Last week we learned when God takes you to the next spiritual dimension you have to separate from familiar places and familiar faces to get a fresh revelation from the Lord. And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, “Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.” (Gen. 13:14-15) God wanted Abram to take his physical eyes off where he was and see, through the eyes of faith, what his destiny would be. However, this revelation could not come to Abram until he was alone with God.
We must also learn that not everything in our lives is permanent. As we grow in God, certain things in life, we must learn to delete–some old habits, phone numbers, and yes, even people. In your garden or yard, from time to time, you have to get rid of the rocks, weeds, and pests that try to hinder or destroy your plants’ growth. Likewise, in your Christian walk, you have to allow God to remove the things that hinder your spiritual growth. (Hebrews 12:1-3)
In this race, not everyone you start with will finish with you.
In this race, not everyone you start with will finish with you. Some people you lose because they are not in the flow of God’s purpose for your life. Unlike Ruth, not everyone is allied to your purpose. (Ruth 1:16-17) In order to become strengthened and established more fully in your spiritual destiny certain things need to go. Let go of any sense of defeat or guilt and move forward in strength of spirit. Just as the seasons change; so do many facets of our lives, and the only true remaining constants are the promises and words of Almighty God. (Luke 21:33)
Elijah’s flight led him to a cave at Mt. Horeb where the word of the LORD met him and asked, “What dost thou here Elijah? (I Kings 19:9) It is noteworthy for us to understand that no matter what we are going through God is omnipresent and omniscient—He is everywhere and knows everything. He is Jehovah Adonai, the Lord our Sovereign.
Has your running from fear, distress, guilt, and disappointments led you face to face with a word from the Lord? Have you found yourself in the place where God asks why you are here? Can you recognize His asking is really a scolding? God wanted Elijah to understand this was no time for him to retreat because he had a destiny to fulfill.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God…
Not all battles are won in a day. During the heat of the battle is no time to withdraw. We must stand firm in the midst of it, trusting God for a victorious outcome. The Apostle Paul instructs us,” Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:13-18)
God’s gift of repentance allows us to win that victory. The same God, who gives us the revelation of truth, brings us to the knowledge of it. Contrarily, our minds would constantly rebel against it. Repentance is the key that opens the prison door. Thereby, allowing us to recover ourselves out of the devil’s trap; positioning us where we are supposed to be.
Stay tuned for the conclusion next week. May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week….Blessings and Peace!
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