Wake up and stay awake

Physically the human body requires sleep. However, the human spirit, once awakened by the living Jesus and born again as a new creature in Christ needs no sleep. Its source of life and power isn’t human biology or physical energy, but the indwelling presence of the risen Jesus. God-given night dreams show that our spirit can remain conscious of and communing with God, even when our body is physically sleeping.

When I was a new Christian, some church people told me that my passion for and excitement about Jesus wouldn’t last. But that wasn’t true. It has been more than 50 years and I’m more excited about Him than ever! The growth-in-Jesus-graft should be an ever-increasing slope (from glory to glory and mounting up with wings like eagles) not the up and down of awake awhile then sleep awhile. (Our relationship with Jesus shouldn’t have an “on and off switch.”)

For a great awakening of Christianity, individuals who awaken need to stay awake and spread their individual awakening so that it becomes a community awakening. “This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’” (Ephesians 5:14.) Once we wake up and spiritually arise from the dead, let’s stay awake and alert to Jesus, day and night!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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3 Responses to Wake up and stay awake

  1. Goose Creek Rods says:

    Hi Steve! Just trying to find you on Facebook. Really enjoyed your book, “Beyond Church”. Going through it a second time. Hope you and your wife are well.

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