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It's Time to Wake Up!

Monday, January 26, 2009

This message was shared at Wings of Grace, but comes from Apostle Chiffon Foster of Kingdom Glory Ministries.

"Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah). The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light" (Romans 13:11,12). "Therefore He says, Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine (make day dawn) upon you and give you light. Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people)" (Eph. 5:14, 15). "AWAKE, AWAKE, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.Shake yourself from the dust; arise, sit [erect in a dignified place], O Jerusalem; loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion" (Isaiah 52: 1,2). "For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we do not belong either to the night or to darkness. Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake (alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard) and let us be sober (calm, collected, and circumspect). For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who are drunk, get drunk at night. But we belong to the day; therefore, let us be sober and put on the breastplate (corslet) of faith and love and for a helmet the hope of salvation" ( I Thes. 5: 5-8).

Are we in danger as the Bride of Christ of being lulled and seduced into a deep sleep once again? Have we as leaders become drunken and intoxicated off of prestige, fame, fortune and believing our own press? Are there those in the pew who have drifted off to sleep because of a false sense of security? God told the prophet Isaiah to cry aloud and spare not! Those that have an ear to hear have heard the sense of urgency in the Spirit to not allow the things of this world to systematically cause a sleep and slumber to overtake them.

What has caused many to take on spiritual anesthesia and as a result have become dull of hearing and spiritually blind? The enemy comes to do nothing but to steal, kill and destroy but the methods that he is using in this hour are so subtle and crafty. The tools of: false promotions, ambition, connections of the flesh, impure motives, and ignorance/arrogance have caused many to turn from pleasing an audience

I urgently admonish apostolic gatekeepers to return to your post and defend the gates! He who control the gates controls the flow of traffic (spirits coming in and out of a church, city and region). Watchmen, get back in the tower and communicate to the shepherds on the fields what you see. Intercessors stay on your face in the secret place until you break through the hostile territory in the Spirit.

Awake God's holy apostles and prophets and take your place in this hour to bring forth God's agenda, heart and order to the House of God. Do not be afraid of being apart of the remnant of those that have been assigned to this hour. Zion, shake yourself free from every dumb and deaf spirit and arise from your rest and STORM THE GATES!

(c)Apostle Chiffon Foster, Kingdom Glory Ministries

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