Leave the Old Baggage Behind


“No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse.  Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined.  But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved,”   Matthew 9:16-18, NKJV.

My child, do not take old baggage into the new season.  Leave it behind; it will only hamper your progress.  The enemy will come and try to get you to pick up old baggage, but you must rebuke him and go on your way.

The baggage I am talking about is old wounds, hurts, and rejections of the past season.  You are coming out of the wilderness so do not carry the old into the new.  Yes, even wilderness provisions, like the manna of old, did not continue in the new land.  For you see, the new season has already been filled with the provisions you need.

Now is the time to move forward with me.  There is no looking back because what lies ahead is marvelous.  The wilderness shaped you and hardened you into a spiritual warrior, but it is time to cross the Jordan and begin to take the land.

No more delay.  The long preparation season is over.  I go with you every step of the way.  I AM arising in My bridal warriors.  Together, we will drive back the darkness.  Even now, I see the dark ones beginning to panic.

As you come out with Me, release the old baggage to Me and grasp My hand.  I know the way ahead.  I give you hind’s feet so you can leap over the walls the enemy built to contain you.  Mountains of resistance will become flat plains because I AM in you, with you, and for you.  Keep your focus on what I AM doing and the darts of the wicked ones will always miss the mark.

It is a good day to rejoice and give thanks for your Deliverer is with you leading you out into the grandest adventure of your life.  Every shackle has been broken and every wound healed.  I shower blessings of peace and comfort upon you this day. Shalom.

“God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet: and setteth me upon my high places.
He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms,”
   2 Samuel 22:33-35, KJV.

Scriptural References:
Joshua 3:1-6; 5:12;  2 Samuel 22:29-37;  Psalms 18:29; 40:17 ; Isaiah 40:4; 41:13; Ezekiel 12:23-25;  Zechariah 4:7;  Matthew 17:14-18;  Mark 2:21-22; 9:25;  Luke 4:39; 5:37-38; 9:42, 62;  Ephesians 6:8;  Revelation 10:5-6.


~ Mary B. Dovie
“In God We Trust”

Mary B. Dovie imageMary B. Dovie is an ordained minister of the Gospel under the covering of Joy Christian Church and Gideon Christian Fellowship in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She operates under a prophetic and teaching anointing.  Mary is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul; they live in Theodore, Alabama.  Their family includes son Anthony, who serves in the US Army, as well as their son Matthew, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Amelia and Stella.

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Leave the Old Baggage Behind — 5 Comments

  1. Thank you for these precious words. I am so blessed and encouraged this afternoon. Glory to Jesus!

  2. Sister please pray for my career. I am not even ashamed to ask prayer to you my beloved because your words are delivering and helpful to me. I am in tears and weeping right now because things are not going well at all. I am married South African woman, my husband is the one who is permanent and providing for my family. I graduated when I was 22 years but still I am earning peanuts though I am qualified, if its a curse I rebuke and bind it in the name of Jesus. I know the Lord will make a way for me. Thanking you for your prayers.

    • Let God arise in your situation. All that you do, do as unto the Lord. Walk around your home declaring …Rise up, oh Lord and let Your enemies be scattered. Begin to speak to that which is hindering you for the Lord is arising and what is against you must flee at His presence. HE is Lord. HE is rising up in His people. No weapon of the enemy can prosper in His presence. HE will turn your situation, but let Him have His way do not try to figure out how He will do it. Thank Him before you see the turn because it is coming in Jesus’ name.

      Be sure to leave the old baggage behind.  All is well

  3. These words are what I needed to hear this morning.  God has been telling us for some time that we are coming out of the wilderness (it has been a very LONG, painful time).  Last night my husband and I both experienced terrible attacks from the enemy.  This tells me that he is fighting hard to keep us from reaching our Promised Land!  Thanks!