The Stream Of God is Progressive
“Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, I press on.” Philippians 3:13, 14
Because God acts in history, the flow of the Spirit is ever onward. We who are on earth today have inherited vast wealth through servants of Jesus Christ who have already made their contribution to the Church. We cannot overestimate the greatness of our heritage, nor can we be sufficiently grateful to God for it. But if today you try to be a Luther or a Wesley, you will miss your destiny. You will fall short of the purpose of God for this generation, for you will be moving backwards while the tide of the Spirit is flowing on.
The whole trend of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a forward trend. God’s acts are ever new. To hold on to the past, wanting God to move as he has formerly done. Is to risk finding yourself out of the mainstream of his goings. The flow of divine activity sweeps on from generation to generation, and in our own it is still uninterrupted, still steadily progressive