Onward and Upward

With Jehovah God, there is no going back; only onward and upward.

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Joel 2:25 – And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

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Our Father God, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the precious person of Holy Ghost will NOT make covenant and go back on their word.  We are told in the Scriptures that God could swear by no greater than Himself.  We are likewise told that though heaven and earth pass away, His Word shall NEVER pass.  His Word is settled forever in heaven.  And Isaiah 55:11 should settle it for every believe.  There, Father says, “So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth.  It shall not return unto Me void, but shall accomplish that which I please (that which He has spoken), and prosper in the thing whereunto I have sent it.” (Parenthetical insertion was my own.)

What God starts, He will see through to its conclusion.  He knows the end from the beginning.  He is upholding all things by the Word of His power.  His Word, His covenant, is fixed.  If one covenant of God is replaced by another, it will always be a better one.  Every level of covenant Father sets forth is an advancement, an improving, a better covenant that the one preceding.  Once again, remember, every Word from God is Covenant.  In Genesis 1, God placed a perfect man on a perfect earth for a perfect purpose.  He already knew man would fall.  He had already put in place a plan of redemption for His man, and each covenant Father set forth was put in place to ultimately bring His man to that place of redemption He had in mind before the foundation of the world.  In fact, Father was so set on that ultimate of covenants that He wrote our names in the heaven before the foundation of the world.  What a faith statement!  I know we’ve all heard that when you get saved, God writes you name in the Book of Life, but the truth is, you name was there from before the foundation of the earth.  But if you depart this life without Christ as your Lord and Savior, you name will be blotted out.  And there, dear friend, is the ultimate sadness.

Father’s intention for each of His children is that we move onward and upward.  We are to grow up into Jesus unto the fullness of the measure of Christ.  We are to go from glory to glory, ultimately coming to perfection that has already been established for us in Him.  We are the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath.  We are heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.  None of this indicates in any way toward a child of God going down, or being defeated or overcome.  Instead, we are the overcomers in Him.  Onward and upward, child of God.

Manna for Today – Psalm 24:7-9; Psalm 121:1; Luke 9:62; 1 Corinthians 9:10; Philippians 3:13-14; Hebrews 6:10-18

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