Let’s Go Awaken The Dead

May 24, 2013 — 2 Comments

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Authentic worship shapes the Christ follower into God’s image. Whereas; counterfeit worship run the extreme risk of shaping God into our preferred image.  We are called to live authentic lives of worship that is free from the smell of the counterfeit worship of religious array.  For His glory; for our good, and the hope of others, we must live authentic lives of worship before the world.

It’s easy to have a form of godliness; but a form of godliness will never awaken the world from its zombie like apathy.  Authentic lives of worship shows  the image of God in a world that desperately wants their own way instead of wanting and embracing what they truly need.  As Christ followers, we are called to awaken the dead by living and giving them the true life of Christ.

We awaken the dead when we turn the other cheek. We awaken the dead when we move beyond being regularly offended at everything the world does and simply reflex God regardless. We awaken the dead when we feed the hungry, cloth the naked, give water to the thirsty, love the unlovable, visit the sick, take in the stranger, and go to them which are in prison.

We are called to help people see God. However, in order for us to help people see God we must not live lives that show  the idolatry of shaping God into our own images. There must be a daily death of self and a daily obeying of entering the harvest field of the walking dead.

Humanity that has long suffered in darkness calls to us to be awakened. Light has come into the world by Jesus Christ and His light is the only light that defeats darkness and awakens the sinner.  We must show them Jesus and not our religious routes. Jesus is the only way. We must show them Him. In John 14:9 Jesus proclaimed the amazing by saying, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.”

Let’s show them the Father! Let’s awaken the world from their sleep! Let’s show them the redeemer and lover of their souls. It’s our call; it’s our duty; it’s our grand privilege, and it can’t be done with religion.

The awakening can only happen when we start showing the world the true Jesus that is beyond the religious version that idolatry tries to shape. There is an echo from the future calling to us, “Well done good and faithful servant.” Let’s answer that call!

Let’s go awaken the dead!

Steve Wright

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Lead Pastor of Legacy Church and Author of The Descent to Compassion

2 responses to Let’s Go Awaken The Dead

  1. Hello Steve — God, I believe, is now Awakening the Dead in Christ. Those who walked before us in Christ and “fell Asleep”,,,,,,,asleep in Christ, until this final Lifetime, when they are now being raised. Woken Up, so to speak, for the trumpet call of the Archangels. Mighty Michael is now calling us to Remember Who We Are. WE are the dead in Christ, awakened and being prepared to meet up with the Lord, a bit ahead of time, I Thes. 4:14-17. When We meet up with the Lord, we will then be crowned as Ambassadors, and given our immortal bodies, as credentials of the Glory of God, and we will truly be sent on our mission to awaken the rest of the dead. At least, that’s what I’m understanding today.

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