by Jerry Vines

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It's About Time (3 of 4)
Jerry Vines
Romans 13:11-14

This series is dedicated to Dr. Lindsay. I want to read Romans 13:11-14. To those of you who are in our midst who do not know Christ as Savior, don't you think it's about time you gave your heart to Christ? Wouldn't today be a good day to make the decision that you know in your heart you ought to make?

''And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 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 armor of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.''

In December of 1999, the National Institute of Standards and Technology installed a new atomic clock in their laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. This clock is so accurate they say it will neither nor lose a second of time in nearly 20 million years. If that be true, I think that will take care of most of us. It seems that we are going to have a very, very measuring of time.

It's always important to know what time it is. I heard about a little boy who was out playing, having a great time. Right in the middle of his play he stopped and asked, ''What time is it?'' Somebody said, ''It's 4 o'clock.'' The little boy said, ''It can't be. Momma told me to be home by 4 o'clock and I'm not at home.'' He knew that time was very important to him.

It is important to know what time it is. The Bible tells us a great deal about the time in the Bible. Did you know your salvation is related to time? For instance, the Bible says in verse 11 ''now is our salvation nearer than when we believed''. You are saved at the point in time when you give your heart and life to Christ. But when you look in the Bible your salvation is in three ...

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