Are you truly ready to step into 2016? Are you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually prepared for consecration for your crossover? I’m not talking about the countdown from 10 to zero on the clock into a numerical beginning of a calendar year that happens according to each time zone. I’m talking about a spiritual crossing over into what God purposed YOU for and has for YOU.
A prophet wrote four words in a post in social media, The Crossover, Joshua 3. The Holy Spirit immediately whispered to me, “Read Joshua 3.” I’m saying to you, read the entire passage for yourselves. As I read the entire chapter, the Holy Spirit emphasized these three passages to me.
Joshua 3:5 NIV Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”
Consecration is to sanctify, to make holy, and to cease doing things (sin) that separate you from God. Samuel, Sampson, and John the Baptist were declared Nazarites but all other Nazirite vows are voluntary. A Nazirite is one who makes a vow to surrender himself completely to God for a period of time. Stay clean. Singles, no sex or sexual acts. No wine, beer, or liquor – any alcoholic beverages. Follow the guidelines in the Daniel Fast. We have already begun and will continue to consecrate ourselves for the next 23 days. Get ready. Fast. Consecrate yourselves because God is about to do supernatural, unbelievable, unfathomable, miraculous, and amazing things when you cross over.
Joshua 3:7 And the Lord said to Joshua, Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses.
Get ready. People will see God elevate you for the kingdom and know that He is with you and that He’s been instructing you all this time. Some people have been suspicious of you, unsure about who you say you are but there will be no doubt when God exalts you for his kingdom. Your elevation may be spiritual, in position, in status, or some other form. In your exaltation, however, make sure God gets all the glory. Stay pure (2 Timothy 2:21 NLT “If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.”) even after God exalts you and stay humble because pride is right before the fall back down from your elevation. Whatever happens as a result of your obedience, prayers, and fasting, stay with God.
Joshua 3:15-17 Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho. The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.
God will make supernatural miraculous things happen for us to cross over into this next season of exaltation. We see the water at flood levels as an impossibility because the water is blocking our way to where God showed us we’re going. Finances, gender, age, impediments, looks or any other perceived obstacles will not block us from crossing over. If you would only obey, believe, pray and fast, God will supernaturally make flood waters back away from us so we can cross over. I have seen some of my debt completely canceled. I have had money appear that I didn’t know I had in a lump sum, twice (once last week) since fasting. A gift manifested in my son from God in September 2015. Conspiracies against me obliterated year after year. I can’t tell it all but if you obey, believe, pray and fast God will perform water moving miracles in your life.
You have to be ready to Crossover into 2016. Some people will turn around before the fasting journey begins. Some will faint in the middle of crossing over and turn back. Some people are overwhelmed by the promise of what’s on the other side. The vision is too big for them. The blessings and favor are too overwhelming. It is too much responsibility so they never even entertained the idea of the fasting journey even though the vision is real and has been burning in their hearts for some time. So the question is, “Are you too chicken to cross over? Do you really want to go to the next spiritual level in Christ? Are you ready for the spiritual warfare that will ensue? Do you want to be able to hear the Holy Spirit speak to you and direct you and guide you? Are you ready to relinquish your will, your ways, and your vision for His? Before you make a Nazirite vow, commit in your mind and heart to fulfilling it. My God. My God. My God. The Crossover Season. I’m ready! Dr.J.