“11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our Salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.” Romans 13:11-14
5 years ago the Lord put Romans 13 on my heart very heavily. I studied it to the best of my ability but didn’t quite understand at the time…but now it’s becoming clearer and clearer.
It is indeed high time for us, those who profess to believe, to awake out of our sleep. Our Salvation is in fact nearer than when we first believed.
The night is far spent and the day is at hand. The enemy has come in and like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord is lifting up a standard, namely Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The Holy Spirit will never speak of Himself but only of the Cross of Christ. As Jesus is lifted up among the people, sinners and Saints alike will be drawn unto Him…drawn unto holiness and righteousness, not drunkeness and wantonness as the world waxes worse.
Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ. Denying ourselves and submitting unto Him, Who He is and what He has done, we must pick up our cross and follow Jesus. Make no provision for the flesh. Walk honestly in your walk with the Lord. If there is sin among you, repent and choose Jesus. To be sure, sin is not sin because one faction of people think it’s sin and neither is it NOT sin because another faction of people believe it’s not. Sin is sin because God Almighty has declared it as sin and it has separated God from the very ones who are called by His Name.
Our Salvation is drawing nearer. There is a lost and dying world watching the Believer as they follow Christ. There is a dying church, a weak and beggarly church who are in bondage to sin because they have joined the world to overcome the world. Instead of overcoming the world, they have been overtaken by the world. Judgment begins at the house of God. Repent and look to the Cross of Christ. Repent and seek ye first the Kingdom of God and HIS Righteousness and all of these things shall be added unto you. The fact of the matter is, the Bible does not show a revival in the last days. It shows an apostate endtime church who is far from God with a great harvest as white as snow.
Repent. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Eternal souls are on the fence. The wickedness of this present world is being revealed to push them into a decision; to choose this day in whom we are going to serve. Choose Jesus.
“If My People, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
-Donna Clark Warren