|Borrowed this pic from Malcolm Loh|
TBN is the largest Christian broadcasting network in the world and, as Pastor Prince himself admitted, it is only by God's grace that he was able to get a broadcast slot on the network.
The regular broadcast schedule of "Destined To Reign" is daily from Monday to Friday at 4am ... 4am! Not exactly prime time, is it? In fact, most people would call it an unearthly hour ;-)
However, by the grace of God, 4am is exactly prime time for Pastor Prince's ministry! We have heard in church quite a number of testimonies from appreciative Christians in the US of how they were touched and transformed by Pastor Prince's TV program, and one common thread of these testimonies is that these people happened to catch "Destined To Reign" because for some reason or other (some were too burdened by worries, suffering from depression, etc), they were unable to sleep and switched on the TV to help pass the time. These troubled people are the very ones God wants to reach, and God knows exactly when the prime time is to reach them.
Yesterday, I watched Pastor Prince preach live three times in the US via webcast. Pastor Prince was the guest speaker at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church (see pic) which is the largest church in the US. Pastor Prince preached to 16,000 people in Lakewood Church's auditorium and thousands more via webcast on a Saturday night and Sunday morning in the US. Now, that is truly prime time by normal standards, isn't it?
However, whether it's 4am on a weekday or 8.30am on a Sunday, it's always prime time when it's God's anointed time. Whenever we flow with God, and listen to his prompting to do his bidding at a particular time, that is Prime Time.
New Living Translation (NLT)
11 I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.