Sunday Morning: January 21, 2007
Text: Romans 13:11-14 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 armor 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 fulfil the lusts thereof.
KNOWING THE TIME
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing [see, perceive] the time, that now it is high time to awake [arouse and get up] out of sleep: for now is our [the] salvation (another salvation after we believed to be saved) nearer than when we believed [aorist active indicative, (birth from above, common salvation)].
KNOWING THE TIME
1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
LAWLESSNESS WILL ABOUND
Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
IN THE DAYS OF NOAH
Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son (judge) of man.
DAYS OF NOAH
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
CORRUPTION AND VIOLENCE
Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
IN THE DAYS OF LOT
Luke 17:28-30 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
MEN OF SODOM WERE WICKED
Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
WICKED SPIRITUAL LEADERS
Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
TIME TO WAKE UP
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake [arouse and get up] out of sleep [upnov – hypnosis]: …
DO NOT SLEEP
1 Thessalonians 5:5-8 Ye are all the children [sons] of light, and the children [sons] of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep [kaqeudw, present active, (spiritual indifference)], as do others; but let us watch [present active] and be sober [present active. (be in control)]. 7 For they that sleep sleep [kaqeudw, present active, (spiritual indifference)] in the night; and they that be drunken [present active] are drunken [present active] in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
THE SALVATION IS NEAR
Romans 13:11 … for now is our [the] salvation (another salvation after we believed to be saved) nearer than when we believed [aorist active indicative].
Acts 16:30-31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great [the great this (the)] salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
THE SALVATION IN CHRIST
2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal [agelasting] glory.
SALVATION BY PLEASING GOD
1 Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
SALVATION FOR THE AGE
Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal [agelasting] salvation unto all them that obey [present active, faithfully obey] him;