Awake, you who sleep…!!

Awake, you who sleep…!!

+ Arise from the dead:

Jesus Christ has risen from the dead, beating the pains of death, and in His resurrection is our Resurrection. For He is in us and we in Him. It has become for us all the glory through our burial and resurrection in Him, Saint Paul says” Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” ( Romans 6:3-4). But the resurrection is the power of life’s action in us. We must act through it every day. And it is an order from God” Arise from the dead”…… In the sense that death will try to capture us Through sin, submitting ourselves willingly to it by sinning, the voice of the Lord shake us saying” Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years” ( Revelation 20:6). Therefore, resurrection is an inner strength offered by the Lord to our new selves” and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness” ( Ephesians 4:24). Manifested to us and others through total submission to the voice of the Holy Spirit in front of every sin we face. And obedience comes by the willingness to carry out the commandments of the Lord at all costs matter. And let us know my beloved, that those who lived this, immediately tasted the power of resurrection and the defeat of death within. Therefore, death is not for us. And sin has become foreign to the children of resurrection, those who were newly born to God, not according to the f lesh but the Spirit. We can then understand John the beloved in his first letter when he says” Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God” ( 1 John 3:9). If we live for God as real children, we are then the children of resurrection and life. Death can not overshadow us” But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection” ( Luke 20:35-36). If we had all these riches in resurrection, why then are we lazy groaning from sin which has NO authority on us at all?! And why are we afraid of death as if we are in debt to it?!…Behold the voice of the Lord crying in our ears” Awake, you who are asleep”…. Having to just obey the voice to Arise in eternal resurrection.

+Christ will shine upon you:

Darkness is synonymous with death. Therefore, the first action for resurrection in us- through Christ- is to dispel the darkness of death. This is when we find the light of life shining in our lives by love, for love is the revelation of the light of resurrection in us. It is a positive proof to the conquering of death.” Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining….. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death” ( 1 John2:8, 1 John3:14). If hatred found a place in the heart, we are surely living in the darkness of death far away from resurrection. Let us from the heart forgive one another, being in the light of resurrection, preserving the unity of the Spirit. O loved ones of the Lord, let us know with certainty that Jesus Christ is the light, and only Him can illuminate our lives during our journey to our happy home with Him in His kingdom. If we feel that darkness is surrounding our minds and souls, and depression becomes our companion, we can be certain that we have lost the way to our shining Christ. Leaving His commandments behind. The Holy Book is not opened, and praying becomes a heavy routine if we even pray, leaving sin to control us, bringing darkness back after we have risen with Him and after He has conquered sin and death for us. Pay attention to the power of resurrection that has been granted to us. Even we had reached this extent of death, the strength of the forgiveness of the Divine blood is bound to conquer our death and erase our sins and once again resurrecting us” Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me.I will bear the indignation of the Lord, Because I have sinned against Him, Until He pleads my case And executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light; I will see His righteousness” ( Micah 7:8-9). We just have to repent and confess to return to our savior, He who conquered death can return us again to the light of his resurrection” If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” ( 1 John 1:8-9). We should not allow neither the world, the old person in us, nor satan or anything else to hinder us from the light of the Resurrection in our lives. For by the power of Jesus Christ and our faith we conquer” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” ( Philippians 4:13). The praise of Saint Paul leads us to the path of resurrection” And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts” ( Romans 13:11). The light of Christ in our lives manifests through the Holy Spirit Who enlightens the truth for us. And when His heavenly seeds bear fruit within us we become the light of the world and the salt of the earth. All this with the peace of the Lord that is beyond comprehension and the joy of the Lord which is our strength. The fiery Holy Spirit burns all sin within and guides us to the light of Christ to Whom is all glory, in our path to the joyful eternity. That is when the Fruits of the Spirit dwell in us” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law” ( Galatians 5:22-23).


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April 25, 2016

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