Romans 13:11-14 11 As you do all this, you know what time it is. The hour has already come for you to wake up from your sleep. Now our salvation is nearer than when we first had faith. 12 The night is almost over, and the day is near. So let’s get rid of the actions that belong to the darkness and put on the weapons of light. 13 Let’s behave appropriately as people who live in the day, not in partying and getting drunk, not in sleeping around and obscene behavior, not in fighting and obsession. 14 Instead, dress yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ, and don’t plan to indulge your selfish desires.
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Wake up! It’s time! Salvation is so near you can almost taste it. We used to wait for some far off distant time and place — we called it heaven. Not now! As we listen more closely to Yeshua and the good news of the Way he lived and taught, it is if we have gone from the darkest night to the brightest day. Don’t get too excited, however, there is still a lot of work to be done — and it is all soul work, work of the inner spirit. Putting on Yeshua means accepting and pursuing the messianism (the God-process) that is within us — accessible to all of us. We do not prosper by projecting either evil or salvation onto others. The seeds of salvation have been planted within us, our job is to tend the garden of our inner selves in order to bring the seeds to fruition. And Yeshua showed us the Way.