TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
It’s time to let go of the baggage weighing you down and let God carry it. Jesus already carried your baggage to the cross so you wouldn’t have to. Let go and let God!
BAGGAGE VS. LUGGAGE
When Leanna and I first got married, she’d cry and say, “I don’t really have a testimony. I’ve been good all my life…”
Of course, you know me. I’d says, “That’s horrible! Why don’t you go do something bad?”
My wife really does live a consecrated life. She doesn’t even say damn, and that’s in the Bible! Where does she come from? She’s just a good girl and she used to be concerned with that. Because she never drank, did drugs or rebel against authority, she didn’t know what her testimony should be.
I tell her, “Sweetie, your testimony is that you fell in love with Jesus at an early age and God kept you from those things. You didn’t have to get all dirtied up and go through the pain and consequences the rest of us did.”
That’s a good testimony and it doesn’t mean she doesn’t have ongoing, drastic revelations in her life. I can tell you, she’s not the same as she was five years ago. She’s growing and progressing in the Holy Spirit.
Heck, I’m not the same as I was five years ago. I hope you aren’t either. I hope you and I are going to continue to grow because we continue to fall in love with Jesus in new and more awesome ways. When that happens, there will be another Exodus in our lives.
Things that were, are going to exit because they are no longer part of my testimony. There will always be attitudes, ways of thinking, habits, people and places that need to go away if I’m going to move forward. I don’t want any baggage. I just want luggage!
That’s my prayer for you. That old things that drag you down and are heavy to carry would fall away. May Jesus give you luggage – light and ready to be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and a list of souls you’re taking to heaven with you! Now that’s traveling light!
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
– Revelation 12:11
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BE A TRANSFORMATION JUNKIE. SHED YOUR BAGGAGE. GET RID OF OLD WAYS AND PICK UP THE LUGGAGE JESUS SO FREELY OFFERS!
From my sermon series: EXODUS