Lord's Coming Draws Closer - Greg Laurie Daily Devotion - April 12, 2016

Lord's Coming Draws Closer

Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ’Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’  —2 Peter 3:3

We know what is right, but yet we choose to do certain things that are wrong. We know what the Bible says, but somehow we think that we are above it. Or it won't happen to us. Therefore, we play around with sin. And sin ultimately plays around with us.

There are many people today that know that Bible prophecy is true. They know that God has foretold many of the events that are happening around us. But yet they continue to live as they please. The attitude is, “Hey, everything is the same.”

But you know what, the Lord's coming draws closer every day. The Bible says, "The night is far spent, the day is at hand, let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light" (Romans 13:12). It's time for us to wake up.

One thing that always amazes me when I get up really early in the morning, like at 5:30 is it's pitch dark outside. Sometimes I have to double-check that clock. It can't be 5:30. It's got to be 1:30. It's so dark. But sure enough every day that sun slowly begins to rise. And when it was only darkness a few moments ago, suddenly it's lightening up. And the next thing you know the sun is out and it's lit up.

This is how our world is right now. It's dark. And it has been dark for a long time. We say it will always be this way. No. The sun is beginning to rise. Christ is going to come back again. Be ready for His return.

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