Dictionary meaning of sleep, from Merriam Webster says that sleep is the natural state of rest during which your eyes are closed and you become unconscious. Cambridge Dictionaries Online define sleep as the resting state in which the body is not active and the mind is unconscious.
Sleep is very important in the life of everyone because it is a time your body relaxes, it is also a key part of healthy lifestyle, which can benefit your heart, mind, weight etc.
Sleep can be use figuratively as a state of unconsciousness, inactivity or death; that is to say, someone can take advantage of you in such state.
I was listening to a program on radio, which was talking about wired behavior in humans. A boy of 15 years was arrested by the police for having sex with a sheep. When he was asked why he was doing such unspeakable thing, he said, he hears voices telling him to do it. I am sure no sane parent will teach their child to have sex with a sheep. Then what happened to this young child?
A look into the bible explains it. When Jesus was describing the kingdom of God in Matthew 13 verse 24 to 30, He said in verse 25 ” but while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.”
When children from responsible homes, behave in ways unexpected of them because of the kind of friends or society they saw themselves in, the enemy has planted evil in them. The devil waits for us to go to sleep( this can be in the form of relaxing in our prayer lives, or taking things for granted.), so that he can sow evil in our family and lives.
It is time to wake up. The days are evil, unimaginable things are happening, it is time to be very active. In patience and love, let us intercede on behalf of ourselves, family, and friends so that the spirit of God will start turning things around for good.