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Sleep beckons

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Submitted by dds (Canada), Dec 20, 2005 at 14:30

It's a different kind of sleep, coming in the guise of vigilance for the "rights" of others, not to mention "balance" and "perspective", and the notion that there is a fundamental evil in the belief system behind attacks such as those by terrorists is dismissed as "hatred" on the part of anyone who speaks of that notion. But that's all part of satan's strategy: publicly denying his own existence, thereby (he hopes) allowing him to hide in plain sight.

The Lord warns about dropping one's guard in Proverbs: " [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man." (Pro. 6:10-11). In fact, those verses are repeated in Pro.24:33-34, and when the Lord repeats something, it's not because He's forgotten He's said it: it's to hammer the point home.

We can't fall asleep on the soft, downy mattress of appeasement. We can't get "tired of winning" (HUH?). Jesus warned us there'd be times like this (just before His return, in fact), but He said, "He that endureth to the end shall be saved" (Matt. 10:22). "Endureth" can mean to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune ... or it can mean standing firm for what's right.
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