Now that we know God is asking us to go ALL OUT and what that means, we need some help to accomplish this, don’t we? It seems like a lot of change. It always helps me if I can find someone else who has accomplished this and learn from what they did to find out what it takes for me to do it.
So this week, I want to take the time to look at others and see what they did to go ALL OUT and how they applied it to their lives. Let us start with Bible characters.
We all know that Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and that was a daunting task in itself. Moses actually had the DNA of going ALL OUT inside of him, but he began misusing that character trait when he saw one of the Hebrews being mistreated. Let’s be honest, he murdered a man. This doesn’t sound like someone who was ALL OUT, but he was ALL OUT for bringing justice. He was not ALL OUT for doing it God’s way. That was the wrong way to demonstrate ALL OUT, that’s for sure!
We need to be encouraged, however, that in spite of that, God still had a plan for him to be ALL OUT righteously. God had a few events planned for him. Moses fled into the wilderness and began a different life. He married and worked for his father-in-law and was faithful to do what was asked of him. He was a shepherd. (That was “Jehovah-sneaky” training him.) It seemed that was the way his life would go, but God was looking at what He knew Moses was going to do for a whole nation. Though tending sheep was important, this wasn’t his purpose and destiny. It was his training ground.
God showed up in a very unusual way to awaken Moses to all that He had fashioned Moses for. It was an event that would cause Moses to be ALL OUT to save a whole nation. God spoke to him out of a burning bush to get his attention. The instructions to pick up a snake by the tail to turn it back into a stick made a way for him to engage with God in the process of the miraculous. That would be a key component of ALL that would need to take place to bring real change to the situation at hand. The Israelites were under the horrible rule of Pharaoh, King of Egypt, and they had NO freedom.
God then told Moses what the deal was. God said “Go, set My people free.” What things can we learn from Moses being ALL OUT to accomplish this?
- He had to experience God’s extreme presence to do God’s extreme bidding.
- When he reached out and engaged in the miraculous, the miraculous became a part of his life.
- He had to move past his fears and face the enemy.
- His obedience to God changed a nation.
- He was ALL OUT and it brought God’s people OUT.
We, both individually and corporately, are also called and set apart for greatness. God has assignments for every individual. God has also given us what we need to bring His people out of bondage whether we believe it or not. The Great Commission in Acts 1:8 tells us this is so.
It is the last command given by Christ before His Ascension. He said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
We know that those who stayed in the Upper Room and prayed, experienced the fire of the Holy Ghost. He didn’t just speak to them, He spoke through them. We know according to the Book of Acts that we have that same power. It is for all of us.
How much better is what we have been given than what Moses had? It will take extreme patience for us to be ALL OUT because things may not transpire overnight once we put our minds to obey. We will face a few pharaohs of our own.
But we will never do it alone. With the responsibility, we have also been given the authority! Hallelujah!
Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Basically, He is saying, “Go, set my people free.” Does this sound familiar to you? We often don’t take this seriously enough. This was not a suggestion. It is our mandate.
As God equipped Moses with miracles and with strength and with all the power of Heaven backing him, we have that as well. Just as Moses spoke things that caused Egypt to experience ten plagues, and as the people of God were protected in Goshen, we too can experience the supernatural.
Just as Moses brought water out of a rock, we can bring provision for many as we obey God’s instructions.
Here we are, with a mandate to be ALL OUT and though we don’t have a talking burning bush, we have something even better. Moses even though distraught many times with Israel, led them with great patience for four decades. Moses could not do it on his own, and he made mistakes along the way. We cannot do it on our own either. We also will make mistakes along the way.
But we are called, anointed and appointed to go and set God’s beloved children free from the grip of the enemy.
We have God IN US. We have each other working beside us. We are never alone. We don’t have to be perfect; God is bigger than our mistakes. We just have to be willing and realize that when you are ALL OUT for God, you are ALL OUT for people as well.
We will accomplish what He has given us to do if we just set ourselves to obey. First we must experience God’s extreme presence to do God’s extreme bidding. We must:
- By faith in God’s Word, engage in the miraculous and know the miraculous is ours and will became a part of our lives.
- Move past our fears and face the enemy.
- Trust that our obedience to God will change nations.
- Believe our ALL OUT will bring God’s people IN and they will also be ALL OUT.
We can accomplish what God has called us to do. Say this out-loud several times so that it gets into your spirit:
Isaiah 61:1 NKJV
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
If God can use even a shy, timid, tongue-twisted person like me to go into the streets, door to door, in the stores or anywhere there are people, then He can use you.
It takes the Spirit of God, with the Word of God,
and a person of God, to make children of God.
As Jesus said, “GO!” What are you waiting for?
I come today with a willing heart, knowing that I need a lot of things to happen to get me to move into full obedience to Your call on my life. Would you please grant me the experiences I need with You? I need to be ALL IN with You so I can go ALL OUT for others.
Would You open doors of opportunity for me to be used in the miraculous? Would You fill me with Your Spirit to the overflow so that I will have Your heart and Your words to accomplish Your deeds? Will You give the patience and fortitude to do what You have assigned me? I am willing and I want to be obedient. Please equip me as I step out in faith,
in Jesus’ name, Amen.
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What was your “ah-ha” moment?
How can you apply this in your relationship with God, and what changes will you have to make?
How can this help you with your family?
How can this help you with others in your daily life?
Think BIG: By applying these truths, how are you expecting this to impact your family, others I your everyday life, your city, and the world?