Monday, September 17, 2012

Moving Forward

There's a term that is getting worn out fast.

"Moving Forward".

There is some truth attached to it though. Particularly as it applies to the New Testament believer.

It compliments "never go backward".

I hate when people go backward.

2 Peter 2:20-22 (AMP) 20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through [the full, personal] knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again become entangled in them and are overcome, their last condition is worse [for them] than the first. 21 For never to have obtained a [full, personal] knowledge of the way of righteousness would have been better for them than, having obtained [such knowledge], to turn back from the holy commandment which was [verbally] delivered to them. 22 There has befallen them the thing spoken of in the true proverb, The dog turns back to his own vomit, and, The sow is washed only to wallow again in the mire.

I can understand the errors, the mistakes, even the sins. 

What I cannot understand is going back to what didn't work in the first place.

It's like the devil laughing and saying, "Thought you got away did you?"

Peter says it would have been better you had never known the right way then to have known it and turned away from it.

How can a person return to that big ol' pile of steaming vomit, which was their old wrong way, and be able to say, "Well, here I am again."

Moving backward.

Oops. Wait, it's moving forward isn't it?

Believers are ALWAYS moving forward.

IF your following the One who never goes backwards.

Jesus says, "Follow Me", after all. 

Oh, how the canyons of hell must echo with cackling delight of countless minions of Satan.

Nothing delights Old Scratch more than failure.

Amidst the sulphuric aroma there is the lingering fragrance of failure. "Smell that?", Satan bellows. " I love the smell of failure in the morning!"

I trust you're "Moving Forward" today. 

If you should pass a brother or sister going in the opposite direction, would you turn them around and point them to the right Way?

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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