CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT
Brothers, just as the pink lily above responds in all her beauty to the light of each day, so to should we who know Jesus as our Lord and Savior and our heavenly Father. We are the children of light.
Follow with me now in this the book of 1st Thessalonians
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need
that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so
cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden
destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they
shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should
overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the
day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Brothers, we are plainly told here that we who know Jesus are children of the light. God is light, and has always been light, He will always be the light of this world along with our Lord Jesus.
We do not know the day of His soon appearing, but we do know the season, and we have been in that season for some time now. Jesus could return for us at any time and any day now.
We are told in verse 3 above that when they shall say, peace and safety, then sudden destruction shall come upon those who are not watching, as travail upon a woman with child. Just as that woman can not escape from giving birth to her child. Neither will they who do not know Jesus escape the day of his appearing.
We are told in his holy word that every eye shall see his appearing. Not that every one who sees Jesus, will be caught up with those of us who know him and are watching always, and praying always that we be accounted worthy to escape all of these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man, (Luke 21 verse 36).
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do
others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be
drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the
breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain
salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should
live together with him.
Brothers, we are to be watching, and not to have fallen asleep as others have in this day. They are sleeping through this time and do not see the lateness of this hour.
We are told here that they sleep as in the night, just as those who are drunken are drunken in the night. These are walking with the world, and not walking Christ like as we have been told to do.
We as children of the light are to put on our breastplate of faith and love, and also our helmet of salvation, as we come through this present day battle victorious just as Jesus died giving us victory over this present world.
Jesus died for us that whether we are living or are asleep in Him when He comes we shall live together with him. Praise God. We are the children of light my brothers in Christ Jesus.
Brothers, please be watching for his soon appearing, and praying that we be accounted worthy to escape these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the son of man. (Luke 21:36)
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus. Have a safe new year, and WATCH always.
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