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God will go before you, get up and follow!

Posted by appolus on October 30, 2014

God does not give us overcoming life-He gives us life as we overcome( Oswald Chambers)

How many of you have found that to be true? It is true that all the promises of God in the first three chapters of Revelations are made to the overcomers. ” To those who overcome I give….”
Many times in our lives we can fall, we can find ourselves down. This is common to all the saints, every saint has experienced this time and again in their lives. So how do we overcome, how do we grab a hold of the abundant life in a life full of trials? We get up.

I knew a saint who suffered from bouts of severe depression. He told me about a time when he had not left the house in weeks. He then describes an overcoming moment. He decided to go to the post office. Sounds ridiculously simple does it not? It took every ounce of effort in him to first decide then to walk out that door. It was terrifying and exhausting and was undoubtedly one of the battles of his life. Just to walk out the door you say? Yes, just to walk out the door. Now of course there was a story behind the depression, and the story really is not that important. The whys and the wherefores of getting down, while they can be very traumatic, is not the point, it’s the getting up.

As you decide to get up, and it is a decision, then God will join you. There is a diligence in the getting up. There is an overcoming in the getting up, there is endurance in the getting up. People think that it is when we are down that we endure, that is not true. We, as Christians are not designed to be down. We are, however, designed to overcome. The endurance comes in the getting back up and getting back into life and then comes the abundance. The abundant life belongs to the victorious life. Not victory over circumstances, victory in the midst of circumstances, that is true endurance.

If you are down today my brother, my sister, my prayers are with you to get up. The hands that hang low cannot praise God, only that hands that are lifted up. The eyes that are down cannot see God , only the eyes that are lifted up to the heavens can see God. Lift up your hands today and praise God. Lift up your eyes today and see the glory of God. Get up today and walk with God. You will experience His manifest presence as you get up. God never leaves us nor forsakes us this is true, but to walk in the abundance of life we must choose to overcome, to endure, to get up, to get out the door. God has made a promise to us that He will be with us as we move on. Get up and move on today, leave your defeats behind and as you walk away from them you will be walking in victory and with His manifest presence.

And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth. And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
(Exo 33:15-17)

3 Responses to “God will go before you, get up and follow!”

  1. Leslie Manto said

    Thank you Brother Frank. I read this and had to smile because I went through this exact process this morning. Overwhelmed by depression, regret and hopelessness, I dragged myself out to my car, got in, started driving, turned on the praise music and began thanking God for life, for power over sin, for Jesus the One who overcame the power of death and gave His Spirit to me. Soon I was able to go visit friends and encourage them. His is the transforming power in us if we but make one step towards Him. Amen and Amen.

    Sister Leslie

    • appolus said

      Amen sister, may you continue to overcome………………………bro Frank

      • Leslie said

        Brother,
        Sometimes there is sin that needs to be dealt with and the Holy Spirit is faithful to point it out. That may often be the reason we get stuck. That was what I had to deal with last week when I became defeated.
        When the Lord showed me an area I was rationalizing about and said it was SIN then then I finally admitted the sin and yes, even wept over the fact that I was sinning against the Lord. Then he forgave, cleansed and set me back on the Rock of His Salvation.
        Part of the despair and hopelessness I referred to earlier was related to that sin which, by the way was not something majorly discernible But it was keeping me from moving forward in Christ. Praise the Lord, it only takes a moment to get clean again, but when He is speaking to some issue in our lives that is clinging to self and not to Him, he WILL get our attention and bring us to a clear understanding of it if we are seeking him daily. This is overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of His testimony.
        Sister Leslie

        May God give you the boldness and love to witness of Christ Jesus in Scotland, brother.

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