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Senior Pastor Phil Roland


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god's kairoS time


          Do you know what time it is? Each one of us has a unique clock that measures chronological time. It's in our chest and doesn't go tick-tock, but lub-lub. We are limited by this chronological time piece. God has a different timepiece. It comes from His own heart. Is NOT limited by man's chronological time. 

          The Corpus Clock is a large sculptural clock at street level on the outside of the Taylor Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, in the United Kingdom, at the junction of Bene't Street and Trumpington Street, looking out over King's Parade. It was conceived and funded by John C. Taylor, an old member of the college.

          It’s called a “Chronophage” – from the Greek “chronos” (meaning “time”) and “phage” (meaning “eater”) and it portrays a mythical, insect-like creature which controls a magnificent golden clock.

          Fierce and forbidding, the Chronophage is a creature that consumes time by walking steadily above a huge clock face, pulling the minutes along with a rocking motion, its jaws snapping shut every 60 seconds as it swallows up another minute. Yet occasionally, the creature seems to play a trick, speeding up or slowing down the passage of time. As the hour strikes the sound of an ominous clonk of a chain dropping into a coffin creaks out. The creature blinks twice in satisfaction.

          The clock's creator, Dr John Taylor, says his creativity was triggered by the realization that time is both eternal at a universal level, yet extremely limited at a personal level. The time we have spent cannot be regained – almost as if it has been eaten up by a relentless, menacing creature.

          “Basically, chronological time as not on your side. It will eat up every minute of your life, and as soon as one has gone he’s salivating for the next. It’s not a bad thing to remind students of. I never felt like this until I woke up on my 70th birthday, and was stricken at the thought of how much I still wanted to do, and how little time remained.”



          The Koine Greek terms here are “chronos” and “kairos.”  The chronos moment refers to chronological time: “Tick-tick-tick-tick.” Chronos is "Man's Time," and is essentially decided by the ticking "time bomb: in our chests, "Lub-Lub-Lub-Lub-Lub."

          The kairos moment refers to the fateful and decisive opportunity involving choice and forceful, deliberate actions. Kairos is "God's Time." The disciples were not to know the chronological time or kairos moment when God would restore the Kingdom to Israel.  These things were to be determined by the Heavenly Father.  We as His disciples have been left to "occupy until He comes."

Pastor Phil  <><<


August 6, 2017 - Sheepfold Ministries

Pastor Phil Roland  <><<



ACTS 1: 6-11

"God's time is not our time. The Heavenly Father doesn't wear a wrist watch or need  man's devices for measuring chronological time. God's Kingdom Time happens in coinciding  coincidences under His control."                                                                                                                      Pastor Phil  <><<

6So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. Acts 1:7 (KJV)

I.  CHRONOS - Man's Chronological time

7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. Acts 1:7 (KJV)

          A.  “Chronos” forms words like “chronological”

                        1. Clock Time constantly devoured by the "Chronophage"

                        2. Measured Time-  in seconds, minutes, hours and years

            B. Temporal Time - The Clock of Life

                        THE CLOCK OF LIFE

                        The Clock of Life is wound but once

                                    And no man hath the power

                        To say just when the hands will stop

                                    At late or early hour.

                        Now only is the time thine own

                                    To live and love and toil with a will

                        Put no faith in tomorrow

                                    For the clock may then be still!

                        1. Limited by Chronos Time

                        2. The clock reminds in our humanity we must rest

                        3. Every 24 hours we are limited by 3-eight hour cycles

                             Work 8 hours, Rest 8 hours, Free-Time 8 hours

                        4. Chronos tells me when to sleep, wake up, work

                        5. I am a slave to Chronos until my last breath

            C. "TIME" Poem

             I have only just a minute, Only sixty seconds in it,

            Forced upon me - Can't refuse it; Didn't seek it, Didn't choose it;

            But It's up to me To use it. I must suffer if I lose it, Give account if I abuse it.

            Give account if I abuse it. Just a tiny little minute But, eternity is in it!

GOD'S KAIROS TIME, cont., p.2

            D. “Chronophage” Activities - Time-Eaters in our lives

                        1. I-Phone, Android Texting

                        2. Facebooking

                        3. Solicitation Calls

                        4. Commercial Television

                        5. Political Newscasting

                        6. What is eating up the Time in your life?

                   7. Supposing I credited your bank account each morning

                       $86,400, but with certain conditions. No balance of the money                                 

                              would be carried over from one day to the next.                                              

                             Whatever cash was left over at the end of the day would be                                      

                             canceled out!

                             What would you do with an arrangement like that?

                        Draw out every cent each evening before closing!

                       Each of us receive a substantial amount in the “Bank of Life!”                                

                            That substantial Chronos amount is called, "TIME.” 

                             Every morning life's bank credits you with 86, 400 SECONDS!

                             Every evening life credits as lost, what time you failed to invest!

                             There's no going back! There's no drawing against tomorrow! 

                             Investment wisely each day life's most precious commodity:                                     

                             CHRONOS TIME!


II. KAIROS - God's season of Opportunity - Kingdom Time

7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons,

which the Father hath put in his own power. Acts 1:7 (KJV)

            A. Jesus' Life was filled with Kairos Moments

                        1. Jesus had them every day

                        2. Divine interruptions in the daily grind of Chronos life

                        3. He's going to the temple to pray, he's interrupted by. . .

                                    a leper. . .a blind man. . .a man with a withered hand. . .

                                    a woman about to be stoned. . .a storm at sea. . .

                                    a hungry crowd following Him. . .

                        4. His post-resurrection appearances occur at Kairos Moments

            B. New Testament is filled w/ ordinary people at extraordinary times

                        1. Paul on the Road to Damascus

                        2. Peter at Pentecost - Shavot - Fifty Days after Passover

            C. KAIROS Moments occur when Man's Time and His Time Meet

                        1. John Wimber - Kairos = Time of God's Divine Appointments

                        2. Kairos Moments happen when Chronos seems to stop

                        3. Dr. Albert Einstein described it well, but in a physical sense

                        “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a                                       

                          minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer                                

                          than any hour. That’s relativity.”   Albert Einstein


GOD'S KAIROS TIME, cont., p.3

                        4. Phil Roland's definition of Kairos Moments -

                          "Kairos moments happen when an unplanned opportunity arises to                            

                           advance God's Kingdom"

                        5. Kairos Moments happen every day

                        Eg. Years ago on the job, an automatic machine operator,                                 

                        bored, hands in pockets, saunters over and asks me, "What                             

                        does God look like?" I tell him "God looks like Jesus. . ."

                        Eg. A young lady in the 70's is operating one of my automatic                          

                        machines and asks me, "Does God have a plan for my life?"

                        Eg. Waiting for an electric Cart at Walmart I sit next to a                                     

                        Vietnam vet with a religious hat who's waiting for a bus. He                              

                        asks if I'm a believer. . .

                        Eg. Cable Repairman - Asks me what I do. "I'm a minister." He                         

                        replies, "I'm an athiest."

                        Eg. My doorbell rings. . .a person drops in for emergency food.                       

                        . .They've been crying and I ask what's wrong.

                        6. Divine Interruptions in the Chronos routines of life

            D. Kairos Time is NOW - 2 Corinthians 6:2

        2 For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of                     

             salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold,                     

             now is the day of salvation.

                        1. Will you be ready when Kairos time happens?

                        2. What if God's sends Kairos moments today?

                        3. Will you understand and be ready?