TILL the DAY BREAK
BY: RAY PRINZING
“Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.” (Song of Solomon 2:17)
The phrase, ‘in that day’, is often used in the Scripture, pointing to glories and victories which we have not known heretofore. We find that the things of God are progressive in their unfolding, going ‘from glory to glory’. Some would like to claim to be ‘in’ that day now, as if all their speaking thereof would make it a reality. If they are satisfied with what they have at present, then perhaps it is ‘their day’, “for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” (Rom. 8:24-25) If our hearts are not satisfied with what we have seen manifested to this point, then we shall continue to seek Him for a greater revelation and in working of His life in a DAY that is yet before us.
“When reality breaks through…” (John 3:2, Phillips), one will not have to claim it, nor try to convince others that they have it, for our state of being will be its own declaration. Reality needs no announcement or defense, it simply IS.
However long, or short, its duration, we are in a transition time, as we move out of one age into another. That the KINGDOM AGE is nigh at hand is witnessed to very often by the Spirit. Even natural events tell us that the present systems are overripe for the end of this age. Therefore, “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.” (Rom. 13:11-12) Note Phillips, “Why all this stress on behaviour? Because, as I think you have realized, the present time is of the highest importance – it is time to wake up to reality. Every day brings God’s salvation nearer. The night is nearly over; the day has almost dawned.”
Let us walk softly, separate from the spirit of the world, watching for the coming of our Lord, and His glorious day!