“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.’’- Oliver Wendell Holmes
“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).
We are living in momentous times! History is accelerating at a swift and steady pace to keep an inevitable date with destiny. Depending on where you stand on the axis of destiny, being alive today could be a blessing indeed or a curse in disguise.
Within the last 100 years, the world has witnessed monumental changes on virtually every field of human endeavour. Scientifically, spiritually and generally, things are happening very fast. World population has exploded from a mere 1.6 billion in 1900 to a mind-boggling 6.5 billion in 2006.During this period, man has broken almost every imaginable and unimaginable barrier in the domain of science and in other disciplines.
Mankind has made huge advances in knowledge acquisition. The human mind is developing so fast that records are being broken every day. In the last 50 years, man has landed on space, cloned animals, decoded the human genome and invented the computer! 21st Century children are kilometres ahead of their 19th Century counterparts in knowledge, exposure and intelligence (Daniel 12:4).We now have humanoid robots that are programmed with a certain level of Artificial Intelligence.
Spiritually, the temperature is approaching boiling point! The growth being experienced by the Christian religion, satanic cults, the New Age Movement and other forms of spiritual expression is simply mind-blowing. On the one hand, the Church is witnessing an unprecedented manifestation and demonstration of Holy Ghost power; while on the other hand, the world is experiencing an unparalleled level of demonic invasion and operation.
Added to these are, the various natural disasters, such as the recent Indonesian Tsunami and Global-Warming; the world-wide erosion of moral standards as evidenced by the incredibly high rate of violence, crime, sexual perversion and other vices; and the emergence of devastatingly destructive pandemics like AIDS.
The implication of all these is that we are approaching the climactic and cataclysmic end of this world as we know it. Whether we believe it or not; whether we like it or not; and whether we understand it or not, fact is , the centre stage is being prepared for the greatest showdown in history between the forces of Good and the forces of Evil, and we are all caught up in this in one way or another! Our response to these stark realities will determine our individual destinies. It will decide whether we end up on the axis of the blessed or on the axis of the cursed (Deuteronomy 11:26-28).
Everyone alive on planet earth today is here, by Divine design. Whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever you are presently doing, it is imperative that you understand that you are here, by Divine appointment. God conceived you as an idea (Genesis 1:26; 2:18); God created you as an entity (Psalms139:13, 14); and God chose to put you strategically in the world at this particular period of human history (Esther 4:14).
Have you ever wondered why you were not born in the Stone Age when there was no electricity, no pipe-borne water, no cars, no hospitals, no schools, no money and no houses as we know them today? Ever, imagined why you did not show up during the Dark Ages, or during any other dispensation of ancient history? The answer is simple and straight-forward: God programmed you for this dispensation. This is your generation. This is your day. This is your hour. This is your moment. This is your destiny. Use it wisely!
You are a child of destiny. You are not an accident of history. You did not just appear here simply because daddy impregnated mummy! You are here because God wants you here. If God wants you here, no power on earth, in heaven or in hell can take you out! If God wants you here, no principalities or powers; and no man or woman can terminate your life unceremoniously. It is only when God has closed your case file that you will bid this world farewell.
Whatever your situation, position or location in life, you mean a great deal to God and He is acutely and passionately in love with you. He is your Maker and your heavenly Father. Like every Father, He has great plans for you. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11) .