Awake o sleeper. When we are in a state of sleep we have shut down and cannot consciously take in anything of our surroundings...this is what being spiritually asleep means beloved...we have consciously shut down therefore unable to take anything of God in...sometimes we wilfully place ourselves in this state or may not even realise when we slowly drift into this.
The enemy won't mind us going to church as long as he has us lulled into a slumber. He will come in like the coward he is sly and stealthily lead you to sleep spiritually...what will start of as something inconsequential will result in your relationship with Christ derailed and destroyed...awaken beloved!
This is not the time to slumber or be complacent beloved ....its time to be awake to the things happening around us. The Bible warns us of the perilous times we live in...For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold Matthew 24:7-12.
We remain awake so we can awaken others...our loved ones, and those that we can impact for Christ. And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed Romans 13:11.
Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”Ephesians 5:14.