Slumber slumber it’s while men slept that the enemy came and planted thorns
he would not come if they were awake but while men slept , you slept the spirit of lust came into your life and you are amaze that as an anointed as you are you are almost embarrassed to believe that you are still struggling with the lust you will never have imagine five years ago that you will be the one needing this prayers,
while men slept all of a sudden the spirit of revelation that use to be mighty upon your life, your ministry,
while men slept, like Samson, while men slept the Glory and the symbols of your strength went,
while men slept your prayer life went, while men slept the humility that you always have that characterize your life you are even surprise to catch yourself now, angry with people for not calling you apostle Joshua Selman, while men slept.
There are certain things that shows that a man is sleeping.
1.Inactivity: when men sleep they usually don’t move they may move here and there that means that there’s a relationship between movement and life
could it be that certain level of stagnation is not just demonic attack but it’s a revelation first to you that’s proof that you are sleeping,
while men slept the church stopped growing, while the preacher slept members stopped coming,
if Samson never slept his hair will never go for as long for as he was awake, tie his hand he will pluck the chain,
the spirit of the living God is never came upon people who slept, it was only one occasion where God worked upon a man who was sleeping and that was to take something out of him,
he was God that caused him to sleep but men slept, slumber; was it not because the eyes of Eli began to be dim Eli could no longer hear the voice of God
the Bible said his eye the symbols of is light and strength and glory began to be dim and Eli was in the temple as a prophet but could not hear the voice of God again and a young boy Samuel came and said Eli I heard a sound and something called my name Eli said go and sleep God was asking someone to wake up from sleep and the prophet was telling him to go back to sleep.
2. When people sleep there’s no longer awareness of their environment,
Someone can be sleeping and you can step into the room and even remove money from his pocket and he will not know,
imagine the kind of sleep Samson slept that the even the movement of a knife could not wake him, that was a deep sleep at least there are some of us here that you sleep and even if the door is open you will wake up that means the kind of sleep that Samson slept was assisted by the devil
it couldn’t have been a normal sleep that your whole heir was being scraped your glory the same way you are watching your prayer life go down and you are not aware it’s a spiritual sleep there’s a slumber making it happened just because your eyes are awake doesn’t mean you are aware,
aware thou that sleepth, now is it not interesting that God is speaking to the person sleeping so he expects him to hear Him,
awake you are sleeping so am standing am looking at Jesus and Jesus is saying Joshua selman wake up you are sleeping and am saying ah Jesus am with you and he said no you are sleeping,
there’s no awareness when a man sleeps that’s the same way the devil can be conspiring.
you are a man of God and you are watching the spirit of lust to come to create a barrack and you are looking as if it doesn’t matter
it’s not like you don’t know but you don’t know is anytime you are insensitive to spiritual things is proof of slumber, you had a covenant with God that you will pray every twelve midnight and for two weeks you didn’t do it and it doesn’t matter
I mean what is there Lord I can always make it back I just returned from a meeting I didn’t even prepared but my God did you see the demonstration of the spirit in that meeting and the people will never know it’s only you and God even when a plate is broken it can still hold food but it’s not a justification to remain broken people don’t eat the plate they eat the food so they don’t know that under that plate is licking
It’s suppose to be a secret between you and God that’s the power of the secret place so he calls you and said my son you are doing well but there’s a loophole here how you know that a man has woken up is you never see any spiritual deficiency for a long time,
you see pride for two weeks then you don’t see the guy for three days he comes back and he’s back again is proof that is awake, you see lust here and there but it goes on a one week retreat and returns back fresh renewal over his vision,
you see distraction in his ministry here and all of a sudden you won’t see him again for three days and he returns back with absolute focus,
they are many of us you’ve not had a retreat for more than one year, you have had a church retreat, you have had a Christian organization retreat but a time alone to say Lord I need you o,I need you.
One of the ways you will know that you are in a state of spiritual slumber is when most of your life is seen by everyone
a true spiritual man less than thirty percent of your life is what should be seen by others the greater part of your life is in the secret place that’s the secret of true power when all of you is seen by everyone is a sign that God is no longer seeing your face.
One of the proof of slumber again is disorderliness have you seen someone goes to sleep he lies down neatly on one side of the bed and wakes up on the other side on the floor you see that kind of sleep it’s first the leg will stretch carelessly and loosely and then he will stretch around in his mind he’s dreaming that the bed is still in a long and he wakes up and he’s on the other side on the floor that’s what can happen
these are indices to measure slumber when God wants to deliver a man from slumber he will taps him, wake up, awake thou that sleepeth.