It’s time to wake up.
Are we asleep? Are we irrelevant? Are we not connected to what is the important issues for their lives?
AW Tozer wrote that if the Holy Spirit were completely withdrawn from the Church, “95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference”. Sigmund Freud said that we do things asleep we would not do if awake! The problem is we may be asleep but we hate the alarm clock. It can be disappointing being part of a group who are snoring. Other people sleeping can keep you awake!
The Apostle writes, “But everything exposed by the light becomes visible – and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5 v13-14
Paul was not speaking to sinners but to a really good church. It is possible for a really good church to be asleep. It is possible for Christians to be awake and talk about all the things of the Kingdom of God but for their spirit to have fallen asleep.