There has been a huge rise of false prophets that are sent into this world for the sole purpose of destroying souls. We need to wake up and understand Gods' Word so that when we hear messages we can discern whether or not it is from God or from the enemy. There are two very easy ways to know. The first is a difficult road but a must. I understand that many of us have fallen off the highway of Holiness and been chastised and disciplined by God all the same to fall again. We need a safeguard against our lethargy something that keeps us on the alert.
1) Don't ever forget you are in a battle. The greatest battle the universe has ever known. The target is you, your family, your friends, and the entire world. You must become a warrior. One who knows the Word of God, a praying man or woman, ready to preach the gospel. To stay awake one must be alert and ready to not only defend truth but to preach the Gospel of Salvation. When your mind is removed from battle it is immediate doom. A man or woman who does not know they are at war is bound to lose. Put your helmet of salvation on, your belt of truth, your breastplate of righteousness, put your shoes of gospel on, pick up your shield of faith, and last but not least pick up the sword of the Spirit to cut the devil in half.
2) Have you ever noticed the first church in the book of revelation and what God said. Here is an excerpt. Rev 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: (See here first sign of waking up is recognizing FALSE prophets and seeing they are liars.) Now it is time to do the first works you done when you got saved. Read and Pray and Preach!!!!! This awakening comes by the Fear of God. We Fear God and hate sin to the point we are AFRAID to sin. This is a truth. Look at the book of Malachi. Mal 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Mal 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Mal 3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. (You see they that feared the Lord knew who was righteous and who was wicked. It is time to wake up church be alert for the devil is a roaming lion seeking to DEVOUR someone this someone is YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS, and the ENTIRE WORLD> Be a warrior for someone. You are a champion warrior for God. Fear God hate sin and WIN this battle for you and all God has chosen to call through YOU>