Let us, then, hear the trumpet-call of duty, and, as we go forth, let us brace up our spirits with the inspiring thought that "the night is far spent, and the day is at hand." They say that it is always the darkest just before dawn. 1. "The day is at hand." General Epistles If we are getting more ready for heaven, we ought to be more awake, for sleepiness is not the state of heavenly spirits. 3. II. Can you slumber while they thus hold forth the Word of life? Each morning we wake up to an alarm. This garment will never wax old; it will last you all the desert through, and what is more, it is suitable for Canaan, and you shall keep it on forever. IV. The day that is coming will bring absolute deliverance from evil in every form.2. 1. Persons in bad health often sleep much. Romans 13:11-14 exhorts us to live in the present in light of the future return of Jesus Christ. Do not let us waste any more. This may mean —. (3) Its abounding wickedness. Consider how injurious to others your carelessness and sloth may be. Pauline Epistles Many other ships sailed with us, and some of these, alas! Consider how unsuitable sloth is to the prospects before you. The best proof that a man is not elect, is his making election his pillow, and going to sleep upon his own predestination. Faith is the first step in the pilgrimage which leads to the celestial rest; the first launch in the voyage which wafts to the celestial haven; the first stroke in the conflict which issues in celestial triumphs. "Cast off the works of darkness." -------------------- There may be sublimities around the sleeper, but he sees them not; harmonies, but he hears them not; dangers, but he feels them not. 3. The Old Testament "To awake from carelessness and indifference" - B. W. Johnson b. Nearer as to the preparation for it. " Let us, then, be comforted, and pass on. They would have us believe, with Canon Taylor, that missions are a failure. So soon to be done with earth and sin and evil and conflict! The opportunities with which each year comes laden go into the grave of the past with it. What are my defenses? (2) Ignorance, and the unconverted man has no discernment as to spiritual things. And it is possible to drug the soul to seeming sleep by deliberate perseverance in any known sin. The accumulation of privileges. There is no time to waste in dreamy indolence. Some works are literally works of darkness, as for example those specified in the thirteenth verse. "The night is far spent, the day is at hand." The closeness of the end. They are only temporary clouds. The New Testament The nature of the Christian profession. In Christ there is —. The conscience becomes hardened, and all for a time seems peace. In our text Paul defines the works of darkness as partying drinking, sexual immorality, debauchery, dissension and jealousy. a. StoryShare. He must do it before daybreak, and "the night is far spent." With every morning dawn, and evening shadow, there ought to be the renewed reflection, "Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. D. Paul also saw that the church was asleep, but he is saying it is time to wake up from our sleep. Not only will the darkness be gone for ever, but the day of perfect and eternal sunlight will have come. Have you ever felt the sadness of neglecting to visit a person who was ill until you heard that he was dead? Finally, how solemn are the lessons suggested by this subject to unconverted men! Romans 13:11 (KJV) 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. The nominal Christian ought to be much struck with this. Let us attend to the view which is here given of THE DUTY REQUIRED OF THEM. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. Exertion depending on self-determination. Here Paul says to walk honestly as in the day. Paul writing to the church in Thessolonica said, 3. If we have put on the garments of light, it behoves us to have done with the things that belong to the night. But then we started on our voyage to heaven. 12). Comes from the weakness of our nature. Pentateuch The only Scriptural certainty that a man will be saved is the certainty that he will struggle. Lesson 91: Your Present Walk and the Coming Day (Romans 13:11-14) 1. Every moment rolls on the gladsome time!3. "Put on the armour of light" (Ephesians 6:2-17). You who have been converted, say these ten years, what have you done for Christ? "(2)Nearer at the close of each year, each day. "Now it is high time to awake out of sleep" (ver. It is its duty pre-eminently to seek to leaven this civilisation. We have time, i.e., season; a particular opportunity for preparation. Beware of the beginnings of doubts. So near to heaven! And so, startingwith his current age and computing how many days he had left, this manfilled a jar with marbles - one marble for every remaining day of life,according to this Psalm. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point 2. 3. A drowsy soldier is a contradiction. In the New Testament two states, and only two, are distinguished:there are "children of night" and "children of the day." There are difficulties in reconciling religion and science. You who are not of the night must not dote on the world's shadows, but look for eternal realities. Fairer winds. When the apostle wrote, the good news had advanced. But I'm thankful for it, because if not for it, we would be a mess. "Now is our salvation nearer." "The day is at hand." He who can look back to when he believed, looks back upon a period of unparalleled moment and eternal influence. 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The zeal of God's house consumed Him. Christians advanced in life are warranted to conclude that their salvation is very near. So the rate at which the train of secular pursuits hurries Christians along and lulls them into a state of obliviousness of spiritual things. Enough of your time has passed in an unaroused, unawakened state already. Be wise, then, and dress according to what you will meet with during the day. This sleep, however, has not the restfulness of natural sleep. 2. AS A CORRECTIVE OF INACTION AND TORPOR, AND TO INSPIRE ONCE MORE WITH HOLY ENTERPRISE ANY WHO SLEEP, THERE IS A TWOFOLD INCENTIVE. These should be put on at once, and our soul should be dressed for service. In point of preparation. That is to say, "Be clothed with his spirit." He is not indifferent towards us. As often as doubt assails you, fly in prayer to God for the strengthening of your faith. A. Not only will there be a deliverance, but a crowning. The Gospels Not only will there be a deliverance, but a crowning. Historical Books Truth, rightousness, gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the word of God. That only seems real which is visible and present. The Old Testament A sleeping man is no better than a dead man, so far as present action is concerned. And this salvation is nearer the Christian's grasp to-day than when he first believed. The advance toward final consummation. (2) The adoption of all good. Persons walk along giddy heights safely enough when fast asleep, where they would not venture when wide awake. 1. Our own day may be over within an hour or two. This change is called a being turned from darkness to light — a being quickened — becoming children of the light and of the day, etc. A very large number of us are half asleep. 3. It is possible to appear very devout, to sing hymns, to hear sermons, to teach in the Sunday School, to pay your religious contributions punctually, maintain the habit of prayer, and yet you may be a somnambulist. Sleep indicates inactivity to make our election sure. This very passage, the closing part of this thirteenth chapter, was the means of converting St. Augustine. The Cross has so frequently been presented to you that its brightness has no longer any attraction. These relationships are at the center of everything that Paul puts into place in his letter to the Romans, but they are articulated most concretely in chapters 12-15. Great promises have already been realised; great victories won; many a rough place passed over and many a weary footstep measured off; many a Sabbath day's journey made: and already the "delectable hills" are in sight; angels are bending over the battlements of heaven to welcome the approaching pilgrim; and soon the conflict will cease, and glory immortal — so long contemplated by faith and longed for — will be a blessed realisation. The New Testament -------------------- 1. ", 1. Think of that event. So soon to stand with the ransomed on the heights of glory and shout, "Thanks be to God, who hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! The day that is coming will bring absolute deliverance from evil in every form.2. Let the consideration of the nearness of salvation reconcile you to affliction and to death. III. But this slumber becomes deeper and heavier, till the individual sleeps the sleep of death. General Epistles Search a pre-defined list Time reached its majority when the "fulness of time" came. My salvation is much nearer than when I first believed in Jesus. Embed coganhousecommunitychurch 8 views 2020-11-09T10:50:03 Now is the Time by Pastor Cleveland Way, November 8, 2020. 3. 3. 1. If a drinking bout is held it is usually at night. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. The state of unconverted men (1 Thessalonians 5:4-8; 1 Corinthians 15:34). And the time that remains to any of us for casting off the works of darkness and putting on the armour of light is ceaselessly gliding away, whether we use it or no. And it is possible to sleep spiritually the sleep of delusion. The cultivation of Christian holiness. A CONDITION OF DANGER. how dark the hour of bereavement! "It is high time to awake out of sleep." That day will be perfect when Christ shall come "without sin unto salvation.". When the Duke of Wellington asked one of our soldiers how he would like to be dressed if he had to fight the battle of Waterloo again, he answered that he should like to be in his shirt sleeves. Therefore, be ready for the time of revelation. So soon to stand with the ransomed on the heights of glory and shout, "Thanks be to God, who hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! We are here on a stage of probation, so that, having been once recovered from apostasy, we are candidates for a prize and wrestlers for a crown. Revolving suns bring it continually nearer. Sins and follies are to be cast off when we put on the garments of light. Rejoice that you are so much nearer heaven. Here salvation is in process, there in perfection. Columbus and his men smelled the breeze before they saw the land. THE DAWN IS THE PROMISE OF THE COMING DAY. "Let us put on the armour of light." Dalliance with sin. Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. B. Those who are entitled to anticipate salvation must be holy. One of the duties of his life, therefore, is to fight. WHAT FOLLOWS?1. "Let us walk honestly, as in the day," let our demeanour be such as becomes daylight. Men have been taught to consider salvation bestowed in its completeness upon believing that Christ is the sacrifice for the world's sin, and all that thereafter remains is heaven; whereas salvation simply begins then — nothing more. We slept through the removal of prayer from the public schools. And the result is that the soul passes by almost imperceptible degrees into a state of moral slumber. It is time to rouse our minds from slumber, to be alert to what God is doing in the … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 13:11-14" True the individual Christian has cares, conflicts, fears to moderate his joy. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. It is an expectation with which you live. 1. 1. WHAT TIME IS IT? "(Homiletic Monthly. The Christian state is at the best, in many respects, no better than the dawn. Spiritual watchfulness! Protestantism may slumber, but Jesuitism never does. 11). Romans 13:11-14. Every moment brings us closer to the approach of judgment — that day which to the believer is the day of salvation. So near to heaven! II. II. RVR60 VUL WLC LXX mGNT TR . ", 2. Prophets "Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfil the lusts thereof.". Some amongst you are very near to salvation indeed. And this salvation is nearer the Christian's grasp to-day than when he first believed. Formalism is the sleep of delusion. Sleep is a season of —(1) Forgetfulness, and men by nature are forgetful of the ends of their being, of their true character — of the awful attributes of eternity, etc. So soon to be done with earth and sin and evil and conflict! e. The earth was corrupt before God and the earth was filled with violence. Luke-Acts "They that be drunken are drunken in the night." "(1)The night of spiritual conflict. (1) They sleep no more. 11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. This knowledge is attained (Ephesians 5:14) when the Great Awakener pours the light of conviction into the chambers where sinners sleep the sleep of death, and gives them the light of life. Sermons For The Church. 4. 3. Knowing the time - Taking a proper "estimate" of the time. The Christian is put to school at conversion, and year by year he grows in grace and love and holiness, till his graduation day. "To shake off slothfulness, security, and all former sinful courses" - Poole c. difficulties are only apparent. THE WORD IS NEAR YOU. We wouldn't have jobs, our kids would not pass school. The context shows a sad state of things, the reason for which was the recent conversion of the Roman Christians from heathenism, or the prevalence of Antinomianism. (3)The night of sin and suffering. Now we know in part; but then shall we know even as also we are known. Historical Books To repentance — "Put off the works of darkness. "Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep.". Life is not the dreary thing that some men say it is. III. No tears shall be shed, for no sorrow shall be felt. 2. 2. 2. Paul is saying this ought to be a motivating force in our life. We slept through the opening of the doors of the abortion clinics. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual … Life depending on exertion. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Luke-Acts It cannot destroy the soul, though it ends the life. Parents, avail yourselves of your opportunities. They have fits and starts of wakefulness, and then off to sleep again. Salvation" is a life, a work, a growth, a consummation, a progress from first principles to complete and glorious development and crowning. But when I turn to the believer, there is by no means the same appearance of force in the motive. Do not encourage infidel thoughts. The only way by which this change can be effected is by the powerful operation of the Spirit on the mind. God and duty, and all spiritual realities seem often to fade away into mere phantoms in the clash and hurry of commerce. The Christian is put to school at conversion, and year by year he grows in grace and love and holiness, till his graduation day. AN INFINITE BLESSING WHICH IS FUTURE. "To awake out of sleep." As for those that are lost! But He did not banish them, and so they haunt the travellers. Your children, for instance. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Perhaps before you get down to breakfast an arrow wilt be shot at you by the great enemy. And as to those to whom the probabilities of prolonged life may seem strong, how can they tell but that at this very moment they may be on the verge? Cast off your night clothes. Not only will there be a deliverance, but a crowning. Pauline Epistles 1. B. Your life is going to be controlled either by your flesh or by the Spirit. If you, whose age and attainments show that your salvation is so near, slumber, it must damp the ardour of the young disciple. A work demanding real, earnest care and watchfulness, and calculated to draw forth our utmost energies. There is only One who can save us — Christ; and unless we take Him to be our Saviour, Church ordinances avail us nothing. Each fresh day should see us awake and diligent. Advent season sermon to prepare us for the coming of Christ. Prophets 1. But the peculiarity of this passage is that it gives prominence to a certain interval of transition, which reality requires and the Scripture never denies. God grant you grace to take heed and to believe in Christ. Paul is saying this ought to be a motivating force in our life. You have yourselves suffered loss; happy were you if by that you found peace and safety in Christ. Is it not wonderful that God bears with our indifference? Cookie Notice: The more you commune with the time when you believed, the more also you will commune with the time when you shall be saved. Worldly business, pleasure, honour and applause, become the means of bringing us into a state of declension. Second, we must love our neighbors as ourselves. In chapter 12: 9 he speaks of the core quality of a Christ-like life, which is sincere love. 2. We are like somnambulists, walking among great realities without knowing it. There is not a hill or valley, a wind or storm, a bird or beast, a leaf or flower, but has something to say to us of God. Does not this warn us that a day of battle is coming? This must be, that the whole of Christian character may be developed, and that the whole of Christian duty may be performed. 5. And this salvation is nearer the Christian's grasp to-day than when he first believed. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. When we see Jesus as He is, we shall put some such question. Our King is coming. He does not say our salvation is nearer than when we were christened or confirmed, but than when we believed. (3)The night of sin and suffering. The salvation will be a salvation from death to life; from sin to holiness; from shame to glory, Divine and everlasting.3. It was easier to awake and believe. The Christian sees "through a glass darkly" now. 1. This expression intimates that, in the day of believing, the soul's connection with salvation commences. Awake! (3) Passion, "strife and envying." 2. (2)The night of mystery — seeing things as through a glass darkly — will soon see as we are seen, and know as we are known. IV. There is in Him a complete and suitable apparel for thy soul, by which every blemish and defilement shall be put out of sight. 2. (Delivered Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Bethany Bible Church. 4. It may be addressed also to the unconverted. The Old Testament You may open shop to-morrow morning for the last time. You do at times get on fire with love for souls, but then after the sermon, or the week of special services has ended, you go to sleep again. put off the works of darkness; put on the armour of light. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. Can you sleep still? Historical Books Let the young be exhorted to activity in goodness and piety. d. That every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. But "works of darkness" may be regarded as including all sinful works. 3. 1. Thus, Paul s constant prayer is that his churches will be found guiltless and blameless on the Day of the Lord and thus be able to stand and inherit eternal life in the judgment (cf. Old wrongs have been redressed. How long is it since you believed? II. The wakefulness and diligence here summoned has respect not only to our own salvation, but also to the salvation of others. The lost years of your existence, the interests of truth, the value of souls calls on you to awake. 11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come(A)for you to wake up from your slumber,(B)because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. b. 2. Minor Prophets IN DARKNESS. We slept through the paganizing of America. 3. To the Corinthians Paul said, "Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh or spirit. In point of clearness of realisation. We see darkly through a glass. II. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, Away with carelessness, and let us be earnest — "Work, for the night is coming," etc. The doctrine in these verses Romans 13:11-14, therefore, is, "that a deep conviction of the nearness of eternity will prompt to an upright life in the contact of man with man. It is a change which produces a complete reverse. "Lo here is the promise of His coming, or lo there" is the cry of impatient credulity. If we judged them by their outward actions we should think they were wide awake, and they do what they do very well. Brawls are for the night. First, since God puts every human authority in place to serve His purposes, Christians must submit to them; this idea comes with a particular context. Struggling is incipient salvation. Johannine Writings You have seen one washed overboard that you thought very dear. Children’s Sermon Romans 13:11-14 Wake Up. The cry of the gospel trumpet is "Awake!" Arises from our own sloth. God Himself asks no purer or more acceptable array. There is no failure in the forces of right. In the days of the Old Testament this was known as the worship of Molech, which in the eyes of God was idolatry. "Cast off the works of darkness." To holiness — "Put on Christ" — the Source of new life. This points to —(1) The fact of the Christian life having been begun. Yet the. Covering for nakedness. Time the measure of life of a being capable of thought, endowed with conscience, gifted with immortality. Many Christians are asleep. Our Lord was awake. 1. Who can blame the sleeper when it is a question of infirmity or sheer exhaustion? 3. RESPONSIBILITIES. "The night is far spent. "When you believed." How happy are they who have obtained precious faith through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ! Paul calls us to do the things that he outlined above. Comes through the growth of some moral weakness or sinful habit — covetousness, love of pleasure, passionateness — that has not been controlled or weeded out of the character at the beginning of the new life; or through the influence of companions of a worldly type; or from the mind becoming unsettled on some of the questions of theology and Biblical criticism. Note —. 3. ", (1)The night of spiritual conflict. -------------------- His path is as "the shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day."II. Have you watched the news or read your newspapers lately? 2. (1) The forces of evil are far spent. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. Meditation, casual and unsettled, must give place to eager and fixed contemplation; and with the feelings of a heart which regards Jesus Christ as all, we must follow hard after Him. "Honestly" may mean decently, with decorum and dignity. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Knowledge of salvation. Whilst this is true, even of the youngest Christian, it is pre-eminently true of those who are far advanced in life. 2. I hate that clock. His path is as "the shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day."II. And we have known professors going on very carefully, exactly where others have fallen, and have attributed it to the grace of God, whereas in part it has been attributable to the fact that they were spiritually asleep. There ought to be —. Not only will the darkness be gone for ever, but the day of perfect and eternal sunlight will have come. The day that is coming will bring absolute deliverance from evil in every form.2. There is not only a preponderance of evil. The sleep of the body, indeed, becomes lighter as we approach the morning season. 2. Wisdom Literature Great promises have already been realised; great victories won; many a rough place passed over and many a weary footstep measured off; many a Sabbath day's journey made: and already the "delectable hills" are in sight; angels are bending over the battlements of heaven to welcome the approaching pilgrim; and soon the conflict will cease, and glory immortal — so long contemplated by faith and longed for — will be a blessed realisation. Old kingdoms that encouraged error and fostered ecclesiastical despotism have been falling. How many fancy that it must be well with them, because once they were "converted." You may go home to-night to offer the last prayer at the family altar which you will ever utter on earth. Here existence, is night, there day. Romans 13:11-14 - Sermon Videos. ", (3) The dark hours of pain and sorrow will soon be over. The apostle here —. I cannot doubt but that the message was delivered. Quickly has the perfection of glory followed the formation of grace, but in other cases there are many years betwixt them. Take care, then, you do not give way to the drowsiness that precedes the slumber of infidelity. 1. Some Christians are always looking on the dark side of things. Is it a time to sleep when each moment's slumber may take a pearl from the crown, a city from the sceptre? Surely, salvation is nearer now; it is about us, in our midst. Raiment for all emergencies. 1. THE WORD IS NEAR YOU. 1. There is such easy access to things that pollute the mind, and cause every imagination to be only evil continually. It is daylight. 1. 3. 2. There ought to be a great contrast between believers in Jesus Christ and those who are in this evil world. Romans 13:11-14. They would have us believe that Sunday closing is a failure. 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