For this reason it says, “ Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.”
“ Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the dawn, And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.
Rouse yourself! Rouse yourself! Arise, O Jerusalem, You who have drunk from the Lord’s hand the cup of His anger; The chalice of reeling you have drained to the dregs.
Awake, awake, Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion; Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; For the uncircumcised and the unclean Will no longer come into you.
Again He said to me, “ Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’
Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “ I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.”
When He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth.”
For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘ I have placed You as a light for the Gentiles, That You may bring salvation to the end of the earth.’”
Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.
Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
For God, who said, “ Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ ( by grace you have been saved),
Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.
but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.