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It’s Time To Go Forward!

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It’s Time To Go Forward



Exo 14:15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:


Israel Had Spent The Last Twenty-Five Chapters In Egypt

  • There Was No Future For Them There!
  • They had lived in bondage long enough.
  • It was time to go forward.


Going Forward Is A God Thing!

  • It was for Israel.
  • It is for you!


Israel Had Lived With A Slave Mentality For About 400 Years.

  • They had forgotten what liberty was like.


For Them It Was Hard:

  • To go forward.
  • To believe God.
  • To trust God.
  • To follow a cloud floating across the sky.
  • To believe God would set them free.
  • To believe God would bless them.
  • To leave the only security they knew.
  • To leave the leeks and onions.


Don’t Crave The Things That Hold You Back!

Many Israelites May Have Wanted The Promises Of God,

  • But they still died in the wilderness.
  • They had Fears.
  • They had Excuses.
  • They had Unbelief.
  • They were Unwilling to go forward.


At AI – Israel Was Stopped Dead In Her Tracks

  • Sin was in the camp.
  • After they got the problem out of the way
  • They went forward.
  • If sin has stopped you, get it out of the way.


God Wants To Take This Church Forward

  • Like He did for Israel, He wants to give you a harvest you never had to plant.
  • Wells you never had to dig.
  • Houses you never had to build.
  • But you can’t have them, if you just sit and don’t go forward.
  • It’s time to go forward.


Some Folks Today Are Going Backwards Instead Of Forward!

  • They are letting down on standards and doctrine.
  • Compromising with the world.
  • Justifying Hollywood.
  • Mocking Holiness.
  • Dress like the world.
  • Doing what the world does.
  • They have become again what the world is.
  • It’s time to go forward.


What’s Sad Is They Think They Are Making Progress.

But They Are Like A:

  • A dog going back to its vomit.
  • A pig going back to its wallow.


Every Day Life Can Nearly Shut You Down.

  • Circumstances can bring you to a halt.
  • Events can bring you to your knees.
  • Things steal your joy.
  • Don’t let it.
  • It’s time to go forward.


People And Things Can Hurt You.

  • Divorce.
  • An unfaithful spouse .
  • Loss of a job.
  • Cancer.
  • Addictions.
  • Personal failures.
  • Offenses.
  • Unforgiveness.
  • Your Past.


Some React To Their Negative Situations By

  • Withdrawing.
  • Resigning their job at church.
  • Sitting back.
  • Coasting.
  • Quit worshipping.
  • Become unfaithful to church.
  • It’s time to go forward.


It’s Time To Get Past Your:

  • Failures.
  • Hurts.
  • Pride.
  • Complacency.


Don’t Let You Friends Hold You Back.

  • Don’t let your fear.
  • Don’t let your shame.
  • Don’t let your unbelief.
  • Don’t let your family.
  • Don’t let your flesh.
  • Don’t let your job.
  • Don’t let your excuses.
  • Don’t let your weariness.
  • Don’t let anything in this world.
  • It’s time to go forward.


With Hell Rejoicing All Around Us In 2015…

  • With compromising on all sides.
  • With Holiness dying out in some churches.
  • With signs of the end-times all around us.
  • With Bible prophesy being fulfilled daily.
  • With friends falling away.
  • With hell reaching for our children.
  • With the future uncertain.
  • It’s time to go forward.


Make This Year The Best Ever!

  • Make this a year of revival.
  • Make this a year of consecration.
  • Make this a year of Holy Ghost renewal.
  • It’s time to go forward.


God Had To Prompt Israel To Go Forward A Second Time

Deut 1:6 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:


God Had To Prompt Israel To Go Forward A Third Time

Deut 2:1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.

Deut 2:2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying,

Deut 2:3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.


They Had Gone In Circles For Forty Years.

  • Life had become routine and monotonous.
  • Though moving they were getting nowhere.
  • No progress in forty years.


No True Progress Was Being Made.

  • Does this describe your spiritual state?
  • They were circling the mountain by their own choice.


40 Years Earlier God Had Said: “Ye Have Dwelt In This Mount Long Enough.”

  • The journey from Horeb to the Promised land is only 11 days.


It’s Time To Break Free From:

  • Cycles,
  • Bad Habits
  • Patterns in our lives that have been unproductive and unhealthy.
  • You’ve been circling this mountain long enough.
  • It’s time to go forward.


Why Do We Camp In One Place Until God Forces Us To Move?


Lot Did– God Even Sent Two Angels To Get Him To Move

  • God brought special deliverance.
  • Lot’s wife looked back.
  • Lot begged to stop when God asked him to go forward,
  • That’s when he really messed up.


It’s Time To Go Forward

  • Rich Young Ruler – Money held him back.
  • Agrippa –Questions held him back.
  • Felix – Timing held him back.
  • Demas – The love of the world held him back.


What’s Holding You Back?

Simon Peter

Luke 5:5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net


When The Lord Speaks, Respond!

Num. 10:5 When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward.

Num. 10:6 When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys.


I Believe The Spirit Has Sounded An Alarm!


Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 4, 2016 at 11:57 am

Posted in Christian Living

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  1. Thank you!


    January 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm

  2. Thank you for sharing. May God continue to inspire you.

    Brenda Huffman

    January 30, 2016 at 3:05 am

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