“And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from you slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”
The Pharisees were rebuked repeatedly by Jesus for not recognizing the times. Even though they studied the Scriptures, they still refused to go to Jesus to have life (Jn 5:39-40), and even though they could interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, they didn’t know how to interpret the present time (Lk 12:56).
We have been given all the signs of the end of the age – throughout the New Testament, but especially Matthew 24 and the book of Revelation. Now is the time to wake up, because our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
“so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”~Hebrews 9:28
Are you a morning person? Or do you struggle to wake up?