Romans 13:11

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.


“Awake out of sleep”, the Apostle Paul wrote to the saints in Rome. The Christians in Rome were well taught by the Apostle, seeing that he tells them, “Knowing the time”. It is assumed that they were already well versed in the doctrines he preached. Thus he simply tells them, “Since you already know what day you are living in, and since it is such a late hour, wake up!” It seems his message rings out more clearly to us in this age than it would have to the Romans in their time.


It is interesting to note that in Matthew 25:5, it is said that the virgins - the type of the Bride in this age - were found sleeping. “While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.”  The Scripture says that a midnight call rang out that awoke the sleeping virgins and they trimmed their lamps and were found ready. The foolish virgins were also sleeping, but they were not ready when they heard the call. The Message has rung out and  awakened the Bride to who she is; there is oil in her lamp, and it is time now for His coming.


I want you to do something really quick. Just blink your eye. It is a very fast occurrence, isn’t it? In a moment of a twinkling of an eye, you shall be translated from this life to the next life. Do you believe that? Because that moment is very close at hand.


It is high time to wake up. Our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. Let’s wake up and live like we know what time it is. Don’t be afraid to share that fact with those around you who don’t know the time either. The next moment might be too late.


Knowing the time, it is time to wake up.


64-0404 - “Jehovah-Jireh #3”

First Thessalonians 4:17, "The trumpet of God shall sound, and we shall be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of a eye, be caught up together." Why? Her body, their bodies, had to be changed to receive the son. And our mortal, vile bodies will have to be changed, to receive the Son, 'cause we'll be caught up. We'll have to be a different body from this, for we'll be caught up in the air, to meet Him. Amen. Doesn't con-… Just right with the Scriptures, you see. They were changed. If we ever meet the Lord in the air, we can't meet Him with this kind of a body, 'cause we're earthbound. But we're going to receive one, hallelujah, that'll go up in the Rapture. 139  And the beauty part of it, is it's so close at hand. We see all the signs sitting right. Won't be long now, one of these mornings there will be a change. See?


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