In my quiet time I read Day 50 in the Book of Mysteries written by Jonathan Cahn. The title is The Exodus Factor and is about the Ivrim.
It means Hebrew-Those who cross over. The Hebrews crossed over the Red Sea and the River Jordan to get to the Promised Land. They crossed the Red Sea to get out of Egypt (old land). before they could cross the River Jordan (new Land).
In Genesis 12 God told Abram to leave everything he knew and go where He was going to show him. Abram might have been a little nervous about those instructions but he obeyed anyway.
As I read this the Lord showed me my journey begins in my head. I have to leave those fearful thoughts-renew my mind with faith filled thoughts before I can enter the promised land He has for me. My faith in Him and the process He is taking me through will in deed take me to where He wants me.
If you need to get to your promised land but you feel like you’re being delayed, remember you have to get out of the old land, physically, mentally or emotionally. You have to breakthrough and move to the new land. It can be done.
Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 12:51; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24
Six years ago to this day (exact date) I made my exodus from Ohio to the Promised Land where God sent me. Texas was not on my radar but it sure was on His. He knew best.
It wasn’t something that could be done in a day, week, month or year. It actually took three years to the month to accomplish the mission. I had to sell my home, leave my job and say good-bye to family and friends. Some people were happy for me and some not so happy but just couldn’t understand, even when I said God said go.
I’d never moved any further than across town. Moving across several states was a big undertaking of which I had no knowledge. I started with lists-many to do lists that kept growing.
The first thing The Lord told me to do a year before telling me I was moving was to pack up my kitchen. Being His obedient child I complied even through an injury I was suffering. The packing didn’t stop at the kitchen but mushroomed to other parts of my home. A year later when He told me where I was moving, my house was already half packed.
In those three years I learned a lot about my relationship with The Lord. My faith in Him grew exponentially because I learned He was the only one I could trust and lean on. He had my path laid out and met all my needs. He had people lined up along the way to help me in my journey. The Lord left no stone unturned.
Today, six years later I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I decided to discount His direction for my life and gone where I wanted to go. One good thing is I won’t have to find out because obedience is better than sacrifice. I’ll joyfully keep on the journey He prepared for me being thankful along the way.
I’m not the same person I was four years ago when I made my exodus from Ohio to Texas. When I arrived in Texas I was a hot mess and I didn’t realize it. The fact is I was a hot mess in Ohio before I left but it wasn’t easy to detect.
I’m thankful that today, 3 years 11 months later I’m a new person from the inside out. I’ve been delivered from many issues that have haunted me for a long time. Not only did I overcome the issues but also lost weight. Those issues would have hindered me from moving into my purpose and destiny. I’m liking who I have become. All this has happened by the gentle hand of God.
Can you look at your life and see anything you’ve been delivered from? Has your life changed as a result of the deliverance?