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Ok I'm Awake Now!!

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When Jesus was the most vulnerable & needed his disciples they where incapable of helping him. because they couldnt stay awake.

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Jonah 1:1–6 MEV
Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, the great city, and cry out against it, because their wickedness has come up before Me.” But Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found there a ship going to Tarshish. He paid its fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and a mighty storm came upon the sea, so that the ship was in danger of breaking up. Then the sailors were afraid, and each cried to his god. They tossed the ship’s cargo into the sea in order to lighten the load. But Jonah had gone down into the hold of the ship, had lain down, and was fast asleep. The captain came to him and said, “What are you doing asleep? Get up, call to your god! Perhaps your god will consider us, so that we will not perish.”
Matthew 26:36–46 KJV 1900
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
Kevin Cosner plays a role in the movie Hidden Figures as the Person Over NASSA who has the responsibility of getting the US into space & eventually to the moon. He has been given an African American math mathical genius to assist in his department. The young women is challenged daily at work which makes her extremely nervous which requires her to go to the rest room which is segratgated and the only colored only bathroom is in her old wing miles away for her new work station. Her supervisor seems to always need to speak with her when she is gone to the bathroom, finally in his frustration he calls her out publicly and she then explains to him something that he was sleeping on, racial discremination. Once he woke up he removed the colored only bathroom and coffee pot.. And stated everyone at NASSA pees the same color..

It’s amazing to see people wake from a sleeping stupor and take action to something monumental…

Its amazing to see people wake from a sleeping stupor and take action to something monumental…

In June 25, 1962 The US Supreme Court Ruled prayer in public schools is unconstitutional. (Thats because the Church was sleep)

On June 26,2015 the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. (50 yrs later the Church is still sleep)

From 1979 to 2007, seven percent of men and 16 percent of women with middle-skill jobs lost their positions, according to the Dallas Fed study. Four percent of these men moved to low-skill work, and 3 percent moved to high-skill jobs. Almost all the women, 15 percent, moved into high-skill jobs, with only 1 percent moving to low-skill work.

Men whose childhood years were marked by family disruption seem to fare the worst than for Females.
Men whose childhood years were marked by family disruption seem to fare the worst than for Females.

In a 2016 paper, David Autor, an economist at M.I.T., and four co-authors, measured academic and economic outcomes of brothers and sisters in Florida born in the decade between 1992 and 2002. For boys and girls raised in two-parent households, there were only modest differences between the sexes in terms of success at school, and boys tended to earn more than their sisters in early adulthood.

Among children raised in single-parent households, however, boys performed significantly less well than their sisters in school, and their employment rate as young adults was lower. “Relative to their sisters,” Autor and his collaborators wrote, “boys born to disadvantaged families” — with disadvantage measured here by mother’s marital status and education — “have higher rates of disciplinary problems, lower achievement scores, and fewer high-school completions.” When the children in the study reached early adulthood, the same pattern emerged in employment: Employment rates of young women are nearly invariant to family marital status, while the employment rates of young adult men from non-married families are eight to ten percentage points below those from married families at all income levels. Autor and his co-authors conclude that family structure “is more consequential for the skills development and labor market outcomes of boys than girls.”

While marriages are breaking up more in the working class, an extensive study of divorce found that “infidelity, domestic violence, and substance abuse were the most often endorsed ‘final straw’ reasons” for the dissolution of marriages. These are all behaviors that men from disrupted families — who often have difficulty holding relationships together — frequently demonstrate.

Do Me A Favor And Repeat My Subject To Like Three Folks that look like they need a mint, and Say ▸Ok I’m Awake Now

In one of the opening scenes of this section, a woman plays the role that women continue to play in the accounts of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection: a foil that reveals the inadequate commitment of the male disciples. But most significant, her sacrifice provides a stark contrast to Judas’s determination to profit somehow from Jesus, and his ultimate betrayal of Jesus to his enemies.

Jesus suffering at the hands of a close associate and disciple should encourage us when we experience rejection from those we seek to help. Please Note that most of the male disciples failed to stand firm during the time Jesus needed them the most.. This should challenge us to watch and pray that we may be ready for testing.

Whats Interesting to see here is, that all 12 men called by Jesus all had careers that they where doing very well at, and forsook them to follow. Butttttt None of them where delivered from the devil that was in them,

NIV  Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!” 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)
NLT (). The disciples looked at each other, wondering whom he could mean. 23 The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table.* 24 Simon Peter motioned to him to ask, “Who’s he talking about?” 25 So that disciple leaned over to Jesus and asked, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon Iscariot. 27 When Judas had eaten the bread, Satan entered into him. Then Jesus told him, “Hurry and do what you’re going to do.”
NIV  When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.” 19 They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, “Surely you don’t mean me?” NLT () for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples and teach them. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies. He will be killed, but three days later he will rise from the dead.” 32 They didn’t understand what he was saying, however, and they were afraid to ask him what he meant. 33 After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house, Jesus asked his disciples, “What were you discussing out on the road?” 34 But they didn’t answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest. 35 He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.”
NIV  When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.” 19 They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, “Surely you don’t mean me?”
NLT () for he wanted to spend more time with his disciples and teach them. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies. He will be killed, but three days later he will rise from the dead.” 32 They didn’t understand what he was saying, however, and they were afraid to ask him what he meant. 33 After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house, Jesus asked his disciples, “What were you discussing out on the road?” 34 But they didn’t answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest. 35 He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.”

These are examples of the disciples sleeping on Jesus, AND BECOMING DRUNK WITH ambition to the point that even when he mentioned being betrayed and killed, they where more concerned with who would be the greatest.. If that ain’t the ambition devil i’m not sure what is..

So let’s do sleep study real quick!!!
So let’s do sleep study real quick!!!
Lay back get comfortable
1. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The "apnea" in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe.

I. I liken this to our Praise Life” many men in the body of Christ allow life interruptions to interfere with praising God..they put a pause on their praise.. They only hit play when things are going well, but the moment trouble comes.. pause… Don’t look but there are a few fellas in here thats on pause.. My 3 yr. old member Mel Mel was in service last week praising God hard.. (and conviction kicked in) He’s 3 and hasn’t gone thru nothing but he has a reason to praise me, you have gone thru hell and your sitting watching him… what’s obstructing your praise!! Go (In)

2. Periodic limb movement disorder is repetitive cramping or jerking of the legs during sleep. It is the only movement disorder that occurs only during sleep
i. I liken this to our Worship Life.. Now first let me say that Praise and Worship is as different as a thought and a feeling is but sometimes we can’t tell the difference. A man’s worship is so vital, that no one should serve in church until he has established a strong worship life style..  “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.
II. When you find a repetitive jerking & cramping while you worship its because break through is close, so the enemy of your mind comes to distract your worship..And it only seems to Come at you when you need to be in worship, sometimes football cramps your worship, sometimes overtime cramps your worship, sometimes looking the sisters tight skirt while she is jumping up and down cramps your worship.. Nudge somebody with ashy elbows and ask them what cramps your worship…. Listen you MUST Worship the Lord..
3. Narcolepsy: The most prominent symptom is extreme daytime sleepiness. Others are sleep attacks during normal activities, Cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone), triggered by emotions Hallucinations and sleep paralysis, Disrupted nighttime sleep.
I liken this to our prayer life: In my opening statement I mentioned that fact that these disciples weren’t delivered they where called, being called and delivered are two different things.. Notice that callings where invitations to follow (come follow me) but once a deliverance occurred they didn't need an invitation, but notice that all that requested to follow where always denied by Jesus.
NLT  Instantly the leprosy disappeared, and the man was healed. 43 Then Jesus sent him on his way with a stern warning: 44 “Don’t tell anyone about this. Instead, go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy.* This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed.” 45 But the man went and spread the word, proclaiming to everyone what had happened. As a result, large crowds soon surrounded Jesus, and he couldn’t publicly enter a town anywhere. He had to stay out in the secluded places, but people from everywhere kept coming to him.
 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon possessed begged to go with him. 19 But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” 20 So the man started off to visit the Ten Towns* of that region and began to proclaim the great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed at what he told them.
NLT Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, 2 along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; 3 Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.
No Watch This!!! If Jesus had taken Mary, Joanna & Susanna to the garden and those women would have discerned that their pastor was beginning to be sorrowful and very heavy.. Before Jesus could have open his mouth they would have started a prayer meeting. And the minute he confessed My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. Those sisters would have bombarded heaven… and they would have drowned out his three prayers with all the interceding they would have been doing up in that garden..
Why????? Because Jesus cast the devil out of them. And you will always get more out of folks when they are delivered then when they are bound…
Man I lived for Sunday, Tuesday And Thursday.. why because the devil was gone and wanted to stay close to the person that cast him out of my life….. So every sermon, every teaching I was looking for it to strengthen me as a man..
Is there any delivered folk up in here? don’t really care about your title no disrespect.. But titles come a dime a dozen, but where is the delivered church at i dare you to bless him for your deliverance…

39 He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

40 Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour? 41 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!”

Keep Watch means: be awake, be on alert
Matthew 24:42 NLT
42 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.
matthew 24:42
Mark 13:35 NLT
35 You, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know when the master of the household will return—in the evening, at midnight, before dawn, or at daybreak.
Revelation 16:15 NLT
15 “Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.”
1 Thessalonians 5:6 NLT
6 So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.
1 thes
Colossians 4:2 NLT
2 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
1 Corinthians 16:13 NLT
13 Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
Luke 12:37 KJV 1900
37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
1 Peter 5:8 NLT
8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

42 Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away* unless I drink it, your will be done.” 43 When he returned to them again, he found them sleeping, for they couldn’t keep their eyes open.

2nd Prayer

42 Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away* unless I drink it, your will be done.” 43 When he returned to them again, he found them sleeping, for they couldn’t keep their eyes open.

One of the greatest tricks of the enemy is distraction.. (they couldn’t keep their eyes open), in the most vulnerable time of Jesus life when he needed them the most..
And this was the final disciple class.. How to Pray effectively..
3rd prayer

44 So he went to pray a third time, saying the same things again. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said, “Go ahead and sleep. Have your rest. But look—the time has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Up, let’s be going. Look, my betrayer is here!”

Sleep-Rest-Look

The enemy would have the church pre-occupied so we can’t see who the real betrayer is, because he is here!!
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