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Sleeping with the Enemy!

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Awake Oh Body of Christ!

Pro 6:10-11 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down and sleep. 11 So will your poverty come like a robber or one who travels [with slowly but surely approaching steps] and your want like an armed man [making you helpless].

Rom 13:11 Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah).

Reflection: There is a cry within the Body of Christ today from the weary soldiers who are standing in the harvest field crying out for more laborers!

Many are looking around asking where are all the Christians who can help to bring in this great harvest? However when we are asked what we think our part is as a Christian, most Christians will tell you, that is not my calling! We may say, I’m called to be an intercessor or a prophet or a teacher! However, what most don’t realize is that God calls ALL those who are born-again to reach out to the lost & speak to them about who He is & how they can receive  Him as their Lord & Savior. We are called to reconcile others back to God with the good news of the gospel. If Jesus is real to you, Jesus will become real through you!

The enemy has come in with every distraction, deception and manipulation! He makes himself look good, sound good, but his agenda produces no eternal fruit. I always say, that the enemy needs a horse to ride in on! He needs a vehicle to move his agenda forward! He needs someone or something to distract the Body of Christ! His intention is to keep us busy with religious agendas within the four walls so that we never affect the outside world! He loads us up with programs, conferences & all kinds of entertainment. As long as these things are producing no fruit for eternity . . .he has accomplished his goal!

When the church decides to become the Church that God has called us to be, the enemy will have no place to hide! His agendas will be exposed, his programs will be halted and conferences that produce no eternal fruit will fall to the way side! The Body of Christ must realize that as His body we are empowered to reach out to our communities with the message of Jesus Christ! We are not called to preach a social, feel good, weak and apathetic message, but a message that has power that will set the captives free! A message that will empower them to become all God has called them to be! So the Body must decide will they settle for compromise & allow the enemy to look good, sound good & gain territory? Or will the Body rise up & say “Absolutely NOT”, we are kicking the enemy to the curb & we are not going to compromise or back down and we will go after our community with the gospel message of Jesus Christ!

This is the hour that the church must decide who she is & who she wants the world to see her as! Is she weak, apathetic, slumbering & sleeping allowing the enemy to take territory? Or, is she going to not tolerate this any longer, stand up, get up & go after God’s harvest? Anyone can tell you that the participator & the spectator do not receive the same rewards! The spectator can hear all about what the participator is doing, but without standing on the field & experiencing what the participator is doing, the spectator will only have a “second hand” account of what it is like. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to sit in the stands when God has called me to be a player in His harvest field!

In 2005 I started crying out to God to show me His plan & purpose and He began a work in my heart! God spoke to my heart & gave me a vision for eternity! I had to make the decision, did I want to be popular, well liked and accepted or would I continue to fulfill the kingdom vision! Kingdom vision +Iindividual purpose = A heart on FIRE 4 Jesus! It’s that simple! Regardless of what others think of you in this hour, you must decide that people opinions don’t matter, its only God’s plan & purpose that can sustain you in this hour & the times to come!

God needs harvesters; he needs those that are willing to lay down their will for His! He needs those who are willing to submit to His plan & purpose with no compromise whatsoever! You will decide this hour who you are in Christ and you will make a choice to serve him or be loved by the world! What is a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul? It’s an hour of decision and I pray that God will break your heart for the lost & set you on fire with passion, purpose & desire to seek and save the lost!