“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires”. – Romans 13:11-14
The hour has come to Awake
“I am compelled to tell you the urgency of how close His coming is, time and time again during my prayer I hear the spirit over and over tell me “Prepare yourself, be not afraid for I am nearer than you think” instances like these awaken my spirit to the reality of His coming, and how close He is.”
“Come to reality, awake from where you are, if you are in a place of uncertainty then come away with me, and you will see what I can bring to you.”
When is the Christian most liable to sleep? Is it not when his temporal circumstances are prosperous? Have you not found it so? When you had daily troubles to take to the throne of grace, were you not more wakeful than you are now? Another dangerous time is when all goes pleasantly in spiritual matters. There is no temptation half so dangerous as not being tempted. The distressed soul does not sleep; it is after we enter into peaceful confidence and full assurance that we are in danger of slumbering. The disciples fell asleep after they had seen Jesus transfigured on the mountain top. Take heed, joyous Christian; be as happy as you will, only be watchful. – Charles Spurgeon
The hour has come to Prepare
The hour has come to Realize
James 5:1 “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.” -(James 5:1-6 ESV)
“Nothing is worth missing His coming. The indulgence of the World has become a way of life for so many. The luxury, the fame, the treasure that we have here on earth cannot compare to His riches and Glory.”
“There is power in poverty that breaks principalities, brings the authorities down to their knees. There is a brewing frustration in the ageless temptation to fight for control by manipulation.
The God of the kingdoms & God of creation, the God of the nations had sent this Revelation through the homeless Jesus, the Son; the poor will inherit the kingdom to come.
And where will we turn when the World falls apart & all of the treasures that we store in our barns won’t buy the kingdom of God.
And who will we praise when were praised all of our lives, man who build kingdoms, man who build fame, but Heaven does not know their names?
And what are we going to fear when all that remains is a God on the Throne with a child in His arms and love in His eyes and the sound of His heart cry.” – Jason Upton
The hour has come to Respond