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We cannot live life as before because God is taking us into a new season
Understand Our Times Ecclesiastes 3: 1 -4 1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…
Understanding The Times 1 Chronicles 12: 18 b, 32 Then David received them and made them officers of his troops… Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen under their command.
Are we suitable for its time? Ecclesiastes 3: 9 -10 9 What gain have the workers from their toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to everyone to be busy with. 11 He has made everything suitable for its time; moreover he has put a sense of past and future into their minds…
“When you show God that He is first, you open the door for things to come” Bishop T D Jakes
Purpose of God taking us to New territory
God’s Purpose of Taking Us To New territory To create for Himself a chosen people who would belong to Him (called by His Name) and shine for Him 1 Peter 2: 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Our Kadesh-Barnea Numbers 32: 8 -10 8 Your fathers did this, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land. 9 When they went up to the Wadi Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the hearts of the Israelites from going into the land that the Lord had given them. 10 The Lord’s anger was kindled on that day…
Can We cope with the New challenges before us? Deuteronomy 31: 3, 5 3 The Lord your God Himself crosses over before you; He will destroy these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess them. Joshua himself crosses over before you, just as the Lord has said… 5 The Lord will give them over to you, that you may do to them according to every commandment which I have commanded you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. ”
A New Season Of Challenges Deut 31: 7 -8 7 Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. 8 And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed. ”
overcoming 4 key Giants Deut. 31: 7 -8 • Weakness • Fear • Discouragement • Dismay (Disappointment)
A New Season Of • Spiritual Hunger (Word) & Thirst (Holy Spirit) • Revelation/Insight • Vision & Purpose • Boldness
A need for renewal Matthew 9: 16 -17 16 No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. 17 Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved. ”
Cut Loose from your Past Philippians 3: 13 -14 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Forgetting what Lies Behind 1. Repent of past sins 2. Cleanse bad memories with the blood of Jesus (1 Jn 1: 7) 3. No Regrets – “if only…” We can’t change our past, only our present and future 4. Don’t look back • Numbers 11: 5 "We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic • Luke 17: 32 “Remember Lot's wife”