Defeat Your Past By facing The Future 4

And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the children of Israel; and the children of Israel went out with boldness. Exo 14:8

Bible Reading: Ex 14:1-31
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The past will rage, but there is a way to handle the past – Ex 14:8.

When you face the future and there is no direct challenge in the offing, you represent the ideal status of someone for that future. The children of Israel did not know there was any pursuit behind them or from the past. Look at their status: “… Israel went out with boldness”.

When the pursuit become obvious, they were scared and consequently plunged into a state unfit for the future.

When the past comes up after you what do you do?

God wants to teach someone here some strategy for spiritual warfare.

The best way to deal with the past that comes up after you is the way you face the future when you do not know what is after you.

Go out with boldness; be willing to take risks; be confident and courageous.

Don’t ever allow yourself to be plunged into a state that is unfil for the future awaiting you.

Be bold; be strong, for the Lord your God is with you.

Shalom!

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Defeat Your Past By facing The Future 3

Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psa 46:10

Bible Reading: Ex 14:1-31

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The Lord just instructed the people to camp at Pi Hahiroth. a camp is a place of temporary accommodation typically used by traveling people. When you are in transit, you will dwell in camps. Each camp represents the completion of a stretch in your journey, while every breaking of the camp indicates another phase or move of God in your life’s journey.

Could God be asking you to camp now?

Camping sure has its advantages: it is for rest; for contemplative worship and for guidance. Before God would ask the Israelites to camp, He knew what was likely. Pharaoh had released the people but he was still thinking about them, Ex 14:5.

It is difficult for the predator to let go, for your bondage is a gratification to his oppressive enterprise. Everyone in bondage renders services to the predator. The past that you have escaped will still attempt to come up after you, especially when there is still a connection to it within your mind.

How do we know that there was still a connection between Israel and Egypt? Just listen to what they said when the past came up on their heels (Ex 14:10-12): They were afraid; they would have preferred to die in Egypt; they would have preferred to be left alone in Egypt; they would have preferred to serve the Egyptians.

The past will rage, but there is a way to handle it. Look within you today. Do a sincere check. You may need to take time out for a practical purging routine to rid yourself of the preoccupation with the past through prayer; meditation on the word/promise and a contemplation about the destination ahead.

Shalom!

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Defeat Your Past By facing The Future 2

And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God broought you out from there by a mighty hand and by an outstreched arm …. Deut 5:15

Bible Reading: Ex 14:1-31
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If you truly recognize the Lord and maintain a walk with him, you will admit that every past you exit, like Israel coming out of Egypt, is the work of His grace. Ex 12:40-41, 50-51.

You will so admit, especially when that past has exercised a strong hold on you; you will, when your struggles and efforts met with a brickwall that plunges you into a state of despondency, low spirit, or dejection as a result of loss of hope; you will, because when it seemed all hope was gone, heaven felt your pulse and responded to your cry; worked out some clear intervention to effect your release or exit.

You will admit it was grace because it wasn’t ordinary. What happened can only be the expression of the almightiness of God. The storm ceased, the wind subsided, everything was calm and the only dynamics was your exit.

The predator that said you will neither get out of the rut nor move forward had gone quiet. This was the doing of the Lord, marvelous in your sight.

You can defeat the past practically when you celebrate the grace of God which delivered you from it, if not, you will dwell on the troubles than on the victory, making yourself susceptible to the troubles from the past.

Never, ever, forget His benefits.

You need the memories of the working of His grace from the past to to face the future successful.

Shalom!

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Defeat Your Past By facing The Future

Bible Reading: Ex 14:1-31

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The past can haunt when the future is being pursued, Ex 14:1-9. People are often mindful of the past unconsciously. They call it the past but it is not really in the past as they still accommodate it in their mind.

The past can however be put to where it belongs permanently. Everyone needs to do this. If the past is not put where it belongs, the future is blurred each time that past is entertained. Abraham and the patriarchs were safe in respect of their vision and the future because they stopped minding the past, Heb 11:14-16. Little wonder then, that for them, there was no return to the past.

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