TEXT: EPH 5:14-18
SPEAKER: JOSHUA ODEYEMI
In every church, there are people who sleeps. Awake and Christ shall give you light.
It is possible to sleep and not know that you are sleeping. We only know when we wake
up, when we fall asleep. It is possible to be active but you are asleep. A man who is asleep is progressive in nature and ends in death. Spiritual death is the worst kind of sleep.
HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE ASLEEP
- When you are inactive.
When you are in church but you are inactive, you will soon be spiritually dead.
- When you are always procrastinating
- Loss of interest in spiritual things such as:
No one hunger and thirst after righteousness sleep of death – Euthycus ACTS 20:9
- Jonah 1:5
The church is sleeping and the devil is awake
Awake from sleep
Arise from the death.
- Confusion (Blindness of the mind) If you are alert, you will have clear direction about issues.
- Spiritual deafness. When you are no longer hearing the voice of God.
Wake me up. When you are no longer hearing the voice of God you should be unhappy.
Prophetic grace becomes rare.
Now you are oppressed in your sleep, you no longer see your sights.
Long idleness brings spiritual sleep.
Spiritual atmosphere of a location can cause sleep. When you get to some homes you become cold.
Signs of open heavens:
People sing freely.
People pray easily.
I want to start with you afresh
Walk before me and be thou perfect
I have declared to make all things new.
Today is a covenant. Don’t allow the adversary to penetrate again.
I am the Lord who has begun afresh with you.
Indeed I have set free.
Indeed I have repaired .
Go forth and build again.