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The Wisdom of God’s Counsels

Awake, Thou That Sleepest

by John Wesley

“Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” - Eph. 5:14.

IN discoursing on these words, I shall, with the help of God, — First. Describe the sleepers, to whom they are spoken: Secondly. Enforce the exhortation, “Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead:” And, Thirdly. Explain the promise made to such as do awake and arise: “Christ shall give thee light.”

And first, as to the sleepers here spoken to. By sleep is signified the natural state of man; that deep sleep of the soul, into which the sin of Adam hath cast all who spring from his loins: That supineness, indolence, and stupidity, that insensibility of his real condition, wherein every man comes Into the world, and continues till the voice of God awakes him.

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Awake, Thou That Sleepest

Awake, Thou That Sleepest

by John Wesley

“Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” - Eph. 5:14.

IN discoursing on these words, I shall, with the help of God, — First. Describe the sleepers, to whom they are spoken: Secondly. Enforce the exhortation, “Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead:” And, Thirdly. Explain the promise made to such as do awake and arise: “Christ shall give thee light.”

And first, as to the sleepers here spoken to. By sleep is signified the natural state of man; that deep sleep of the soul, into which the sin of Adam hath cast all who spring from his loins: That supineness, indolence, and stupidity, that insensibility of his real condition, wherein every man comes Into the world, and continues till the voice of God awakes him.

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