In this article, we’ll be discussing some bible verses on awakening. But then, what do you understand by the term “Awakening?” Awakening is beginning to understand, experience, recognize, realize, or become aware of something.
You wake up and regain awareness after falling asleep, whether at night or during a nap, this is referred to as an awakening.
However, this term is frequently employed more dramatically than just getting out of bed. A religious epiphany is a spiritual awakening. Deciding to marry might be regarded as an awakening.
Whenever you discover or embrace anything significant and life-changing, it is an awakening because it is almost as if you were sleeping before.
Now that you know the meaning of the word “awakening,” we will explain further about awakening from the Christian perspective. So warm up as I take you through.
Bible Verses on Awakening
1. 1 Peter 2:1-25
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. …
2. Luke 21:36
But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
3. Ephesians 5:14
For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
4. Revelation 16:15
(“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”
Spiritual Awakening KJV
Here’s what the King James Version of the bible talks about awakening.
5. Judges 5:12
Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.
So far, Deborah’s song has primarily focused on who she is singing to and the God to whom she sings (Judges 5:1, 4–5). She had just exhorted those who heard it to tell others about the Lord’s triumph against the Canaanite oppressors.
They should spread the word wherever they go (Judges 5:10–11). The process of Israel’s liberation from Canaanite slavery is described poetically here. God’s summons triggers the action of Deborah and Barak.
“Awake!” cries the Lord to her. This introduces the concept of awareness: becoming aware of God’s voice. Deborah is given the ability to hear God’s words as a prophetess. The Lord informs her that the time has arrived to sing.
This “song” represents, in some ways, the call she issued to Barak (Judges 4:6–10); it is also the God-given order she issued for Barak and his warriors to go into combat (Judges 4:14). In any case, this lovely metaphor shows her function as the bearer of God’s words.
Bible Verses About Spiritual Awakening
6. Ephesians 5:14
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arises from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
7. Luke 21:36
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
8. Matthew 24:42
Watch, therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Bible Verses on Spiritual Enlightenment
9. Ephesians 1:18
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
10. 2 Samuel 22:29
“For You are my lamp, O Lord;
And the Lord illumines my darkness.
Spiritually Asleep Bible Verses
11. Luke 12:39-40
“But be sure of this, if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”
12. Mark 13:35-36
Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.
Bible Verses on Waking up Spiritually
13. Ephesians 5:14
“Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light”
14. Isaiah 52:1
Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Bible Verses on Spiritual Eye Opening
15. 2 Kings 6:17
Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
16. Psalm 119:18
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
Bible Verses on Spiritual Gates
17. Matthew 16:18
“and I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”
18. Matthew 11:12
“and from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force”
Bible Verses on Spiritual Development
19. 1 Corinthians 13:11
“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”
20. 1 Peter 2:1-3
“So rid yourselves of all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all slander. Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it for your salvation since you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
Bible Verses About Awakening The Soul
21. Revelation 16:15(KJV)
“Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walks naked, and they see his shame”
22. Revelation 3:2(KJV)
“Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God”
Bible Verse About Awakening Love
23. Song of Solomon 8:3-4
“Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up, until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.
Revival And Awakening Scriptures
24. Samuel 23:15, KJV
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
25. Job 29:2-4, KJV
Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle…
26. Psalm 42:1-2, KJV
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
Awakening Biblical Meaning
When God instructs us to wake up, we are spiritually dormant. The need for spiritual awakening is urgent. A church that has lost its way in leadership is a church that needs to wake up. When you are dead in transgressions and sins, you are sleeping.
Biblically, a spiritual awakening is not a waking from spiritual sleep but a resurrection from spiritual death. All people are born in sin and are spiritually dead. Ephesians 2:1 states that, before we knew Christ, we were dead in transgressions and sins.
Our need for spiritual awakening is profound: “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
We must be roused; we must be “awakened” spiritually, or, as Jesus put it, we must be “born again” or “born of the Spirit” (John 3:3–8).
A spiritual awakening is generally a newfound awareness of a spiritual reality. A spiritual awakening can be gradual or rapid and mean different things to different people.
So it doesn’t mean staying physically awake from sleep; this concerns the spiritual mind. Be spiritually awake, to be taken up into heaven when the lord comes!