Ephesians 5:14 (NKJV)
There are some fascinating and revealing Greek meanings of the word, “awake,” which are: to waken, rouse from sleep, from disease, from death or from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, and nonexistence.
Have you ever felt nonexistent? Been sick with disease, or felt obscure? These are all effects of being in (or associated with) darkness, or quite frankly being born into a sin-cursed world, as we all were.There comes a time though, when we awake, or “come to ourselves,” as the prodigal son did when he found himself in a pig sty just trying to survive the famine, when all the while there was plenty at his father’s house.
It’s like scales being removed from our eyes, and we see differently. We recognize something we didn’t see before. Maybe it’s a relationship we need to mend, or one we need to leave behind; or maybe it’s a solution to a problem that seemed impossible before, but now we see a way.
Whatever it is, the Lord shines His light upon it, and upon us, and we can see. Hallelujah!
That’s exactly what “light” in the Greek means: to illuminate or give light, become visible or known.
We now see a way out, where before there was no way. It might be immediate like a laser beam or gradual like a sunrise. Either way, it is a welcome relief.
We are free in His light. We are safe in His light. There is nothing in the darkness that could ever come close to His radiant and shining glory.
Let’s wake up and step into it, the shining light of Christ.
Study the Bible verse of Ephesians 5:14 and be free in the light of Jesus Christ.
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