“This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.” Romans 13:11-12 NLT. http://bible.com/116/rom.13.11-12.nlt
If you've read the newspaper recently I think it's obvious we are living in the end times. Now more than ever we need people of faith to stand up for what is right. It's not easy because persecution is everywhere. Time is running out. We need to show others what it means for a sinner to live a righteous life. We are all sinners. We've all fallen short of the glory of God. That doesn't mean we continue to live a life in darkness. We need to live life as God designed it, not apologizing if we offend someone and not compromising our values to match society. When we live "right" we are rewarded with a strong armor of protection. Nothing can touch us. We can not be harmed. Eternity awaits us.
We don't have time to waste. We need to wake up. We need to wake others up. We need to preach with a sense of urgency. We must get others to see a life without God will doom you forever. Our passion for God needs to shine through in how we liveand how we treat others. Shed our dirty clothes and put on the full armor of God.