On the Clock of Time – Time's Up
II Peter 3:13
A great poem by Frank L. Stanton entitled "Time's Up catches the spirit of Peter as Peter says, " You know I'm going to die and I'm not going to be long on this earth. (CHP 1)
Time's up for love and laughter;
We drained the banquet cup.
And now the dark comes after,
And lights are out- Time's up!
O lovers in sweet places,
With lips of song and sigh,
Come forth with pallid faces
And kiss your last goodbye.
O sweet bride at the marriage,
Impatient at thy gates,
Beside a sable carriage
A ghostly groomsman waits.
O statesman, crowned and splendid,
The laurel leaves thy brow;
The long debate is ended-
The halls are voiceless now,
Time's up for wooing, winning-
For doubt, for dream, for strife;
For sighing and for sinning-
For love, for hate for life!
Time's up. The dials' mark is
On the last hour complete.
Lie down there where the dark is
And dream that Time was sweet
On the clock of time- time is up isn't that the message of the word of God in Deuteronomy 31:14 " and the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die;
On the clock of time- time is up isn't that the message of Jeremiah 28:16, we read: " Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth, this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the Lord."
Isn't that the message of Luke 12:20, we read: " But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?"
On the clock of time- time is up isn't that the message of Hebrews 9:27, we read: " And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment."
The people of his world live in torment, crisis, sorrow, death and pain. Unless something gives in someway there is no exit out of the dilemma and we are facing impending doom.
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