“And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes: And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.” Deuteronomy 6:22-23 underlining added
The Lord brought the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt to bring them into the promised land. Though the first generation of the people came physically out of Egypt, they did not enter into the promised land because they didn’t leave behind their sin most prominently their unbelief. To come into a new place geographically, we have to come out of where we have been. To come into a new country, we have to come out of the one we are in. We have to come out of to come into. Some of us never make it into God’s promises because we never come out of what we need to leave behind whether it be physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
Does any of this describe you? Some of us have to come out of old places to come into new ones, out of bondage to come into freedom, out of what or whom we cleave to that is wrong to come into cleaving to Jesus Christ, to leave behind unhealthy relationships to come into healthy ones, to leave behind wrong jobs to come into the right ones, to come out of sin to come into righteous living, to leave behind our selfish fleshly dreams to come into God’s will for us, to come out of living for ourselves to come into living for Christ, to come out of trusting in ourselves to come into trusting in God, to come out of focusing on the world to come into focusing on Him, to come out of old habits to come into right living, to come out of old geographical locations we have refused to leave behind to come into the physical location the Lord is leading us to, to come out of living in the past to come into the present, to come out of living according to the world’s ways to come into living according to God’s ways, to come out of worldly, self-centered living to come into biblically based living, to come out of what we have desperately, fearfully, fiercely, and rebelliously clung to concerning people, places, and things that displeases God to come into loving, honoring, fearing, revering, worshiping, praising, exalting, magnifying, obeying, and serving the one true God, most importantly of all to repent of our sins, believe in Jesus Christ as Lord who died on the cross for us and was resurrected by God, and to devote ourselves to God almighty and His Word and ways for eternity. The promised land for Christ followers is a relationship with God now and forever in heaven, and God’s individual plan and purpose for each of us on earth. But how can we fully come into God’s promises if we don’t come out of what He calls us out of?
Is His Spirit speaking to you? Please listen.