by Irvin Rozier
1/05/2007 / Death
Sleeping In Church Can Be Deadly
Acts 20 verse 9 "And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead".
It is a proven fact...people often fall asleep while the preacher is preaching his sermon. I have been preaching, and have seen people nodding their heads, but they were not agreeing with what I said..they were falling asleep! I believe the enemy puts this sleepiness on them so they can not hear what the Lord is saying through the preacher. Now, it is true that some preachers may be dull, and speak in a monotone voice that causes heads to nod. But to fall asleep while the great Apostle Paul was preaching!?
This young man started well by hearing Paul's message, but ended up falling to his death. I just imagine what a commotion that tragic event caused...I am certain that any others who were asleep woke up...just in time to see a miracle performed. Ole Paul stopped preaching, went down to where the young man lay, fell on him, embraced him...and the young man came back to life! What a great testimony to all the others who were there! I just bet they didn't go to sleep again while Paul was preaching.
So preachers, buck up...they even went to sleep on the great Apostle Paul, but the Lord still confirmed His message.
Copyright 2008 Irvin L. Rozier, author of My Walk with the Lord, US Army, Chaplain of American Legion Post 181..website to song and video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lseFgH7XumU http://www.youtube.com/user/walkin2e
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