Prepare: Clean Out & Pack
PREPARATION FOR ACCELERATION:
PREPARATION: the action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty.
Action and or Process of making ready for use.
ACCELERATION: the act or process of moving faster or happening more quickly, the act or process of speeding up.
PREPARATION FOR ACCELERATION IS SPEEDING UP MOVING FASTER THE ACTION OR PROCESS OF MAKING SOMETHING READY FOR USE OR SERVICE.
“So prepare your minds for action, be completely sober [in spirit–steadfast, self-disciplined, spiritually and morally alert], fix your hope completely on the grace [of God] that is coming to you when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1 PETER 1:13 AMP
We have been getting Preparation for Acceleration this is our theme for 2019.
Remember we are preparing for acceleration so we have to be preparing to MOVE.
WHEN YOU ARE PREPARING TO MOVE THERE ARE THINGS YOU MUST DO IN ORDER TO MOVE SUCCESSFULLY.
CLEAN OUT AND PACK CAUSE WE ARE MOVING. MOVING REQUIRES YOU MUST HAVE A PLAN AND THEN WORK YOUR PLAN. YOU MUST HAVE A DIRECTION AND DESTINATION.
YOU MOVING? Where? There are steps and stages to move from what is to what is promised. To move from where you are at to where you want to be.
First you got to want to leave where you at to where and what God has for you. Ease and comfort are the most dangerous places for moving. When life is easy and comfortable you won’t want to change or grow or move. This is why many people RESIST CHANGE BECAUSE THEY HAVE GOTTEN SO USED TO THE WAY IT IS. Don’t rock the boat.
God’s people living in Egypt while Joseph was alive things were good. They survived the drought and hard times. God provided for his people through the hand of Joseph.
They were in Egypt which was not the promised land but the land of those who did not worship God. When Joseph died and a new Pharaoh began to rule the Egyptians began to plan amongst themselves.
When Joseph died so did their Favor. We as people resist change because we get so used to what is because we know what it is, we know what it cost, we know what it feels like.
How many people where things that should be thrown out but you don’t.
That recliner that is so old and broken but we will keep it cause it’s.so comfy and broke in. It’s not broke in its just broke. That pair of boots we just keep because we don’t want to go thru the hassles of new boots a and the pain and changes.
Gods people were so comfortable they resisted change. Favor left when Joseph died but they stayed in Egypt anyway. God moved and they stayed. They became slaves.
They became slaves because they did change and leave. Ease and comfort makes slaves of people. Slaves of poverty, slaves of fear, slaves of the future, etc..
Moses leads them to change after 400 years of slavery. The pain of change is nothing compared to that of not changing.
Joshua takes leadership because Moses died.
They went thru many hardships because they resisted change, they did not want to move, they wanted comfort and ease. They wandered 40 years in the wilderness because they did not pain and change and God is saying move I got this GO POSSESS WHAT I HAVE PROMISED YOU.
Moving involves CHANGE AND PAIN. BECAUSE THERE ARE THINGS THAT CAN NOT BE TAKEN INTO YOUR NEW FROM YOUR OLD.
GOD SAYS I AM DOING A NEW THING. THE DESTINATION GOD HAS FOR US IS MOVE. GETTING READY FOR A MOVE MEANS CHANGE AND PAIN. IF YOU RESIST CHANGE AND PAIN YOU NOT CHANGE, YOU WILL NOT GROW, YOU WILL NOT INCREASE, YOU WILL NOT PROSPER, YOU WILL NOT EXPERIENCE ALL THAT GOD HAS PLANNED FOR YOU.
EASE AND COMFORT WILL CAUSE YOU TO STAY WHERE GOD HAS NOT CHOSEN FOR YOU AND TO MISS OUT ON WHAT HE HAS FOR YOU. EASE AND COMFORT ARE BIRTH OUT OF FEAR BECAUSE CHANGE INVOLVES PAIN AND MOVING.
DO NOT RESIST BUT EMBRACE CHANGE. MOVING INVOLVES CLEANING OUT AND PACKING.
BEFORE YOU MOVE LETS GET GODS INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTION. WHERE YOU GO IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AND HOW YOU GO. HERE IS HOW YOU START TO POSSESS WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU.
“Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do [everything] in accordance with the entire law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may prosper and be successful wherever you go.” JOSHUA 1:7 AMP
Strong & Courageous. God told him this 3 times. Fear will try to stop you from moving forward into what God has for you.
Before they prepared for the move and change this was the first word.
THE RESULTS: PROSPER AND SUCCESS WHEREVER YOU GO. Prosperity and success wherever you go is the result of being strong and courageous. This strength and courage is not your courage and strength but what you get from God. Here is the KEY, BE CAREFUL TO DO EVERYTHING PRINCIPLES OF GOD, DO NOT TURN FROM IT TO THE RIGHT OR LEFT.
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be successful.” JOSHUA 1:8 AMP
Word of God or what God says shall not depart from your mouth. We should speak only what God says about us our life’s our futures our business our children, our whatever. Speak and declare Gods Word over your life, this church our city and nation. DECREE AND DECLARE.
READ AND MEDITATE ON IT DAY AND NIGHT. BE CAREFUL TO DO EVERYTHING WITH ALL THAT IS WRITTEN IN IT.
BE CAREFUL TO DO EVERYTHING IT SAYS TO DO. RESULTS AGAIN, THEN YOU WILL MAKE YOUR WAY PROSPEROUS AND YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.
‘THIS IS GOD’S SUCCESS FORMULA.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” JOSHUA 1:9 AMP
HERE IS OUR CONFIDENCE AND FAITH BUILDER FOR CHANGE AND GOING THROUGH THE PAIN OF MOVING.
THERE ARE THINGS IN YOUR LIFE, THAT CAN NOT GO WHERE YOU ARE GOING IN GOD.
THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO YOU CAN NOT TAKE THEM WHERE YOUR HEADED.
LIKE A HOT AIR BALLOON IT HAS TO LET THE SAND BAGS GO TO RISE.
THIS IS THE PROCESS OF CLEANING OUT. IN ORDER TO GROW, CHANGE, BECOME WHO GOD INTENDS FOR YOU TO BE, TO ACCOMPLISH GREATER THINGS YOU HAVE TO CLEAN OUT SOME THINGS. HABITS, NEGATIVE THINKING, NEGATIVE SPEAKING, NEGATIVE LIVING.
WHEN WE STARTED THE FAST I CLEANED OUT OUR REFRIGERATOR. I THREW OUT STUFF THAT NEEDED TO GO. THERE ARE THINGS IN YOUR LIFE YOU MUST SAY, “ YOU GOTTA GO.”
THIS 21 DAY FASTING HAS REVEALED THINGS THAT GOTTA GO. ATTITUDES THAT GOTTA GO. MINDSETS THAT GOTTA GO, HABITS THAT GOTTA GO IN ORDER TO PREPARE TO ACCELERATE CLEAN OUT THE CLOSETS, GET RID OF THINGS THAT DO NOT SERVE YOU AND YOUR VISION AND CALLING AND DREAMS. CLEAN OUT THE OLD TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW. CLEAN OUT THE LACK TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE ABUNDANCE.
“Go throughout the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to cross this [river] Jordan, to go in to take possession of the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess [as an inheritance].’” JOSHUA 1:11 AMP
PREPARE YOUR PROVISIONS, CROSSOVER, GO IN, TO TAKE POSSESSION, WHAT GOD IS GIVING YOU TO POSSESS, AS AN INHERITANCE.
PACK WHAT MUST GO WITH YOU. PACK WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED. PACK ONLY WHAT WILL BLESS YOU AND YOUR MOVE.