Creating and Sustaining Spiritual Momentum
INTRODUCTION: Momentum is the power of the Holy Spirit in action, causing the church to be righteously stimulated to arise and fulfill vision. Momentum is evidenced by joy, expectation, zeal, bold worship and a willingness to work together. It is like a mighty wave that carries all that are in it by the power and movement of the wave. Spiritually advancing people are those who maintain a cutting edge in attitude and ministry by moving consistently forward in fulfilling their God-given mission. The leader plays a vital part in creating momentum in the local church. If the leader is a true spiritual mover, the church will be moved and will move into the future.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but happy is he who keeps the law.
Exodus 14:15-16 And the Lord said to Moses, ''Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.''
Joshua 17:14-18 Then the children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, ''Why have you given us only one lot and one share to inherit, since we are a great people, inasmuch as the Lord has blessed us until now?'' So Joshua answered them, ''If you are a great people, then go up to the forest country and clear a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and the giants, since the mountains of Ephraim are too confined for you.'' But the children of Joseph said, ''The mountain country is not enough for us; and all the Canaanites who dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both those who are of Beth Shean and its towns and those who are of the Valley of Jezreel.'' And Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph-to Ephraim and Manasseh-saying, ''You are a great people and have great power; you shall not have only one lot, but the mountain c ...
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