Summary: Are you ready to move to the next level? I believe that in your spirit you know it’s moving time.
Re 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, (Come up hither), and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
I believe that many today are hearing the call of the Spirit to a higher place in God, God is always calling us to a higher place,
Ex 40:37 But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.
Nu 9:19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.
Nu 9:22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
All this was to teach the children of Israel how to get from the prophecy to the promise, or from the dream to the reality, or from faith to sight.
It was to teach them that on the journey their provision and their guidance and their protection was all dependant on staying with the cloud.
One of the most important lessons it taught them was never get too comfortable,
Intentionally God would vary the time that they would stay in a place, to teach them that no matter how comfortable or convenient a place it was, It was not the promise.
God did not tell them when he was going to move, he did not send advance notice
Because he wanted them to stay in a condition of readiness for change.
One of the greatest battles we fight is that of the familiar, Even though something or some place may be dry, desolate, and difficult once we become familiar with it we become comfortable with it
Once it becomes comfortable to us, we resist anything that threatens our normality or our familiar.
Moving is one of the most interesting things:
There is in the moving process something called a
#1 Everything is chaotic, everything is moved out of it’s place, the familiar routine is replaced by what seems to be confusion and disorder.
#2 Nothing is convenient, everything you want seems to be the hardest thing to get to.
#3 Another thing is: When you start to move, you begin to realize all the things you have accumulated over the years, ( a lot of it just plain junk) or at least stuff that is outdated, and unnecessary
#4 It’s a time of shifting and sifting, it’s when you lighten your load, it’s when you separate the useful from the useless and the valuable from the worthless.
A lot of what you accumulate at one place you don’t need at the next place.
This is a Spiritual truth we learn from moving in the natural: As we move from one level to another there are things that we will leave behind.
I don’t know about you but there are some things I am ready to leave behind.
I’m ready to leave behind some doubts, and fears, and discouragements, and disappointments,
I’m ready to leave behind some enemies that I’ve been fighting, I’m ready to leave behind some traditions that have no power.
I’m ready to leave behind some excess baggage that’s been slowing me down.
Many times moving is difficult because you are leaving the familiar, the comfortable, the normal.
Jobs, families, acquaintances, routines, lifestyles, experiences.
And you are entering the unknown =(The unknown zone)
(Unknown people, unknown Jobs, Unknown surroundings, new experiences)
Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
God is looking for some people that will follow him into the unknown zone
Isa 42:16-19 And I will bring (the blind) by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have (not known): I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD’S servant?
Is anybody ready to move on?
Is anybody ready to let go and let God?
Is anybody ready to go to the unknown zone?