So where did the name “Redeeming Kairos” come from?
It is straight from Ephesians 5:
“Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17)
The King James Version actually uses the word “redeeming” in place of “making the most.” The original Greek word used here (exagorazo) actually means to purchase something, or rather someone; and was used specifically in relation to buying someone out of slavery. The same word is used in reference to Christ redeeming us. *See Galatians 3:13 and Galatians 4:5
This word is only used in the Bible four times – twice in regards to we as people being redeemed, and twice in accordance with time (kairos). *See also, Colossians 4:5
Kairos is not the kind of time we can measure on a clock or calendar. It is not minutes, hours, or days, but rather a specific moment: the right or opportune time.
“Redeeming Kairos” literally means to buy back our moments – as if they are in someone else’s possession.
Essentially, the enemy is holding on to this time. “The days are evil.” But as we see here we’ve been told to take that time back, live with purpose, understand what God’s will is, and do it.
I believe that we were all created to be so much more than people who just do a bunch of stuff. We are called to love and make disciples. We do this best not by what we accomplish, but by sharing our lives with people day after day, moment by moment.
I want us to seize every single one of those moments and use it with the best of our abilities for God’s glory. I want people to come alive in their purpose and do exactly what God created them to do so their lives intersect with those who need a fresh encounter with the Lord. Instead of blending in with this world, I want us to stand out in a way that we can’t be ignored.
Redeeming Kairos is here to equip you to lead and love with greatness in your sphere of influence from a position of radical grace and servanthood.
Let’s build the Kingdom of God by making the very most of our time here on earth, encountering Holy Spirit each day, uniting around the love of Jesus, utilizing our abilities to glorify God, and spearheading a movement for the Body of Christ to do the same.
Hey friends. Amber here!
A few years back, I was chatting with God about my future and what He wanted me to share with the world. Among other things, He kept repeating the word “moments.” He started to uncover His desire for me to not just do a bunch of amazing things, but to create moments for His people to encounter His presence.
I had personally been increasingly aggravated with what I saw as an apathy within the Church – people settling for less than God’s best, living shackled to their fears, totally stuck trying to fit in the box of this broken world instead of embracing our status of being a set apart people. And I wanted to change that.
I want a Church of Kingdom-minded champions. I want us to question the way we do everything – relationships, work, finances, politics, beliefs, everything. Why? To ensure that our lives are perfectly aligned with the Word of God, and to shatter the lies of the enemy that have ruled this world for so long. We have been given power over the enemy, and it’s time we act like it.
If what we are doing isn’t completely backwards from the way the rest of the world is functioning, then we’re doing something wrong.