Are you spiritually awake or are you in what the Bible refers to as “spiritual slumber.” There is actually a spirit of slumber that God mentions in the Bible, and there is also the potential to remain spiritually unaware. Let’s see about this ‘spiritual slumber‘ and how to avoid it.
There are a few verses that come to mind, such as Hebrews 2:1 above, and this one from I Thessalonians:
1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
It’s easy to get saved. All you need to do is acknowledge and accept that Jesus is Lord and that God raised him from the dead (Romans 10:9.10). Perhaps it’s because of the magnificent ease of God’s grace that Christians never go on to learn what they are called to — or that they learn and simply forget it as they go about their daily lives.
What is spiritual slumber? It’s not being spiritually awake. It’s dozing off when we should be awake and watching. It’s drifting off into spiritual unconsciousness, perhaps even dreaming what we perceive as reality while we miss what’s truly going on.
Israel Is In Spiritual Slumber Today
Since God’s chosen people killed God’s only begotten son, God opened up the offer of salvation to the whole world. We live in an un-prophesied time called the Age of Grace. Until ‘the fullness of the Gentiles comes in,’ Israel is in spiritual slumber. They are oblivious to Jesus Christ as their Messiah. They missed the whole thing and killed him, but God’s promise to them and his mercy endures forever. He has concluded them all in unbelief so that he might save them all. But until the Age of Grace comes to an end, Israel is in spiritual slumber.
Romans 11:8-12 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?
God’s purposes are divine. He knows the end from the beginning. He’s warned us about the time of the end and what to expect but many Christians themselves are sleeping spiritually and cannot even see who the enemy is. They look to Rome or to the United States or the European Union, but they can’t see the elephant in the room: Islam. It’s time to wake up, brethren, before it’s too late for us to do anything about it. We’ve got Nazis in the camp killing Jews and Christians en-masse and we’re sitting back watching movies and eating popcorn.
Are You In Spiritual Slumber?
When you look at what’s happening in the Middle East, what do you see? I mean spiritually. What do you see spiritually? Do you see Sunnis fighting Shia’s? Do you see radical Islam fighting Israel? Of course, both of those things are a reality.
But do you see deeper than that? Do you see things from God’s spiritual point of view?
Do you see the spirit of anti-christ fighting against the spirit of God? If not, what do you think motivates those Islamic people to not only reject God’s pure religion, undefiled, to accept a substitute, counterfeit religion that denies Jesus is the Son of God? What do you think is behind the slaughter of Jews and Christians. Do you see the anti-christ spirit at work?d Your answer will tell you if you are spiritually awake or in spiritual slumber.
What Will You Who Are Spiritually Awake Do?
Once you know what’s really going on, from a spiritual point of view, then what will you do with that information? What’s your role in the end-time revival of true Christianity that our Lord Jesus is spearheading at this time? Will you stand up and be counted? Will you be bold in the Lord and teach others what is going on?
I heard a great statement today. ”Win them to the Lord or die by their sword.” That’s great advice. Our job is to educate other Christians who are in spiritual slumber, and to win converts from Islam to our Lord Jesus Christ. What’s your role in that? Seek the Lord and he will show you. This is the time, brethren, to boldly stand and speak the truth in love. They may have the sword, but we have our Lord Jesus Christ!
I Thessalonians 5:5,6 You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
Put on all the armor of God and let’s take a bold stand for our Lord Jesus Christ in this day and time no matter what people might think, no matter what they might do to us. This is it, brethren — our time to shine in the Son.
I implore you to 1) Get educated about what’s really going on today from God’s spiritual point of view and 2) Do your part to educate people about it and lead them to Christ.
Need I say more? Nay but I will pray that God accomplishes within you and by you what he desires!