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Summary: Seems we can fortell the weather pretty well. It is easy to bre blind to discerning the times. To tell time requires more than a watch.

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CAN WE DISCERN THE TIMES?

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU THINK WE HAVE?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

WE SAY: I am 8 years old...

Spanish says: YO TENGO OCHO...

I have 8 years, Divine gift...

I. INTRODUCTION: CAN WE DISCERN THE TIMES?

WHAT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE THING IN LIFE?

REGRETS!

A. Oprah thinks people should write down on a piece of paper:

WHAT ARE MY REGRETS?

B. DISCERN:

Perceive clearly with the mind and senses, recognize...

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting

desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.

[2] He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair

weather: for the sky is red.

[3] And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and

lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not

discern the signs of the times?

[4] A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no

sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.

And he left them, and departed.

II. TIME? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TIME?

A. HOW WILL WE HANDLE TIME?

B. DO WE HAVE ENOUGH TIME?

C. HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE?

D. ARE WE RUNNING OUT OF TIME?

E. GOD GIVES 3 GIFTS TO US:

1. TIME

2. TALENT

3. ENERGY

F. WHAT YOU SPEND YOUR 3 GIFTS ON DEFINE WHO YOU REALLY ARE...

III. IN GREEK THERE ARE TWO WORDS FOR TIME:

A. CHRONOS

STOP WATCH: Minutes, hours, days, months, years, schedules,

B. KAIROS

Events, memories, LIFE EXPERIENCES, meaningful, issues

C. ARE WE LIVING IN CHRONOS OR KAIROS?

D. Which type of time does Jesus desire?

IV. WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Jeremiah 1:11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah,

what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.

[12] Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to

perform it.

[13] And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest

thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.

A. THE ALMOND TREE IS CALLED THE AWAKE TREE --- IT IS THE FIRST TREE

IN ISRAEL TO BUD AND BLOSSOM...

B. AFTER I SEE THE NEW LIFE --- I SEE A BOILING JUDGMENT POT...

C. AS THE BLOOM BEFORE THE APPLE SO FAITH BEFORE THE MIRACLE...

D. APRIL COMES FROM A LATIN WORD: APERIO: IT MEANS TO OPEN...

As the blossoms, buds, blooms start to open...

E. We are at a time of AWAKENING...

F. EVERY BLOOSOM POINTS TO THE HARVEST THAT IS COMING...

Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up

your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain

righteousness upon you.

V. TIME IS EFFECTED BY HAVING NO ROOTS...

GOOD GROWTH IS MORE THAN JUST UPWARD,

GOOD GROWTH IS DOWNWARD...

A. SOME SEEM TO RECEIVE GOD WITH THEIR EARS ---

OTHERS WITH THE BRAIN...

But the greatest distance in the world is the 18 inches between the brain and

the heart.

Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the

word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in

time of temptation fall away.

B. Seems there was a surface layer of soil, with a deep hard rock layer beneath...

C. No roots--- no nourishment--- HARD --- WITHERED...

D. We need to be softened, broken...

E. Sometimes in an ORCHARD --- TREES BECOME ROOT BOUND ---

YOU PLACE AN EXPLOSIVE AT THE ROOTS AND BREAK LOOSE THE

HARDEN SOIL!

VI. HAVE WE LEARNED HOW TO TELL TIME? WHAT DOES HIGH TIME MEAN?

A. Our CUCKOO CLOCK SANG OUR 27 TIME, I SAID:

LINDA IT IS LATER THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN BEFORE...

Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out

of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

B. DUE TIME: DUE...

Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for

the ungodly.

VII. WE SEARCH FOR A MORE CONVENIENT TIME?

Convenient: Serving one's comfort or interest, handy

Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to

come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a

convenient season, I will call for thee.

VIII. LIFE IS BRIEF

Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life?

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