Topic: Go Forward [Tuesday September 19, 2017]
‘’I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gate of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:’ (Isaiah 45:2 KJV)
Often times in our walk with God, we get to certain roadblocks and we don’t know what next to do. Today, I come to announce to you to go forward. In Exodus 14, Pharaoh reluctantly gave permission to God’s people in Egypt to leave, but almost immediately, he and his cohorts pursued them with horses and chariots to bring them back to bondage and slavery. You can see that the devil would always attempt to fight the plans and purposes of God over your life. At the Red sea, God’s people became stuck and Pharaoh intensified his pursuit thinking he had them pinned down but unknown to him, it was a set up to wipe them all out.
Rather than surrender to the enemy, God commanded Moses to tell the people to go forward. Moses would have thought to himself, how can we go forward when the Red Sea is right in front of us? However, all he heard was go forward as impossible as it sounded. God had spoken and there was no going back. God was saying in effect, you may not see a way through the sea, but I am going to make a way for you even where none exists.
The clincher however, was that Moses obeyed what God had said. Acting on what God said, the people walked through the sea supernaturally, without struggle and continued their journey as if nothing happened. You can now see that obedience to divine instruction is key to obtaining victory in life.
I declare that no plan of the enemy concerning your life will come to pass. God will prove himself in your life. You will experience the supernatural. You will see the goodness of God in your life. God has spoken concerning this year so expect great things to happen for you. It is a decision you must take. You must choose to believe God for what he has said. Don’t cancel yourself out.
Further Reading: Philippians 3:13, Exodus 14:13-31
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ecclesiastes 1-3; Evening- 2 Corinthians 11:16-33
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.