For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you….Ephesians 5:14
CONSIDER THIS: The word ARISE is all about Action. Used 35 times in the Bible, the word “ARISE” explicitly implies forward action with a positive bent. We see natural calamity daily – earthquakes, meteors, storms etc…what would it take for even the elect, who are called by His Name, to shake off the cobwebs from comfort in the church, to rise up and get moving.
ACTION: There is not time to waste. Let us awake from your self-induced sleep-walking through this life and wake up the Spiritually dead NOW. First, let us make sure that WE are in the correct lane and fully aligned with teh Spirit of God. Then, let’s pray for those spiritual lazing around, to get up and do something. Pray for these spiritual couch potatoes to get off the couch of comfort and join us in the marketplace of the Lord’s Work. Amen.
Father, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, we pray that we do not become so spiritually comfortable that we let our guard down and make ourselves an easy target for the evil one. Father, we pray that Your Spirit continues to pour His amazing power into us, day by day. We pray for many in your church and your body across the world, to join the warriors in the battlefield. Father, we pray for those who sit in the bleachers on the sidelines and do not get on the field. We pray Your mercy grace and longsuffering with them, that You will light a mini fire in their souls, so that a renewed passion will be kindled and all of us will rise up to the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in His Name I pray, amen.