Nothing to endanger, impede, bewilder, or distress. Heaven will be a day of —(1) Knowledge. 5. Like the light, holiness is heaven-born. The next life is day. It may be addressed also to the unconverted. 2. Surrounding objects, combined with our own bodily infirmities. 3. The Judge is at the door. difficulties are only apparent. (2)But the Christian is to carry on an offensive warfare by zealously and consistently, on all proper occasions, proclaiming the truth of God.II. A representation of this life and of the life to come. The works of darkness. And when the conscience is kept pure, all is safe. Now all this supposes that Christians may sink into a state of spiritual negligence, sloth, and torpor. There is not one of them which does not terminate in heaven. There is not a greater delusion than to think we can be clothed in the graces of Christ's Spirit while we are holding fast any beloved sin. Romans 13:12 Romans 13:14. "(2) Danger. Matthew tells us the conversation between Jesus and the Pharisees and the Sadducees. "The day" signifies heaven. It is therefore well called the whole armour of God. Ours, however, is not a night of total darkness. "Let us cast off the works of darkness" (ver. But pardoning love and regenerating grace, having set the man free from sin, give him firm ground, and enable him, standing fast in the Lord and the power of His might, to beat down every enemy that assails him. The expression intimates "meetness for the inheritance of the saints in light. Because it is only found where Christianity exists and exerts its proper influence. KNOWING THE TIME. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Romans 13:11 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "HIGH TIME TO WAKE UP" I. Now we know in part; but then shall we know even as also we are known. 1. Such sinful deeds as men do under the cover of darkness, and all sinful deeds. It might be that you could neither see the river nor the objects on it, but that would not prove that they did not exist. THE CONTEXT Earlier, Paul admonished, "Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. Though it is true that sincerity, righteousness, faith, suppose acts of the will, and a certain state of the affections, yet, nevertheless, they are wrought in man by God, and are found only in the regenerate. No man is seen in the armour of light but a true Christian. ii., p. 456. A call to Christ-likeness. The dress to be "cast off" is "the works of darkness," so called because —(1) Their source is darkness. (3) Domestic honour. Night throws a veil over the face of things. Romans 13. Despair chills exertion.6. English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. "Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace." The day of our Saviour's coming is rapidly drawing nearer. Because it is only found where Christianity exists and exerts its proper influence. “When God Becomes Our Neighbor” Romans 13:8-10 When Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa was a young boy, he had a life changing experience because of a display of God’s love flowing through another person. Read verse in New Living Translation They are inactive and idle, and are doing nothing to prepare the way of the Lord. With them it is always night. All you know is by faith; but the time of sight is coming. Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. Take our modern infidel philosopher, with reason and virtue on his lips, and with pride, selfishness, and passion in his heart.3. From the practice of all sin. 6. The day. Ro 13:12 The night is far spent. WHY IT IS CALLED "THE ARMOUR OF LIGHT."1. There is no failure in the forces of right. Watson. 1. about with us into the common scenes and daily duties of life?LinksRomans 13:12 NIVRomans 13:12 NLTRomans 13:12 ESVRomans 13:12 NASBRomans 13:12 KJVRomans 13:12 Bible AppsRomans 13:12 ParallelRomans 13:12 Biblia ParalelaRomans 13:12 Chinese BibleRomans 13:12 French BibleRomans 13:12 German BibleRomans 13:12 CommentariesBible Hub. 3. It is interesting to notice that the metaphor of the Christian armour occurs in Paul’s letters throughout his whole course. But by-and-by they will all be made plain. Romans 13:12 KJV - The night is far spent, the day is at - Bible Gateway. Before, however, we can do this, there is something else to be done. "Let us put on the armour of light" (ver. In reference to each individual Christian, whosoever and wheresoever he may be, the night of temptation, trial, and trouble is far spent, and the day of heavenly glory and bliss is at hand. about with us into the common scenes and daily duties of life?LinksRomans 13:12 NIVRomans 13:12 NLTRomans 13:12 ESVRomans 13:12 NASBRomans 13:12 KJVRomans 13:12 Bible AppsRomans 13:12 ParallelRomans 13:12 Biblia ParalelaRomans 13:12 Chinese BibleRomans 13:12 French BibleRomans 13:12 German BibleRomans 13:12 CommentariesBible Hub, II. That you must either conquer or be conquered.(R. Besides, how many natural ills surround us! 14. John Piper Aug 28, 2005 88 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God 1. Many Christians are asleep. So let us put aside the deeds of As to our bodies, we may put a clean garment over an unclean one, but we can never get our minds imbued with any one Christian grace as long as we are harbouring any one unchristian lust. Because it corresponds with the character of our dispensation, which is a dispensation of light.III. Hence we are to "cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit," in order to "perfect holiness in the fear of God.". "Let us put on the armour of light." The reason why we are in the dark is that this part of the world is turned away from the sun, and we are sitting in the shadow of our own world. Paul has in his mind a man asleep, who must in the first instance awake. John Piper Aug 28, 2005 88 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God St. Paul tried whether Pharisaism would do; so that, "touching the righteousness of the law," he was "blameless." Let us never do evil that good may come. 3. Scripture: Romans 13:11–14. With reference to its origin, which is heavenly. ", III. Why do we unite in songs of praise, but in the hope of ere long uniting in the praises of heaven? 3. Chapter 13. 1. Travel on a bright day through a beautiful country, with the glorious sun shining, and all nature exulting in his shining. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Look at the man who has got the polished shield, breastplate, etc., etc. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Because it corresponds with the character of our dispensation, which is a dispensation of light.III. They would have us believe, with Canon Taylor, that missions are a failure. The night is far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. The only fact is that they and you are in darkness. St. Paul tried whether Pharisaism would do; so that, "touching the righteousness of the law," he was "blameless." Yet he was held in the bondage of pride, and prejudice, and anger. No; if it had you would have had no time to put the armour on. "They that be drunken are drunken in the night." That sin has deathly consequences. It defends the head, the very vital part. THE CONTEXT Earlier, Paul admonished, "Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. THE MOTIVES WHICH SHOULD INDUCE US TO ARRAY OURSELVES IN THIS ARMOUR. (2) The clouds of mystery will soon be lifted. THE MOTIVES WHICH SHOULD INDUCE US TO ARRAY OURSELVES IN THIS ARMOUR. The night … Romans 13:12 in the Parallel Bible; Romans 13:12 in the Thematic Bible; Romans 13:12 Cross References; Romans 13:12 Treasury of Scripture Knowing; Romans 13:12 Sermons; Romans 13:12 Prayers; Romans 13:12 Images; Romans 13:12 Devotionals; Choose Chapter Moberly, Parochial Sermons, p. 1; Homilist, new series, vol. To the pursuit of all holiness. [Johnson sees this night as the period leading up to the “will be saved” of, points this symbolism to the present time. 2. We find no instance in which the philosophy of ancient times made a warrior such as the apostle describes, armed him with armour like this, and led him on to victory. ], are the exact opposite of the “things that belong to the dark.” See. 12:1). Many a thing that will escape the other two would look very vile under this. Romans 14:1-13 Romans 14:1-13 Resolve To Resolve Romans 14:10-12 Romans 14:13 Romans 14:13 Romans 14:17. (2) Commercial integrity. The doctrines of the gospel. Make the example of Christ your pattern. By misapprehension we are liable in the dark to take the distant for the near, the little for the great, the common for the valuable, and vice versa. The Christian is to cast off everything that will not bear the light, to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Romans 14. That salvation. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. dark hours of pain and sorrow will soon be over. This refers to the greaves and shoes, which were designed to give a firm footing and to guard against hidden traps. Is there anything that, if brought under the knowledge of your brethren, would compel them to say, "It is sin"? We are to "cast off the works of darkness," so called, because they court secrecy, and because they are connected with the prince of darkness. Paul presents God’s mercies as his strongest argument for giving ourselves to God. The breastplate of righteousness — why, many a man thinks more of a royal or municipal decoration. I. Romans 13:12 Further Study. 3. Love Fulfills The Law. Romans 13:12 The night is almost gone, and the day is near. It is therefore well called the whole armour of God. The dark brings us false anticipations. The degraded state of the man who is not invested with it.2. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 4. A man looking into the dark forms an incorrect estimate of what is before him. 1. But "works of darkness" may be regarded as including all sinful works. What feeble conceptions have we of God! Take our modern infidel philosopher, with reason and virtue on his lips, and with pride, selfishness, and passion in his heart.3. III. “When God Becomes Our Neighbor” Romans 13:8-10 When Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa was a young boy, he had a life changing experience because of a display of God’s love flowing through another person. 1. THE MOTIVES WHICH SHOULD INDUCE US TO ARRAY OURSELVES IN THIS ARMOUR. What mistakes do we make respecting the methods of Divine grace. Though it is true that sincerity, righteousness, faith, suppose acts of the will, and a certain state of the affections, yet, nevertheless, they are wrought in man by God, and are found only in the regenerate.2. Despair chills exertion. Ἡ νὺξ ) the night of this dark life, προέκοψεν , has come to its height; the day of complete salvation has drawn nigh,—the day of Christ, the last day, Hebrews 10:25 , the dawn of which is this whole time, which intervenes between the first and second coming of our Lord. 2. Is there aught in thee which would appear shameful in the eyes of those who love thee? Old wrongs have been redressed. An admonition of the departure of the former, and of the approach of the latter. Every mystery will be solved. Take our modern infidel philosopher, with reason and virtue on his lips, and with pride, selfishness, and passion in his heart.3. to present your bodies” (Rom. With reference to its origin, which is heavenly. We look for safety and victory only from the armour He gives us, but that armour dignifies us as we go forth to the fight in it. Night is a season of cheerlessness, incertitude, perplexity, inaction, and danger. People's Bible Notes for Romans 13:12. Scripture: Romans 13:14. The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. )A luminous characterHumboldt tells us that, after bathing among the noctilucae in the phosphorescent water of the Pacific, his skin was luminous for hours after. The dead-raiser. Browse Sermons on Romans 13:12. The night is the period before the full realization of that salvation named in v. 11, whether that be when Christ comes, or when we are called to Christ. It is the three o’clock of our waning night of life. Though it is true that sincerity, righteousness, faith, suppose acts of the will, and a certain state of the affections, yet, nevertheless, they are wrought in man by God, and are found only in the regenerate.2. The helmet of salvation — many a woman prefers a new bonnet to that. Our condition in this state is one of —(1) Ignorance. WHY IT IS CALLED "THE ARMOUR OF LIGHT.". So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Though it is true that sincerity, righteousness, faith, suppose acts of the will, and a certain state of the affections, yet, nevertheless, they are wrought in man by God, and are found only in the regenerate.2. II. St. Paul tried whether Pharisaism would do; so that, "touching the righteousness of the law," he was "blameless." The moral elevation which it gives to every one who is invested with it.3. Cast them all off. Our Price: $4.49. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. So let us fling away the works of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light. The night [this present evil age] is almost gone and the day [of Christ’s return] is almost here. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. The following is a sermon from Romans 13:11-14 and below you will find the video recording and a sermon outline to help you follow along as you watch. 11 Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. In a spiritual sense, is it not true that when we bathe, so to speak, mind and heart in the truths and influences of Christianity, allowing, seeking their appropriate effect upon us, the whole character shines with a heaven-given light and beauty, that we can bear. I. Is there anything in your action that if brought out to a court of justice would be stamped as guilty? In comparison with other men, and with his own former condition, he is in broad day. "An helmet the hope of salvation." 1. That you must either conquer or be conquered.(R. That you must either conquer or be conquered.(R. Romans 13:12 Further Study. Let us, then, hear the trumpet-call of duty, and, as we go forth, let us brace up our spirits with the inspiring thought that "the night is far spent, and the day is at hand." If man is to do so he wants an armour of light which is not his own. Five Digital Dangers. “[Look] to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy [there’s the joy!] No man is seen in the armour of light but a true Christian. Romans 13:12 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. A REPRESENTATION OF THIS LIFE AND OF THE LIFE TO COME. With reference to its origin, which is heavenly. 3. Though it is true that sincerity, righteousness, faith, suppose acts of the will, and a certain state of the affections, yet, nevertheless, they are wrought in man by God, and are found only in the regenerate.2. It is therefore well called the whole armour of God. (2)Of temptation and affliction.5. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. "The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. 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