Get up and Go! (Study of Matthew – Part 5)


“13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

18 “A voice is heard in Ramah,     weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children     and refusing to be comforted,     because they are no more.”

19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.”

21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.”

Since the beginning of time, men and woman of God have been told by God to get up and go.  “Adam and Eve”, “Moses”, “Abraham”, “All the Prophets”, “John the Baptist”, “Paul”, “All the Apostles”. God did amazing things with everyone that listen to him. Things that were centered on giving the glory to God and saving the people of God.

Joseph was told by God to get up and go many times in the beginning of his life of being a dad. Joseph obey God and it help bring salvation to the world. What if Joseph didn’t obey God and said he was to tired or someone else can get up and go? Then Salvation would be offered a free gift today. We would still be lost, since we are not Jews.

 God is going or might be at this moment, calling you to get up and go. I don’t know where he wants you to go but I do know he is calling you, you need to answer that call, before its to late. You may be a un-believer and God is calling you to repent to Jesus. So get up and Go to Jesus. Maybe you’re a believer and God is calling you to do ministry, get up and go do ministry. Maybe your feeling you’re not cut out for this get up and go job God called you for, well, I’m sure Joseph was planning to travel so far away from home, just for this baby that didn’t come from his own offspring, but he still did it because God told him to.

 3 years ago, God told me to get up and go preach in school, on street, parks, house and now look today at this ministry. It’s not big or nothing, but God transform my world. If god is calling me to get up and go, I will get up and go. Not because I have to but want to and am willing.

Pray to God daily and ask him, “Where are you telling me to Get up and Go to?”. He will answer.

I’m in Texas and God told me to go to New Jersey. I’m working a job cleaning stuff. Just saving up and God is telling me the time is near for me to get up and Go, so wait on God’s timing.

 This week ask yourself, and pray to God, on where God might be telling you to “GET UP and GO”. Because we are a people moving and working for God’s plans, not for our own.

God tells everyone to get up and go.

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