Millions of Jews camped at Mount Sinai and God commands them to break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites. They had babies. They had flocks and herds and animals. They rode donkeys. There was no air conditioning. How was anybody in a decent mood? Oh and then there was the tabernacle. The Levites were responsible for moving the tabernacle. There were three clans, 8,580 tabernacle movers must to move the tabernacle. What I’m saying is, I bet they were saying can’t we just stay here. Breaking camp is a big deal. But if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you are going to keep getting what you’ve always gotten. If you want God to do something new, you cannot stay camped out at that mountain. You can’t keep tolerating it. You have to stop tolerating and start dominating. That is God’s original commission to you.
Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.