The greastest thing the devil has stolen and is still stealing from humanity is TIME.
"Occupy till I come" is Jesus telling the child of God to build a fotress over the greatest gift that the enemy will do all in its power and channel all his wiles and strength to take from us - TIME.
Jesus said filled up your time till I come. Time is the thing that will determine how you stand before Him and His response to you. Each man's time will be wieghed in the balance of what he pre-occupied that time with.
The parable of the master who gave talents to his servants and on coming back asked them to come give account underscores the reality that it was TIME and what they did with it that he was after and not how much they made.
Satan craves after time and wants to pre-occupy the whole world -he is succeeding. By now scriptures should be coming to your mind that brings that hidden message of TIME to the fore front.
The world is pre-occupied and we as God's light have become pre-occupied with their pre-occupation. This is a well developed and cunning devise of Satan -us being pre-occupied with the world's pre-occupation.
-This is why Christians are more interested in the entity called Isreal as it stands today that in the gospel of Christ of which any refusing i.e. Jews and Gentiles alike will perish. They are busy romanticizing Isreal, pre-occupied with every move like some star struck teen with posters of her idol pasted all about her room. They are pre-occupied with the worlds pre-occupation of either hating or loving the nation and the gospel's injunction to occupy till He comes suffers. Another success story of Satan as he keeps on stealing TIME from such people.
-This is why we are so into what the world is singing, watching and doing rather than concentrating on what we should be singing, watching and doing -TIME is being stolen from under our very noses and someone has been fooled to belief that God has called them to be moral watchdogs rather than preachers of the Word and occupiers in the occupation given. As if morality is of God or has anything to do with Him.
-This is why the child of God within his closet would spend hours on end and after he is done and reflects back on what he has done he still still can't find a reason as to why he has just gone round in a complete circle -TIME has been successfully stolen from that person and he is none the wiser.
- This is why the seed which is The TIME Occupier that has been sown in our hearts and spirits is choked and stifled from growing because other seeds which are pre-occupiers have taken root and overshadowed it.
As we speak TIME is being stolen. I dare say that there are people actually reading this very piece whose TIME is actually being stolen by the very reading of this piece because anyone that knows what is right to do and refuses to do it to that person it becomes sin. So what they are actually doing by reading this is just plain and dead religion because what they should be doing this very moment is not hidden from them.
What we just mentioned is one of the most subtle devices of Satan in stealing TIME -where the act looks and sounds holy and can't be faulted by anyone that sees you doing it but Solomon's Charge against that man stands true with such people:
"Your heart is privy of the things you have done"
They know that they are just going through the motions and those that do know are the ones that even have hope because they can change since they know. The ones in real captivity are those who actually believe what they are doing is the 'right' thing and they apply TIME to it because it has all the trappings of holiness and their 'convictions' or the opinions of men supports them. TIME, TIME, TIME is being stolen everyday and the stealing won't stop until TIME stops.
It is TIME to arise and wake for the night is far spent and the day approaches. Another word for the commandment of Jesus to occupy till He comes? It's a one-word warning; TIME.
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