There are consequences of not waking up…being late for work, missing an appointment, or more importantly, coming to the realization of a truth, but too late!
If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour.
The sleepy city of Sardis had proven its indifference to attentiveness. It was an almost impregnable fortress located on a plateau about 1,500 feet above the main roads. Amazingly, it was captured on two occasions when sentries failed to do their jobs faithfully.
The same was true of the church at Sardis. It was in a coma – members blandly worshipping, lacking eagerness to learn or excitement to share the good news of the Gospel. The people neglected to be faithful to the charge God had given them. Their spiritual life was in decay. Their works were not found complete in His sight (Revelation 3:2). He told them to wake up, realize what was wrong, repent, and give evidence of their faith in Jesus…or judgment would follow.
Take note, Beloved. Live your life showing your passion for Christ and all He has done for you. Then intercede for this nation that the work God has planned for it would be revealed and embraced by its leaders.
Recommended Reading: Ephesians 4:17-5:2