It is good to see everyone here and in their place this morning, even on a day like this when the liberals and Bible-correctors have seen fit to take away from us an hour from the day that God has ordained. God gave me a message last night on that very topic as I was trying to remember how to change the time on my microwave and so with His help this morning I’m going to preach a sermon that I’ve given the title “Daylight Savings: Damnable, Devilish, and Deceitful.”
Take your King James Bibles and turn to Genesis Chapter 1, this morning. And in the book of Genesis chapter one we will read one verse, the fourteenth verse and once you have found your place, please stand for reading of the Word of God. Genesis 1:14 reads:
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”
In Genesis, the very first book of the Bible we see that it was God Himself who foreordained the sun and he set that sun in the sky on the fourth day of Creation to mark not only the seasons and to mark the years but also to mark the very days. The sun comes up in the morning and it goes down at night to mark the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. And yet mankind has taken it into his heart to believe that they know better than their Creator and they have taken their watches and tried to make us follow them instead of following the One who made the sun.
I’d like to show you three points this morning about the work that the god of this world, the Prince of the Power of the Air is doing in our very midst:
I. The Creation of Time
If you look in the Strong’s Concordance of the King James Scriptures you will see that that the word “sun” is found one hundred and eighty-three times in the pages of this Bible. If God says something once, he means it, amen? But if he says it one-hundred, and eighty-three times we had better TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.
But it goes even farther, my friends. The word “time” is found seven-hundred and three times. OVER SEVEN HUNDRED times the Lord put in his Holy Word references to time.
God cares about time. We are to observe the times. We are to redeem the time. We are to watch for the HOUR APPROACHING WHEN JESUS WILL RETURN.
God in his creative, omnipotent work controls the sun and the moon and the stars and liberals with their calendars and their seismographs, and their pocket watches, and their computer models CANNOT REPLACE HIM.
But let us hasten on.
II. The Calculation of Time
This week I read in a newsletter written by a dear friend of this ministry that scientist have discovered that man’s body reacts and responds to a cycle of time called the “Canadian rhythm.” Man was designed to arise at certain time and to sleep at a certain time. Of course the Devil, that old serpent, isn’t going to be content to let anything that God has created remain untouched so he sent us intellectuals and scholars and people who invent light bulbs and energy drinks to tempt us to subvert God’s plan.
Why does he do this? Well look around you this morning! HOW MANY SEATS ARE EMPTY HERE? Not to mention, wow many of you skipped Sunday School entirely this morning because you lost an hour of sleep. COULD YOU NOT TARRY ONE HOUR? And yet the temptation comes in and the Devil does his work and suddenly the house of God sits cold and empty because man decided that he would just find his own way and not follow God’s divine plan for the heavens.
But there’s third thing to consider:
III.The Cessation of Time
The end of time is coming, friends. There is coming a day when that angel shall stand upon land and upon sea and declare that time is OVER. And in that great judgment day what shall we answer the Lord with how we squandered an entire hour of our lives every year!
AN HOUR WE COULD HAVE SPEND PRAYING.
AN HOUR WE COULD HAVE SPENT WITNESSING
AN HOUR WE COULD HAVE SPENT PREPARING A SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON.
AN HOUR WE COULD HAVE SPENT CLEANING A CHURCH BATHROOM.
AN HOUR WE COULD HAVE INVESTED IN ETERNITY IS NOW GONE IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE.
And when you look upon the face of Jesus and he calls you to give an account for every minute of your life, what will you answer him then?
We need to vote for good Godly leaders who believe the Bible. Who believe in the God of the Bible. Men who will stand up and vote down this travesty of so-called “Daylight Savings” that we can see from the pages of Scripture is nothing but “The Dark Night of Damnation”!
As we close, if you’re not saved here this morning there’s another time that you should consider. The Accepted Time. NOW is the hour of salvation for you. You’ve already lost an hour of your life this morning that you can never get back. If you were to die today, would you be ready to give an account?
Every head bowed and every eye closed as the organ begins to play “I Need Thee Every Hour”…
Yes, it is literally possible to preach a sermon against anything.