Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let your lives be so in contrast as to] expose and reprove and convict them...Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine [make day dawn] upon you and give you light. Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise - sensible, intelligent people; Making the very most of the time-buying up each opportunity - because the days are evil (Eph. 5:11, 14-16 AMP).
As I was reading this scripture, that phrase, "Awake, O sleeper," seemed to leap out at me. It reminded me that the "daily-ness" or "the rut" of life can sometimes lull us to sleep, spiritually. It can cause us to spiritually doze off to sleep. In other words, "not be aware of this "spiritual time" we have the opportunity to participate with Holy Spirit in". But I believe the Spirit of God is sending out a wake-up call to us today.
He is saying, as He did in this verse, "Wake up, Sleeper! The day of the Lord is coming." There are three things that will take us through these evil, end-time days in strength and Glory:
1) The Word of God; (purposeful STUDY TIME).
2) Prayer; (position our selves to INTERCEDE with "out of our belly" type praying).
3) The Guidance of the Holy Spirit; (being careful to follow the small voice that points to God that ! speaks to us).
You can overcome every evil that comes against you if you'll keep your faith strong. And the simple key to keeping your faith strong is this:
1.Stay in the Word of God.
2.SAY the Word of God, with your voice so you can hear it with your ears.
By being constant in prayer (Rom. 12:12), you can maintain fellowship with your Father. Just talk to Him throughout your day and listen. Being in touch with Him will keep you strengthened. And you'll see your prayers answered.
If you keep your spiritual ear tuned to the Holy Spirit, and obey those promptings in your spirit, you'll avoid the pitfalls and traps of the devil.
So wake up! Throw off those covers of laziness and indifference and take your position in Christ-the Anointed One and His Anointing. Get in the Word, in prayer and obey the Holy Spirit. Give God first place in your life and He will keep you under His shadow of protection in these last days.
I'm seeing a in the limited social media that I use, Christians using social media to "RUN INTO THE NATIONS" (Num. 16:47) PREACHING the Word of God (the Word is anointed), SINGING songs of praise and worship (this is the INCENSE on the fire/ It is the Judah (praise) Spirit that will take the enemy by the neck Gen. 49:8). This is the Priest of God setting the stage for the atonement of the Father to manifest to the earth!
I hear in my spirit, it's like a great orchestra that is being heard in the earth!
It is God's Army doing Romans 10:13-15 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
! How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
2 Cor. 5:18b ......and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
Come on CHURCH!! This is the WAKE UP CALL!!
You have AUTHORITY!
You have POWER!
You have THE WORD OF GOD!
Fix your eye's on THE MOST HIGH GOD and THE KING OF GLORY!
Let the devil know YOUR AWAKE, and ready to let the light of your life shine in this earth!
YOU ARE A PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST
Speak the Word:I live purposefully and worthily and accurately. I live wisely and make the very most of the time, because Jesus is coming soon." (Eph. 5:15-16 AMP)
Reference: Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Ephesians 5:15-16 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise - sensible, intelligent ! ; people; Making the very most of the time-buying up each opportunity -
because the days are evil.
For Further Study: Ephesians 5:11-20; 25-27 (a Church that looks like it did when it started).
Pastor Denny Hunsinger
Living Water Christian Outreach
7735 Meadow Gap Rd.
Three Springs, Pa 17255
Taking Jesus beyond the walls into the world