“We all know what it means to be at the right place at the right time”.
When we are at the right place at the right time, breakthroughs take place.
The timing is perfect and the course of our destiny changes for the better.
We are either on the pathway of recovery of whatever we may have been going through or on to something greater.
And invariably, at most times than not, there is always a person involved, who is the ‘catalyst to that change’
We are all, in one way or the other, seeking for something at any given point in time.
Even in our most dejected and disappointing seasons, when we come to the end of the rope, with all hope lost.
When we are just trudging along going through the motions of life, with seemingly nothing really to look forward to.
Often, we are not even sure what it is that we are seeking, we don’t even know what we want.
That’s how clouded and foggy our minds can sometimes become, probably because our circumstances have overwhelmed and overtaken us.
And this journey of dejection and disappointments seems never-ending.
But then, out of nowhere, something happens!
All of a sudden we were in one place, and now we are in another.
There is nothing like being in the right place at the right time.
Right Man For The Right Place At The Right Time
God always chooses the right man for the right place at the right time.
As mentioned earlier, at most times than not, there is always a person involved, who is the catalyst to that change.
It’s the way God operates, and it is so important that we recognize this fact.
Throughout the entire Bible, we get to see that this is how God has always consistently operated.
Even to perform the supernatural to meet a personal need for a single individual, God always has the right person.
And Jesus Christ, the Son of God, actually highlighted two such instances that show us this.
The first one was the with the Syrian General, Naaman, in [2 Kings 5:1].
Scripture, which is God speaking, tells us that Naaman was great and honourable, and a man of valour.
It was through this man that God used to bring deliverance to Syria, when they were in trouble.
BUT, Naaman was suffering from leprosy, the most degrading medical condition of those days as is also today.
People with leprosy are considered ‘untouchables’ even in today’s so-called modern and advanced culture.
That is how hard-hearted and fallen our human heart is, which is the hard truth.
And we might as well accept that instead of hypocritically denying it.
After all, it’s only the ‘humble acceptance” that can trigger the ‘true change’.
But coming back to Naaman, who did God choose to use to bring healing to his leprous body?
A Most Unlikely Candidate
When we talk about an unlikely candidate, we would normally refer to someone who is quite insignificant and unimportant.
In this case it was a young Jewish captured slave girl.
The Syrians under the leadership of Naaman, went out to battle with Israel and took captives.
Naaman, had taken a young Jewish girl captive whom he brought home to wait on his wife.
It was this young Jewish girl who told her mistress of God’s appointed prophet Elisha, who could heal Naaman’s leprosy.
And as the narrative goes in [2 Kings 5:1-14], Naaman was instructed to dip seven times in the Jordan River.
So from the Jewish slave girl to the prophet to the Jordan, the result was that Naaman was made totally whole.
Jesus Christ spoke of this in [Luke 4:27].
And the other one He mentioned was in [Luke 4:26]:
The Widow And Her Last Meal
That other desperate and personal need that God met, was that of a widow who down to her last meal.
We find this account in [1 Kings 17:1-16]
In a severe famine torn environment , with absolute scarcity of food, God supernaturally met her need to the full.
Now we don’t have that kind of supernatural in todays ‘Age of Grace’ as there was in the Old Testament.
The “meeting of our need” attribute of God has never changed.
HE now just does it differently.
But his promise is there and it stands strong for us today in this ‘Age of Grace’ in [Philippians 4:19].
This is a ‘need promise’ and not a ‘greed promise’.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
This is because God in His Sovereignty, has mandated, that we are to ‘live by faith’.
“Faith in what?”, one might ask.
Well, it is faith in what God is speaking to us today in this this age of Grace.
And we only find that in Paul’s epistles.
He does not operate through signs and wonders, like many think as He did in the old days.
Because we have been wrongly taught that, some of us for several years.
It’s been so ingrained into us that it’s hard to break.
This has misled many, shipwrecking their faith in Christ.
Saying that, what we need to understand is that ‘the real truth NEVER changes’.
So we all need to get back to the drawing board of God’s Truth through His Word.
It Is Still Not Too Late
It is still not too late to settle this once and for all.
“The Jews require a sign” [1 Corinthians 1:22]. They were the ‘sign people’. They could not and would not do anything without a sign.
But that is over for them too in this ‘Age of Grace’.
After the cross, today it is “the just shall live by faith” [Romans 1:17].
Scripture is so clear on this and there is really no confusion at all.
Unfortunately, Christendom for the most part, has mixed it all up.
We are coveting what belonged to Israel ‘under the law’ and trying to squeeze it into what today is only ‘under Grace’.
There are no apologies whatsoever in saying that. “it just will not work”.
Because what is ‘under the Law’ and what is ‘under Grace’, will just will not mix.
‘Law and Grace cannot abide together’.
We have failed to have been taught to effectively separate the two.
That is how the Supreme Creator God has mandated it.
But yet Christendom, for the most part, has pursued it’s old paths both intentionally and in ignorance.
And the result is there for all to see.
Here at Bread Basket Crumbs, our goal is to set the record straight.
Nothing Greater Nothing More Vital
There is nothing greater and nothing more vital than our eternal destination.
All of us are either going up or going down and there is ‘no middle ground’ here.
There is heaven or hell, day or night, light or dark, black or white, up or down and the list goes on.
There is no journey that is more important that we all need to undertake towards that destination.
And there is no door that is more vital that we need to go through to undertake that journey.
And it is here that we all need to make that right choice, of ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
“Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification’”[1 Corinthians 15:1-4] and [Romans 4:25].
It is the Gospel of our Salvation.
Christ Jesus did this to set us right with God once and for all.
Every single person on this planet has been pardoned unconditionally by God via the cross at Calvary.
Staring Us In The Face
The Gospel stares us right in the face at any given point in time.
It’s there ‘at hand’, wherever and in whichever condition we may find ourselves in today.
It is closer than the air we breathe.
The only question is do we believe it or do we not. Do we accept that pardon or do we reject it.
There is no middle ground.
Are you religious? Well, there is no religion on the planet that can save us.
And we all need to know that.
It is ‘only the cross’ or ‘nothing at all’.
“Come as you are” is the invitation to receive this free gift of heaven, by Heaven.
Don’t fall for, “just take Jesus into your heart”.
That is not the Gospel.
It is impossible to do so without first being saved by heart believing the finished work of the cross, the Gospel of our Salvation.
And that is the ‘TRUTH’.
Am I In The Right Place At the Right Time?
That is a vital question we all need to ask ourselves.
When it comes to the Gospel of our salvation we are indeed at the right place at the right time.
We need to recognize that.
We may have heard the gospel before and have not made a ‘yes decision’ or rejected it.
As long as there is breath in us, we are still at the right place at the right time.
It is still not too late and that is only by God’s Grace!
If you are reading this right now, you definitely are in the right place at the right time.
All God is waiting for is a ‘yes, I truly believe in my heart’, before he snaps us up and makes us ‘irrevocably’ His.
And the good news is, ‘never, ever to be separated again’.
Look at the way Paul, Christ’s Hand-picked apostle of the Gentiles, for you and me, puts it.
“For I am persuaded”, exclaims the apostle Paul, in [Romans 8:38-39]
Then he pens it down with all the Spirit-filled confidence and assurance that he can muster up as he lays it out.
“That neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come” , he says.
He continues on, “Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature”, as he completes his list.
And then he makes his amazing closing statement, telling us that there is ‘nothing’, that no power of hell…….
“Shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
We are indeed in the right place at the right time.