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Land that time forgot

 
 

We Can Never Go Back

 
 
There is an older movie entitled “The Land That Time Forgot.” In this picture some sailors happen upon a lost sub-continent called Caprona. This is an exotic and strange land where extinct dinosaurs and primitive man coexist.

These stranded sailors soon learn that the only way to survive on Caprona is to move forward towards the north country. Every time they try to backtrack something bad happens.  I believe that this movie makes a valid point which is, “time and time again you most go forward, nothing on Caprona can ever go back.”

 

We must keep moving forward

 

Our spiritual lives must move forward too.  God creates a foreordained path we must follow.  It begins with salvation when we give our lives to Jesus Christ.  Repentance restores fellowship between us and our creator.  From that point on we begin to change back into the image and likeness of God.

Next, we move forward as we seek to be filled with God’s Spirit. We know we are filled when, we speak in other tongues. Yet, our journey does not stop there, but as we yield to His Spirit,  Christ begins to live within us.   At the end of our trek we literally become one with God.

 

Move forward with God

 

In our walk with God we must keep up with Him.  To stop moving with God, because of unbelief  is to be left behind.  Here is a truth,

 

“The rapture is partial and not all go but some are left behind.  The reason that some of left behind is because they refused, through unbelief, to go.”

 

Many who start out with God and experience His blessings, grow weary and refuse to move forward with Him.  Some even try to back track and perish, figuratively speaking,  in the land that time forgot.

 

We can’t go back to the land time forgot

 

I have tried to go back in my life to people and places where I once felt at peace and at home. I have attempted this through old friends, past loves, and places where God was once present. However, I have found, in each instance, that these people and places no longer exist. I’ve concluded that I must move forward and seek to be where God is now.

 

God calls us to move forward

 

In conclusion, God calls us to move forward. There is no need to look back because there is so much more blessing ahead. We are a people who are called out of this world into the next. Our destiny is to be conformed to His image and likeness in the New Heavens and New Earth wherein dwells righteousness.

Do not yearn for the leaks and garlic of Egypt when things seem difficult.  Back there only looks good because of the trials you face now. However, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, everything will change and this world and all that it once was will fade like a dream in the light of that new dawn.

Amen.
 
 

 

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