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"Time Is Messiah's Eternity"(T.I.M.E)"

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

January 21, 2007

"Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near:, repent, and believe in the good news.'" (Mark 1:14-15, NIV)

I asked myself what were the actions of Jesus?

Actions of Jesus:
1. Coming to Galilee after John was arrested.
2. Proclaiming the Good News of God!

I asked myself what were the sayings of Jesus?

Sayings of Jesus:

1. The time is fulfilled.
2. The kingdom of God has come near.
3. Repent and believe the Good News.

Why are the actions of Jesus significant?

It is interesting to know that Jesus came to Galilee after John, the Baptist was arrested to proclaim the Good News.

We need to remember that John, the Baptist was the one who was proclaiming the Good News and preparing the way of the Lord. John also lets people know that there is more to the concept of baptism than being 'baptized in water'. John realizes that he is just a messenger and there will come One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. John was preparing the people for a transition. He did not want people to regard him highly as opposed to the One who was to come. God allowed John to prepare the way and when John's time would come to an end, the people could be prepared for the transition. (Mark 1:1-8)

When John was arrested, there was a vacancy in the ministry area pertaining to 'proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins' and 'baptizing those that repented with water' (Mk 1:4-5).

Jesus finally came to preach in Galilee after John's arrest. Jesus said, 'the time is fulfilled'. This could refer to what John was proclaiming especially about the 'One who would come'. Jesus came to accomplish all that John was proclaiming. Jesus knows the perfect timing when things need to be done.

What do you think is the most important saying of Jesus and why?
I think the most important saying of Jesus is 'The Kingdom of God has come near:, repent and believe in the good news.' Jesus wanted people to turn away from the things that were hindering them from being close to God. This is what repentance is.

It is also interesting to realize that Jesus does not say, 'The Kingdom of God has come near:, believe in the good news.' but says 'repent and believe in the good news'.

I saw different implications for my own life. I decided to focus on timing. I should wait on Jesus’ timing for things in my life.

There is an awesome promise that has helped me a lot.

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

I ask you now dear friend, how do you handle T.I.M.E given to you?
Dear friend, many times in life we may feel rushed to do this and that: 'find a boy or girl friend quickly, get married, get a job, finish the degree, etc. Things need to get done but there is a timing for everything.

Jesus set an example for us. Jesus did not rush in to preach the Good News but waited for the appropriate timing. Only when John was arrested did Jesus come to proclaim the Good News.

From Jesus we can learn that there is a time for everything. Jesus loves you so much and wants you to rely upon Him even when you feel rushed to get things done. It would be more beneficial and fruitful when we allow our lives to follow God's perfect timing for us whether it involves relationships, academics, career, ministry, etc.

Don't be discouraged if something you want is not coming to you right away because God knows what you need and will provide it for you. You are His precious child and He will take care of you.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD , "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Friend, maybe there is something in the Bible that is hard for you to follow. God wants you to still believe in His Good News because the Good News of Christ has the power to change any life. When we are willing to repent and believe in the Good News, the Lord will take care of the rest. Whatever your desires are in, don't give up but take it to the Lord in prayer and seek Him always. He loves you friend! Yes, He does!

It has been almost 7 years since I have not directly worked with a Christian fellowship to do ministry on campus. I miss it so much! But, the Lord has used these years to help me grow in Him and show me new things.

He has given me a wonderful job serving students on campus where I work full-time. He has also given me a newspaper to run online to reach hundreds of students each month. He has allowed me to take classes for free through the company where I also have opportunities to reach out to students with the love of Christ.

In the past semesters, I was able to prepare sample final exams and share it with the class through the website. Students emailed me how beneficial it was for them and they also got to read God's Word which was embedded within the exam and changed each time they loaded the questions to prepare!

I am so thankful that the Lord has used me through the Pittsburgh Standard to help students in their walk with the Lord, through my job and through my class.

Even though I have not worked with a fellowship on campus, it was put upon my heart to have a religious section called EXPRESSIONS in the paper. In that section, I have shared what I have learned from my Quiet Times with the Lord.

I was so touched when a student came up to me and told me during the activities fair how much those devotional times I shared meant to her. She told me they became a major part of why she became saved and born-again. My heart was so excited because the Lord has used this paper as an instrument to save a soul. Now she is an integral part of her church after she graduated from Pitt.

I share this with you because there are times the Lord could remove you from one area because He wants to use you in another area to bless you and others. Don't resist it but hold on to the Lord and you will be holding on to hope!

Hearing her testimony not only blessed me but encouraged me very much. Sometimes things happen in our lives that we don't expect but our Lord and Savior has more wonderful things planned for us than we can imagine. He even can bring us back to where we loved to be in. I wait on the Lord regarding campus ministry but am thankful to the Lord where I am at now too!

As many of you know, it has been hard on our family since my dad passed away. It has been exactly a month as of yesterday when we buried our dad. It is still painful. My mom says, it was God's timing for him to leave this earth no matter how painful it is for us. My mom is in a lot of pain, sorrow, and grief but is so encouraged and comforted by the Word of God especially reading through the Psalms. Reading through the Psalms helps me to when I am really depressed because our dad is not with us anymore.

What comforts us is that we know our dad is in no more pain and is having the time of his life with Jesus in eternity, for Jesus has become my dad's Messiah too! This comforts my mom too. We cannot spend time with our dad anymore but we can honor his memory by spending time with the rest of our family and doing things that bring him honor.

Looking at the big picture, we all know that we do not control our own time. Our time here on earth can end in a moment of time, when it is time to leave. We do know the Lord is in control of time too and in His timing He can make all things new. So what is important is how do we spend the time we have been given here!

We can spend it satisfying our own desires and pleasures or use that time to make others happy and bring them fulfillment as we point them to the Lord Jesus Christ. You and I can do that. In reaching out to others with the love of Christ, we will actually find our own fulfillment in Christ.

Today is a national holiday in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. who used his time to not only bring honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ but to bring change to people all around him without being selfish. Yes, it cost him his life but what he did will be remembered forever. It is awesome to know that there is a holiday in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.

My dad used his time for his family and always wanted to do things in the best interest of all of us. We miss him so much. My dad's memorial can be read at the right side bar to see how he used his time! 

The people who were following John and listening to his teachings must have been really sad when he got arrested. They spent time with him and can no longer spend that time.

Where were they to go?

Who would reach out to them?

God knew the people needed a Shepherd and sent Jesus Christ. The Lord wants to be your Good Shepherd too! Knowing Jesus as our Lord and Personal Savior has been the best thing that has happened to our family. We do not know where we would have been without Jesus in our lives. Jesus' comfort and help during this tribulation and trial has been enormous. His grace and mercies give us joy amidst the sorrow. Yes, they do!

Jesus coming is the best thing that happened to the disciples of John too. Jesus is the best person to intervene in your life because He can be your Lord and Personal Savior and help you through as He is helping in our lives.

No matter what you are facing now, know that the Lord feels your pain too. When you feel helpless, bring even that before the Lord for He cares for you.  In His perfect timing, He will open the doors as you trust in Messiah everyday!

Lord knows what each one is going through and wants to comfort them as He is our family. Yes, He does! Maybe you know someone who lost a loved one and are placed in a strategic place to minister to them. Take that opportunity friend. Let the Lord Jesus guide you and lead you!

"Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you." (1 Peter 5:7) 

"Time Is Messiah's Eternity!" (T.I.M.E)/"How do you handle the T.I.M.E given to you?"

Make this your prayer for yourself and others and let the background song minister to you making it also your prayer!

Dear Lord Jesus, we come to you right now and bring our requests before thee. You Oh Lord know the condition of our heart, you know the times we have sinned and dishonored you. We come before you and ask you for your forgiveness. Please cleanse us with your cleansing blood and we will be clean again. Wash us and we will be whiter than snow. I thank you Jesus! Lord our life can be so rushed at times. We want so many things when we want them but I thank you Lord that you do not always give us what we want but you do give us what we need. You know some of the wants we want are not good for us and you keep them from us. Thanks for coming to proclaim the Good News and set the captives free. We do repent of our sins and turn to you for help and choose to believe in the Good News you offer. We give our lives to thee. I pray Oh Lord that you would be with those that are not feeling well and have so much on their mind. You alone can heal them and restore them completely. We do know and believe you are a God of miracles. Please intervene in your timing Oh Lord. We lay our requests before thee and ask thee for your strength to help us get through the times of pain and sorrow. I thank you Jesus! We trust in you the lives of those who are hurting physically, emotionally, mentally, financially, and spiritually. Thanks for hearing us and answering us! We leave to you all our worries, cares, and needs. Thank you Jesus for always thinking about us and watching everything that concerns us!  In Your Name We Pray Jesus! Amen!

If you would like to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and make Him a daily part of your life, you can this very moment. You will never be alone. You can claim God's promises for you in the Bible and see them come true, before your eyes, in His wonderful timing. You don't have to wait for a special time to come to the Lord. You can come right now as you pray the prayer below, meaning it in your heart.

God I am a sinner. I am invaded by this deadliest virus. Many times I feel so guilty and yucky inside. I need forgiveness. I am so sorry for my sins. I have not obeyed you with my whole heart! I have gone my own way and done my own things. I still struggle with sin. I need you Jesus in my life so I can receive forgiveness and a new beginning. In the process, I can forgive others as you help me to. Thank you so much Jesus. I accept the antidote you have sent me. I believe Jesus you died for me and your cleansing blood will cleanse me from all my sins. You came back to life to save me. Thank you God I am set free, free from the bondage of sin. Hear my cry Oh Lord. I accept you Jesus into my heart. I make you my Lord and Personal Savior of my life. Thank you Father God for giving me Salvation. Thank you Jesus for coming into my heart and making my heart your home. Thank you for living in me Jesus and I will live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. Thank you for being my Lord and personal Savior! I can live a life of peace with you on my side. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me! In your Name I Pray Jesus! AMEN!

No matter what you feel in your heart, know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel of John or Gospel of Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help! But beware of churches who do believe in the Word of God completely but there is no freedom in Christ but legalism involved.

As a student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too this blessed New Year of 2008! May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His love now and forever! Amen!

Feel free to email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com if you want to meet to study the Bible, pray with, talk about spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My number is 412-720-4579.

"This is my work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)

Love in Christ,

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.Click picture to read my dad's memoriam:

' I AM ' Series Archives:

What kind of L.I.G.H.T do you follow? (Dec 13, 07, 10:09 a.m.)

"What kind of B.R.E.A.D do you eat?" (Dec 08, 07, 10:10 a.m.)

"Who is your S.H.E.P.H.E.R.D?" (June 30, 06)

Gospel of Mark Archives:

Mark 1:1: "What does the G.O.S.P.E.L mean to you?" (Jan 15, 08, 1:15 p.m.)

Mark 1:1-4: "How seriously do you T.E.S.T.I.F.Y about prophesy?" (Jan 12, 08, 11:18 p.m.)

Mark 1:5-8: "Who do you P.O.I.N.T to?" (Jan 16, 08, 8:48 a.m.)

Mark 1:9: How will you take a S.T.A.N.D? (Jan 17, 08, 11:21 a.m.)

Mark 1:9-11: "How is your loving P.R.A.I.S.E?" (Jan 18, 08, 8:53 a.m.)

Mark 1:12-13: "How do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?" (Jan 19, 08, 12:27 p.m.)





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