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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Awake

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Psalm 44:23 (b) David speaks to GOD as though He were not listening and indicates that he would like to ask GOD to wake up and listen to the call of his heart. David was on very intimate terms with GOD, and sometimes asked GOD to wake up, sometimes to "listen," sometimes to bow down His ear, and sometimes to talk to him.

Isaiah 52:1 (b) Here there is a call to the people of earth to wake up from their slumber of indifference, and to realize the wonderful gift of the garments of salvation which are offered to them. This applies particularly to Israel.

Zechariah 13:7 (a) Here there is a call to GOD as though the sword of GOD, which is His wrath, were sleeping. The Lord calls on this sword to rouse itself, waken from sleep, and pierce the heart of the Lord JESUS, thus making Him the Saviour of men. The death of CHRIST on the Cross was planned by GOD Himself. CHRIST bore the sword of GOD's wrath so that we might go free and be saved from wrath through Him.

Romans 13:11 (a) The Lord's people are represented as not being active and earnest in their work and as though they were asleep in the battlefield. GOD asks His people to awaken from their slumber and to prepare for His coming.

Ephesians 5:14 (a) In this passage the people of GOD have become so like the unsaved around them, who are dead in their sins, and unresponsive to GOD, that the Lord says His people are asleep and just as indifferent as the ungodly. It is a call to the Christian to become wide awake, alert and watchful in the service of the Master.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Awake'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/a/awake.html. 1957.

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