May You Have a Prosperous Journey Through Life
“Godspeed”, meaning “a prosperous journey,” comes from the Middle English phrase “God spede you” (God prosper you). It was originally used to wish success to someone, like saying, “May you prosper.” These days it’s more often used to express hopes for a safe trip.
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” Heb. 11:13
“Let us run with patience the race that is set before us…” Heb. 12:1b
Our earthly journey, as strangers and pilgrims, running the race that is set before us, is getting close to the end. (In sight of the stadium).
The secret to winning long-distance races is knowing how to pace yourself. It’s a very personal thing; therefore, the key you use must be your very own key, especially crafted for you. The last lap is just around the corner, so the speed must gradually increase in such a way that the last 100 meters be a real sprint.
“If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5
The last lap will be like contending with horses.
“Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:” Ezekiel 38:3, 4
I believe that the above description of the AC’s forces is a view of his spiritual army fighting alongside his physical troops.
“And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” 2 Kings 6:15-17
What is beautiful about this race of ours is that we are not competing against each other but are running to fulfill our unique calling and destiny, and that’s why everyone can be a winner. I believe that the keys acquired during this time will be with us for eternity, so we should expand our vision concerning the keys –beyond these last days and into the Millennium and the New Heaven and the New Earth. (Submitted by Sam)