Vision is a spiritual force that, once imparted to the people of God, becomes a mighty power to move the church forward. The forward movement of the church is a sign of life, just as no movement is a sign of spiritual stagnation and ultimately spiritual death. The principles of vision advancement are vital to the vision leader, especially when movement has stopped completely. An advancement spirit must first be in the vision leader before imparted to the people.
I. THREE ADVANCEMENT PROPOSITIONS
A. The church will not have a survival mentality.
B. The church is triumphant, militant and victorious.
- The church is to have the attitude of Jonathan (I SAMUEL 14:6)
- The church is to have the attitude of Caleb (JOSHUA 14:12)
- The church is to have the attitude of David (I SAMUEL 17:48)
C. The church should advance and move forward in the power of the Holy Spirit.
II. FOUR LESSONS FROM THE CHURCH IN THE WILDERNESS
(I CORINTHIANS 10:11-13)
A. Israel’s experience is a type.
B. Israel’s experience is an admonition to us.
C. Israel’s experience is relevant to our day.
D. Israel’s experience is a prophetic warning.
III. EXODUS: THE BOOK OF ADVANCEMENT
A. Historical Setting of Exodus
Fortunes of a family Growth into a nation
B. Advancement in Exodus