March 23, 2016


getty_rr_photo_of_woman_sleepingMy friends, many souls, even among the body of believers are in a state of slumber which is defined as being in a state of inactivity or negligence, But “it is high time to awake out of sleep;….the night is far spent, the day is at hand.” My friends, we have wasted far too much time given Satan credit as to why we remain in a state of inactivity? And why we are unable to eliminate the darkness out of our life instead of focusing on our deliverer Jesus Christ?

Remember, “there hath no temptation taken hold or why sin is so prevalent but such as is common to man. But God is faithful; He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that which ye are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape….” 1 Cor. 10:13 (KJV) And that way of escape is called endurance. “For the race is not given to the swift nor the mighty, but to him who endures till the end.”

So now it becomes personal because each day we are personally driven to that point where there seems no escape route in site. As a Child, I can tumblr_o10a8orTM61r7d512o1_1280remember a reoccurring nightmare of being chased into a room by this creepy old lady, only to be awaken by the sound of my mother’s voice saying it’s time to get up. My friends, The nightmares are gone only to be replaced by the rough terrain and the torrential storms of life.

But the voice of comfort is still there, which is the Spirit of God who gives a child of God power to endure the nightmares of this world and to continue on our journey to the promise land. Remember “Christ was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;…..” so that we may awake from our state of slumber knowing, “that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” Rom 13:11-12 (NKJV) Remember Satan’s only purpose as “the god of this world is to blind the minds of Gods elect as he brings about the storm clouds that continue to hover above us which causes our life to feel as though it is “without form, and void;” as the darkness of this world surrounds us.

imgresBut Christ “will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16 (KJV) But it is our faith and endurance that keeps us focus as the Spirit of God continues to bring the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, into our life.

And it is at that point we look back at the many blessing that has brought us thus far through our faith and endurance, as we realize our God has never left or forsaken us, it has always been the enticement of this world that has caused us to turn our backs on Him. So my friends let’s continue to hold on through our faith as we continue to endure until we can hear Christ say to us personally “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful and endured…… now enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matt 25:21 (KJV)


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.


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