Wake up and strengthen whatever you have left, teetering on the brink of death, for I’ve found that your works are far from complete in the eyes of my God. So remember what you received and heard. Hold on to it and change your hearts and lives. If you don’t wake up, I will come like a thief, and you won’t know what time I will come upon you. But you do have a few people in Sardis who haven’t stained their clothing. They will walk with me clothed in white because they are worthy. Those who emerge victorious will wear white clothing like this. I won’t scratch out their names from the scroll of life, but will declare their names in the presence of my Father and his angels. Revelation 3: 2-5 (CEB)
Day 15 | Forty Days with God |Revelations 3:2-5
The preceding study addressed the fact that our Father is waiting for his children who have strayed to return to Him. This selection contains that same appeal along with a pretty stern warning to wake from our slumber, stay vigilant and always watchful. We live in a base, sinful world, ruled by the prince of evil and it’s so easy to:
- Relax our moral standards.
- Become at tolerant, then accepting of practices that are unacceptable in onto our Father’s eyes.
- Be lulled into a sense of safety and become ripe for the enemy to attack.
- Start believing we are above reproach, simply because others think that is the case.
Jesus said, “Wake up, and strengthen whatever you have left.. our work is incomplete.” There is much room for improvement.” Whatever is not being strengthened within us is in effect – dying. Now is time for us to remember and hold onto the grace and mercy that called us to the Father, to hold onto the teachings and lessons we have heard, to regain that spark that initially set us on fire for God as new believers, to be vigilant and always watchful for at the appointed time – which no one knows – He will come, like a thief in the night and no one who is not in right standing will walk with Him. Those of us who emerge victorious over sin will be clothed in the Father’s righteousness and glory. We will walk with Jesus.