Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.
For this reason it says,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.”
Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;
The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
The oracle concerning Edom.
One keeps calling to me from Seir,
“Watchman, how far gone is the night?
Watchman, how far gone is the night?”
So the captain approached him and said, “How is it that you are sleeping? Get up, call on your god. Perhaps your god will be concerned about us so that we will not perish.”
And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.
And He *came to the disciples and *found them sleeping, and *said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?
Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—
Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you.
for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;
But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.