Come Forth 2020

From dead things to a living Christ. God wants you to come forth in 2020. Remember the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead! Faith is required in order to see the glory of God. The word of the Lord brings freedom.

Come forth! Christ is speaking to His friends in 2020, from dead things to a living a
Christ. Consider the sequential order of the story of the raising of Lazarus from the
dead. … Impediments must go! Faith is required in order to see the glory of God.
Prayer, God is listening! The word of the Lord brings freedom.
How should we position ourselves for 2020?
2020 theme scripture for 2020 – Spirit Soul and Body
1 Thes 5:23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your
whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ. 24  He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

I am hearing the Lord say for 2020…
I am hearing the Lord say
 “Come forth”:
o Inherit the promises
o Be strong in the power of his might
o The word must be mix faith and the word
o Key words – Life/ Promises/ Difference /Faith / Strong

Thoughts about God’s PROMISES
 God’s promises are always about the future
 God’s promises are always given to be inherited

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 God’s promises are always on the other side of the wilderness
 You can only Harvest what you have sown, we tend look ahead… but consider
the things that you have SOWED in past seasons – will be harvested this is what
in 2020! What will you sell in this season that will determine your future harvest?

Key scriptures

Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Heb 4:2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word
which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
Heb 10:35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
Heb 1-:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God,
you may receive the promise:
Job 8:7 Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would increase
abundantly.
1 Thes 5:23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your
whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ. 24  He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

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2020 Keys
 Direct Paths – Get things in ORDER
 STRONG in the Lord
 Remove Impediments
 Reveal – His Glory
4 Keys to “OPEN DOORS” in 2020 – (Isa. 61:6-7, Rev. 3:8)
1. Direct Path/s – God will order your steps – sequential ORDER of life! (Prov.
16:9)
a. There is always a sequential order to how God operates. He determines
and establishes your steps.
b. God cares for your entire being and desires for you to be whole “spirit,
soul and body”…
i. 23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and
may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24  He who calls you is faithful; He
will surely do it. (1 Thes. 5:23)

2. STRONG in the Lord! (Eph 6:10) – God wants to show Himself strong!
a. God is strong and He wants you to be strong! The Lord desires to give you
fresh strength to press on and press in.
i. Strong in FAITH, and in the power of His might. Forward faith that
leads you into your future.
ii. Strong in PRAYER – God hears you – your confidence is in Him.
The best “self-care” is about being with God’s (in His presence).

3. Remove Impediments – “Take away the stone” (John 11:39)
a. The stone represents large obstacles that need to be removed in order to
experience the power of God.
i. Prayer removes the stone/s and brings breakthrough.
ii. Christ speaks resurrection power into dead things of your life.
iii. God is not afraid of the “STINK” – from “STINK” to “GLORY”

4. Reveal – His Glory – “Did I not say…” (John 11:40)
a. Step out, step in…Lazarus went from a dead man that ricked of death to a
person that shone the glory of God!
i. Faith is then key that unlocks the glory of God.
ii. The glory sets us free – “Loose him and let him go” (John 11:44).

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iii. “Just because you have not seen it done, does not mean it
can’t be done”

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Main Text
I believe that Jesus is speaking to his friends (the church), His word declares that they
free from:

 Dead things of the flesh
 The tomb of the past that have locked them in
 Grave clothes that have bound them

It is God’s desire that that His people are free and delivered, and alive – COME Forth!

Jesus Raises Lazarus

Joh 11:38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a
cave, and a stone lay against it.
Joh 11:39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was
dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four
days."
 Background: Lazarus is a friend of Christ who died and was buried. He
had a personal relationship with Jesus but he still died. In fact, Jesus
waited until Lazarus passed away before he arrived on the scene. He
wanted to demonstrate that he was more than just a healer, but that He is
resurrection life incarnate.
 When the stone was rolled away there would be a stench of death that
would be unbearable and most undesirable.
o What STINKS about you? Jesus wants to remove it!
o If we are going to experience resurrection life we will have to face
the stench first. God is not afraid of the things that stink in your life.
o Jesus had to overcome unbelief, human nature, reason, and
common sense. We must overcome the naysayers – It cannot be
done
o We talk about empowering grace – we just don’t believe it

Joh 11:40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you
would see the glory of God?"
 The glory – the weightiness of God – the power of God – that supersedes
the natural laws that govern us

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 By faith – believe to see the glory of God
 Mix the word with faith
 Cannot it not be done because we have not seen it done?

Joh 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man
was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You
have heard Me.
Joh 11:42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who
are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me."
 Confidence in our petitions to God – He hears us
 Believe – what do you really believe?

Joh 11:43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice,
"Lazarus, come forth!"

 We must hear His command to come forth

Joh 11:44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with
graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose
him, and let him go."

 People have to be loosed
 Jesus resurrects them – we the church loose them an let them go
 Resurrection power
o life that bears witness to the resurrecting power of Christ
o Even your friends and family may bury you but God always
comes to resurrect you
o You must experience His resurrection power
o Loose him – freedom
 Come forth from the grave
 Be loosed from the grave clothes
 You must be loosed

The Sequential order of the story
In order to truly understand and study the Bible properly we must apply the principle of
sequential order. This means the sequence in the way that things occur. The Bible is
not written in random but rather it is systematic an orderly. We must pay attention to
what comes first and apply these lessons to our Biblical walk of faith.

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1. Roll away the stone -impediments must go
2. Faith – believe – release the glory – do you still believe?
3. God is listening – Pray –- prayer rolls away the stone
4. Speak the Word of the Lord – freedom

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COME FORTH! Key Points
How will we come forth in 2020?
Impediments must go:
"Take away the stone"
a) What STINKS about you? Jesus wants to remove it!
b) Impediments hold in the stench
c) Lazarus was a personal friend of Christ who died and was buried – it’s possible
to be a friend of Jesus and still be dead BUT…
i) Jesus speaks LIFE into dead things
ii) We talk about empowering grace – we just don’t believe it

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Did I not say? THE GLORY…
"Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see
the glory of God?"
a) Just because you have not seen it does not mean it can’t be done
b) Faith releases the glory – so many have lost their faith – going through the
motions
i) By faith – believe to see the glory of God
ii) We must overcome the naysayers – they say that It cannot be done
iii) Mix the word with faith – Heb

c) The glory – the weightiness of God – the power – that supersedes the natural
laws that govern us
i) It is time to see the GLORY of God

d) Make your plans and let God direct your paths
i) Prov 16:9 A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.

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God is listening – Prayer
“I know that You always hear Me”
a) PRAYER brings BREAKTHROUGH – PRAY TILL YOU BREAK THROUGH
b) Confidence in our petitions to God – He hears us
c) Believe – what do you really believe?
d) People know everything but God – Know God – people need to know God
e) We must hear His command – You must hear His voice His command in order
to– come forth

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It's a matter of life and death – Live free or die
"Lazarus, come forth!"…."Loose him, and let him go."
1) Dead things have to come to life – by His resurrection power
a) your friends and family may bury you, but God always comes to resurrect you
2) You must experience His resurrection power
3) IDENDITY God resurrection to you – who you are,
a) God resurrects you to yourself
b) Your true self the core of your being – LAZARUS

c) The life of God produces freedom – IN you, ON YOU and THROUGH you
i) Jesus resurrects them – we the church loose them an let them go
d) life that bears witness to the resurrecting power of Christ
e) Loose him – freedom
i) Come forth from the grave
ii) Be loosed from the grave clothes
iii) You must be loosed
iv) In freedom – “loose him” You must be loosed – Resurrection power
v) People have to be loosed – not just be resurrected

Closing
Come forth in power,
Come forth in strength,
Come forth in the resurrection of Christ,
Come forward for the purposes of God
Come forth from your tomb
Come forth from your grave clothe

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