2023 Direction: Speak the Word ONLY
Apostle Mike Keyes put it perfectly, the 1st Sunday of this Year when he ministered this message " We must move on to move in" we are moving from our history, our past, our old stories of greatness and failures.
The Lord knows who we are, He knows our baggage, there are no secrets with Him, He is not in the business of condemnation or slapping us around...in ALL things, He reminds us of who HE IS, this is what matters, His Word is what we must speak and not be moved by what we see in the natural constantly being tossed to and fro.
We don't judge people...we can judge lifestyle, we can judge doctrine, but you can't judge people as only Jesus knows that heart, we see this so clearly with David who in the flesh committed adultery, killed his friend to cover his sin BUT still God calls him a man after His own heart, the woman at the well, 5 husbands and the one she is living with is not her husband, the Lord spoke with her with no harsh words but the Truth of a mirror so she could lay it all down... Let His Word speak~
MOVE ON from:
1. Our mistakes, sins and broken vows: when you ask the Lord to forgive you, He does...Speak His word only! Psalms 103:12
2. From disappoints and discouragements: Keep standing until, slow down, let Father take charge...Speak His word only! Hebrews 13:50, Hebrews 12:12, Psalms 42:5-7
3. From unanswered questions: why God why? when God when?...RELAX... Speak His word only! Deuteronomy 29:29, Luke 8:18
Philippians 3:12-15 Press on (move on) I'm still a work in progress but one thing I do know
forgetting what lies behind
reaching towards what it ahead
pressing towards the goal to win the prize
vs. 15 Therefore: those who are mature should take this view of things AND IF on some point you think differently God will make it clear to you
Don't let the enemy browbeat you, we don't need to circle the wagon 100 times with our constant feelings of distraction, self pity and the propaganda we give our time, talent and treasure too.
Don't take the bait of offense, don't keep re-telling your story in your mind over and over...release it, move on
Keep your eyes off of you and look up and see the harvest around you.
Listen to what the Prophets are saying; this is Battlefield Earth, don't be held back.
Esther 4:14, we WERE born for such a time as this, your area of influence is your battlefield...Lets be a part of that!!! Speak His word only!
* Apostle Mike Keyes 1.1.23
with alittle Annaliese flavor too