Our enemy, the devil, works in many SOPORIFIC (see definition below) ways among God’s people.  He works to lull us into a satisfied stupor regarding our faith.  To put us into a trance that leads to death.  He lulls us with earthbound pleasures and treasures, hypnotizing us into irrelevance and irreverence.  Then, as we slumber, he leaps to consume us.

WAKE UP!!!  (I’m screaming now…)

1 Peter 5:8
Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.

1 Corinthians 16:13
Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.

Your enemy is seeking to consume you, destroy you, overpower you, woo you into a spiritual slumber that renders you useless in God’s army.  SNAP OUT OF IT!  Shout to the Lord.  Clap your hands.  Run the race.  Do something that picks up your heart’s pace.  Lift your eyes to heaven and pour yourself out to your Father again…

We can’t grow cold, bored and lifeless.  We are filled with the Spirit and He gives wide-eyed life, not slumbering death.  It is worth shouting about.  Lift up your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees…Lift up your voice to the Lord!

The Word of the Day is:

soporific   \sah-puh-RIH-fik\   adjective
1 *a  : causing or tending to cause sleep  b : tending to
dull awareness or alertness
2  : of, relating to, or marked by sleepiness or lethargy

Example sentence:
After dinner, Bill sank onto the couch by the fireplace
and — succumbing to the soporific effect of his full belly and
comfortable surroundings — quickly fell asleep.

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