GO FORWARD! NO TIME TO LOOK BEHIND!
We as the church have marching orders to go forward and not look back. What's in the past is dead and what lies ahead is alive. In life we have a choice: either go forward or stand still and complain. Yes there will be stop signs and yield signs before us but God says go. Standing still does not win battles. We stand still only until we get marching orders from God to move forward. Jesus said "Go", don't look back. Go launch out in the deep where you thought it was nothing there.
Go preach (Mark 16:15-18)
Go teach (Matthew 28:19)
Go let your light shine (Matthew 5:14-16)
The Go Forward Spirit is aggressive and positive. It is not cowardly or ready to run and hide. If we expect the victory, we must obey the orders. James 1:22 says, " But be ye doers of the word, and not hears only...". When you stand still or run because of fear, you are admitting to the devil that he's bigger than God.
Victory is won when you can move forward while the storm is still raging in your life. You don't have to wait until the storm is over. You can praise God and move forward in the very midst of your storm. God will take care of the enemy. When the Red Sea of life appears, remember that we can cross over on dry land.
Because a new experience awaits us, out with the old and in with the new:
And remember, if you have sinned you can go to God for forgiveness because, "... where sin abounded, grace did much more abound." (Romans 5:20). All God orders us to do is to go forward.
THE MARCHING ORDERS FOR TABERNACLE, THE MARCHING ORDERS FOR THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IS TO: