Summary: This sermon is to encourage those going through difficult time at this moment and thinking of doing what they used to do, you cann’t just go back.


OCT: 23RD 2005

SCR READNG: HEB 10: 38 - 39

[38] Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

[39] But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

As I continue to grow in faith and mature in the word of GOD, I have learnt that in order to attain goal or achieve success we must have a determined and fixed mind. David said in the book of Psalm 112:7 that "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD"

My brethren, I want to confirm to you today that no matter where you are today, that is not where you are going, you are in a journey and you have a destination ahead of you. You are on your way to a very higher level. You might be in a stand still now, that is not your destination, you might be in a position that you cannot even figure out, don’t be confused, that is not where you are going because you have a desitnation. I have the previledge to tell you that you are just passing by where you are at the moment. In order to overcome and reach where we are going, we must have our eyes and mind opened, fixed and focus on where we are going. We must keep going and no turning back.

Heb 10: 38 said "the just shall live by faith, it means in time of greatest affliction, we must live by Faith, trust in God, live upon His faithfulness that are new every morning and wait His time, because He make everything perfect in His own time. It is a pity that when people are greatly afflicted they tends to look back but I can say to you today that turning back is a very terrible thing to do that is why Heb 10:39 said that we must not be one of those who draw back. We have to realise that we are in a journey to a desitination, we are bound to encounter battles on the road of life. When we plan to build a castle we have to envisage that when climbing to reach the top, we might encounter obstacles and barriers but still we must not loose our focus.

When you hit the highways, don’t turn back!

When you encounter road block, don’t turn back!

When you are faced with pitfalls, don’t turn back!

Jesus said in Lk 9:62 that people who are looking back are

Not fit for heaven!

Not fit for promised land!

Not fit for Palace!

Not fit for God’s blessing and not fit to be blessed! So brethren, it is dangerous and risky to be turning back.

Exodus 16: 1-3

1] And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

[2] And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

[3] And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

This passage said when Isrealite are on their journey to Promised Land, as soon as they encounter some difficulties on the way, they began to murmur again Moses, their Leader that "They should have died in the hand of God in the land of egypt, at least we can still have our stomach fill "That is exactly what some people do refer to what they use to have and do when they encounter some delays. People tends to rush back into what they use to do or the olden days religion when they are stuck in traffic of Life. They tend to forget the God that gave them the initial go ahead as soon as they encounter road blocks that the enemies has design and placed on their way intentionally to cause delay, discourage, derail and debar their progress.

Instead of regretting walking in that way and condemning yourself and saying I shouldn’t have, could’ve, should’ve, would’ve’s…!” “ I could’ve… I should’ve… If I only would’ve, you should have just keep trust in the One who brought you that far. Did you realise that you did not get to where you are at this moment by your own ability? He saw you to this place and He would have leave you where you are if he did not have a better plan for you. He brought you this far because he have a great future and plan for you. So stop looking back, the past has nothing to do with your destiny. You cann’t see your future looking backwards but you can both see and receive it by looking forward because there is NOTHING BACK THERE!

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