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Of the times and the seasons!

I would like you as my friend to know that it’s always day time for Christians, it’s never night nor darkness. We don’t get to sleep as do others because we are "the children of light, and the children of the day." Paul says, "Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober." 1 Thessalonians 5:5-6

We don’t need to know or do what’s done in darkness [world], i.e. "sleep in the night" or "be drunken in the night." But as we’re of the day what we do is to give light. Jesus said, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life" John 8:12.

  • we are the light of the world. 
  • we have the light of life. 
 Zachariah filled with the Holy Ghost, prophesied, saying, "...thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us" Luke 1:76-78. Of the times and the seasons we are in, brethren, it’s dayspring for us! We give knowledge of salvation through the tender mercy of our God. "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." 1 Thessalonians 5:8 He said be sober, meaning watch or observe to do everything according to the tender mercies of our God.

 God bless,
Laurence
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