Watchman Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement
(Evangelistic arm of Voice of the Last Days Ministry)
9500 Annapolis Road, #A5
Lanham, MD 20706
End of year night vigil (12/31/2013)
Topic: Forward ever
Text: Exodus 14: 13-16.
Introduction: Coming on the heels of the wonderful Mount Horeb encounter (the retreat for December 2013), we have another privilege of coming to the presence of the Lord to mark the end the year 2013. We are bidding the year farewell with the topic, ‘Forward Ever’. The saying “forward ever and backward never” is common among the children of men. This is in agreement with the wishes and designs of our God because ours is a God of progress. We shall look at the backwardness of the past and then encourage ourselves to ever move forward.
The backwardness of the past
The children of Israel had just been liberated by the power of God from a bondage that had spanned over four hundred years. As they were marching to promised land, Pharaoh and his army pursued them and this made the children of Israel really afraid— they thought that their enemies were about to take them back into suffering and another bondage; but God instructed that they move forward.
Like the children of Israel, we may have suffered a number of setbacks, met some disappointments or been attacked by the enemy in the year that is ending tonight. All those situations of suffering and disappointment are agents of backwardness and they are in the past and must remain in the past in Jesus name.
Israel eventually crossed the Red Sea by the power of God never to go back into Egyptian bondage again in their history. Similarly, we have survived the various situations and challenges that came our way in this past year, and we’re crossing over into a year of fulfillment never to be returned to the failure, disappointment and afflictions of the past in Jesus name. God wants us to move forward into the year 2014 accompanied by His power, mercy and favor hence the year 2014 is our year of fulfillment.
If you believe this then rise up and let us pray.