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wait on Him… another thought on Psalm 130:5-6…

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen in the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
Psalm 130:5-6 ESV
Watchmen… their work is intense…
watching for dangers… threats… attacks…
watching… waiting… for the morning sun…
the cover of darkness no longer an asset to the enemy…
the night’s work done…
Watchmen… that’s who we are to be right now…
intensely watchful in our dark world…
watching for dangers… threats… attacks…
ready to sound the alarm…
As I continued to consider these verses yesterday…
the intensity of the watchmen’s work caught my attention…
resisting the urge to rest the eyes… sleep… take just a little nap…
but that’s not allowed… it’s dangerous… 
putting the watchman and others at risk…
Spiritually… we must beware falling asleep…
becoming complacent… overly confident… distracted…
it’s not time… we must remain intensely vigilant…
it’s still night… darkness covers the earth…
And as I thought about waiting on the Lord…
His coming in the east as sure as the dawn will shine…
I was overwhelmed with the relief… joy… victory…
we will feel… experience… when His Light… rises above the horizon…
“… For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west,
so will the coming of the Son of Man. …” —Jesus
Matthew 24:27 ESV
It will be over…
the work done…
a time for rest…
joy…
peace…
But NOT yet…
Now we must remain watchful… waiting on Him for the sure promise of victory… as sure as the rising of the sun… but we don’t arm ourselves with caffeine… we arm ourselves with the Word…
And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well
to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns
and the morning star arises in your hearts…
2 Peter 1:19 ESV
Stay awake… wait for His dawning Day…
wait it out in the Word…
prayerfully… obediently…
filling yourself with His promises… His strength… His Truth…
The Day is coming… the night is nearly over…
The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness
and put on the armor of light.
Romans 13:12 ESV

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