Pastor David C. Franklin
October 18, 2021
From the rising of the sun till it’s going doing let the Saint’s be active giving ear and obedience to the Holy Spirit. It is a believer’s great duty to and interest to be watchful, alert, and awake that we are mindful of doing Christ’s business, living a life of faith and character relationship, a testimony of the gospel that is the power of God that saves (Rom. 1:16-17/ 1Thess. 5:9-10). Let us not be found idle, asleep at the wheel, unaware, tempted, unprepared, distracted, nor following the plethora of wicked false teachers and idols that dominate this world. Saint’s be watchful, on guard, sober and not sleep as others do!
But how long you might ask? Well, as long as it takes, for the bridegroom (Redeemer/Savior) stands nigh! Guard your hearts in faith that like Enoch you too may be found walking (in fellowship, agreement, obedience) with God!
1 Thessalonians 5:6Therefore, let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
1Thessalonians 5:8 But let us who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith, and love; and the helmet, the hope of salvation.
Remember the treasures of this world if allowed will distract one
from giving their thoughts, love, attention, focus, obedience discipline and soul to God. This world has an expertise in stealing your peace and placing you in fear. Instead always be about laying up your heart heavenly treasures that exist both in this age and eternally. You too can be a rock that cannot be broken when you give ear to Christ’s Gospel, the good news that you need for this life.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
You purpose now to live in the peace, grace and truth of Christ actively going about doing His work as the Day of Christ approaches for all of humanity.
May be an image of mountain, cloud and text that says 'Watch therefore [give strict attention, be cautious and active], for you do not know in what kind of a day [whether a near or remote one] your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:42'