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AWAKEN: An Excerpt from my Upcoming Book

AWAKEN: An Excerpt from my Upcoming Book

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The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, ESCAPE: Break Free from Mediocre Christianity and Embrace the Radical, Set-Apart Life You were Made For.

The enemy of God is crafty, and one of his greatest schemes is making us believe we are awake when we are, in fact, asleep. As in the movie The Matrix, many of us believe we are already “free” even though we are still enslaved. We think that because we have proclaimed Jesus as Lord or accepted Him as Savior, it is impossible for us to be held in captivity. After all, we’ve been “saved.” But, friend, there is a very big difference between being free and living free. That’s the deception of the enemy.

The adversary has lulled us to sleep and placed in front of us an alternate reality to distract us from the truth. Like a False Awakening (dreaming inside a dream), we are able to be “awakened” or “open our eyes” to this spiritual reality. And it is crucial that we do! There is a war being fought, a spiritual battle that wages on day and night, unseen to the human eye. This battle is for your soul. It is the desire of the enemy to keep you locked inside your prison cell, while God’s desire is for you to turn away and escape.

How do we wake up? We cannot wake ourselves. It is only through the help of a rescuer, a hero, that we can wake from this dream—Jesus.

The Bible says:

Their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains… It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away… But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:14-18)

It is only by Jesus Himself or the Spirit of Jesus working through another human being, like my husband, David, that we can wake from our slumber.

The movie The Matrix reveals a similar means for breaking free from the machine that held its prisoners in bondage. The people trapped in the Matrix had to “wake up.” And it was only through the help of another who was already “awake,” a freedom fighter, that they could achieve this enlightened state of freedom.

It’s time for us to wake up to the true reality. We are soldiers in a time of war, and there is a mission at hand—to overthrow the enemy and set the captives free!

I want to be your freedom fighter. I want to be the cue in your dream, the glitch in your Matrix, the catalyst that sparks your mind awake so you can realize you have been living in a fictional world, a story that isn’t real. I want to open your eyes to the freedom before you. I want to wake you from the dream that has held you in bondage as a slave. I want to help you escape from living in the wrong story.

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