Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
(Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT)
1. DON’T ISOLATE YOURSELF FROM OTHERS OR THE CHURCH.
After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go…Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road.
(Luke 10:1, 3-4 NKJV)
2. HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH PEOPLE ON FIRE FOR GOD.
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ETERNAL: (adj) lasting or existing forever; without end or beginning.
“When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the Lord.” Exodus 34:29 NLT
1. CONSTANTLY FUEL YOUR FIRE!!
“Then all the people of Israel approached him, and Moses gave them all the instructions the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai.” Exodus 34:32 NLT
“Joshua then read to them all the blessings and curses Moses had written in the Book of Instruction. Every word of every command that Moses had ever given was read to the entire assembly of Israel…” Joshua 8:34-35 NLT
“Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence,...
“So Moses said to Aaron, ‘Take a censer and put fire in it from the altar, put incense on it, and take it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from the Lord, The plague has begun’.” (Numbers 16:46 NKJ)
1. THE NEED IS THE CALL
2. CARRY THE FLAME WITH URGENCY, BUT PROTECT THE FLAME
“And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped.” (Numbers 16:48 NKJ)
3. ONE PERSON CAN MAKE AN ETERNAL DIFFERENCE
4. NEW HOPE IS HERE!
“For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJ)
“I REMEMBER all the days that have past and I REFLECT on all that you have done. I CAREFULLY CONSIDER what your hands have made.” (Psalm 143:5)
GOD COMMANDS US TO REMEMBER FROM THE PAST
1. REMEMBER THE TESTS OF FAITH
“REMEMBER how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for forty years, humbling you and TESTING YOU to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would really obey his commands.” (Deut. 8:2 NLT)
2. REMEMBER HOW GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL
“Be very careful NEVER TO FORGET what you have seen God doing for you. May his miracles have a deep and permanent effect upon your lives! Tell your children and your grandchildren about the glorious miracles he did.” (Deut. 4:9 LB)
“Let us hold unswervingly to the HOPE we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” (Heb. 10:23)
2. GOD DOESN’T JUST CALL US TO BELIEVE, BUT ALSO TO BELONG
“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (Rom. 12:4&5 NASB)
THE MUTUAL BENEFIT OF ONE ANOTHER
IT’S HARD TO BE STRONG & COURAGEOUS ALL THE TIME
“They answered Joshua… ‘All that you have commanded us we will do, and where you send us we will go.’” (Joshua 1:16 NASB)
“But Moses’ hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set.” (Exodus 17:12 NASB)
I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,”
(2 Corinthians 12:7-9 NIV)
HE WILL HELP YOU CARRY THE BURDEN!
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
(Matthew 11:28-30 NASB)
HOW TO FIND RELIEF IN GODLY BURDENS:
1. BRING THE BURDEN BACK TO JESUS.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
(Matthew 11:28 NASB)
2. “YOKE-UP” WITH JESUS.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart...
“The Journey is inevitable. Baggage-optional.” -Tev Aliage
“Then He sent them out [on a brief journey] to preach the kingdom of God and to perform healing. And He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey [that might encumber you]-- neither a walking stick, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece.”
LUKE 9:2-3 AMP
1. AVOID OVERPACKING!!
“YOU ALREADY HAVE ALL THAT YOU NEED!!”
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Psalms 23:1 NKJV
“But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The Lord never appeared to you’?” Then the Lord asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied.”
Exodus 4:1-2 NLT
2. AVOID ITEMS THAT ARE RESTRICTED, BECAUSE THEY BRING RESTRICTIONS!!