Wake up, Sleeper!
Ephesians 5:14 GNT
“for anything that is clearly revealed becomes light. That is why it is said, “Wake up, sleeper, and rise from death, and Christ will shine on you.””
Let’s ask God the grace to be alert, to be on guard and to be active. Most of the time we lose opportunities, our victories, our blessings just because we were passive & not active of what God was constantly doing in our lives. That passiveness causes most of the damages & challenges our way. But God wants to send a revival our way.
God will always send a word ahead of Him.
In Ephesians 5:14, Apostle Paul is saying,
⁃ not to keep our struggles, in fact to bring it to the light.
⁃ Expose it to the light
⁃ Anytime you keep your struggles in hiding, bring it to the light so God’s light can fall upon it.
The same struggles, the same challenges, the same financial struggles you thought could become our downfall, can in fact become your testimonies when you expose it to light.We cannot expect God to give us victory if we are not willing to render our failures to Him. Click To Tweet
We cannot expect to be healed of blindness unless we’re first willing to accept that we’re blind.
The story of the blindman who came to Jesus, and Jesus asked Him ‘what do you want me to do?’. Jesus wanted to see if the man would acknowledge his issue, accept his issue and bring it up to Jesus. Then Jesus healed him saying ‘be it unto you according to your faith.’
Ephesians 5:14 is a prophetic word over every heart that is sleeping. God doesn’t see your sleeping as a temporary nap, God sees it as equivalent to death.
When we become stagnant, stop growing, stop multiplying, take a break from walking with God, become lazy, take a break from serving God, we might think it’s temporary and we are just resting or sleeping, but God says ‘come back from your death.’
When you rise, Christ will shine on you.
Don’t say, ‘if only God can send me the breakthrough or if only God can send me to revival, then things won’t be the same.’ No, that’s not God’s way of functioning. God wants you to rise up first, you to wake up first, get out of your dead situations, then the light of God will fall upon you first and then His light will shine upon you.
Don’t be a sleeper in your situation, arise from your death.
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