Consistant Message Leave The Past To Rech Your Future
Abraham- Leave What You Take Take The Steps Forward To your Destiny
David Leave The Sheperd Boy behind your going To be A King
Gideon Leave The Safty of the Winepress Your Going to Recue Israel
Forget The Past- Isaiah 43:18–19 (NIV) 18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19 (NKJV)19 .........And rivers in the desert.
“A Way From the Wilderness.
River in the Desert”
God doesnt leave us in the desert wilderness- He comes to us and transform and leads us forward.
Perception- The ability to have knowledge wisdom in judging a situation
Percieve The New Thing - Israel needed to stop dwelling in the past and understand there were new opportunities ahead
Paul Forgetting The Past Reaching Forward - Philippians 3:13–14 (NASB95) 13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Pauls Past- Persecuter- Accomplis to Murders- Persecuted, Beatin, Ship Wrecked, Left For Dead - Great Ministry Success, Miracles, Powerful Ministry Times, Powerfully Used By God.
Not Going to Live In The Past.
It prevents us living in Gods now and Gods future plan
Reaching Forward To What Lies Ahead- he was passionit and motivated to grab hold of His future
The Prize of Upward Call of God- serving God isnt a thing we should fear or run from.
Prize- Its a privledge - Opportunity for Adventure - Designed for it-
To Reach Forward To Your Upward Call You Must Leave The Past
Israels Promised Land- Leaving The Past
No more cloud by day or pillar of fire at night to lead them.
No more free meals of manna and quail, supernaturally provided by God.
No more clothes and sandals that didnt wear out.
No more Moses Leadership- Embrace Joshua .
No More Grasshopper Thinking
Numbers 13:33 (NASB95) 33 “There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
The Church- Gods Answer To The World- A City On A Hill
Matthew 5:14 (NASB95) 14 “You are the light of the world.
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;