Start your day!
I. Wake up!
A. Wake up spiritually
- Romans 13:11 (KJV) 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.
1. Why? The return of Jesus or we are one day closer to going
2. Jesus wants to give you light so you can walk in his
- Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that
sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee
3. The Rev. Dr. Robert South, while preaching one day in
1689, looked up from his notes to observe that his entire
congregation was fast asleep; including the King! Appropriately
mortified by this discovery, he interrupted his sermon to call
out, "Lord Lauderdale, rouse yourself. You snore so loudly that
you will wake the King."
a. A pastor one day was asked by one of his
members what short prayer could he say upon entering the church.
The pastor knowing him
said try 'Now I lay me down to sleep'.
4. God wants us to wake up, to the great responsibility of
II. Cast off the works of the
flesh and darkness!
- Romans13:12 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.
A. God does not force His Will or light of the Gospel on us.
1. Romans 13:13 (AMP) Let us conduct ourselves properly
and honorably as in the [light of] day, not in carousing and
drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and irresponsibility, not
in quarreling and jealousy.
III Dress up! (Put on)
- Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make
not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
A. Be a soldier of Jesus Christ! Put on the armour of God.
spiritual clothes to put on.
6. HOLY SPIRIT.
7. GOD'S WORD.
IV. Ready now to go to
- Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God
be for us, who can be against us?
A Living Hope, the saintly A. J. Gordon, as he lay on his death
bed looked up and with one radiant burst of joy, cried,
"Victory! Victory!" and so he went Home to be with Jesus.
God bless you and
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades