Gaining And Maintaining Momentum (Part 1)

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What is momentum? Why do I need momentum? How do I get it?
God is good and I’m back with a new message – Gaining and Maintaining Momentum. I will hang it on three pegs:
1. What is momentum?
2. Why do I need momentum?
3. How do I get momentum?

Momentum is the power of the Holy Spirit working within a believer.
It is a measure of the quality a moving object has. It is the quality that makes you fear a heavy moving object.

A train moving at 65mph can go through a 5 foot thick wall because it has momentum.

Momentum is that force in a believer that keeps them going. It keeps them excited about life.

Think about it this way: That excitement you see starting to build when a weak team scores, is momentum.

6 Now the people of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know what the LORD said to Moses the man of God at Kadesh Barnea about you and me. 7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to explore the land. And I brought him back a report according to my convictions, 8 but my fellow Israelites who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt in fear. I, however, followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly. 9 So on that day Moses swore to me, ‘The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly.’
10 “Now then, just as the LORD promised, he has kept me alive for forty-five years since the time he said this to Moses, while Israel moved about in the wilderness. So here I am today, eighty-five years old! 11 I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then. – Joshua 14:6-11 NIV

Caleb possessed spiritual momentum and was able to do what he was doing forty years ago at the age of 85! When you have momentum, you’re not stopped by small things. The problem is not the problem but lack of momentum.

Had the Children of Israel looked at their slavery situation, momentum would have ceased in their life. They came to Egypt only seventy but when they were delivered from bondage, they were over 1.5million!

1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; 4 Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. 5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, 7 but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them. – Exodus 1:1-7 NIV

When a believer has momentum – the power of God, the blessing of God so multiplies in their life that the enemy will not be able to keep up!

19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.” – Exodus 1:19 NIV

Acts 4:1-4 shows us the momentum of the early church while Acts 4:16-18 shows us a bid to crash that momentum but when you have momentum, you cannot be deterred. (Acts 4:19-20)

Next time, we shall look at: Momentum – Its importance and how to get it.

Until then, Go Hard After God!

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Going Hard After God

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The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. – Exodus 12:1-2NIV

The New Year is here! It is always important to note the beginning because God will always give instructions which must be followed to make that period significant.

God is keen when a new year begins because He has given you a reset button to start afresh.

7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. – Exodus 12:7NIV

Do you have the blood of the Lamb? Begin the year with redemption on your mind. Renew your covenant with God. Reconnect to God.  crossing over into the new year is re-dedication time. It is a time to ask for forgiveness.

Although we ask for forgiveness, many of us do not forgive ourselves. we dwell on some former things which should be left alone. forget the things of the past and move forward. Leave the things of the past!

Although you have accomplished many things in the past, do not dwell there.

“This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance. – 

Exodus 12:14NIV

Celebrate this new year with new hopes and a lot of faith in the heart. I declare to you that 2014 will be a different year!

God has spoken concerning 2014 and I bring you His command:

2014 is the year a command has been issued to Go Hard After God and He will manifest in ways that we have not known before!
Pursue after God everywhere and things will pursue after you!
As you pursue after God, doors will open to you of their own accord!
Use the gifts and talents that God has given you to serve Him and you will see favor like never before!
You are blessed and highly favored in 2014 as you Go Hard After God!

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