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Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5:14 

Have you ever found it difficult to pray or read the word of God? Have you ever found yourself feeling apathetic towards the things of God? Has worship seemed a difficult task lately? Then you might be afflicted something called slumbering spirit.

I believe that this is an insidious attempt to keep you and me from experiencing the power of God in our lives. I can remember sitting in the church and feeling an overwhelming sleepiness come over me.
The irony is that once the sermon is over or the church is released, I’ll have a sudden jolt of exuberance. Is this a coincidence?  Absolutely not!  Unfortunately, there are many people who are being affected slumbering spirit, and most of them don’t even realize it. There is a medical condition known as sleep paralysis, in which a person is between a state of sleep and awareness; they are unable to move, speak,  or react. Many people believe this to be a demonic manifestation. In the same way,  the enemy has attempted to paralyze the church with slumber so that we will not be able to move in our kingdom assignment, or respond to the presence of God.
When people are under the influence of a slumbering spirit, they are not awake in the things of God, they are literally in a drunken state of mind and spirit.

It is not natural for believers to be apathetic towards spiritual things. It is not natural for us to see prayer as some difficult task that we can hardly bear. We were created for the presence of God. In fact, we are at our best when we are in His presence. It is time for us to shake off the slumbering spirit, and put on the garment of praise. The season of dullness, apathy, and indifference is over! God wants to commune with His people and we must be awake and alert in order to hear what the Holy Spirit is speaking to the Church. God is sending a wave of revival in the area of prayer, intercession and worship. It is time for us to desire God more than anything else in our lives.

PRAYER: O Lord let the fire of your presence continue to burn within the chamber of my heart daily in Jesus Name.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION: I declare today, that you are awaken to the things of God and that the Holy Spirit invigorate you.  And I decree that apathy, laziness, slumber, indifference and dullness towards the things of God leave you right now in the Name of Jesus.

Jeremiah 20:9; Romans 12:11; Hebrews 1:7


WORD FOR THE DAY: The place of God’s purpose is the place of God’s power.

©Voice of Tabernacle 2018

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