The word "awake" has been heavy in my spirit the last few days.
It isn't the natural awakening, or getting up in the morning
that we are traditionally accustomed to. It's not the ending of
our physical hibernation and unconsciousness that I'm referring
to. The "awake" that I'm referring to is synonymous with the
words "watch" or "see", but again, not in the natural or
physical sense. We all have two eyes and a brain that can
perceive what we see in the natural. However, our two eyes and
our little brain has nothing to do with "awakening", "watching"
"Well, what is it that I'm referring to?", you may be asking.
Spiritual awakening, watching in the spirit, seeing in the
spirit, spiritual discernment - this is what I mean by "awaken."
There is a level of "seeing" or "watching" that God wants to
bring us to in these last days - a level that is necessary in
order to survive and conquer the devices and schemes of the
enemy. There is a spiritual drunkenness that has been cast
throughout the earth, and this drunkenness has also entered into
our churches. The spirit of this age - unrighteousness,
drunkenness, sexual immorality, murder, deceit, wickedness,
pride, selfishness, covetousness and hatred for God, among many
other things, has captivated the minds and hearts of so many
people, and even some that are in the church. These things
culminate the spirit of Babylon, or the spirit of confusion, and
actually places spiritual blinders on our eyes,... not our
physical eyes, but our spiritual eyes,... our discernment.
Awaken, beloved, for God wants to show us his glory!
Luke 9:29-32 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face
changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of
lightning. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, 31 appeared in glorious
splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure,
which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. 32
Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became
fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with
God wants to show us His glory. He wants to reveal His true self
to us. However, we cannot see His glory until we are FULLY AWAKE
from our sleepiness.
Psalm 17:15 15 And I-in righteousness I will see your face; when
I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness. David
sings to God that after he awakes, he will then be able to see
God's face, or His true nature, which is the heart of God. And
notice the latter part of the verse,... I will be satisfied with
seeing your likeness.... what revelation! David says that while
beholding the beauty of God, he will then be satisfied. You
know, we try to satisfy the lusts of the flesh with everything
imaginable, but we ignore the yearning and desire of our hearts
and inner man. If we take care of the desires of our hearts
first, with our awakening, and then beholding the beauty and
magnificence of God, then will we be fully satisfied spiritually
as well as in the natural.... seek ye first the kingdom of God
and all of its righteousness, and ALL things will be added to
Isaiah 52:1-2 1 Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself with
strength. Put on your garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, the
holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you
again. 2 Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, O
Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, O captive
Daughter of Zion.
Not only will awakening bring us to a place of beholding the
beauty of God, but awakening also breaks the chains that bind
us. Awakening destroys the yokes that have been placed around
our necks by the enemy. When we finally awaken from our sleep,
strongholds are shattered in an instance. When we are awake, we
are strengthen by the Spirit of God and are able to defend
ourselves from the enemy that tries to enter into our lives
again and again.
Psalm 57:8 8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I
myself will awake early.
There is a great urgency to awaken out of our spiritual slumber,
our spiritual sleepiness. David speaks of the urgency to awaken
in this verse. David says that he will awake early, meaning at
the break of day, in the morning, in the beginning... in the
immediate,... now! It is a decision that we have to make for
ourselves. The Spirit of God is a gentleman, He will not
intervene until we make the first step to awaken from our sleep.
Jesus, when He was transfigured when He was talking to Moses and
Elijah, didn't turn around and shake Peter, John and James to
wake them up and tell them, "Hey, look at me,... behold My
Glory!!" We must decide for ourselves to awaken and come out of
Babylon,... God is not going to do it for us. When we finally
awaken, we are to awaken like David, with the psaltery and harp
- our praise and worship, beholding the beauty of God and his
1 Corinthian 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some
have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
In the name of Jesus, let God arise and let His enemies be
scattered. Let there be a great spiritual awakening throughout
this land, as well as throughout the earth. We bind the
spiritual sleepiness, sloth, laziness, complacency and reprobate
mindsets in the name of Jesus. We bind the spirit of Babylon,
and we cut its cords and attachments. We declare and decree
spiritual quickening within the Body of Christ. We declare
spiritual eyes to be open this day. Let there be a generation of
your people that will arise and declare what thus saith the Lord
because they can see. Father, let there be a people raised up
that have the spirit of the children of Issachar in 1 Chronicles
12:32, a people that have awakened, and have understanding of
the times and seasons,... let this generation's voice arise from
the wilderness and proclaim the Word of the Lord! Father, we
declare and decree your children be cut off from the spirit of
sleepiness, and awaken to a new day, and a new job title in your
kingdom,... let your children become watchmen on the walls, oh
God!! Let your children sound the alarm with their personal
shofars and trumpets!! Let the voices of your children
reverberate across the waters and desert plains and penetrate
the kingdom of darkness!! We bash the kingdom of darkness with
our voices, with our shouts, with our praise and worship unto
you, oh God, most High!! We declare your kingdom be established
in the earth right now... in Jesus name, Amen!