Conversations with fellow Christians, and Biblically informed spiritual leaders as well as my own study of Scripture have convinced me we are living “in the last days” just before the “coming of the Lord!” The challenge? Staying spiritually alert and ready!
Yet to my dismay many who claim the name of Christ (i.e. those who call themselves “Christians”) do not heed the exhortation and admonishment of this passage! They have become spiritually sleepy and have allowed the broader pagan culture to influence their lives and have compromised!
Paul urges instead, “Cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light! Walk properly as in the broad daylight!” The things he mentions to “put off” (read them… “cast of the works of darkness, revelry, drunkenness, lewdness, lust, strife, and envy”) should have no place in a “watchful” believer’s life! Instead Apostle Paul challenges us to “put on the armor of light, to walk properly,” and most importantly, “put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts!” (From Romans 13:11-14)
With God’s help and the Holy Spirit’s “nudging” and reminders, I intend to heed Apostle Paul’s exhortation!! Hey, “Salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed!”