[Message] Pastor Jung Myeong Seok
[Scriptures] 1 Peter 5:8
Be alert and of sober mind.
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
All of you have experienced nodding off and falling asleep.
Sometimes, people nod off on the bus or the subway, and miss their stop.
Sometimes people nod off without realising it when they are driving.
If you are inattentive and dull,
you will nod off and fall asleep without realising in any random place.
If you don’t set goals, are not alert, and don’t focus in your everyday life,
it is like nodding off and sleeping.
Thus, at those moments, thoughts about other things creep in,
you take action on other things, and while doing that, you end up leaving your position.
Sleepiness of life, sleepiness of faith, and the sleep of faith refer to
the moment you don’t live by God’s Word
but instead, think different thoughts and random thoughts,
and take action on other things.
People who do that are like those who are driving while nodding off.
If the body doesn't get out of feeling sleepy, it will fall asleep without noticing.
Therefore, if you feel sleepy as you are living life,
you have to sprint like a cheetah, take action swiftly, and move like fire.
Then you will get out of drowsiness and thus, will not fall asleep.
Just as there is a way to control sleep,
there is a way to control drowsiness and sleep in daily life.
It is: To control it by annihilating it at the beginning when you first feel sleepy.
At the beginning, it is really easy to control it because it is like a single grain of sand.
Therefore, you have to take action like putting out a fire
at the moment a spark is present, at the beginning of a fire.
Sleepiness in everyday life, bad thoughts, unrighteousness, and other problems–
you should not take them lightly because they are small at first.
Instead, you have to deal with them in the same way
you would put out a fire as soon as it starts.
At the beginning of sleepiness of faith and sin,
you should pour the fiery mentality, action and Word, and get out of death.
In all circumstances, you have to possess a divine mentality.
Then you will gain divine power and get out of the various accidents,
get out of the sleep of faith, get out of sleepiness of various things in daily life,
get out of physical death, and also get out of eternal death.
Therefore, I pray that all of you will realize this and take action being fully alert and awake.