The Lord desires to bring us up before He brings us out

February 1, 2016

Joshua 24:17 says “For the Lord our God, he it is that (brought us up and our fathers out) of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed.”

The Lord desires to bring man up to his level of thinking and up to his level of living before he brings you out of your trouble. In various places throughout the OT you see this phrase “Brought us up and our fathers out” and the truth is if God brought you out of your trouble before he could bring you up to a level where you have a real relationship with him, you would find yourself right back in the same situation. How many times have we said to God, God if you get me out of this situation I promise I won’t go back, only to find yourself right back in the hole that you said you wouldn’t go back to. Hence, God needs to truly bring you up (where you can see your situation through the eyes of the Holy Spirit) before he can bring you out with success that will be long lasting and not a temporary thrill.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

 

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