How To Experience Right Happenings
How To Experience Right Happenings
This is what's gonna happen this year. The Lord is
saying it's a kairos year. It's a favourable year for
all of us, all right? That doesn't mean the whole year
is favourable. It just means that we are entering--God's
people is entering, not the year itself. We are
entering. When I say this kind of thing, people of the
world says, "Okay, it's for all of us." It's not for all
of us. It's for the people of God.
It's for God's people, all right? It's not for people
who don't believe that God speaks.
Okay, so “time” is “eth” in the Hebrew. This is the
Hebrew word for “time.” Many times it’s used for
favourable time. Sometimes it’s used for bad times,
yes, but there’ll be a qualifying remark before
that, okay, an adjective to describe. “Evil time” for
example. Then you know it’s evil time. But for the most
part, it’s favourable, okay?
Now in the counterpart, which is the Greek--your
Bible, Old Testament is in Hebrew. Your New Testament
is in Greek. So the Greek of "time," right time, and
there's a Greek version also called the Septuagint of the
Old Testament. In the Greek, "time" is "kairos." Now,
"kairos" is most frequently used for favourable
Now, is there also some bad news of "kairos"? Yes, but
like "eth," it would be--there'd be a qualifying
remark there, like "Evil time," that kind of thing.
It would tell you. But very seldom so, all right? Most
of the time, it's favourable. Very few moments
it's used for in a negative way.
So there's time, right time, and there's "kairos," all
right, in the Greek for "time," and chance. One day
I'll teach on this. It's the word "pega," all right? But
at the present moment it's the word "chance." "Happen
to them all." "Happen" here is "qarah." We touched on
"qarah" last week, Amen. We touched on "eth," "kairos,"
and "qarah." And like I said, one day I'll teach on
"pega." But look at this.
Now, we go to the next verse, but there are people.
"Man also does not know his time." Again, "eth" and
"kairos." In the Greek, it is "kairos." They do not
know God's favourable time. And when they do not know
God's favourable time, guess what? They are, "Like fish
taken in a cruel net, Like birds caught in a snare, So
the sons of men are snared in an evil time." So if
it's an evil "eth," there's always a word "evil" to
qualify it so you know it's not, you know? It becomes an
evil time because they don't take advantage. Then the
Bible says that now is the time of salvation. By the
way, the word "time," "kairos." Now is the kairos
of salvation. There's no right time to be saved,
Amen. Get saved as soon as you can. Jesus seldom tell
people--in fact, He tell people, "Come to Me, I'll
give you rest." He's a preacher of rest, Amen,
because He finished all the work for us.
But there's one time He tells you, "Make haste,"
Amen? What is that? To Zacchaeus, "Come down. Make
haste." Make haste, why? Make haste to be saved.
Don't let one moment pass by. If you're not saved,
your heart should stop beating, and you step into a
Christ-less eternity, Amen, that's gone. There's no more
chance after that, Amen? Amen. Make haste to be
saved. And all the people said, "Amen." So this is
like, you know, you cannot--with all your
boastings, and your qualifications, and your
erudite learning, you cannot put yourself in the right
place in the right time to avoid tragedy, Amen.
Accidents can happen on the road. People die through
accidents on the road, all right? And sometimes--many
times also it is not because of your negligence. It is
the other person's negligence. We need the Lord
to put us at the right place at the right time.
For those of you who have been with me for many years,
you know that I shared with you about Jesus has a
signature in the Bible called Aleph-Tav, Amen? Why
Aleph-Tav? Now, your English alphabet starts with--come
on, children. Come on, class. A to Z for our
American friends, Amen?
so they will say "zee," we'll say "zed". A to Z,
Amen? A to Z, right? Now, in Greek, what is it? Alpha,
you all know this, the last one is omega. Very good.
Hebrew, first letter is aleph, last one is tav,
Amen. By the way, Hebrew letters have pictures as
well as numbers. Aleph is number one. In other words,
in Hebrew they don't write one. There's no numeral in
Hebrew. They use the letter as the number. Each letter
symbolise a number. So aleph is one. You got it, Amen?
It's also a picture. Aleph is like an ox. Aleph is a
leader. Aleph is sacrificial ox, Amen? Tav, tav is
actually--you know how they draw the cross--the tav last
time? A cross, many years ago. It's like this. The
sacrificial ox on the cross. That's the signature of
why is it the signature of Jesus? When Jesus appeared
to John, His apostle, His disciple, remember, on the
island of Patmos to give him the book of Revelation,
Amen, to give him the revelation for the book of
Revelation, you know what Jesus called Himself what?
"Fear not, John, I am the Alpha and Omega." Why Alpha
and Omega? That is because your New Testament is in
Greek, right? And in your King James, they leave it
there, Alpha and Omega. "I'm the Alpha and Omega. I'm the
first and the last letter, Amen. I'm the first word in
your life and I'm the last word in your life, Amen?
Professionals don't have the last word. Your condition in
your body, no one has the last word, all right? You
sought second advice, Amen. Have you sought My advice,
Amen? Amen. I have the first word and the last word."
Okay, so they translate that from Greek, so they put
Alpha and Omega, but He's talking to a fellow Jew.
They wouldn't be speaking Greek. He would speak to him
in Hebrew, and this is what He would say, "John, I am
Aleph and I am Tav. I'm Aleph-Tav."
So go back to Ecclesiastes 9:11. We have, "Time and
chance happen to them all." In this entire passage,
Jesus put His signature there. That's not
translated. "Time and chance happen to them all," is
actually spelled like this. "But time and chance happen,
Aleph-Tav, to them all." That means what? He makes
time and chance happen to you. Can I have a good Amen?
He makes time and chance happen to you.
"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." Notice the word "women,"
plural. So women are supposed to be there, but
you all know the story. God stopped all the women for
some reason. Only one woman came out, God's choice. So
even before he prayed the prayer, you must understand
one thing. Even before you pray for the "qarah," right
time, right place, even before you pray for success
and favour, God already arranged already. Because
the Bible says before He finished talking, she
appeared. That means she must have made her journey
already before He was praying. This year, the
Lord told me--many of you have experienced this. You
told me many of you have experienced this, so when I
say this, you all will understand what I'm saying.
Many of you, before you call, He answers. Sometimes
you say, "I'm gonna pray about this. Okay, I'm busy
now. I'm gonna pray about that." Then before you know
it, answer came already. You didn't even have to pray.
God says you will see more and more of this this year,
all right? Isaiah, the promise in Isaiah, "It shall
come to pass, yes, before they call, I will answer;
And while they are still speaking, I will hear." So
what he--he prayed that prayer. He said, "O LORD God
of my master Abraham, please give me," what? "Success
this day." And the word "success" here is the word
"qarah," which is same word as "Time and chance happen
to them all." It's a successful happening. It is
a favourable happening, Amen? Do you get it? It is
orchestrated happening and a divinely orchestrated
happening. He prayed for success. He didn't even know
he was being led to pray for right time, right place, all
right, because God already arranging the right time,
right place. "And show hesed, show kindness, hesed,
to my master Abraham." That's the word "grace" in
the Hebrew, "hesed." So the first time "qarah," the
word "qarah," appears, it is here. The first time "hesed"
appears, all right, the first time "hesed" appears
is not here, but--I'm getting ahead of myself. The
first time "hesed" and "qarah" appears together is
here, which tells us that to be at the right place at the
right time, you need God's grace, God's unearned,
see what happened after this? Now, real quick, go
back to the part-- Verse 21, "And the man, wondering at
her, remained silent so as to know whether the LORD had
made his journey prosperous or not." The first mention
of prosperity, prosper, prosperous, is found here,
"tsalach." You know Joshua 1:8, "You make your way
tsalach, prosperous," Amen. Psalms 1, the meditator on
God's Word, "Whatever He doeth shall prosper,
tsalach." But the first mention of "tsalach" is here
about Jesus and His church. And notice that "tsalach" is
a journey. Success is a journey. By the way, in
the Greek version of this verse, Septuagint, it says,
instead of "tsalach," the Hebrew, it says, "euodoo."
"Euodoo" is used in 3 John 2, "Beloved--" Show 3 John
2, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest
prosper, euodoo, and be in health, even as thy soul
prospereth, euodoo." And "euodoo" is used--go back to
that verse again. "Euodoo" is used in this verse in
Genesis 24 in the Greek, first mention.
So the first mention is what? What's the meaning of
"euodoo"? In the Greek it says, "To grant a prosperous
and expeditious journey; to prosper, be successful."
Notice the very first mention is a prosperous
journey. And go back to the first mention. The word
"journey" is there, all right? He was wondering
whether the Lord has made his journey prosperous or
not. Friend, look up here. Look up here. Don't wait for
an event to happen, then you say, "I'm prosperous. Yes, I
made it. I achieved my goal. I'm a success." Goals and
prosperity is not the destination, it is the
journey. To God, if you learn to enjoy where you
are, even times are tough, learn to enjoy where you
are, while you are going towards your destination,
your goal, and all that, that to God is success. And
if you live like that, you will see your goals come to
pass. You will see that destination.