Joshua Chapter 1 verse 2 says:
“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites.
God’s promise of a new land for the Israelites to possess was only ever going to be possessed if the Jordan River was crossed. The Jordan River a body of water separating two distinct areas, represents the final barrier that needs to be overcome before the promised land can be possessed.
Very often the final step in the journey of faith is the most difficult. It is said that the night is darkest just before dawn. So too with our possession of the promises of God.
We have contended, we have obeyed, we have sown, we have endured. It seems the manifestation of the promise is a long way off yet.
For the Israelites, even though they had reached the Jordan River, until they crossed it they were still in the desert. So too with us. Until we bridge the Jordan River in our lives – the final barrier to the promised land of God – we will remain in the desert.
But all that we’ve been through, all that we’ve endured and all that we’ve sown has brought us to this point. The point where we cross over!
- The crossing of the Jordan River represents a step of faith; going through the season of testing and cleansing before the new promised land is inhabited.
- The crossing of the Jordan River represents a defining moment. It is the swinging of the equilibrium in your life from desert trial to fruitful inhabitation.
- The crossing of the Jordan River represents a transitionary season; where you move out of the old – thinking, believing, doing – and into the new that God has for you, revealed by His Spirit.
The process of God in our lives is the same for each saint. He takes us through the desert of refining, to the Jordan River. We need to cross it in order to inhabit the promises God has for us.
The question is, what do you need to cross over – what is your Jordan River – in order to possess what God has promised you?
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your faithful promises. I ask you to lead me to the Jordan River I need to cross over in order to inherit them. Reveal to me the changes you are prompting me to make. I ask you for the grace I need to walk in them. In Jesus name, Amen.