by Tammy Phillips
December 10, 2021
The word “go” appears in the King James Version of the Bible 1492 times. Jesus told people to go often after He had healed them. When one exclaims, “GO!” It is word or shout of encouragement. The word “go “simply means to journey; to traverse; to move; to pass; to proceed from one place; to walk; to move on the feet or step by step; to proceed or advance in accomplishing an end; to do it. The Lord use “go” as a commissioning word. He told:
- Noah when to go in and out of the Ark. (Genesis 6:18 , 8:16 )
- Moses to go to Pharaoh, and say, “Let my people go.” (Exodus 6:11 , Exodus 8:1 )
- Joshua to go to war. (Joshua 8:1)
- Haggai to go up to the mountains… ( Haggai 1:8 )
- The rich young ruler, “If you want to be perfect, go…(Matthew 19:21 )
- Us to go. ( Matthew 28:19 , Mark 16:15 )
God likes the word go. It makes up two-thirds of His name in how we spell it. God is always on the move and wants us to be on the move as His agents. He wants us to “walk by faith ” and proceed on our journey. We are kingdom people who have kingdom work to do in and for Him. We are commissioned to “go in faith.” Like Noah, Holy Spirit will lead us in and out of the places to go. One of my guiding scriptures, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go.” (Psalm 32:8 NKJV)
If the Lord has not given you specific directions on which way to go, be still. Keep doing what you are doing. He will. Ask Him. He has your marching orders, and they are for a specific time and place. When it is time, He will tell us to go. We just have to be obedient to go and believe.
There is a second part to the “going.” We have permission and must ask God to “go” for us in the name of Jesus. Jesus said:
“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “If you ask anything in My name, I will do [it].” (John 14:13-14 NKJV)
Let’s play a little substitution game. “Go” can mean “do.” In which case, John 14:13-14 could read like this: “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will ‘go’, that the Father may be glorified in the Son .”If you ask anything in My name, I will ‘go.’”
We have to be like the centurion who asked Jesus to heal His servant and believed that Jesus would. The centurion knew at the very word of Jesus that the Word would go and heal his servant. AND IT DID! (Matthew 8:5-13 NKJV)
“Then Jesus said to the centurion, ‘Go your way; and as you have believed, [so] let it be done for you.’ And his servant was healed that same hour.” (Matthew 8:13 NKJV)
Once we have asked the Lord to go on our behalf, we must believe and keep on going. We must be confident enough in Jesus that He can handle our request and then we just continue going on our everyday journey.
In the Cover Tennessee Prayer group, I believe JoAnne Ross started this cheer about two months ago in one of our text/prayer threads, “GO, JESUS, GO!” As a group, we have asked and believed. Jesus has really gone for us. He has brought a loved one back to life from death (for real!), healed bodies, marriages, aches, pains, and brokenness. He has escorted other loved ones into His presence. He has supplied supernatural provision. He has made the way when there was no way. I could go on and on. We have been amazed by Him. He has done exceedingly, abundantly, above what we could ever ask or believe. Our official cheer of thankfulness and encouragement back to our loving Father for His action and answers has become, “Go, God, go!” These are the testimonies that I have shared over the last four days. I will continue to share as they come in.
I enCOURAGE you to ask and believe God for whatever you need. He will go for you, too. He will also answer and show you which way to go. When He answers, and He will, remember to thank Him, and say, “Go, God, go!” “Afterwords, ” share your story with me and I will share it with the “world.”