2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV - "For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."
Behold...NOW is the accepted time to call on the name of the LORD.
NOW is the day of His great salvation. NOW is the day that the LORD will save the truly repentant sinner, the poor soul that places his unfeigned faith in Christ Jesus.
To the proud, hard hearted, unsaved, and unrepentant the day is coming that the door of time will close, and the day of salvation will pass away. Standing before God the unsaved will not have NOW, for the accepted time will have passed away. God will not hear thee, nor will He succour thee (help, deliver) on that day, but will reject the souls that rejected Him. Whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be saved. Do not harden your heart, but call on the LORD... NOW!
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."
To the saved...Behold...NOW is the accepted time. Behold...NOW is the day of salvation. Knowing the time is NOW, it is high time to AWAKEN OUT OF SLEEP, for NOW is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
Romans 13:12 KJV - "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."
The day is at hand. The time is NOW. Let us cast off the works of darkness, the sin that so easily entangles! We ought to confess our sins to the LORD, who is faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). Let us put on the armour of light.
1 Thessalonians 5:7-10 KJV - "For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 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. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him."
The day of God's wrath is ready to be revealed in these last days. Judgment against all sin, wickedness, and unrighteousness. The unsaved are asleep and drunken in the night, the night of sin and darkness. The wrath of God abides on them. How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation? (Hebrews 2:3). The call to the unsaved, a call from the God of heaven, a call from the Spirit of truth, is "Escape for thy life".
NOW is the day of salvation.
To the saved, we are called to WATCH. To be SOBER, to be ALERT. To be AWAKE. We are to have on our breastplate of faith and love, and our helmet...the HOPE of salvation. The saved are not appointed to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Titus 2:11-13 KJV - " For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ."
Behold, NOW is the accepted time.
Behold, NOW is the day of salvation.
Behold, NOW is the time to call on the name of the LORD.
Behold, NOW is the time, in this PRESENT WORLD, to look for that BLESSED HOPE, the glorious appearing of the great God and our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST.
September 7th, 2015