Many other ships sailed with us, and some of these, alas! 1. THE MOTIVES WHICH SHOULD INDUCE YOU TO AWAKE. Not only will there be a deliverance, but a crowning. The cry of the gospel trumpet is "Awake!" The context shows a sad state of things, the reason for which was the recent conversion of the Roman Christians from heathenism, or the prevalence of Antinomianism. Now, in passing into the future we pass into the day. Of many who have made a profession of the gospel and felt its power. ", 1. 3. He must do it before daybreak, and "the night is far spent." ... And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. After the first few stages there begins to be accumulated a fund of experience; the sense of strangeness goes, and the faculties begin to adapt themselves to the new mode of life, and the man soon begins to have a foretaste of some of the fruits of his labour. "Now is our salvation nearer." ", (1)The night of spiritual conflict. Our text, however, may be taken in comparative sense. It follows, then, from this symbol, that the Christian should not be asleep. "(1)The night of spiritual conflict. Since then you have had a good number of storms. RVR60 VUL WLC LXX mGNT TR . Your children, for instance. 4. AN INTERESTING PERIOD IN THE PAST — "when we believed." Sleep indicates inactivity to make our election sure. At night a man may yawn and stretch himself; but when the morning comes he should be brisk, for the day will be none too long. There was a Sunday Morning several years ago when one of our people at our church came to services. 11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Nearer as to the preparation for it. " Ignatius when he heard the clock strike said, "Now I have one hour more to account for.". )LinksRomans 13:11 NIVRomans 13:11 NLTRomans 13:11 ESVRomans 13:11 NASBRomans 13:11 KJVRomans 13:11 Bible AppsRomans 13:11 ParallelRomans 13:11 Biblia ParalelaRomans 13:11 Chinese BibleRomans 13:11 French BibleRomans 13:11 German BibleRomans 13:11 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)The night of mystery — seeing things as through a glass darkly — will soon see as we are seen, and know as we are known. To repentance — "Put off the works of darkness. And this salvation is nearer the Christian's grasp to-day than when he first believed. b. of Scripture. It is an expectation with which you live. 1. The Earthly and the Heavenly State of the Good, The Nearness of Salvation a Motive to Vigilance, The earthly and the heavenly state of the good, The nearness of salvation a motive to vigilance. 3. In the New Testament two states, and only two, are distinguished:there are "children of night" and "children of the day." They are only temporary clouds. Is induced by a false conception of the atonement and the nature of salvation. "It is high time to awake out of sleep." FUTURE EXPECTATION. Thank you for registering. Salvation" is a life, a work, a growth, a consummation, a progress from first principles to complete and glorious development and crowning. Sleep not on the shore while the mighty billows of eternity are approaching. You remember, too, when you had to sail slowly in the thick fog, and keep the whistle sounding. "(Homiletic Monthly. It is all death, and not worth reckoning. Ordinarily little or no account seems taken of their progress, but they are dealt with as having yet much to do. Old kingdoms that encouraged error and fostered ecclesiastical despotism have been falling. I cannot think of any scientific reason that that would be so, but I believe that we are in one of the darkest eras in the history of man. Awake — "It is high time to awake out of sleep. A great many opportunities have already slipped away. THE EFFECTS WHICH IT IS CALCULATED TO PROMOTE. Like Cassandra, there was a warning in the voice. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed "Knowing the time." He is one of the company that shall receive the Lord. 1. The Christian is to cast off everything that will not bear the light, to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. And do this, understanding the occasion. But the real Christian may also find cause for alarm, notwithstanding the promises in his favour. Awake! e. The earth was corrupt before God and the earth was filled with violence. The day that is coming will bring absolute deliverance from evil in every form.2. Is encouraged by the worldly maxims and excitements, the spirit of mammonism, amidst which so many live. II. Actually nigh. C. Because the night is far spent and the day is at hand. These should be put on at once, and our soul should be dressed for service. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual … how dark the hour of bereavement! Sermon – 31 Jan 2016 – Romans 13:11-14 Page 1 Romans 13:11-14 Romans 13:11-14, “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. Great promises have already been realised; great victories won; many a rough place passed over and many a weary footstep measured off; many a Sabbath day's journey made: and already the "delectable hills" are in sight; angels are bending over the battlements of heaven to welcome the approaching pilgrim; and soon the conflict will cease, and glory immortal — so long contemplated by faith and longed for — will be a blessed realisation. 1. - C.H.I. He who can look back to when he believed, looks back upon a period of unparalleled moment and eternal influence. 1. THE NATURE OF THE CHANGE BY WHICH THIS STATE IS TO BE REVERSED. But by-and-by they will all be made plain. As they have been directed to an exercise of memory, so they are directed to an exercise of anticipation. 4. We are shut up to faith, which must in all things rule until the vision of Christ shall begin the reign of sight. Prophets Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a Great promises have already been realised; great victories won; many a rough place passed over and many a weary footstep measured off; many a Sabbath day's journey made: and already the "delectable hills" are in sight; angels are bending over the battlements of heaven to welcome the approaching pilgrim; and soon the conflict will cease, and glory immortal — so long contemplated by faith and longed for — will be a blessed realisation. I. Truth, rightousness, gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the word of God. It belongs to Him to regulate this who is the Author and the Finisher of faith. 1. 3. And this salvation is nearer the Christian's grasp to-day than when he first believed. Shall we, then, dare any longer to sleep away our lives in inactivity? Second, we must love our neighbors as ourselves. Sermons For The Church. (2)The night of mystery — seeing things as through a glass darkly — will soon see as we are seen, and know as we are known. Faith did not arise from the spontaneous influence of your own mind, or from the influence of others. We like to sleep. 7. 11 Do this, knowing the time (Greek: kairon—from kairos), that it is already time for you to awaken out of sleep, for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed. difficulties are only apparent. The cultivation of Christian holiness. 2. So near to heaven! 2. In point of clearness of realisation. II. Persons in bad health often sleep much. This is emphatically a call which the Christian needs to hear in the present age, when there is so much in the Church as well as in the world that is contrary to the spirit of Christ. (1) To evince the genuineness and reality of their faith. Think of that event. 3. For the most Christ-like is never enough like Christ. The sun has risen. A. Johannine Writings THE MORNING GOSPEL. Salvation" is a life, a work, a growth, a consummation, a progress from first principles to complete and glorious development and crowning. How happily is this consideration adapted to lighten the infirmities of old age! Here existence, is night, there day. To secure and to advance in holiness was the apostle's prominent object. More opportunities — and you young people especially should be looking out. If he who has been long labouring is thus admonished, what must be the state of those who have not yet taken the first steps in Christianity? -------------------- Past conquests lend a power for future triumphs. Wisdom Literature A SOLEMN MOTIVE. "HIGH TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF OUR SLEEP.". At the end of each day we can say, "I am one day closer to the coming of Jesus Christ.". It cannot destroy sin, or take away its guilt. We have plenty of enemies that are awake if we are not. We turn the day into night by our inactivity, and we sleep when we ought to work. To betake ourselves to diligence and duty. The call to love our neighbor as ourselves ups the ante of living as a Christian. Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. And that - The word "that," in this place, is connected in signification with the word ""this" in Romans 13:9.The meaning may be thus expressed: All the requirements of the Law toward our neighbor may be met by two things: one is Romans 13:9-10 by love; the other is Romans 13:11-14 by remembering that we are near to eternity; keeping a deep sense of "this" truth before the mind. -------------------- Your children, for instance. (3)The night of sin and suffering. A work demanding real, earnest care and watchfulness, and calculated to draw forth our utmost energies. Its night is far spent. Now we know in part; but then shall we know even as also we are known. God Himself asks no purer or more acceptable array. Not only will the darkness be gone for ever, but the day of perfect and eternal sunlight will have come. 1. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. dark hours of pain and sorrow will soon be over. How shall we abide the day of our Lord's coming if we do not, by Divine help, separate ourselves from sin? THE EARTHLY STATE IS RAPIDLY EXPIRING, THE HEAVENLY IS ABOUT TO DAWN. The boy who was born blind was cured. The New Testament "Cast off the works of darkness." Minor Prophets This sleep —. This will never do: Christ has not come to save you in but from your sins. And this salvation is nearer the Christian's grasp to-day than when he first believed. The wave that washes at your feet may return. Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man.". II. The clouds of mystery will soon be lifted. ", III. (1)"Nearer than when we believed. It is something that you know because God said it. 2. Not only will the darkness be gone for ever, but the day of perfect and eternal sunlight will have come. But "works of darkness" may be regarded as including all sinful works. 1. God and duty, and all spiritual realities seem often to fade away into mere phantoms in the clash and hurry of commerce. Great promises have already been realised; great victories won; many a rough place passed over and many a weary footstep measured off; many a Sabbath day's journey made: and already the "delectable hills" are in sight; angels are bending over the battlements of heaven to welcome the approaching pilgrim; and soon the conflict will cease, and glory immortal — so long contemplated by faith and longed for — will be a blessed realisation. Time the measure of life of a being capable of thought, endowed with conscience, gifted with immortality. Never did they so furiously rage as they did around Him who ended their reign. THE DAWN IS THE PROMISE OF THE COMING DAY. I hate that clock. The present life is a time of shadow and obscurity. (2) There remains less time in which to glorify God. Search a pre-defined list Because —. If I can realise that in so short a time my eternal salvation shall be consummated, I cannot any longer neglect a single opportunity of serving my Master. Recollect when you believed. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. The bid was too low. Pentateuch It is all death, and not worth reckoning. The coverlet of night is not our covering by day. The opportunities with which each year comes laden go into the grave of the past with it. The two grand errors of the age are priestism and scepticism — twin sisters, though not on very amicable terms with each other. The man acts as though he believed that the true end of life is to glorify God; and hence he seeks to obtain a change of heart and life — cultivates holy principles, practises holy actions, and has respect in all things to the recompense of the reward. 2. So soon to be done with earth and sin and evil and conflict! ", 2. You have had a great deal of fair weather, too, since you left port. Is it a time to sleep when each moment's slumber may take a pearl from the crown, a city from the sceptre? Clear Advanced Options. Self righteousness is the sleep of delusion. The farther we are off from heaven, the less we may feel its influence. So near to heaven! 2. The apostle here —. -------------------- So when Christians are asleep they are reduced to a state in which the religious senses are untouched. The Church is only in the dawn of the day of redemption. (1) Sensuality, "rioting and drunkenness." Take care, then, you do not give way to the drowsiness that precedes the slumber of infidelity. The day that is coming will bring absolute deliverance from evil in every form.2. Let our weapons be good weapons - the weapons of truth, justice, love. Oh, what a heaven to be with Him! This is your salvation, and will you not gladly retire from the vulgar objects of this perishing world, and ascending to the summit of the Delectable Mountains, look through the clear azure upon the fair and sublime inheritance which is reserved for you? So near to heaven! Earnest activity in this high vocation is urged by the nearness of our own salvation; and because of the nearness of our own salvation therefore our opportunities for usefulness are rapidly contracting. Time is a wonderful idea. Columbus and his men smelled the breeze before they saw the land. 4. We are too indifferent to the value of time. It was easier to awake and believe. For this reason "it is high time to awake out of sleep.". 1. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. I. 2. Search a pre-defined list And if one man become a ruler over ten cities, and another over five, and another over two, each receiving in exact proportion to his improvement of talents, then it is clear that our strivings will have a vast influence on our recompense. That victory will be the perfect light of holiness; the "armour that insures the victory is light. The salvation will be a salvation from death to life; from sin to holiness; from shame to glory, Divine and everlasting.3. ", 2. The Old Testament 3. The Whole Bible -------------------- So soon to be done with earth and sin and evil and conflict! Yet you may find so vast a disproportion between the energy exerted and the energy demanded, that the actual wakefulness is practical listlessness. The only way by which this change can be effected is by the powerful operation of the Spirit on the mind. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. The Cross has so frequently been presented to you that its brightness has no longer any attraction. Like a person sleeping in a house on fire, unless the deadly charm is broken, we must be consumed. If a drinking bout is held it is usually at night. The words remind these early travellers of the great secret that the Lord is at hand, bringing with Him all that their hope can conceive. Away with carelessness, and let us be earnest — "Work, for the night is coming," etc. Like Sir Galahad, whose strength was as the strength of ten because his heart was pure, the man who is Christ-like in spirit will overcome all temptations, and will grapple victoriously with all difficulties. Romans 13:11-13 - NIV: And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. ", 5. Where, then, can you find a stronger motive to energy than is furnished by the shortness of the period during which we may resist the progress of iniquity and win souls for Christ? Let us awake therefore. II. 5. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point B. It is here, as it often is with travellers by train, which, by its very swiftness, lulls to sleep, but as it slackens speed the sleeper wakens up and looks around. III. 2. a. You who have been converted, say these ten years, what have you done for Christ? in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. 2. Romans 13 tackles three big areas that living-sacrifice Christians must address. "Take time by the forelock.". Consider how unsuitable sloth is to the prospects before you. So soon to be done with earth and sin and evil and conflict! In Romans 12 and 13 Paul has been calling on believers to love; love each other, love their enemies, love everybody. Romans 13:11-14 Recommend this sermon to others. "It is high time to awake out of sleep." Fairer winds. Thus, Paul s constant prayer is that his churches will be found guiltless and blameless on the Day of the Lord and thus be able to stand and inherit eternal life in the judgment (cf. 2. Romans 13:11. The night is nearly over, the day is almost here. Life before death is night, suggestive of imperceptibility. This points to —(1) The fact of the Christian life having been begun. Consider how injurious to others your carelessness and sloth may be. To faith — "Put on the armour of light.". This world in which we live is instinct with the life of God. The anodyne is so powerful that none but the great Physician can apply a suitable remedy. The New Testament The morning reveals the hidden things of night and makes them hateful. Matthew tells us the conversation between Jesus and the Pharisees and the Sadducees. And when we call to mind that in the parable all the virgins, the wise as well as the foolish, slumbered, we cannot but conclude that there is no privilege to godly men of dispensing with watchfulness. Cookie Notice: ◄ Romans 13:11 ► (1) "Nearer than when we believed." put off the works of darkness; put on the armour of light. 1. 4. If you slumber with salvation so near, you will provoke God to awaken you by a shock dreadful and trying. Wisdom Literature "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ." SOMETIMES DREAM, and then we live amidst fancy forms. BREVITY., The years of Jacob wore an hundred and thirty, yet he says, "Few and evil," etc. Drunkenness and impurity are most practised in the night. Let us not fight the world with its own weapons - with hatred, or bitterness, or deceit. Jesus warned (Matt. How many a man has saved his life, home, reputation, by energy! You are ten years nearer heaven, then. And if religion had advanced in those early days, what is it now? Influence we exert. The Christian sees "through a glass darkly" now. 2. 1. How utterly insensible they are to the sins and sorrows of those around them. The earlier revelation was "a light shining in a dark place until the day should dawn." 4. Luke-Acts You may open shop to-morrow morning for the last time. 1. 1. 4. How precious is time! And so, startingwith his current age and computing how many days he had left, this manfilled a jar with marbles - one marble for every remaining day of life,according to this Psalm. "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ" (ver. Luke-Acts The perfect day will bring a full salvation, but that is only "nearer than when we believed." In Christ there is —. II. We wouldn't have jobs, our kids would not pass school. In chapter 12: 9 he speaks of the core quality of a Christ-like life, which is sincere love. Gratitude does indeed become us when we consider the value of the blessings which are imparted, or the principle upon which those blessings are secured and bestowed. It is daylight. Is an infatuation of Satan. He exclaimed, "Why didn't you tell me that the earth was so beautiful?" "To awake out of sleep." (3)The night of sin and suffering. General Epistles Spiritual apathy. Revolving suns bring it continually nearer. Now, though it is not probable that any of you are sleeping this sleep of darkness, yet drowsiness generally comes before sleep. They say, "What is to be will be, and the Lord's purpose will be fulfilled; there will be some saved and others lost," as coolly as if they were talking of a wasp's nest. A. Shall the Church alone remain quiescent in the midst of this torrent of activity? 1. If, then, a man would show that his salvation is nearer, he must also show that he is more wakeful, more in earnest. Gradually his kingdom has been making progress in the earth, his truth has been gaining the victory over error. III. The Old Testament Sin loves concealment. This being the common prospect it is not wonderful that the Christian state is that of joyful hope. a. 2. And we have known professors going on very carefully, exactly where others have fallen, and have attributed it to the grace of God, whereas in part it has been attributable to the fact that they were spiritually asleep. When the final day breaks, we shall wonder at the beauties we might have seen before. 1. He speaks in a gospel tone, "Now is your salvation nearer than when you believed.". The conscience becomes hardened, and all for a time seems peace. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, Let us never do evil that good may come. A lot to do? Time is a wonderful idea. 3. "The night is far spent, the day is at hand." Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in … (3)The night of sin and suffering. Sermon Downloader 2.0 - Free Software to download entire SermonIndex Speaker Archive SermonIndex.net : Christian Books : Romans 13:11-14 Commentary On Romans by Jean Calvin 1. Every moment rolls on the gladsome time!3. We slept through the opening of the doors of the abortion clinics. With them it is always night. 3. 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