I see people from different areas, neighborhoods and surroundings in this city, who get free from drugs; alcohol; abusive relationships or other forms of bondage. The people will begin to move in a different direction and their lives take a turn for the better. However, at some point many of them go back to the place where the trouble started; they return to place where the pain began. After a short period of time, they find themselves doing the old things that they used to do; hanging with the old people they used to hang with and they go back to the same person they used to be. In some situations, we must ‘get out, and stay out!’
When you read Matthew 11:21, you see where Jesus had spoken about the judgment Bethsaida would receive for rejecting the Messiah. The scripture tells us in Mark 8:23-26, that Jesus had come to Bethsaida, where they had brought a blind man to Him. The Word continues to say that Jesus took this blind man, by the hand, and led him out of the village, Bethsaida, before healing him. This blind man was removed from this place before he received his healing and his deliverance.
Sometimes it’s where you are and who you’re with that stops your blessings from flowing; your healing from coming; and your deliverance from taking place. Maybe it’s time to come out!
The scripture goes even further to tell us in verses 25-26 that the man received his sight, but then Jesus told him not to go back into the village. In other words ‘Get out and stay out!’ Sometimes in order for you to get what you’re seeking, and keep it, you must ‘get out of some places; away from some people; out of some environments, and away from some temptations. And once you go, you can’t go back; look back or turn back! It’s time to ‘get out and stay out!’
It all comes down to, ‘how bad do you want it?’ Look at some of the things that you have been trusting God for. Review the prayers that you have been waiting for Him to answer, and then look at where you are; who you’re with and what you’re doing….Is it time to leave? Is it time to go? Will you let Jesus lead you away from whatever is holding up your breakthrough and your blessing…… He’s reaching for your hand, just like He took the hand of the blind man. He’ll lead you out if you let Him.
But once you get out….You’d better stay out!
“And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.” Mark 8:23-26