Go from here

Jesus was spending time with His disciples around Passover time. At the meal with the disciples, Jesus said. “But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here”. (Joh 14:31) Passover was necessary, it was comforting, but it wasn’t the place to stop. He had a meeting with destiny, so He said let us be going from “here”.
“Here” is the place we find ourselves today, whether it’s good time or difficult place to be. But while we stand here today, we must never stay here. Your date with destiny is never where you are today. We must move forward to our future. The future God plans for you, never comes to you- you must go to it. You can only discover it by moving forward and sometimes God helps us shift and sometimes contrary to our will. I think of Jonah, but most times we need to choose to get up and go forward.
Joseph was old and about to die. He told his family to carry his bones up “from here” back to Canaan. Joseph had fulfilled his purpose in Egypt but he knew it was not the place to stay. “Here” for Joseph was a place of death. So “here” can also be any place where death has entered your spirit, faith or emotions. Come out of that place; even if you got to get somebody to help you back into the promises, but don’t stay there.
God told Moses to depart from here “Depart and go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give it.” God was saying that destiny can never be in the place you’re at now. If we don’t journey with God this year, we’ll probably never arrive at the place of our inheritance.
Elijah hears God speaking “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. (1Ki 17:3) “Here” for Elijah was the last place of obedience and miraculous encounter; the completion of the last thing he was told to do. While good, the temptation is to think that “here” will last forever. But like Elijah, we have to leave “here” to intersect with His provision and purpose in your life.
Friend, when Moses famously said “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. (Ex 33:15) Gods promise was that when they left “here” His presence would go with them. If they stayed there His presence will lift. God is taking all of us on a journey. To stay in His presence there is journey we must make with Him.


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