Mountain Moving Monday: Before

Monday, June 09, 2014

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4)

Word Study: Before

The original meaning of before in this verse is taken from the Greek word, Pro, which means in front of, prior, superior to long ago.

Let’s look at the word before in the scripture above to see how it applies to our lives.

Why do people like to bring up our pasts? Usually when they do this it’s meant to make us look bad and diminish our character rather than to tell others how the Lord has blessed us. However, not all reasons to go back to the past are bad. The scripture above states that we were chosen by God before the foundation of the world. So, today we challenge you to go back to before...

Before they told you that you would never be nothing…
Before the rape and the molestation…
Before the promotion you were denied…
Before the failure that rocked your world…
Before the forbidden fruit was bitten…
Before the lights were turned off...
Before you were riding around on an empty tank…
Before the person of your dreams turned out to be a nightmare…
Before the embarrassment and humiliation of bankruptcy…
Before the abortion that haunts your every thought…
Before the public shame from so-called church family...

Before the foundation of the world…GOD created and chose you to Move those Mountains! You came to this world chosen, because He selected you in eternity. Way back when, before you were even aware of yourself, you were in the mind of God, protected, selected, and erected to do mighty things in His name. Your before time with God, Moves Mountains today!

So, when satan tries to bring up your past with a "remember when," or a "you’ll never be good enough," speak chosenness over your life! Don't allow those mountains to define you. Remind the enemy that you were chosen before time to perform a greater purpose right now! Before all the messes you've made and all the drama you've encountered, your chosenness, in Him, defined you!

What happened before has everything to do with moving the mountains that try to get in the way of your progress. To appreciate and get to what’s next in your life, you need to know what happened before the world came into existence. If you ever decide to look back on your life, go to before when God chose you!

Prayer:

Father, we believe we are chosen because all the signs point back to you. We know that you sanctified and selected us in eternity and set us aside before the world began to proclaim your Son to the world now! Lord, we pray knowing that before what we are faced with now, you had a specific plan for us to gain the victory; so we ask that we acknowledge and claim it without reservation. We claim and speak chosenness over our lives. Lord, we love you and thank you that we can move the mountains of before to press forward with you! In Jesus' beloved name we pray, Amen!

What’s your mountain moving before statement?

*Word definitions taken from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance*


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