August 9, 2022     3:23 pm
22. Forth Week in Advent - Sunday
The fullness of the time
          When the fullness of the time was come.   Galations 4:4
          We will now speak of the time when God, according to His eternal counsel, began to fulfil all the prophecies and promises regarding the coming of the Saviour. For four thousand years the congregation of believers had waited for this time to come. Many a time they had yearned for the Saviour, crying: "Oh, that You would rend the heavens, that You would come down!" Many a time their eager, anxious question was, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?" The stars of prophecy and promise shone bright and clear, and filled the night with splendour. But, nevertheless, it was night. The light of dawn did not yet brighten the eastern sky, and the Sun, the eternal Sun, did not yet rise. Generation upon generation of believers had been gathered to their fathers, waiting, hoping, trusting, that the fullness of time would come. And their waiting, hope, and trust was not to be put to shame. The fullness of time did come. The Apostle says, inspired by the Holy Spirit: "When the fullness of the time was come." He speaks of that which has actually come to pass. The dawn has appeared, the Sun has arisen, 2000 years ago. The present-day congregation of believers, looking back in faith upon what has come to pass, joyfully shouts: Hallelujah! Christ has come! All the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God. God always makes good His promises. He will surely also fulfil all the promises pertaining to the eternal kingdom of Christ, the Kingdom of Glory. No promise shall fail. Meanwhile, may His Word uphold us!
          PRAYER: - Lord God, You have fulfilled Your promise. You have sent Your Son. You have sent us our Saviour. The Sun did arise, and He gives light to us in Your Word. Therefore we are glad. Hallelujah! O Jesus, my Sun, my Lord, shine within my heart, and dispel all the shades of night! O Spirit of the Father and of the Son, let me live and die in faith, and thereafter let me arise with joy and enter eternal life. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 9, 2022     3:23 pm