Redeeming the Times

Redeeming the Times for the Days Are Evil

By Rabbi Brian Hawkins

In light of Daylight Saving Time, Purim, Mardi Gras, and the many holidays this month which bring about revelry, let us remember to redeem the times for the days are evil.

Therefore, pay careful attention to how you conduct your life — live wisely, not unwisely. Use your time well, for these are evil days. So don’t be foolish, but try to understand what the will of the Lord is. Don’t get drunk with wine, because it makes you lose control. Instead, keep on being filled with the Spirit — Ephesians 5:15-18

In these last of the last days, we REALLY need to pay careful attention to how we are living, for we have so many distractions that can lead us away from Yeshua. We have to be wise and walk according to Torah and not according to our own thoughts and opinions because our opinions will only lead us to ruin and confusion.

We live in the most evil of times that we have seen, since the time of Noah and that is no exaggeration. In a world where we call evil good and good evil, it is hard not to be tempted to “slip” or “backslide”.  These are but mere excuses for we have the Ruach Ha Kodesh living inside of us, therefore, we do not have any excuse to slip or backslide. We choose to do so! We have sanctioned homosexuality, abortion on demand, and drug use as acceptable and the norm. As believers, we’ve sanctioned gossiping, slandering, divisiveness and maliciousness as tolerable within the Body of Messiah. We have also adopted Pagan Holidays, such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter to name a few, as fun, exciting and entertaining. When we slip into these lifestyles of darkness, we are being foolish and are not understanding the will of YHVH. What exactly is the will of YHVH? His will is for us to follow His Word…ALL OF HIS WORD! Not just to Eeney Meeney Miney Moe, catch Yeshua by His toe! We pick and choose what we want to do in the Word of God and then those things which we do choose, we only do half heartedly.

We also need to remember not to get drunk on wine or any other substance for that matter which can lead to addiction and open up the door to the enemy. Rather, we are to be filled with the Holy Spirit, for it is a scriptural command. When are we going to start living in the fullness of the Spirit? When we decide that we are going to live a life full of His Spirit – by following His commands, walking in love, remaining in His word through prayer and fasting… then we will start seeing miracles and revival among the Body of Messiah once more. So let us redeem the time for the days are evil!