“Wake up, you who sleep…”
Eph 5:14 That is why He says, “Wake up, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Messiah shall shine on you.”Ephesians 5:14-17
Eph 5:15 See then that you walk exactly, not as unwise, but as wise,
Eph 5:16 redeeming the time, because the days are wicked.
Eph 5:17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the desire of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is.
The Hebrew word for ‘awake’ is ‘quts’ (Strong’s Hebrew: H6974)
quts: arise, be awake, watch
Original Word: קוּץ
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (koots)
Definition: arise, be awake, watch
A primitive root (identical with quwts through the idea of abruptness in starting up from sleep (compare yaqats)); to awake (literally or figuratively) — arise, (be) (a-)wake, watch.Strong’s Concordance H6974
The Hebrew word for ‘sleep’ is ‘radam’ (Strong’s Hebrew: H7290)
radam: to be in or fall into heavy sleep
Transliteration: radamStrong’s Concordance H7290
Definition: to be in or fall into heavy sleep
Why is it ‘natural’ to be asleep?
It is man’s natural inclination to reject the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄
When man rejects the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, He pours out the spirit of sleep.
“But 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has not given you a heart to know and eyes to see and ears to hear, till this day.Dabariym (Deut) 29:4
For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, the prophets. And He has covered your heads, the seers.YashaYahu (Isa) 29:10
As it has been written, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given them a spirit of deep sleep, eyes not to see and ears not to hear, unto this day.”Rom 11:8
Do you guard to do all the Commands of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄?
Answer: If no,
Do not be like those who hear the Word and do not understand (do) the Word as it instructs.
Do not be like those who hear the Word and become excited and quickly stumble before the distractions of the world back into a deep sleep.
Be like those who hear the Word and understand (do) the Word as it instructs.
MathathYahu 13:18 “You, then, hear the parable of the sower:
MathathYahu 13:19 “When anyone hears the word of the reign, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is that sown by the wayside.
MathathYahu 13:20 “And that sown on rocky places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,
MathathYahu 13:21 yet he has no root in himself, but is short-lived, and when pressure or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
MathathYahu 13:22 “And that sown among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the worry of this age and the deceit of riches choke the word, and it becomes fruitless.
MathathYahu 13:23 “And that sown on the good soil is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields – some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”
Deut 28:1 “And it shall be, if you diligently obey the voice of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym, to guard to do all His commands which I command you today, that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym shall set you high above all nations of the earth.
Deut 28:2 “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym:
Deut 28:3 “Blessed are you in the city, and blessed are you in the field.
Deut 28:4 “Blessed is the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your livestock – the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
Deut 28:5 “Blessed is your basket and your kneading bowl.
Deut 28:6 “Blessed are you when you come in, and blessed are you when you go out.
Deut 28:7 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 causes your enemies who rise against you to be smitten before your face – they come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
Deut 28:8 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 commands the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and shall bless you in the land which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym is giving you.
Deut 28:9 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does establish you as a set-apart people to Himself, as He has sworn to you, if you guard the commands of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym and walk in His ways.
‘The Spirit of Deep Sleep’ – A Penalty for Rejecting the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄
YashaYahu 29:8 And it shall be as when a hungry man dreams, and see, he eats; but he awakes, and his being is empty; or as when a thirsty man dreams, and see, he drinks; but he awakes, and see, he is faint, and his being is longing. Thus shall the crowd of all the gentiles be who fight against Mount Tsiyun.
YashaYahu 29:9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
YashaYahu 29:10 For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, the prophets. And He has covered your heads, the seers.
YashaYahu 29:11 And the entire vision is to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men give to one who knows books, saying, “Read this, please.” And he said, “I am unable, for it is sealed.”
YashaYahu 29:12 And the book is given to one who does not know books, saying, “Read this, please.” And he said, “I have not known books.”
YashaYahu 29:13 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 says, “Because this people has drawn near with its mouth, and with its lips they have esteemed Me, and it has kept its heart far from Me, and their fear of Me has become a command of men that is taught!
YashaYahu 29:14 “Therefore, see, I am again doing a marvelous work among this people, a marvelous work and a wonder. And the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their clever men shall be hidden.”YashaYahu (Isa) 29:10-14
The Sleep Cycle: Repeated Rejection of the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 = Continuous Curses
Lev 26:14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not do all these commands,
Lev 26:15 and if you reject My laws, or if your being loathes My right-rulings, so that you do not do all My commands, but break My covenant,
Lev 26:16 I also do this to you: And I shall appoint sudden alarm over you, wasting disease and inflammation, destroying the eyes, and consuming the life. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Lev 26:17 ‘And I shall set My face against you, and you shall be smitten before your enemies. And those who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.
Lev 26:18 ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I shall punish you seven times more for your sins.
Lev 26:19 ‘And I shall break the pride of your power, and shall make your shamiym like iron and your earth like bronze.
Lev 26:20 ‘And your strength shall be spent in vain and your land not yield its crops, nor the trees of the land yield their fruit.
Lev 26:21 ‘And if you walk contrary to Me, and refuse to obey Me, I shall bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins,
Lev 26:22 and send wild beasts among you, which shall bereave you of your children. And I shall cut off your livestock, and make you few in number, and your highways shall be deserted.
Lev 26:23 ‘And if you are not instructed by Me by these, but walk contrary to Me,
Lev 26:24 then I also shall walk contrary to you, and I Myself shall smite you seven times for your sins.
Lev 26:25 ‘And I shall bring against you a sword executing the vengeance of My covenant, and you shall gather together in your cities, and I shall send pestilence among you, and you shall be given into the hand of the enemy.
Lev 26:26 ‘When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back to you your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.
Lev 26:27 ‘And if in spite of this, you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me,
Lev 26:28 then I shall walk contrary to you in wrath. And I Myself shall punish you seven times for your sins.U’Yaqara (Lev) 26:14-28