People of the Day

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Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.  The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.  Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
~Romans 13:11-14

Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you.  While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.  For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.  But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of dayWe are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.  For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.  But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.  
~1 Thessalonians 5:1-8

But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.  The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.  But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.  Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!  But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.  Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation.
~2 Peter 3:8-15a

Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.  But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.  For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will
~the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:42-44)

Open the Eyes of My Heart 

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8 responses »

  1. I’m so glad to hear you had a great time at the retreat, Papa. I believe y’all are on “full alert” just from reading your writing. Some days I’m more alert than others. 😉

  2. Its time..the bride must wake up and get herself ready…HE is coming!! what bridegroom wants a bride that did not prepare herself for him? its definitely time for all those in Christ to step up and take their places..this has been on my heart for a long time. Thanks for the scripts, I just LOVE the WORD!

  3. Hey, Darla. I went to a bible study yesterday and the teacher lectured on the last part of Romans 13. It brought lots of other passages to mind about being ready. I want to remain alert. So many of us are asleep, but I don’t want to be caught not dressed for the wedding.

    It’s been on my heart too…I just kinda dozed off for a while. 😳

  4. Wonderful verses and song Michelle…

    The line “Sing with me” I always picture Jesus saying that to me. Singing with Jesus… How awesome will that be.

  5. I love how you strung all this together. We are of the day … hmmm. That song is so wonderful. It brings you right up into the heavenlies.

  6. Love you too, Darla. Hope you’re having a good day.

    Amen, Carl. Singing with Jesus — What a thought!

    Thanks, Annie. That song is one of my favorites — I LOVE singing.

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