THE GOD WHO GOES BEFORE US

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THE GOD WHO GOES BEFORE US

Deut. 1:30-33 The LORD your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 31 and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.’ 32 Yet, for all that, you did not believe the LORD your God, 33 who went in the way before you to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go, in the fire by night and in the cloud by day.  NKJV

One thing I know about God is that:

  • He’s unchanging in character
  • He is no respecter of persons so what He does for one He’ll do for another.

I’d like to propose to you that God is at work arranging things in our favor.

How do I know that?  He’s the God who goes before us and makes crooked places straight and rough places smooth.  He did it for Israel and He doesn’t change.  Like He did for Israel, He’s fighting for you.

A very reliable prophet prophesied this as the decade of difference.

And so the difference we’ve experienced this year is just a beginning of many more different things that will be happening during this decade and beyond.  It’s going to be different.

HOWEVER, no matter the changes, it’s good to know a God, who goes before us preparing the way for our victory in every situation.

Isa 45:2-3 I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.  3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.  NKJV

So far this year, you may have gone through a disappointmentYou may have lost a job.

Instead of becoming negative and thinking nothing is going to change, you need to realize that the loss is not a surprise to God.  He’s not up in heaven scratching his head wondering what He can do for you.

God has already written every day of your life in His book.  He knew exactly when those setbacks would occur.  He’s already arranged a comeback for you. 

Before you had the problem, God already had the answer.  He’s going before you right now, preparing the next chapter of your life.

If you’ll STAY IN FAITH AND KEEP THE RIGHT ATTITUDE OF EXPECTANCY, the next phase of your life will be better than the former.

He promised to fight your battles and to make your wrongs right.

At the right time, in your due season, He will pay you back for

every injustice.

He will make up for lost time and get you to where you’re supposed to be.  He’s a God of restoration.

He’ll open doors and bring the right people across your pathHe’s getting you lined up for the perfect opportunities. 

So when you feel discouraged, you ought to say:  God is going before me and making my crooked places straight.

God is looking years down the road and arranging solutions to problems you haven’t even had yet.

As we continue with this decade we need to get this rooted in our hearts and minds.  God is going before me and making my crooked places straight.

God is going to thrust us forward.  He’s already lined up new sales, new partnerships, new growth, new clients, new business. 

Yes the economy is down but God has promised He goes before me and He will make rivers in the desert.

He will prosper you even in the midst of a recession.  You may not see a way but God has a way.

So don’t settle in unfair situations.  Look ahead and get a new vision.

The medical situation may not look good but don’t settle there and think things will never get any better: God is the One who restores health to you and heals you of all wounds.

You may have a child/ren who act out in rebellion.

It looks like he/she or she may never get back in the right course.  In the natural it seems impossible.

But our report says our God specializes in the impossible.

He’s gone before our child and made his crooked life straight. He’s removing the wrong friends, taking away the blindness, opening his eyes to see every deception and giving him the wisdom to make the right decisions and fulfill his destiny.

EXAMPLE:

At one point, the younger generation Israel were standing at the Jordan river about to cross it and go take the promised land but there were huge challenges ahead.  In the natural they didn’t have a chance because the Anakim (the giants) were ahead of them. So God prepared them:

Deut. 9:1-3  “Hear, O Israel: You are to cross over the Jordan today, and go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fortified up to heaven, 2 a people great and tall, the descendants of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the descendants of Anak?’ 3 Therefore understand today that the LORD your God is He who goes over before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; so you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, as the LORD has said to you.  NKJV

Are you facing a situation that seems impossible like Israel was then?

May be you’re facing such financial challenges that it looks impossible, the legal problem, the health problem etc.

But God is telling us like He told Israel…the Lord your God will go before you and take care of your enemies so you can quickly conquer them. Get that in your spirit. So you’ll end up on top of that situation.

You’ll accomplish your dreams within a short time. You’ll get well quicker than you think, so you’ll amaze the doctors.  How can this be?  The Lord your God goes before you.

ITS DIFFERENT FOR PEOPLE OF PRAYER:

For people who pray in the Spirit, all things work together for good for us.

Things we’re facing today will all turn out for our good as we pray in faith and trust our God.

Professor who took a group of college students to China, got sick there, his appendix ruptured, he was going in and out of consciousness, his dad heard the warning of the Spirit about his son being in danger, stopped the service he was leading and prayed 10,000 miles back home, a doctor (presidential one) appeared at 2 a.m. and did the operation that saved his son’s life.  He later said 2 men (Chinese officials) said he must go and do this operation on this very important man.  They never heard of those two men or saw them again.

In this New and better Covenant?  Has God changed?

Rom 8:18-19 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. KJV

God has gone before us and prepared an awesome time of glory to be revealed in us…

  • The revealing of the sons of God is yet to be known on this planet.

Imagine the glory that is about to be revealed as so many of us as God turns around everything we have passed through in 2020 for our good?

He promised glorious days ahead and so is He doing in this New and better covenant:

Joel 2:23-27 Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the LORD your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you —  The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month.   24 The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.   25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.  26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame.  27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.  NKJV

How can someone tell you that you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied unless they had prepared ahead for you?

God is a planner, a detailed Planner!  Knows all of us, each of us and the interests, gifts and graces He put in each one and there’s not one single one of us alike another.

I believe one of the things He prearranged for us ahead of time is our divine immunity.  (99% of those who get Covid recover).

And most people will not get it, so no reason to fear. Thank God for divine immunity…Jesus talked of a people coming (Mark 16) those who believe in Him…if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them.

That’s part of how you are recognized as a believer that what is hurting others doesn’t affect you even if it touches your body, it dies instantly.

GOD HAS A PROMISED LAND FOR YOU ON THIS EARTH

A Promised Land…an inheritance…His own provision for each us.  Living the good life He preordained for you. The promised Land is not in heaven; there are no enemies in heaven.

For us His workmanship in Christ, God has planned beforehand for us.

Eph. 2:10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].  AMP

  • He went before us and preordained for you and me to do specific good works
  • To take paths He prepared ahead of time…that we should walk in them
  • Living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live.

For Israel He said:

Deut. 6:10-14  “So it shall be, when the LORD your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build, 11 houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant — when you have eaten and are full —  12 then beware, lest you forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 13 You shall fear the LORD your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name.  NKJV

How much more in the New?  (See Heb. 8:6) He went before us and took our poverty on the cross (2 Cor. 8:9)

2 Cor. 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.  NKJV

I believe He goes before us by providing us with seed to sow…

2 Cor. 9:10-11 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. NKJV

Worship with our giving.

Keep your financial increase coming through giving.

PRAY:

  • Father, thank You that you put in me everything I need to fulfill my destiny.
  • Thank You for the glory ahead. The world is about to discover in me a true son of God.
  • You went before me and prepared a good life.
  • You went before me and gave me a divine immunity from diseases.
  • Thank You Lord for going before me like a consuming fire, confronting my enemies.
  • You went before me and prepared graces and special things for me to do.
  • Thank You Lord for going before me and bearing my poverty. Thank You for a life of Blessing and prosperity.
  • Thank You for going before me, providing land and a house full of all good things.
  • You go before me give me seed to sow. You multiply my sown seed and you bring me a harvest.
  • Today I give with expectation that my best days are still in front of me.

In Jesus’ name; Amen.

THE GOD WHO GOES BEFORE US