Out of the Past
God is calling His people to come out of the walls of tradition and culture in which they have been trapped. He calls us to step out in faith, knowing that He has promised never to leave or forsake us. He is calling us away from the familiar place, of the way it has always been, so a new move of His spirit can freely fall upon the next generation.
Just as God called Abraham to step out in faith and move away from the familiar place, He is calling His people to create a pathway that is lined with a new wine skin so that His spirit may flow freely in generations to come, for they will not be held hostage to their past. This generation will go boldly to the throne of God and will not possess the spirit of timidity in the world. They will stand in their enemies' presence and proclaim the Lord's name. But they first must be released by past generations from cultures, traditions, and teachings that have held them captive. Not all of these things are wrong, but some are of man and do not line up with the word of God.
Has God not said - "My people are being destroyed for lack of knowledge. "Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget to bless your children. The glory of God has been exchanged for the shame of idols. Even to this day, the Lord would say just as He said to the church of Laodicea, "I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!" For He corrects and disciplines everyone that He loves. You are each invited to the place of solitude with Him. You are called to cleanse yourself from what is dishonorable to Him so that you may see clearly, repent and be eager to pursue what is right.
That which has always been shall be no more. There was a day and time to observe the culture and tradition of man, but that day has come and gone. So choose this day whom you will serve. The familiar place where you have grown comfortable is no longer where you belong, for God is calling you out into a new day of discovering. A day that will open the doors wide for your children and your children's children, they will be drawn out of the Fami-LIAR mentality into a truth of their own which will be given from heaven above. Because all those He loves, He will unmask and train. So again, I say Choose you this day whom you will serve. Will it be a man and the world's systems, or will it be the Lord? “And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.” Matthew 12:36-37
“The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran. He took his wife, Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all his wealth—his livestock and all the people he had taken into his household at Haran—and headed for the land of Canaan. When they arrived in Canaan, Abram traveled through the land as far as Shechem. There he set up camp beside the oak of Moreh. At that time, the area was inhabited by Canaanites.
Deuteronomy 31: 8, Deuteronomy 30:19-30, Matthew 9:17, Hosea 4:6-7, Revelations 3:15-22, 2 Timothy 2:21, Mark 7:8-10,Genesis 12:1-6, Genesis 17:1-15, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Joshua 24:15 1 Chronicles 21:22-30, Matthew 12:36-37
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