the Lord visit and bless you, Amen.
Pastor Samuel & Pastor (Mrs) Anthonia OBAFAIYE,
Among Others are:
(1) To have a positive impact on the lives of the people in Leeds and its environs;
(2) Increase the knowledge of God in the land;
(3) Help people to discover their talents and purpose in life;
(4) Challenge and encourage members to achieve and maximise their potentials;
(5) Demonstrate the love and care of God to all mank