by John Hagee
Luke 9:62—But Jesus said to him, \”No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.\”
Live Your Life Holding The Hand Of God, Following The Cloud By Day And The Fire By Night Toward The Destiny God Has For You!
Quit longing for the “good old days” and forget the past. If the past was great, forget it. If it was bad, forget it. You can’t go home again. The past is gone forever.
Look at Israel. Two million slaves walked out of downtown Cairo singing Don’t Fence Me In. God took them across the Red Sea and drowned Pharaoh and his army. They passed out the tambourines and had a charismatic dance. Some 75,000 to 100,000 women followed Miriam as they began to praise the Lord for the great victory he had given them. But just 72 short hours later, following the cloud by day and the fire by night, they came to Marah, the place of bitter waters. And they ran straight to Pastor Moses and said, “Why did you bring us out her? We should have stayed in Egypt.” How quickly we forget the great blessings of God. In Egypt they were being starved, they were being beaten, an their children were being drowned. Moses leads them out of bondage, with God’s miraculous help, and three days later it’s his fault this happened.
It’s no different today. There’s a teaching in the charismatic community that goes like this: If you’re really living a spiritual life, you’ll never have a problem. That’s heresy. It was God who took them from the Red Sea to the bitter water. How do I know God took them? Because the cloud by day and the fire by night were controlled by God. They had no choice but to follow that cloud, no choice but to stay under that fire by night. Why did God lead them to the bitter waters? God had to let them see what was in them before they could be what God wanted them to be. Many of us want God to do something for us. But God has to do something in us and through us before he can do something for us.