Break the Cycle

Deuteronomy 2:3 ~ “You have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.

God knows our tendency is to fall or slip into a state of wandering (moving without vision, without passion, without purpose.)

The very real danger as Christians is becoming religious (routine), is often substituted for a relationship.

2 Tim 3:5  talks of having a form of godliness; but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

The children of Israel made a 11 day journey in 40.They were more comfortable with form than power, They would rather go through the motions than submit themselves to God.

Many people know just enough of the word to make them argumentative, but not enough to make them change.

Just enough to make the religious, but not enough to make them Godly.

Just enough to make them happy, but not enough to make them Holy.

Oh God, Don’t let us be continually moving, but never growing (ever learning but never coming to the knowledge of truth).

Compassing the mountain: means you never really deal with the issue.

It is responding by the flesh to the pressures you experience.

Some will get depressed.
Some will over eat.
Some will lose their temper.
Some will lie.
Some will hold a grudge.
Some will sulk and pout, and draw into themselves.
Some are moody and unpredictable.

In every situation you have a choice (respond according to the flesh or according to the word).

How do we get pass this circling of the mountain?

There’s only one way, allow the sharp edge of the word of God to have its way in our life. We must surrender to the operation of the Holy spirit.
When we crucify the flesh, then we can move into our promised land, and start enjoying our inheritance in Christ.
 
Bro. Hank Quesenberry