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Monday, September 10, 2012

Salvation is Near




We read in Romans 13:11;

“And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”

Gill’s Exposition on the Entire Bible reads;

“ That it is day and not night, the Gospel day, the day of salvation; in which the grace of God shines forth, like the sun in its meridian glory; life and immortality are brought to light, righteousness and salvation are revealed; and so a time not for sloth and sleep, but business; in which the saints should be active in the exercise of grace, and discharge, of duty; owing no man anything but the debt of love; and that the dawn of grace, and day of spiritual light had broke in upon their souls, and dispelled the darkness of sin, ignorance and unbelief; that the darkness was past, and the true light shined, and the sun of righteousness was risen on them: all which they full well knew and were conscious of, and therefore should observe, that now it is high time for us to awake out of sleep; since sleep is for the night, and not the day.”

 

When I started to post my writings on the Bible topic, the whole purpose of doing it was to awake myself first out of spiritual sleep and help my family and friends (readers) do the same thing.

Sometimes I find myself slothful in the exercise of spiritual duties and make up mind to be active again.

I need to stay awaken and alive in this present time, a critical time when we might see the Glorious Return of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of kings, Lord of lords.

Help us Lord!

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