Tag: Sleeping

The Sleeping Guard

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

When I was in college, I was working as a security guard. One of my coworkers was a ministerial student, who every night would go into the president’s office at night and sleep. One day the president came in early and this ministerial student was found sleeping on the job. That was the end of his job.

Messiah gave us a parable in Luke 12. The master goes away, the servants grow complacent, doing whatever they want, beating other servants. He returns, finds them unfaithful and punishes them. The parable is about Him. He left the world. He is the master and you don’t see Him, so it’s easy to grow complacent. What are you doing with your life? What are you doing with your time that He gave you? Are you doing His will? Are you letting your light shine? The Master is coming back. There is no time to live a complacent life. Prepare for eternity. You want Him to say, “Well done good and faithful servant.” “Enter the joy of your Master.”

by Jonathan Cahn

He Is More Than Man, He Is Also God

Martyn Lloyd Jones 90x115by Martyn Lloyd Jones

There He was (Luke 8:22-5), weary and tired, so tired, in fact, that He fell asleep … Look at Him. There is no doubt about His humanity. He is fatigued, He is tired and weary, so much so that He just falls asleep, and, though the storm has arisen, He still goes on sleeping. He is subject to infirmity, He is a man in the body and flesh like all the rest of us. Ah, yes, but wait a minute. They came to Him and awoke Him saying, ‘Master, carest Thou not that we perish?’ Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the sea, and they ceased and there was a calm … it is not surprising that the disciples, seeing all this, wondered and said one to another, ‘What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him’. Man, and yet obviously God. He could command the elements, He could silence the wind and stop the raging of the sea. He is the Lord of nature and of creation, He is the Lord of the universe. This is the mystery and the marvel of Jesus Christ — God and Man, two natures in One Person, two natures unmixed yet resident in the same Person …