Sleeping Church, Arise!

Friends, I could not sleep last night, as my spirit was grieving and travailing over the great injustice that has taken place in regard to the death of George Floyd. Although this word is heavier than what the Lord typically puts on my heart, I make no apologies for it. God have mercy on this nation and for the shedding of innocent blood. Lord, break our hearts for what breaks Yours. We say enough is enough.

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 5:13-14

“I am calling My Church to wake up from her place of apathy and slumber. I am calling My watchmen on the wall and My intercessors to arise. Where are My watchmen? Where are My intercessors?” says the Lord.

“Do not be deceived: I cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows (Galatians 6:7). I am bringing swift justice and exposure in this hour. The blood of the innocent cries out to Me, even as it was with Abel:

The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.”

Genesis 4:10

“My People: vengeance is Mine, I will repay (Romans 12:19). My righteous indignation is burning, and I will stay silent no longer! For behold, I will come with fire and with My chariots, like a whirlwind, to render My anger with fury, and My rebuke with flames of fire (Isaiah 66:15).

“I am a God of justice. I am a God Who delivers the poor and oppressed. For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, and will make with them an everlasting covenant (Isaiah 61:8).

“My Bride, it is time to arise from your place of slumber. It is time to cry out for Me to break your heart for what breaks Mine. For I am near to the grieving and broken hearted (Psalm 34:18). Grieve with those who grieve, and weep with those who weep. It’s time to come together as the united Body that I’ve called you to be. Sleeping Church, arise!

Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
When you see the naked, that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?

Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;
You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
“If you take away the yoke from your midst,
The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

If you extend your soul to the hungry
And satisfy the afflicted soul,
Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,
And your darkness shall be as the noonday.

The Lord will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Those from among you
Shall build the old waste places;
You shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach,
The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

Isaiah 58:6-12

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