TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God has already given you the victory, so walk in it! As you walk it out you will take more territory for the Kingdom.
THREE STAGES OF PROCESS
The yellow brick road to God’s greater things is not a product of random circumstance. What I’m about to tell you goes against the grain of our fast food get-it-now generation.
Are you ready for it? God is a God of process. Strategic, specific progression.
Yes, there is a process He takes us through. We have to submit to it if we want Him to perfectly complete the process in our life. Those three stages are:
2. The Wilderness
3. The Promised Land
The book of Exodus is a great starting place for you to understand this progression.
In Egypt, the Hebrews were slaves. What are you enslaved by? Finances, a loveless marriage, anger, addiction, poor health, a past you can’t shake, lies that continue to follow you, a job that robs your soul? When you’re in Egypt, you’re digging a great big hole for yourself. God is still with you and wants to deliver you, but you have to put the shovel down!
So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor.
– Exodus 1:13-14
In the Wilderness, the Hebrews were free, but they had to learn how to trust in God for their provision and build a relationship with Him. They failed miserably. They feared they would starve to death, so God provided manna every morning. They grumbled. They complained. They feared the unknown. Are you like the children of Israel? Do you long to go back to Egypt because it is familiar? Do you see the miracles God works in your life, but still doubt His power? Getting out of the Wilderness and into the Promised Land takes faith and action. You have to step forward into God’s promises.
And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night from before the people.
– Exodus 13:21-22
In the Promised Land, the Hebrews trusted God and took the land He had set aside for them. They learned that when you advance into new territory, you don’t fight for victory, you fight from victory. They no longer needed manna because they were ready to step into God’s promises and bear fruit of their own. Are you bearing fruit? Are you walking in God’s promises?
So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey…
– Exodus 3:8
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO LOOK AT YOUR LIFE. WHERE ARE YOU – EGYPT, THE WILDERNESS OR THE PROMISED LAND? NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, TALK TO GOD AND ASK HIM FOR UPGRADE, THEN MOVE FORWARD!
From my book: LIVING LIFE /FORWARD