By: Lou Yeboah
God is sounding the alarm for His people: ‘Wake up, Wake up! Look what’s happening! Look what’s going on in the nation! Look what’s happening in families – look what’s happening to the next generation. Wake up church! I’ve called you to do something! I’ve called you to make a difference. Wake up out of this slumber, and get back into a life flow of God. The church is in pitiful shape. Leaders are not leading, servants aren’t serving, worshippers aren’t worshipping. Some aren’t giving, others aren’t attending, many aren’t growing and the majority aren’t evangelizing. Wake up! Wake up from your slumber!
The Christian life is an active life, it is a life of service…it is a life that requires attentiveness, alertness and labor! But some of you have gone to sleep! Your work for the Lord is idle, your support for the church is waning, your love for others has grown cold, your heart has grown hard, your Christian progress is stagnant and your adversary is planning an attack. And you are sleeping through it all! Your home is being destroyed, your children are rebellious, your family is falling apart and your are asleep! Communities are crumbling, neighbors are hurting, friends are suffering, and the church is asleep! Society is in a deplorable condition and getting worse. Wickedness abounds, sin is accepted, Jesus is rejected, evil is celebrated, and God is blasphemed. All because the church has been asleep for too long. Wake up! Wake up from your slumber!
We can’t blame these problems on the world, we can’t blame the government, we can’t even blame the devil! The problem is that too many Christians are asleep. And God is calling us to wake from our slumber! Wake up! The hour is late the night is far spent, and the day is at hand. Therefore. I tell you, it’s imperative that we awake from our slumber.
For life is short, eternity is too long, souls are too precious, and proclaiming the Gospel is too important for us to sleep through it all. Jesus is coming soon. What we are going to do for Him we better do quickly. Paul said in Romans 13:11 ‘And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” …Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is…Ephesians 4:14-18. Wake up! Wake up!