The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham… and said… “GET OUT”! (Acts 7:2)
Today, what is the Lord calling you to “GET OUT” of?
Today, what is He calling you to “GET OUT” from under the yoke of?
Come everyone come
There is so much God wants to do for us and in our lives. But the things we cling on to hinder or place handcuffs on the LORD and prevent Him from truly blessing us, cursing our enemies, and promoting us to new health, new wealth, a new mindset, a new heart, a new way of living, and even blessing us with new devils. Yes, I said new demons.
Today, many of us only have to deal with little devils in our lives because we refuse to grow up, especially to grow up in Christ. We love our little status in life where we struggle with our health – saying, “this is my cross to bear” as so many erroneous teachers of Christ have wrongly taught us to believe. THIS IS NOT WHAT CHRIST HAS FOR YOU! Bad health – health problems of any sort. NO! This contradicts the Bible. The words God Himself has spoken. He said at Isaiah chapter 55, verse 1. “Ho! EVERYONE….” So, you see, these next few words He is about to speak, “EVERYONE” who wants it can have it. “Ho” (come), Everyone who thirsts. Come to the Waters and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”
My goodness! Did you see that? God first invites you to come. Your part is to come. And if you choose to come. It is THEN and only THEN God can bless you (do His part). But not based on this world system of doing things. But based on His monetary, emotional, and spiritual way of doing things through His Kingdom and Kingdom works. So, come!
Notice in that verse, He mentions the natural way this world system does things. To obtain things in this world that you need, first, there is a price you must pay. Therefore, you must have money for the things you need. But God says if you ‘come’, in His system, for the things you need, there is no cost and you don’t need money (Isaiah 55:1). Are you not thirsty for a better life, for restoration, for healing physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually? THEN COME!
But for you to benefit from the ways that God’s system operates, you need to do as Acts 7:2 says. The word God expressed to Abraham, the one man He blessed so that he can be a blessing to all of mankind, which includes and benefits you and me. And that is YOU MUST BE WILLING TO “GET OUT”.
So, what is one thing God is calling us to GET OUT from among? Let’s take one example.
Oh, my goodness. This one word. This one act is preventing so many from not only coming as God has instructed us but it has handcuff God – preventing Him from really moving and changing our lives for the better.
So many of us are walking around in life and carrying the weight of unforgiveness. We refuse not to forgive our parents for their errors against us that happened – what? 20, 30, 40 years ago. Some of us are walking around here hating on an ex, hating on our biological brother or sister. Even hating on a brother or sister in the faith for things they said or did to us out of fear, stupidity, hatred, jealousy, or some other form of sin they did against us. And this is hindering, preventing our forward progress and our blessings from the LORD.
But the LORD says “GET OUT”. Get out so I can bless you. And you don’t have to do this alone. He knows it will be difficult for some. But you don’t have to do it alone. He wants to help you to “GET OUT” so He can really bless you. Turn everything around for you. But you, you have to handcuff Him in such a way that He cannot do it. He cannot move in your behalf. Because you refuse to do the things that He requires of you. Like
C’MON NOW! FORGIVE.
Forgive the ignorance of your father, your mother, your brother, your sister, that friend who betrayed you, the ex that broke your heart, and the abuse and insecurity they caused in your life. Forgive the immaturity of people. Just forgive. So that the LORD can truly cleanse and bless you.
Now be mindful, there is a difference between speaking with your mouth that you forgive from genuinely forgiving someone from your heart, within your spirit person, so that it changes your mind and how you feel towards and react towards that person. Because when we truly forgive others (no matter who it is) from the heart, which in turn will influence, affect, and change how we see and interact with that person. THEN AND ONLY THEN can God really move in our lives. Let me repeat that.
When we truly forgive others (no matter who it is) from the heart, which in turn will influence, affect, and change how we see and interact with that person. THEN AND ONLY THEN can God really move in our lives. (Compare to Matthew 6:14-15).
Isn’t this what we want, what we truly need in our lives? For God to really move heaven and earth in our lives and in turn He opens up His heaven storehouse on our behalf. C’mon now. Just imagine that. God pouring out on your life and the lives of your children everything you need. We are going to come back to this point of how God does this in the book of Acts in a minute.
God wants so much to bless you. But you will not have it. You will not allow Him to do so. (Compare to Matthew 23:37-39). How? Because you refuse to let it go and ‘GET OUT’! You refuse to do it because you are so set in your ways. Your ways! Your ways are killing you and your prosperity. Your future and your children’s future. It is hindering you. Preventing the LORD from really moving in your life. From pouring out all His gifts and blessings He has for you and only you.
Go back to the book of Acts, chapter 7. Look at this. Now, over the years, Abraham and his people (his children) experienced many different hardships. (They lack the blessings of God in their lives to the fullness).
There were many different things they had to go through that almost ruin them, wiped them out, and killed them. (Compare to John 10:10). But they eventually got it and understood the errors of their ways, the bad decisions they made. And what did they do? They REPENT – GOT OUT of the stupor they were in – their sins, bad decisions, unbelief, feeling of doubt, their hurts, hatred, unforgiveness, debts, etc. – whatever yoke that had that trapped and was hindering them from truly gaining God’s favor and blessings. Abraham and his children, over the years, all had to repent for the part that placed them in and under the yoke or burdens, they were experiencing. The strongholds that held them captive, in bondage for years. The troubles that captivated them. The pains and struggles they were suffering because they refuse to see and do things God’s way. But when they finally got it and understood the error of their ways and that the only way to succeed, and experience real prosperity, joy, peace, happiness, and love is through Christ and through true repentance and forgiving others for what they did to you. THEN God could forgive you. (Compare to Matthew 6:14-15). Then God can move in your life and heal and really bless you. Your truthful act of repentance, forgiveness, and getting out of your own mess, will enable God to truly move in ways in your life that will completely change your life. Notice what happened here in Acts chapter 7 to Abraham’s children after years of suffering and when they finally took the right steps to forgive, repent, and decide to get out of their situation.
At Acts chapter 7, starting in verse 7. It said.
Did you see that! When we truly repent from the heart it will change our mindset about stuff that has happened to us in our lives over the years. THEN God can forgive us for our sins, cleanse us [take us through a process – (everyone's process is different) that will set us up to obtain everything God has for us]. Then He – God can move in our lives. Pour out a blessing until there is no longer want. (Compare to Philippians 4:19, James 1:17, Philippians 4:7).
Do you want that! Or should I ask, do you really not want this – what God has for you? Then first, find a way to truly repent and GET OUT of your mess (turn it around). That’s your part. We must always do our part FIRST. And when you truly have done this to a point and at a level God expects. Then God can truly bless you until your heart is completely content and full. He has done it for me. So, I know He will do it for you.
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The word of the lord
When the LORD God gives a word, it is for the sole purpose to teach, reproof, correct, or train His servants - His Body, so that every member within the Body of Christ may be adequate, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). For the LORD has given the Body of Christ apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers to equip the Saints for the work of service, to encourage one another, and to build up the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:11).