Tuesday, March 2, 2010
March Madness!: The Joshua Generation...Moving Forward!
In the book of Exodus, you will read about Moses. Moses was a man chosen by God to bring the children of Israel out of a life of oppression, depression, and a life filled with bondage. Because of his trust, faith, and obedience to God: Moses succeeded in accomplishing his assignment. His assignment was to bring the people out of Egypt, however, because of his disobedience, he was not chosen by God to carry the people across the Jordan river to the promised land.
Joshua was a man that possessed strong faith in God, one of the twelve men sent to spy out the land. He came back to report that they were more than able to overcome the giants. He was appointed after the death of Moses to continue the journey, the assignment ordained and purposed by God. Joshua was chosen to lead the people from where they were, across the wide-deep Jordan River, to the promised land.
The Jordan was a river where there were no bridges, no boats, or rafts that were being used to cross over. It was simply the supernatural move of God, creating a pathway on dry land for the people to cross over. The children of Israel had to totally rely and depend on God-not by might, nor by power, but by His spirit only.
In 2010, God is calling for the Joshua Generation to prepare themselves to cross the Jordan River. We as a people have been complacent, stagnant, and unfruitful long enough. This movement will begin with the chosen people of God (Those that are carrying the ark of God) the only piece of furniture that was in the most holy room of the tabernacle.
These are the leaders that were set out and set apart. These leaders are chosen to be vessels used by God, individuals that manifest a life pleasing to God, possessing the Holy Spirit of God, on the frontline for God’s ministry, reaching souls through his word, his love and his deeds. These leaders are those that are possessing the fruit of His spirit, possessing wisdom and knowledge; those having a genuine concern about wounded, hurting, oppressed and depressed people obtaining salvation, healing and deliverance.
These leaders, being directed by God, will be the ones to first step into the Jordan River. The scripture tells us that God has already said that, “Everywhere the soles of our feet shall tread upon, he has already declared it is yours, and no man shall be able to take what God has declared yours, and as he was with Moses, he shall be with us.
We must be strong and very courageous, we must be obedient to the word of God and in doing so we as a people shall be able to cross the Jordan Rivers in our lives. Great things happened in the Jordan River; Jesus himself was baptized in the Jordan River, John the Baptist , baptized in the river(Matt 3) Elisha performed a miracle in the Jordan River (2Kings) Naaman healed by bathing in the Jordan River.
These miracles happened in the river after the crossing of the Jordan River. Yes, it was a process that took much endurance but I hear the voice of God saying, “Don’t despise the small beginnings”. As we prepare ourselves to cross over from bondage to liberation. From lack to an abundance of wealth. From pain to power. From victim to victor. From low self-esteem to confidence. From average to distinguished. From lukewarm to on fire for God. We shall posses the miracles of God!
Get ready to move in March… this is a M-A-R-C-H M-A-D-N-E-S-S!