“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brothers that are in the world.” 1 Peter 5:8,9.
“Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11.
The dangers coming upon us are continually increasing. It is high time that we put on the whole armour of God, and work earnestly to keep Satan from gaining any further advantage. Angels of God that excel in strength, are waiting for us to call them to our aid, that our faith may not be eclipsed by the fierceness of the conflict. Renewed energy is now needed. Vigilant action is called for. Indifference and sloth will result in the loss of personal religion and of heaven.
At this time the Laodicean message is to be given, to arouse a slumbering church. Let the thought of the shortness of time stimulate you to earnest, untiring effort. Remember that Satan has come down with great power, to work with all
deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish. –Selected Messages, book 1, pp. 195, 196.
Questions to think about:
Am I doing my best to do the will of God only, or am I constantly seeking for the cooperation of the holy angels and the Holy Spirit?
Do we want and pray God to arouse our slumbering church?
Do we realise that we need to awaken our slumbering churches around the world?