Summary: Christian, do you know the time? We are admonished to be aware of the time and that things are drawing near. Let’s examine God’s word to us today...

Christian, know the Time

Time to awaken out of sleep and to cast off the works of darkness

Time to walk straight

Time to put on the Lord Jesus Christ

If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,000 that carried over no balance from day to day...Allowed you to keep no cash in your account, and every evening cancelled whatever part of the amount you failed to use during the day, what would you do? Draw out every cent every day, of course, and use it to your advantage! Well, you have such a bank, and its name is TIME! Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it rules off as lost whatever of this you failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balances, it allows no overdrafts. Each day it opens a new account with you. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against tomorrow. Source Unknown.

Christian our study today tells us we must know what time it is.

We are told to “make sure that you know; do not dare miss knowing the critical period”.

What is the period of human history not to overlook?

The day of “our salvation,” a day nearer than when we first believed…

Time to awaken out of sleep and to cast off the works of darkness

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. Romans 13:11-12

Christian are you awake?

Far too many slumber and pay no attention to what is going on in the world, we are not to be of them.

It is time to get up and and act—now—before it is too late.

This is a forceful exhortation…


1. Our salvation is nearer than when we believed.

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).

“[God] hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” (Hebrews 1:2).

“Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations [trials]” (1 Peter 1:5-6).

“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time” (1 John 2:18; cp. 2 Tim. 3:1; 2 Peter 3:3; Jude 18).

2. Judgment is at hand.

“Prepare to meet thy God” (Amos 4:12).

“Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight” (Matthew 3:3).

“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame” (1 Cor. 15:34).

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light” (Ephes. 5:14).

“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober” (1 Thes. 5:6).

It is time to cast off the works of darkness and to put on the armor of light.

Cast off works we do under the cover of darkness. They are sins... ·we know are unacceptable and cause hurt.

“For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night” (1 Thes. 5:7).

“In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light” (Job 24:16).

“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).

“Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?” (Isaiah 29:15).

“Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin” (Isaiah 30:1).

And put on the armor of light.

Christians take off the clothing of darkness and put on the armor of light.

“But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left” (2 Cor. 6:4, 7).

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