“Forward … March!” Ministries’ name comes from the book of Exodus, Chapter 14.
“13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom you have seen to day, you shall see them again no more for ever. 14 The LORD shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. 15 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, Why cry out to me? Speak unto the children of Israel that they ‘go forward’.”
In modern English, paraphrasing the Hebrew loosely, what the Lord said amounts to this: “Get the people moving! Forward! March!” Our name is a reminder that as believers, we are called to live in the world but not be a part of it. As we walk out our faith commitment, we encounter many challenges, which try to impede us just as the waters of the Red Sea tried to impede the Israelites leaving Egypt. God, Who called us to serve Him, has a far better plan for us, just like He had a far better plan for the enslaved Israelites. God’s plan in times past, and God’s plan in the present, includes a mighty victory to overcome the world, to live in righteousness and to serve the Living God in Holy Spirit power. He is the same God today as He was in the days of Moses when the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea. His power is not diminished! His ability to strengthen His own is not decreased!
By faith, then, keeping our eyes on God, we march forward through the waters He has already divided. In other words, we learn to agree with God, align our lives with His Word and thus, live our Christian life to bring Him honour, glory and praise!
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17