II Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.
I love the beautiful colors of sunset but there is something special about the dawn. In the very early morning light you can still see stars. Dawn is a good time to fish and hunt but I always found myself looking up at the stars. If you watch the sky you can almost see the darkness recede. The moment it changes from night to day happens quickly even though it seems you wait on it a while. The exact moment is hard to grasp. The birds will tell you. There is a stirring of the air that brings freshness.
God gives us a fresh new day with each dawn. It may seem like the day before but it’s not. It’s a new one. Tomorrow won’t be like today either. The scripture here doesn’t say until a day dawn. It says until the day dawn. We may or may not see a new day but here the day has been set apart. It’s as real as this day is.
You can’t live in the past. You can’t touch it or the future. The only thing we can count on is God and the only day is today. Be committed today. Follow today and when the day comes we’ll be ready. The day is sooner than it’s ever been. It’s going to happen. It has been described by God in every way, shape and form. The signs pointing to it can be seen. Only a fool would say the Lord isn’t coming soon. He is! Romans 13:12 says The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. The darkness is just about past.
The darkest time of night is just before dawn and it means night is almost gone. It also means Jesus is coming soon. We’re living in the darkest time of history. The evil of our day shows no stone unturned as far as wickedness. I believe is surpasses the time of Noah. Be ready for the day. Stand up for God. Get on the Lord’s side and be faithful to the end. You’ll get a crown of life. There’s not much time left to live for the Lord. Live it.
You can’t really catch a new day. It comes in the twinkling of an eye. Doesn’t that sound familiar. The departure is coming. You can’t wait to hear the trumpet. It won’t play three verses of a song giving you time to respond. It will be blown one time. One note. A shout will come from heaven. The dead in Christ will rise first and those alive in Christ will join them in the air and all will be changed. Everyone else will be left behind and the world will be empty of Christians. When the next trumpet sounds it will be one of judgment. It’s not that this won’t be pretty; there has never been a time like it. We have little idea how bad it will be. Our minds can’t comprehend it. You’d think people would run to God but you can’t even get them to come to church. God gave a glimpse of it in Noah’s day and in the day of Sodom and Gomorrah. Yet man goes right on. On 9/11 three thousand people lost their lives. People changed for a few days and now it’s worse than ever. Hawaii is almost like hell with this volcano eruption. The armies are compassing Israel. The kings of the east as flexing their muscles.
Jesus is soon coming. The devil will be destroyed. What’s left of this world will be changed as it melts with fervent heat and we’ll have a new heaven and earth. I want to be ready for the dawn. We’ve got to kick it in gear. If there are any chains holding us down we need to unshackle them. Live as if this day were our last. Live it as one more day to serve God. We’re that close! Time is short. Put God first.
Are you really ready for the dawn? Is there more we can commit to the Lord? There is always room to call on the Lord.