sábado, 2 de marzo de 2013



Therefore let us not sleep as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But we who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. Because God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as you do. We beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you, and that esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, for you to encourage the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with everyone. See that none render evil for evil, but always try to be kind to each other, and to all men. Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Quench not the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Prove all things, hold fast what is good. Avoid every kind of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.(1Tesanolisenses 5:6-28)
WAKE UP! WAKE UP!"Therefore let us not sleep as do others;But let us watch and be sober. "1 Thessalonians 5:6.

What sad consequences sin has brought. This beautiful world of ours was once a glorious temple, and each of its pillars reflecting the goodness of God, and every one of parts was a symbol of good, but sin has corrupted and tainted all the metaphors and figures can unravel the earth.He has broken so the divine economy of nature, that those things which were paintings inimitable virtue, goodness and fullness of divine blessing, have become representative figures of sin.
Strange to say, yet is strangely true, that the supreme gifts of God have become the worst pictures of human guilt, for man's sin.Contemplate streams Lerma River! Springing from his sources, rush through the fields, bringing wealth into your bosom, the cover for a while, and after a few days subside and leave a deposit on the fertile plain, which will throw the seed for the sower a bountiful harvest, this is the plan of God.One would have called the irruption of the waters a beautiful picture of the fullness of providence, the magnificence of the goodness of God to the human race, but we discover that sin has appropriated that figure. The beginning of sin is as the water burst.Look at the fire! How graciously God has given us that element, to rejoice in the midst of the winter frosts. When we run away from the snow and cold, we hurried to the fire of our home, and there, by the fire, warmed our hands and we are content.Fire is a rich picture of divine influences of the Spirit, a holy emblem of Christian zeal, but, alas, this sin has touched, and the language is called "a fire," "is fire of hell, "we are told, and often is obviously full, cast curses and slander, and Santiago, to contemplate the evils caused by sin, he raises his hand and says (Santiago3 :5-6) Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles! And then there's the dream, one of the sweetest gifts of God, beautiful dream-
"Nature's sweet restorer tired, balmy sleep."God has chosen to sleep as the best figure of the rest of the blessed. "So God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus," says the Scripture. David puts him among the peculiar gifts of grace: (Sal.127: 2) "Well, that giveth his beloved sleep." But, alas, sin could not leave alone not even this.Sin has offset even this celestial metaphor, and though God himself had employed sleep to express the excellence of the state of the blessed, yet sin was defiling even this, before expressing Awake! Wake up!.
Sleep is used in our text as a picture of a sinful condition. "Therefore let us not sleep as others do, but let us watch and be sober." With that introduction, I will proceed immediately to the text.The "asleep" in the text is an evil that should be avoided.Second, the word "therefore" are used to show that there are some reasons to avoid this dream.And as the apostle speaks of this dream sadly, is to teach us that there are some people, whom he calls "the other," for whom we should complain, because they sleep and do not watch and are not sober.
I. We begin, then, first of all, striving to bring theWRONG TRY DESCRIBE THE APOSTLE asleep under the term.The apostle speaks of "the other" sleepers. If the original review, find the word that is translated as "the other" is a more insistent.It can be translated (and dictionary translates it as well) "waste," "Therefore let us not sleep as the waste," the rabble, ignoble minds, those who have a mind to rise on land issues " Therefore let us not sleep as others, "the ignoble crowd ruin that is not living the high calling of a Christian heaven. "Let us not sleep as does the disposal of mankind."
And you will find that the word "sleep," in the original, is also a more insistent. It means a deep sleep, loss of consciousness almost extreme, and the apostle indicates that the waste of humanity is now plunged in that deep sleep. We then try to explain, if we can, what he meant by that.
First, the apostle meant the waste of humanity is in a deplorable state of ignorance.These sleepers know nothing. There may be joy in the house, but the lazy will not share that joy can be death in the family, but no tear rolls down the cheek of the sleeper.
Large events may have occurred in world history, but it's unknown. An earthquake may have subsided a whole city because of its magnitude, or a war could have devastated a nation, or the banner of victory may be blowing in the wind, and the trumpets in your country may be waving the victory, but he does not know everything So-"His work and his love is lost, while knowing and being known."
The sleeper does not know anything about anything. Behold how the waste of humanity agrees that! He knows a lot about some things, but he knows nothing of spiritual things, has no idea of ​​the divine person of the adorable Redeemer Jesus Christ can not even guess the sweet joys of a life of piety can not be raised to the sublime enthusiasms or intimate Christian abductions.
Talk of divine doctrines, and they are for him an enigma; Comentale about peak experiences and fantasies seem enthusiastic.He knows nothing of the joys to come, and woe to him!, You forget the evils that will come if he continues in his sin.
The bulk of humanity is ignorant not aware, has no knowledge of God before his eyes no fear of the Lord but blindfolded by ignorance of the world, traveling forward on the road of lust to this terrible end and secure eternal ruin of their souls. Wake up! Wake up! Brethren, if we are holy, we are not ignorant like the rest.
Let us search the Scriptures, for in them we have eternal life, for surely they bear witness of Jesus.Be diligent, do not let the Word depart from our hearts, meditate on it day and night, so we can be like a tree planted by streams of water (Sal.1: 3)."Therefore let us not sleep as others." In addition, the dream describes a state of insensibility. There may be a lot of knowledge in the sleeper, hidden, stored in his mind, he could be very well developed if it could be awakened.
But he has no sensitivity, not aware of anything. The thief entered the house, both gold and silver are in the hands of the thief, the child is being killed by the cruelty that was brought into the house, but the father sleeps, but all the gold and money you have and your most precious child, are in the hands of the destroyer. Unconscious, how you can feel when the dream is completely sealed your senses! See!, In the street there is mourning.A fire just destroyed the shelter of the poor and homeless beggars on the street. Cry to his window, asking for help. But he sleeps, and what does he know, though the night is cold, but the poor are shaking from the tragedy?
You have no conscience, because Satan has darkened in their understanding, does not feel anything for them. Over there!, Take the deed to your property and burned the document, there!, Igniting the yard of her farm! Burn all you have in the field, kill his horse and destroy your cattle, now let the fire of God and burn down his sheep to fall on the enemy all you have and devour.He sleeps as soundly as if protected by an angel of the Lord. Such is the disposal of mankind. But, alas, we have to include the word "waste" the most of it! How few there are who feel spiritually! They feel very sharply any injury or damage to their property, but alas, they have no feeling whatsoever for their spiritual interests!
They stand on the brink of hell, but do not tremble; God's wrath is burning against them, but fear not, the sword of the Lord is drawn, but the terror seizes them. They continue with the festive dance, drink the cup of pleasure intoxicant go out partying at nightclubs and delivered to licentiousness; still sing the song raunchy, yes, they do more than that, in their vain dreams defy the Almighty, while if once awakened to consciousness of their status, the marrow of their bones would melt, and his heart would dissolve like wax in the midst of her womb.
They are asleep, are indifferent and unconscious. You can do anything with them, you can remove all that is hopeful, all you can cheer when approaching death, and yet do not feel it, then how can they feel something in their sleep? "Therefore let us not sleep as others do, but let us watch and be sober."
Moreover, the sleeper can not defend. (Judges 4:19-24) Look at that prince, he is a strong man, oh, and a strong man armed. Has entered the tent. Tired.Have you drunk the milk that gave women; "noble in bowl cream introduced him," and ate threw himself down and slept. And now she is coming. He has his hand in his deck workers and their stake. Guerrero!, You could dissolve into atoms with Awake! Wake up! blow your powerful arm, but now you can not defend yourself. The stake is in his temples, the woman's hand holding the hammer and the stake has pierced his skull when he fell asleep it was helpless.
The banner waved victoriously over Sisera had powerful enemies, but now is tainted by a woman. Proclaim, proclaim! The man who, awake, made the nations tremble, killed by a weak woman while sleeping.So is the disposal of mankind. Sleep, not have any power to resist temptation. His moral strength is lost, because God has separated them.
It is the temptation of lust. They are men of sound principles in business affairs, and nothing would make them deviate from honesty, but lust destroys; were trapped like a bird in the trap are fully exposed. Or, perhaps, is otherwise being conquered. They are men who would not make an impure act, which would have no lustful thought; despise. But they have another weakness, are trapped by the cup (1Co.6: 10; Lc.17 1,2).
They are down and trapped by drunkenness. Or, if you can resist these things, and are not given or debauchery or excess of life, however, perhaps the ambition came into them, hidden under the name of caution crept into their hearts, and are led to cling to accumulate treasure and gold, though the gold has been squeezed from the veins of the poor, and though they have sucked the blood of orphans.They seem unable to resist his passions. How often have I said some men:
"I can not help, Lord, no matter what you do, RESOLVE,And return to solve, but I do the same, I am helpless;I CAN NOT RESIST THE TEMPTATION! "Oh, of course you can not, while you are asleep. O Spirit of the living God! Wake who is asleep! That sinful sloth and presumption, both, are frightened lest Moses might meet them on the way, and finding them asleep, hang from the gallows of infamy forever.
Now I will give another meaning to the word "asleep." Hopefully some members of my congregation have been tolerably quiet while I've been describing the first three things, because they thought that these issues do not concern them.But the dream also means idle. The farmer can not plow their fields during sleep, nor can sow the seeds in the furrows, or search the clouds, nor his harvest.
The sailor can not hoist the sail, or fly your ship across the ocean, while dozing. It may change in the house, or in the furniture market, or trading house, men carry out their transactions in Tultepec, criza, Atarasquillo, Lerma, Toluca and villages near and far with their eyes tightly closed in sleep.It would be unusual to see a nation like Mexico to people who dream, would be a nation of idlers. All would starve, would not produce any rich soil, not possess anything behind, they would have clothes or food.
But how many are in the world who are inactive because of sleep! Yes, I say inactive. By that I mean they are quite active in a certain direction, but are inactive in reference to the correct address. Oh, how many men there who are completely inactive in all that is for the glory of God, or for the welfare of their fellows! Wake up! Wake up!
As for them, they can "get out early and go late to rest, and eat their bread with fear," for their children, representing a double of them can work until they are tender fingers may get tired until his eyes glow red in their sockets until your brain is a whirlwind, and you can not do more, but with God you can do nothing.
Some say they have no time, others confess frankly that no will: for God's church would not spend even one hour, while for the pleasure of this world could spend a month. They can not spend their time and attention on the poor developing faith with works, just small details that these people are very important, of course I understand, "you are very busy in the work of God" (James 2:26 ) "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead."Maybe they can have time to book for themselves and for their own enjoyment, but for holy works, for acts of charity or piety, they declare that they have free time, but the reason is they do not want. Behold you how many professing Christians there, but they are asleep in this regard! Are inactive.
Hundreds of sinners are dying in the streets, men are sinking into the flames of eternal wrath, but cross your arms, feel compassion for the poor sinner perishing, but do nothing to show that compassion is real and besides I want to ask to be getting a building for the honor and glory of God, how much money are diverted to missionary work too, that this is the real work that our Lord Jesus Christ left us as an ordinance:
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. V-19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit, V-20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. "(Matthew 28:18-20).
They go to their places of worship, take their well padded bank; want the minister feed them every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, but do not teach any child in Sunday school with such faith with works, not distributed no booklet in the poor man's house, do not perform any act that may be instrumental in saving souls. We say that they are good men, even some of them are chosen to the office of deacons, and indeed are good men are good in the same way as the sculptor Michelangelo meant that Brutus was honorable, when he said: "That we are all honorable men. "That we are all good, if they were really good.But they are good in one sense: good for nothing, because only sit and eat the bread, but do not plow the field, drinking wine, but do not cultivate the vine that produces it.
They think they should live for themselves, forgetting that "none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself." Oh, what a vast amount of sleep we have in all our churches in Mexico, for, indeed, if our churches were awakened once Speaking of the material, there are enough men and women converted, and there is enough talent in them, and have enough money and enough time, (giving God the abundance of His Holy Spirit, which would make clear whether all were zealous in the true work of God), there is enough to preach the Gospel in every corner of the earth.
The church does not need to stop for lack of tools or lack of means, we have everything now except the will, we have all we can expect God to give to the conversion of the world, but only a heart for missions, and the Spirit of God poured into our midst. Oh, brother, "let us not sleep as others." You can find "other" in the church and in the world: "waste" of both groups are fast asleep.However, before the end of this first point of the explanation, it is necessary to say simply that the apostle himself provides us with a part of the exhibition, for the second sentence, "but let us watch and be sober," implies that the back of these things is the dream, which is what he means. "Watch."There are many who do not watch ever. It never watch against sin, not ever watch against temptations of the enemy not watch against themselves, or against "the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life."
They are not aware of the opportunities to do good, do not watch for opportunities to instruct the ignorant, to confirm the weak, to comfort the afflicted, to help the needy, do not watch for opportunities to glorify Jesus, or to find times of fellowship, do not ensure the promises are not aware of the answers to your prayers are not attentive to the second coming of our Lord Jesus.
These are the refuse of the world: do not watch because they are asleep. But we are awake: and prove that we are not asleep. Also: "be sober," this refers mainly to abstinence or moderation and temperance in eating and drinking.Calvin says it is not so: this refers more particularly to the spirit of moderation in the things of the world.Both are right. There are many who are sober, others sleep because they are not, for lack of sleep leads to sobriety. There are sober: they can not be happy to make a small business, want to make a big one.There are spare: can not make an investment that is secure, should speculate. There are sober: if they lose their property, their spirit decays internally, and are like men who are drunk with wormwood.
If on the other hand, they become rich, they are not sober-so put their affections on the things of the world who are intoxicated with pride, because of their wealth, they become proud of his pocket, and require that the heavens are high higher, so do not hit their heads against the stars. Oh, I would urge that provision at this time, my dear friends and brothers. Approaching difficult times, and times are already tough enough. Be sober.
Panic in Mexico by organized crime "Familia Michoacana" has arisen principally for disobedience to this commandment: "be sober," and if those who profess faith in Mexico had obeyed this commandment, and had been sober, panic, in the worst case, have been mitigated, if not been completely avoided.Now, in brief, that you have some money invested, run to the bank to withdraw, because they fear that the bank wobble. There will be sober enough to have a little confidence in his colleagues, and help them in their difficulties and thus be a blessing to the nation.And those who think they can make a profit by lending money at usurious interest that have not paid will be happy with what they have available, but will be extorting and squeezing her poor debtors, to have more money to lend.
Rarely men are content to gradually enrich, but whoever hastens to be rich shall not be innocent.Beware, brethren, if hard times come to Mexico, if business houses to plummet and banks go bankrupt, take care and be sober.
There is nothing that allows us to resist panic as well, as each of us keep your spirits up, just getting up in the morning, say, "Times are hard, and today I can lose everything, but I do not agonize avail, so I will deal with a brave heart the sadness lasts, and I will continue doing my thing. The wheels of commerce may stop, I bless God, my treasure is in heaven, I can not go bankrupt. I placed my affections on the things of God, I can not lose. Here is my jewel, there is my heart! "Come Awake! Wake up!, If all men could do that, it would exert influence to build public confidence, but the cause of the great ruin of many is the ambition of all men and the fear of some.If we could all go into the world with confidence and courage, and courage, there is nothing in the world that could deflect the blow as well.
I believe that the coup will occur, and there are many men and women here in our area, they are very respectable, they can expect soon become beggars.
Your obligation is to put such trust in the Lord's son, who can say: (Sal.46: 2) "though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the heart of the sea, God is my refuge and strength, my very present help in trouble. Therefore, I will not fear, "and in doing so, will be creating more likely to prevent their own destruction, than by any other means which human wisdom would dictate.Do not be rampant in business, like the others, but we must awaken. "Let us not sleep," let's not get carried away by the world's sleepwalking, ie activity and greed in the dream, for there is something better than that, "but let us watch and be sober." Oh, Holy Spirit, help us to be watchful and sober.
II. So, I've taken a good amount of time explaining the first point: what kind of dream did the apostle? And now you will notice that the word "therefore" implies that there are some reasons for this. I'll give those reasons, and if expressed in a form a little dramatic, do not be surprised, perhaps, be remembered that way better. "Therefore," says the apostle, "let us not sleep."Seek first our reasons in the text of the chapter. The first reason precedes the text.The apostle tells us that "you are all sons of light and sons of the day, so let us not sleep as others."I'm not surprised to see that when I walk the streets after dark, all the shops are closed, and each has its curtained window, I see the light in the room is above retirement meaning for rest.No wonder half an hour later, the sound of my footsteps scared me, and do not find anyone on the streets.If I go up the stairs, and saw the placid faces of those who sleep, would not surprise me, because it is night, the proper time for sleep.
But one morning, at eleven or twelve o'clock, walked the streets and I was alone, and warned that all the shops are closed, and each house is completely dark and not hear any noise, I would say:"It's very strange, it is very strange, is surprising. What do you want these people? It is day and yet everyone is asleep. I would be inclined to take the first knocker could find, and give a double whammy, and run to the next door, and touch the bell, and continue doing the same thing throughout the streets of where you live, or go to the station police, and awaken all men he found there, and ask them to make noise on the street, or go to the fire station, and ask them to sound the sirens along the street to try to wake these people . Well I would say to myself, there's some kind of plague here, the angel of death must have flown through the streets at night and should have killed these people, otherwise they would wake up. "
Wake up! Wake up! Sleeping during the day is completely incongruous. "Well," says the apostle Paul, "God's people, is the day for you, the sun of righteousness has risen upon you with healing on its wings, the light of the Spirit of God enlightens their consciences are drawn from darkness and brought into the marvelous light that you sleep, which is delivered to the church dream is like a city that is in the bed during the day, as a people dozing when the sun shines. It is inappropriate and improper. "
And now, if you look back to the text, you will find that there is another argument. "But let us who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love." So, then, it seems that it's war time, and therefore, I say again, it is improper sleep.
There is a fortress there, far away in Ciudad Juarez Chiguagua. A troop of these abominable assassins has besieged.Bloodthirsty hounds, if they gained entry once, would shatter the mother and her children, and the strong man crumble.
They're in front of your door: their guns are loaded, their thirst for blood bayonets and swords to kill hunger.Go into all the strength and find everybody asleep. The guard tower is nodding on his bayonet. The captain is in his tent, with his pen in hand and military parties before him, asleep at the table.Soldiers of Christ are lying in their tents, ready for war, but everyone is asleep. No man is no monitor, no sentry there. Everyone sleeps.
Well, friends and brothers, you would say: "What is happening here? What could it be? Would have been a great magician waving his hand, and has charmed everyone? Or do you have all gone mad? Have they gone mad? Certainly, being asleep in wartime is something appalling. Here! Pick up that trumpet; approach the captain's ear, and the alarm sounds, and you'll wake up instantly. Take his bayonet to the soldier who sleeps on the walls and give a sharp jab, and you'll instantly awake. "
But certainly, certainly, I as missionaries sent by Jesus Christ to this region and no one can be patient with people who sleep when the enemy is surrounding walls and thundering at the gates.
Well, Christian, this is your case. His life is a life of war, the world, the flesh, and the devil are infernal trinity, and poor human nature is a miserable mud to dig construction.
Are you asleep? Asleep when Satan has lust fire bullets to throw in the windows of your eyes, when you have arrows temptation to shoot them in your heart, when you have traps set to catch your feet? Asleep, when he has undermined your own existence, and he is about to apply the flame with which you will destroy, unless sovereign grace prevents it? Sleeping in wartime is totally inconsistent.
May the Great Spirit of God prevent us from sleeping.
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Wake up! Wake up!
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Victor R. Pr Preciado Balderrama
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