We live in a world that is asleep spiritually. One of things I love about CS Lewis stories is that he often recognizes and paints a picture of our sleepy dream. If you have ever read Prince Caspian you know what I mean. People can be asleep even though we appear awake. It is the nature of the deception and the Deceiver. If he can paint a false picture that mirrors truly being awake, then he is close to engineering slumber that can last a life-time…and an eternity. Kind of like our own matrix of reality.
Today we are reviewing one of the most direct passages in the God Story concerning the sleepy dream. While Ephesians 5:14 is our home base: “For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you,” we also expand our search to include the context in which the Christ-Follower Paul passed on his ideas about remaining awake.
If the idea of spiritual awakening intrigues you, the stuff below will help.
Enjoy, our wide awake friend!