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WATCH AND PRAY

Acts 20
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On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because
he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.
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There were many lamps in the
upstairs room where we were meeting.
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Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who
was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground
from the third story and was picked up dead.



Whilst others were listening to the life saving Word of God someone was sleeping on the window, sitting
on the fence, between the light and the darkness outside, wedged right in the middle, sitting in the back
seat, taking everything easy and falling asleep.


Matthew 24
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Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
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But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was
coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.
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So you
also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
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But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, My master is staying away a long
time,
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and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.
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The
master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not
aware of.
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He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there
will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.





Matthew 25
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Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.


Mark 13
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Jesus said to them: Watch out that no one deceives you
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You must be on your guard
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So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.
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Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come
backwhether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.
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If he
comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.
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What I say to you, I say to everyone:
Watch!



1 Thessalonians 5
5 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,
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for you know
very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
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But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a
thief.
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SO THEN, LET US NOT BE LIKE OTHERS, WHO ARE ASLEEP, BUT LET US BE
AWAKE AND SOBER.
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For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get
drunk at night.
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But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as
a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.







Matthew 26
WATCH AND PRAY
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Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, Sit here
while I go over there and pray.
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He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him,
and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
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Then he said to them, My soul is overwhelmed
with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.
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Going a little farther,
he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken
from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.
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Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. Couldnt you men keep
watch with me for one hour? he asked Peter.
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Watch and pray so that you will not fall
into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
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He went away a second time and prayed, My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be
taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.
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When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.
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So he left
them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
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Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, Are you still sleeping and resting? Look,
the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners.
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Rise! Let us
go! Here comes my betrayer!

The Son of man was taken away whilst they were still asleep, they could not (did not|) watch
and pray.


When you fall asleep that is the time the betrayer comes and takes away your Jesus. Instead of
you to be up and praying so that .so that you will not fall into temptation.. If the
disciples were alive and active, watching and praying, keeping watch being. The Messiah
may not have been taken away. The enemy would not have swooped down on them, he would
not have taken them by surprise and caught them unawares and unprepared. Nut the enemy
caught the napping, he found them sound asleep and took away their Jesus.




Matthew 24
Keep watch
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But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,
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but
only the Father.
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As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
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For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in
marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;
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and they knew nothing about what would happen
until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of
Man.
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Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.
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Two women will be
grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
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Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
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But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was
coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.
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So you
also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
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Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants
in his household to give them their food at the proper time?
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It will be good for that servant
whose master finds him doing so when he returns.
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Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of
all his possessions.
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But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, My master is
staying away a long time,
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and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink
with drunkards.
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The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him
and at an hour he is not aware of.
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He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the
hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Matthew 25
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
25 At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went
out to meet the bridegroom.
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Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
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The foolish ones
took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.
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The wise ones, however, took oil in jars
along with their lamps.
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The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy
and fell asleep.
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At midnight the cry rang out: Heres the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!
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Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
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The foolish ones said to the wise,
Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.
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No, they replied, there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell
oil and buy some for yourselves.
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But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who
were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
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Later the others also came. Lord, Lord, they said, open the door for us!
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But he replied, Truly I tell you, I dont know you.
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Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.



Mark 13
The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times
13 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, Look, Teacher! What
massive stones! What magnificent buildings!
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Do you see all these great buildings? replied Jesus. Not one stone here will be left on
another; every one will be thrown down.
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As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and
Andrew asked him privately,
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Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the
sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?
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Jesus said to them: Watch out that no one deceives you.
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Many will come in my name,
claiming, I am he, and will deceive many.
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When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not
be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
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Nation will rise against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines.
These are the beginning of birth pains.
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You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the
synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.
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And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
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Whenever you are arrested and brought
to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time,
for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
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Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their
parents and have them put to death.
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Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who
stands firm to the end will be saved.
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When you see the abomination that causes desolation standing where it does not belong
let the reader understandthen let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
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Let no one on
the housetop go down or enter the house to take anything out.
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Let no one in the field go back
to get their cloak.
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How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing
mothers!
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Pray that this will not take place in winter,
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because those will be days of distress
unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until nowand never to be equaled
again.
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If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect,
whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.
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At that time if anyone says to you, Look, here is
the Messiah! or, Look, there he is! do not believe it.
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For false messiahs and false prophets
will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
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So be on
your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.
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But in those days, following that distress,
the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
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the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
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At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
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And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth
to the ends of the heavens.
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Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come
out, you know that summer is near.
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Even so, when you see these things happening, you know
that it is near, right at the door.
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Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away
until all these things have happened.
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Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will
never pass away.
The Day and Hour Unknown
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But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only
the Father.
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Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.
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Its like a
man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned
task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
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Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come
backwhether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.
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If he
comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.
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What I say to you, I say to everyone:
Watch!



1 Thessalonians 5
The Day of the Lord
5 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,
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for you know
very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
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While people are
saying, Peace and safety, destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant
woman, and they will not escape.
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But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a
thief.
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You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the
night or to the darkness.
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SO THEN, LET US NOT BE LIKE OTHERS, WHO ARE
ASLEEP, BUT LET US BE AWAKE AND SOBER.
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For those who sleep, sleep at night,
and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.
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But since we belong to the day, let us be
sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
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For
God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
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Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.




2 Peter 3
The Day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night
3 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to
stimulate you to wholesome thinking.
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I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the
holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.
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Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following
their own evil desires.
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They will say, Where is this coming he promised? Ever since our
ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.
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But they
deliberately forget that long ago by Gods word the heavens came into being and the earth was
formed out of water and by water.
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By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and
destroyed.
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By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for
the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
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But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and
a thousand years are like a day.
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The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some
understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone
to come to repentance.
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But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the
elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.
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Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You
ought to live holy and godly lives
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as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.
That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the
heat.
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But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth,
where righteousness dwells.
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So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found
spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
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Bear in mind that our Lords patience means
salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.
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He
writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some
things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the
other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
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Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may
not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.
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But
grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now
and forever! Amen.


Revelation 16
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Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go
naked and be shamefully exposed.



1 Peter 5:8
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone
to devour.



1 Corinthians 9
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Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to
get the prize.
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Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown
that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
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Therefore I do not run like someone
running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.
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No, I strike a blow to my body and make it
my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.


Philippians 3
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Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press
on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
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Brothers and sisters, I do
not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is
behind and straining toward what is ahead,
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I press on toward the goal to win the prize
for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


1 Timothy 6
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But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, endurance and gentleness.
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Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the
eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the
presence of many witnesses.



2 Timothy 4
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I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
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Now there is in store for
me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day and
not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.



The man as sitting in a very precarious position between the light being supplied by the Lamp in the
room and the darkness of the outside. All he wanted was to be on the Inside but he did not take the
front seat, he just said for so long as I am Inside. Problem came when the enemy started stealing his
focus and attention and he began to relax even more and he began to doze off. The enemy stole his
souls slowly, he stole his attention, and then when he was dead or fast asleep he pulled him to the
outside. The wind from the enemy on the outside pulled him out, and threw him to the ground.


John 10:10
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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to
the full.



Inside the wind wasnt blowing, wind only blows on the outside. The walls surrounding the room kept
the wind on the outside, they were a wind barrier, they kept the wind from blowing on anyone in the
room. Those on the Inside were safe from the power and Influence of the wind and everything It ma
cause Including the pain, discomfort from the cold. Outside IT WAS COLD LIKE AS It is in the middle East.
It gets very cold at night, but those Inside the room where warm, the walls and the lamp and other
brethren kept them warm. The man sitting on the window was being lashed on the back by the wind
whilst being warmed on the belly from the Inside. He was lukewarm, he was neither hot cold. On his
back there was a chill, on his belly on the Inside there was warmth.



Revelation 3
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I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!
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So,
because you are lukewarmneither hot nor coldI am about to spit you out of my mouth.


The man was juts sitting on the fence. He had no sides. One could not tell whether he was on the Inside
or on the outside. He was just sitting on the fence with his back to the dark but It was not enough. At
times the wind (representing evil spirits and demons) would lash him and he would wake up a but
then begin to fail asleep again. The wind would come from the outside and lash him with the cold air of
sickness, It would lash him with limitation in progress, It would lash him with set back, It would lash him
with death in the family, It would lash him, with curses, It would lash him with rejection, It would lash
him with confusion, It would lash him with sin (Inspiring him to sin against the Lord which would lead to
his punishment), It would lash him with sadness, depression, unhappiness, night mares, sleepless nights,
anxiety, opposition but all this failed to make him wake up and take defensive measures against the
wind such as moving to the Inside.



He didnt make an effort to get on the safer Inside even If the room was full.



Luke 13
Enter through the Narrow Door
He said to them,
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Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because
many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.
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Once the owner of the
house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, Sir,
open the door for us.



He didnt make a strong effort to enter into the safer places in the room away from the window where
he could fall off, he was living on the edge, his life was hanging by a thread, his life was hanging in the
balance, but he seemed Unperturbed, he was unmoved. He was sitting in his comfort zone. He did not
take action to reserve is life, he didnt not take precautionary measures. He could at least have stayed
awake and the only thing that could keep him awake alert was the Word being preached but he fell
asleep.


This is what happens when the Word is being preached, not all will be paying close attention, not all will
carry It out. Not all will keep watch and pray. As the preacher is saying.

Matthew 13
Interpretation of the Parable of the Sower
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Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:
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When anyone hears the message about the
kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their
heart. This is the seed sown along the path.
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The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who
hears the word and at once receives it with joy.
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But since they have no root, they last only a short
time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
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The seed falling
among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the
deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.
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But the seed falling on good soil refers to
someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a
hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.



Whilst the preacher was shouting be alert and self controlled (1 PETER), he was dosing off, when the
preacher shouted the enemy cometh to steal to kill and destroy, he drowsed even more, when the Paul
shouted watch and pray he fell asleep completely, the darkness stole him and that was It............the
beginning of the end. The darkness stole him from the Inside (where there is Light), took him to the
outside (where there is darkness). For little while as he was falling he thought and felt like he was
flying just before he hit the ground with a thud,!! And probably broke his neck. He didnt know what
hit him, It all happened so quickly, he didnt have time to see what hit him, It was too late to save
or change anything and there he lay dead.



Acts 20
9..........When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead.


The man fell asleep and the worst happened. His fate was sealed. He was beyond the point of return.
The enemy, the wind the forces of darkness, the devil had succeeded in completely destroying him.

That is how the enemy works. He comes into your life and then steals you peace and then runs away, If
you do not pursue catch beat him up thoroughly , bring him to the heavenly police, press charges
against him and have him their own into the prison for good, then he comes back again to steal because
he is still out there, waiting for another chance another opportunity to steal, waiting for you to fall
asleep. The enemy the thief doesnt sleep, he works at night when people sleep, that is when he comes
to steal. He waits for people to sleep and then comes to steal, to steal the love and obedience to God, to
steal their faith in God, to steal their hope, when they relax, when they get too comfortable and stop
fighting and working.

When people sit in comfortable places, when people become too comfortable sleep catches up with
them, they begin to dose in not time all because of the comfort.


Even If and when you rest and sleep in the middle of the wilderness because you are tired.........right
there in the jungle, in the forests where there are hungry restless beast s roaming around where there
are wild animals prowling, where there are predators sniffing fro scent, It still does not mean that you
are safe or Truly in a Comfort zone. Even when you are feeling all warm and cosy in the arms of
Delilah, It does not mean that you are not in the danger zone. If the devils hands feel warm for a
moment It does not mean that they will always be that way, they are putting you to sleep, they are
subduing you.


Judges 16
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After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of
his hair, AND SO BEGAN TO SUBDUE HIM. And his strength left him.
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Then she called, Samson, the Philistines are upon you!
He awoke from his sleep and thought, Ill go out as before and shake myself free. But he did
not know that the LORD had left him.
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Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him
with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding grain in the prison.


Even If you rest and relax because you are feeling comfortable It does not mean that you are not in
danger, It does not mean that there is no threat in your life, It does not mean that your enemies have
stopped planning and plotting against you, It does not mean tat the enemy ahs given to sleep like you.

Samson got too comfortable in the arms of Delilah on the lap of Delilah on the lap of sin, he relaxed
too much until he went to sleep. He forgot that his enemies were always planning and plotting against
him, he forgot that he was in the Philistine territory in enemy territory, he fell asleep and his hair was
cut in his sleep, he got too comfortable, no one can sleep when they are fully awake and working when
they are in a fight, when they are alert, when they are active but when people relax they begin to sleep.


Judges 16
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After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids
of his hair, AND SO BEGAN TO SUBDUE HIM. And his strength left him.


If Samson had stayed awake and alert none of that would have happened to him. He was dosing all
the tie that he was with Delilah, sleep was catching up with.

Delilah was sonly able to subdue Samson because Samson had fallen asleep.


Judges 16
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After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of
his hair, AND SO BEGAN TO SUBDUE HIM. And his strength left him.


It was Delilah herself who put Samson to sleep. Samson got tired from sinning against the Lord, he
worked so hard sinning against the Lord hot tired and slept like a baby.sin causes people to fall asleep.
The devil puts people to sleep using sin, he tries to get them lost on world, lost in pleasure, lost in the
cares of this world, lost in the Philistines territory, lost Inside Delilah, lost Inside sin. Before they know
what is happening their hair, their power is shaved off. It all happens in their sleep, whilst they are still
sleeping.



WATCH AND PRAY
Matthew 26
38...........Stay here and keep watch with me.
40
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. Couldnt you men keep
watch with me for one hour? he asked Peter.
41
Watch and pray so that you will not fall
into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
45
Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, Are you still sleeping and resting? Look,
the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners.
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Rise! Let us
go! Here comes my betrayer!



2 Peter 3
The Day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night
10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief..
17
Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that
you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure
position.


Revelation 16
15
Look, I come like a thief!......


1 Peter 5:8
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone
to devour.


John 10:10
10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to
the full.


Delilah stole Samsons hair in his sleep. She stole Samsons power. She shaved off all of It and left
nothing but bare, smooth, scalp. When Samson wake up he had no hair. It was gone. He ran his fingers
over his head and felt nothing but bare skin!! Can you Imagine the horror for someone who grew up all
his life with hair on his head. His hair was stolen in the night when he was asleep. He was put to sleep
with sin.

After making love to Delilah Samson was tired, he went right to sleep. That s what sin does, It puts
people to sleep, they will be too tired to stay awake and pray, to tired to hear what God is saying, too
tired to fast, too tired, to study the Word, they would have used up all their energy sinning and they go
right to bed. They will be too tired to rise up and go to safer territory beck to Israel.

Samson used to get up after making love and go back to safer land, to Israel, to places where there were
no Philistines roaming around. He knew that the Philistines were his enemies, he knew that they were
after him, so he did not want to sleep in their lands.



Judges 16
Samson wakes up and saves his life
16 One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute. He went in to spend the night with
her.
2
The people of Gaza were told, Samson is here! So they surrounded the place and lay
in wait for him all night at the city gate. They made no move during the night, saying, At
dawn well kill him.
3
But Samson lay there only until the middle of the night. Then he got up and took hold of the
doors of the city gate, together with the two posts, and tore them loose, bar and all. He lifted
them to his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that faces Hebron.


He would rise up in the middle of the might and leave but this time he was too tire to do any of that in
time or wasnt even given the opportunity. The enemy gets smart when you hang around him long
enough he discovers all your tactics. He knows and learns how you avoid trouble and then develops
counter measures to neutralise all your attempts to escape. You escaped him once but the next time he
knows how to deal with you, he will be getting smart al the time you get close to him, every time you
cheat your way put of trouble.

He is going to be prepared for you this time, he is going to seal your avenue of escape, he will station his
demons to make sure you do not get through, he is going to surround you on all sides to make there is
no avenue of escape, he is learning, he is not going to make the same mistake he made the last time, he
is going to do his home work, he is going to study how he can prevent a similar occurrence from
happening, how he can keep the fish from slipping through his fingers, he is going to take precautionary
measures. Next time you visit your women (sin) in Philistine territory you wont be so lucky, you wont
get away scotch free like Samson.

You used to go back quickly to the Lord, you used to rise up like Samson and go back to Israelite territory
before the enemy could get you but now the enemy is gong to make sure that you do not get up. He is
going to make sure that Delilah stays up and shaves off your hair. You used to avoid trouble by trusting
in your wisdom other than to obeying the commands of the Lord. you used condoms Instead of
abstaining from sex as the Lord commands trying to avoid HIV, It worked once before but next time you
wont be so lucky, the enemy is already working with Delilah and planning with Delilah, you are going to
get spiritual HIV Instead.



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You used to sin against the Lord (like Samson did when he was sleeping with foreign women and
committing adultery) and then quickly rise up in the middle of the night like Samson and pray to the
Lord asking forgiveness before any punishment but thus time both the Lord and the enemy is ready to
punish you. you will not be able to get up in time, you will not be able to get away, you will not be able
to flee, the Lord will abandon you to your enemies. He has been counting your sins. He has decided that
if you do It one more time, just one more time He will leave you.


Judges 16
19.And his strength left him.
20
Then she called, Samson, the Philistines are upon you!
He awoke from his sleep and thought, Ill go out as before and shake myself free. But he did
not know that the LORD had left him.




Psalms 50
21
When you did these things and I kept silent,
you thought I was exactly like you.
But I now arraign you
and set my accusations before you.
22
Consider this, you who forget God,
or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:




Joshua 24
19
Joshua said to the people, You are not able to serve the LORD. He is a holy God; he is a
jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins.
20
If you forsake the LORD and
serve foreign gods, he will turn and bring disaster on you and make an end of you, after he has
been good to you.




Deuteronomy 32:35
It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their
doom rushes upon them."



Proverbs 29
Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
will suddenly be destroyed without remedy.


The Lord never forgot your sins. Nothing is hidden from Him. His thoughts are not like out thoughts. He
as been looking for an opportunity, a reason, an excuse to punish you from the first day you sinned
against Him, He put you in His watch list. He is determined to punish you after what you did to Him
the last time. Just like your self when you are offended and say If you dare do It pain I will punish you.
your sins are piling up and your cup of Iniquity is about to be full. It fills up at the same time as the cup
of the Lords wrath which He then pours out on you. you about to exhaust the measure of grace that
Lord gave to you. the rope of grace that God gave to you is getting used up every time you sin , It is
getting shorter and shorter all the time and when It finally runs out thats It. It doesnt matter who you
are born again believer or sinner, you were given a measure of grace and It is fast running out.




Proverbs 29
Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
will suddenly be destroyed without remedy.


Proverbs 1
23
Repent at my rebuke!
Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,
I will make known to you my teachings.
24
But since you refuse to listen when I call
and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,
25
since you disregard all my advice
and do not accept my rebuke,
26
I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;
I will mock when calamity overtakes you
27
when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
28
Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
they will look for me but will not find me,
29
since they hated knowledge
and did not choose to fear the LORD.
30
Since they would not accept my advice
and spurned my rebuke,
31
they will eat the fruit of their ways
and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32
For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them;



Hebrews 10
26
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for
sins is left,
27
but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies
of God.
28
Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three
witnesses.
29
How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has
trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that
sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
30
For we know him who said, It is mine to
avenge; I will repay,
[d]
and again, The Lord will judge his people.
[e]

31
It is a dreadful thing to fall into
the hands of the living God.


Get off the window, get off the fence, starting jumping around, start paying attention to the Word being
preached, start responding to the Word like others, get Involved, start performing the Word believe
inside our heart and confess with your mouth like others, did everything you can to stay awake. Shout,
jump, scream and clap anything to avoid sleep and stay awake.

A lot of people think and believe that being a true believer in Christ is boring, uneventful, they think It
sucks the fun out of life, the think and believe that they will be left with nothing to do except read the
bible, fats and go to church they think that all there is to It is to simply accept Jesus and sit in the
benches or on the window until they fall asleep from boredom, they think that you remain in one place
until you get to heaven, they dont know that It is a long journey which needs focus perseverance and
determination, they dont know that It is a great adventure, a learning experience, They think that God
is going to fats and pray for them, they think that God is one who is going to walk for them on the
journey to the Promised, they think and believe that God is going to obey His commands for them, they
think that take some step forward for them, they think that God is just going to come and raise them to
a new and higher level whilst they are sitting, they think that God is the one who going pay them a visit
Instead of the them going to visit Him (they expect the king to rise up from His throne leave everything
H is doing and run to bless them).



James 4:8
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts,
you double-minded.



Matthew 7:7
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.



Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
The only Way to seek the Lord is to please Him, the only Way to please Hi is to obey His commands. You
have to pray, fast, love, obey, serve, praise, worship, thank the Lord. You have to love, serve worship
and obey the Lord with all your heart.


Deuteronomy 6:5
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your
strength.





Deuteronomy 10:12
And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to
walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with
all your soul,




Deuteronomy 11:13
So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today--to love the LORD your God and
to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul




Deuteronomy 26:16
The LORD your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully
observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.





Deuteronomy 30:1
When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to
heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations,




Deuteronomy 30:2
and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your
heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,



Deuteronomy 30:10
if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this
Book of the Law and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.



Joshua 22:5
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the
LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his
commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul."




1 Kings 8:48
and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their enemies who took
them captive, and pray to you toward the land you gave their fathers, toward the city you have
chosen and the temple I have built for your Name;




2 Chronicles 15:4
But in their distress they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was
found by them.




Nehemiah 9:27
So you handed them over to their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed
they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion you gave
them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.




Psalm 119:2
Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.




Isaiah 55:6
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.



Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.




Jeremiah 51:50
You who have escaped the sword, leave and do not linger! Remember the LORD in a distant
land, and think on Jerusalem."




Ezekiel 6:9
Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will remember me--
how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from me, and by
their eyes, which have lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves for the evil they have
done and for all their detestable practices.




Joel 2:12
"Even now," declares the Lord, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping
and mourning."




Amos 5:4
This is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: "Seek me and live;




Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with
all your heart and with all your soul.




1 Chronicles 22:19
Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God. Begin to build the
sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD
and the sacred articles belonging to God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the
LORD."




1 Chronicles 28:9
"And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with
wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and
understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if
you forsake him, he will reject you forever.


2 Chronicles 15:2
He went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is
with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he
will forsake you.


2 Chronicles 22:9
He then went in search of Ahaziah, and his men captured him while he was hiding in Samaria.
He was brought to Jehu and put to death. They buried him, for they said, "He was a son of
Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart." So there was no one in the house of
Ahaziah powerful enough to retain the kingdom.




Psalm 32:6
Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; surely when the
mighty waters rise, they will not reach him.


Isaiah 45:19
I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob's
descendants, 'Seek me in vain.' I, the LORD, speak the truth; I declare what is right.





Isaiah 55
6
Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
7
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.





Jeremiah 24:7
I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be
their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.




Amos 5:4
This is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: "Seek me and live;



Exodus 7:7
Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.



Exodus 24
13
Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God.



Moses had to go up the mountain as ld as he was seeking the face of the Lord, he had to scale up the
mountain on order to see the Lord, he had to persevere, to take the first step seeking the face of the
Lord (even without the Lord asking him to seek Him or come nearer to Him, It was usually Moses own
Initiative, now this is True Love. visiting your Love when you miss his/her presence, when you miss
his/her voice, when go to extreme lengths, when you go the extra mile and make sacrifices just to be
with them), he had to separate himself from the rest, to go where no man went, he had to leave friends
and family, he had to leave all the comfort, he had to go the extra mile, he had to go to extreme lengths,
just to see the face of the Lord and Indeed the Lord would reward him.



Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that
he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.



Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with
all your heart and with all your soul.





2 Chronicles 15:4
But in their distress they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was
found by them.



They think and believe that being a Christian and serving God is one of the most boring lives anyone
can live, they took the wrong lessons from wrong people, fro bad examples, from bad ambassadors,
from people who did not even know what they were doing or what being a True in Christ means. They
watched people who did not thing but walk to church on Sunday and after that said we are serving
God. Being a True believer In Christ is one of the most eventful action packed lives, you just don know
what is coming next, what great thing the Lord has planned for you, what new level He wants to raise
you to.


Jeremiah 33:3
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'



Jeremiah 33:3
Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.


Isaiah 40:31
31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.



Haggai 2
6
This is what the LORD Almighty says: In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and
the earth, the sea and the dry land.
7
I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations
will come, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD Almighty.
8
The silver is mine
and the gold is mine, declares the LORD Almighty.
9
The glory of this present house will be
greater than the glory of the former house, says the LORD Almighty. And in this place I will
grant peace, declares the LORD Almighty.




Being a True believer In Christ is one of most adventurous lives,, there wars, there are persecutions and
troubles that have to be endured, there are distance that have to be covered, mountains that have to be
scaled, there are cities that have to be taken by storm, there is progress that has to be made. There are
goals to achieve, there are missions to accomplished, there is a work to be done and a great work.

The so called Christens today lack vision


Proverbs 29:18
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.



Proverbs 29:18
When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.



They dont even know what the Lord wants and expects from them, they dont even now whet their
divine assignment in the Lord is, they dont eve know what their divine mission is, they dont even know
what they are supposed to be doing, that is why they do nothing but sit around and wait for Jesus to
come back or until they fall asleep until the enemy steals them and throws them to the ground like the
man who was sitting on the window when Paul was preaching they do not have sufficient knowledge of
the Truth, they think they know It all but they dont they are still babies, Infants they are still as blind
and as lost as the day the were born again, they only as much knowledge as they did when they heard
the Word for the first time. They are like severely emaciated children. We are in a war and they don; t
even know It. war is very eventful, the same dynamic Involved when nations fight each other are the
same ones Involved in spiritual war fare. It requires planning, execution, effort, setting goals,
determination, focus, you can feel yourself trying, you can feel yourself Involved. T is a fight. There is not
event on the face f the earth and Indeed the universe than that is more eventful and adventurous than
war. You cant tell what is going to happen next. You cant predict all the events, It is a roller coaster
ride. War is very eventful. It is action packed. No one can complain of boredom in war, every one is
always on the alert, always on their toes, planning the next move. Planning to take over the next city.
This is what war is not sitting around reading the bible and doing nothing after that. What are you going
to do with the weapons and power that the Lord ahs given you? are you going to take to the front lines
and fight an or sit in the fence, sit on the window until you fall asleep and due before Jesus comes back?
Are you going to be alive and active or are you going to continue being a lazy sluggard and fall asleep
and die. boredom kills, boredom causes people to stray into sin, to start looking for girl friends to start
looking for women eve Philistines women, all because you have little (have given your self little) or
nothing to do. Keep yourself active, study the Word and do It to avoid sleep from catching up with you,
to keep you awake and keep you from dosing off.



James 1
Be ye doers of the Word
19
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and
slow to become angry,
20
because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
21
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word
planted in you, which can save you.
22
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
23
Anyone who
listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror
24
and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
25
But
whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in itnot
forgetting what they have heard, but doing itthey will be blessed in what they do.
26
Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues
deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
27
Religion that God our Father accepts as
pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself
from being polluted by the world.



If you just decide to sit on the sit on the side lines and watch other player play, If you just decide to read
about the war in papers and not join in the fighting, If you decide to just sit and wait for Jesus to come
back by the time He comes back you will have fallen off the window and died. The enemy would have
destroyed you a long time ago. You would be ancient news, long and forgotten by the time Jesus
comes back, you would have backslidden, you would be lost in sin, you would be lying dead and helpless
in the darkness. You would need a second deliverance to save you AGAIN from death and darkness.


Very few men can fall asleep in the middle of a fight. Very few men can fall asleep in the middle of a
battle. Get into the battle field attack the enemy, seek to take =cities, pursue the enemy and seek to
take back what he stole and took away from you. pan the next move, seek greater and higher things,
seek greater knowledge, seek more power, seek a greater revelation of the Truth, seek higher anointing,
seek to be better than you sued to be, seek to take cities tat are yet to be taken, never be satisfied, seek
to do as much as you before Jesus comes back, seek to do as much damage to the kingdom as you can
before Jesus comes back, seek to gain as many victory notches as you can , to serve Him as hard as you
can so that when He comes back He will have a great reward for you.


Ephesians 6:7
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,



Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there
is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.



Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,





1 Corinthians 15
58
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves
fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.




FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT
Philippians 3
12
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press
on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
13
Brothers and sisters, I do
not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is
behind and straining toward what is ahead,
14
I press on toward the goal to win the prize
for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


1 Corinthians 9
24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to
get the prize.
25
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown
that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
26
Therefore I do not run like someone
running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.
27
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it
my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.


1 Timothy 6
11
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, endurance and gentleness.
12
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the
eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the
presence of many witnesses.



Preach, teach, help, heal, fight, pray, be blessed, thank, worship, drive out demons, set the captive free,
Inspire faith, hope and love take many more steps towards Canaan. Ask the Lord for a new thing when
you are used to everything around you and nothing surprises you any more.


Isaiah 43
18
Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.


Jeremiah 33:3
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'


Seek to rise to the highest level there can possibly be, the sky is the limit, there is always room for
Improvement always one more step to take before you get to the Promised land, always one more
battle to fight before the final and ultimate victory is won, dont settle for second best, refuse to
accept2nd place, accept only the best. Remember you have only one life, only one chance to make your
mark in the word, only one chance to be a millionaire, only one chance to make an Impact so make the
most of It. only one chance to get all the things you could possibly want. One shot is all you get so make
It good. Seek to be the best.

WORK HARD

Stop sitting on the window and falling asleep waiting for the wind the enemy to pull you out and kill
you. Rise up and fight. When you take one city seek to take the next one, when you take the next one
seek to take the one after that until you have built an empire and live in complete safety fee of any rivals
or threats, free of any enemies.


Instead of walking towards the Promised land, run to the Promised land, Instead of run to the Promised
land fly to the Promised land. God doesnt dram for you, that is up to you. dream big, the Lord wont
stop you. it pleases Him.

Matthew 8
The Faith of the Centurion
5
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.
6
Lord, he
said, my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.
7
Jesus said to him, Shall I come and heal him?
8
The centurion replied, Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the
word, and my servant will be healed.
9
For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers
under me. I tell this one, Go, and he goes; and that one, Come, and he comes. I say to my
servant, Do this, and he does it.
10
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, Truly I tell you, I
have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.



The Lord acts upon your faith, dreaming big and seeing big and thinking big SHOWS FAITH, It shows
that you Truly believe that Nothing is Impassable with God that I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me, It shows tat you believe the Truth of the Word of God tat you have faith.

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that
he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.