This is a portion from a recent message delivered by Bro. David Underwood, pastor of The Life Church in Shelby, North Carolina

When the days have no


And finding no hope…..only despair

And seemingly nowhere to turn.

But the Word of God tells us:

“And that knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:

For now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

The night is far spent, The day is at hand:

Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness,

And let us put on the armor of light.”  Romans 13:11-12

It is High Time

To Awake!

individually and collectively as a nation….

And hear from the Lord through His Word:

Let not your heart be troubled:

Ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions:

If it were not so, I would have told you so.

I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you,

I will come again, and receive you unto myself;

That where I am,

There ye may be also….
If a man love me, He will keep my words:

And my Father will love him,

and we will come unto him.

And make our abode with him….

These things have I spoken unto you,

Being yet present with you.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,

Whom the Father will send in my name,

He shall teach you all things,

And bring all things to your remembrance.

Whatsoever I have said unto you,

Peace I leave with you,

My peace I give unto you:

Not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

Let not your heart be troubled,

Neither let it be afraid.”   John 14


We are the branches.

“Awake to righteousness, and sin not;

For some have not the knowledge of God….”

I Corinthians 15:34

“Righteousness exalteth a nation:

But sin is a reproach to any people.”

   Proverbs 14:34


Many are being deceived

And taking the wide path to destruction.

The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous

And His ears are open to our prayers!

Suffer for righteousness sake…

Be not afraid of their terror

Neither be troubled!

God is not mocked….

His Word shall come to pass.

Go not after the world.

“Go ye not therefore after them.”


Awake out from your slumber!

“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden,

And I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you,

And learn of me;

For I am meek

And lowly of heart:

And ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”   

 Matthew 11:28-30


Tells us….

“And fear not them which kill the body,

And not able to kill the soul:

But rather fear Him which is able to destroy

both soul and body in hell.”

Matthew 10:28

It’s high time to awake from our slumber…

And enter into His presence.

And receive eternal life!


“He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:

He that keepeth thee will not slumber.”

Psalm 121:3


“I will not give sleep to mine eyes,

or slumber to mine eyelids,

Until I find out a place for the Lord,

a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.”

Psalm 132:4



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