We’ve just been through PASSOVER, but now we are about to CROSS OVER.
Right before the Israelites crossed over the Jordan to take the city of Jericho and defeat their enemies, they had been instructed to stay in their camp for 3 days to prepare. It seems that God has a way of preparing His people for great exploits. Knowing they must set themselves apart to fulfill their purpose, God dictates times of rest, reflection, and repentance before a nation can secure its land.
“Then Joshua said to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.’” (Joshua 3:5) God was telling His people that the only way they were going to be able to defeat their enemies was to prepare themselves. It was not a matter of strategizing their warfare but preparing their hearts. Little did they know the miracles they were about to walk into.
There was also another key element in the people being properly positioned for the battles ahead. Without the PRESENCE OF THE LORD going before them to mark their path, they would have no roadmap and no power.
“Then Joshua said to the priests, ‘Take up the ark of the covenant and pass on before the people.’ So they took up the ark of the covenant and went before the people.” (Joshua 3:6)
The Ark of the Covenant represented God’s absolute promise to fulfill His plans through His people. It was covered with His tangible presence and surrounded by His glory. It was so heaven-born, it brought the fear of the Lord to anyone in proximity. It was the visible reminder that His presence was constant, and His promise secure. Just as He led them through the wilderness with supernatural provision and daily direction, so He would lead them into their inheritance.
Not only did His promise and presence need to go ahead of the people – it was His priests that were responsible for leading the way. These were the ones He had called and set apart who were ready to carry the call and take the first steps – literally.
“And when the soles of the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off from flowing, and the waters coming down from above shall stand in one heap.” (Joshua 3:13)
When the priests followed His lead and obeyed His word, it opened the way for miracles. Today, every follower of Christ is part of this royal priesthood of believers (see 1 Peter 2:5). But, even though we all have access, it is only those who embrace this responsibility that can walk in the authority attached to the call. It is only those who are willing to carry His presence and steward His promise that can lead the way for others.
I believe the Lord is calling out to the SET APART ONES in this time of CROSSING OVER. He has been preparing the people of God to go into new territories and take out principalities and powers that have ruled the land for generations. He has been getting us ready to face our enemies with boldness and courage. But, He also needs His set apart ones to lead the way, reminding everyone of His PROMISE and His PRESENCE.
The battles that are yet ahead cannot be won through our intercessory intelligence alone. We cannot deal with our enemies based on our perceived spiritual superiority or prophetic potential. The ONLY way these battles will be won is if His presence goes before us and we’ve learned to follow His lead. It is up to the sanctified and prepared priesthood of believers to lead the way and stir up the needed vision and courage for the whole nation to go in.
I call forth the priesthood of believers who have been set apart to lead the way! Rise up and get ready to take those first steps. Gird up your loins to step into the deep and confront your fears. You have been equipped, prepared, and are not alone. This call is not dependent on one leader, but on a COMPANY of faith-filled, Spirit-empowered Kingdom carriers. Don’t worry about those behind you who are fearful or blind to the possibilities. Keep your eyes fixed on His promise and His presence and you will discover a depth of courage on the inside of you as you step out in faith. Embrace your assignment with conviction and passion, knowing the God of Wonders goes before you.
Great exploits are coming! The sorrows of the night are going to pass away as JOY comes in the morning and the dawn brings new hope. Even as the giants threaten and bear down, know that God has gone ahead of us with heaven’s host to perform miraculous deeds and supernatural wonders that will defy man’s unbelief.
The preparation time is ending and the mission is soon to begin. It’s time for the people of God to CROSS OVER into the land of giants with feats of courage that will rewrite history. Let’s take those first steps together and see the glory of heaven begin its work.
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One more special treat for your viewing pleasure:-).
I’d like to share this 12-minute clip of Robert Henderson detailing the 4 different dreams he has had about President Trump. He shares his prophetic mandate to call the body of Christ in support of this president, especially in the midst of this pandemic and election year. Watch and share!