March 15, 2018
God continued the vision of crossing over the Jordan. I (Jean) was meditating in my mind, crossing over with others. The Lord began to show me some people slowing down, some stopping and some turning back. Here is what God told me:
Distraction – As people cross over, distraction will come to slow them down. These people begin to take their focus off God and moving forward and begin to look from side to side at other things. This causes them to slow down their pace. As they slow down, the others keep moving and the distracted ones fall behind. Eventually, if distraction is allowed to persist, the person becomes so far behind it becomes hard, even impossible, for them to catch up.
Sin – People crossing over who fall into sin turn their attention from God and turn full away from Him. Sin caused them to turn backwards and begin to walk and even run in the wrong direction, away from God and their promised land. It can cause a person, when they finally repent and turn back, to have lost sight of those with whom they were crossing over. As with distraction, it may be possible to resume the trek across the Jordan, but the person is way behind. And if sin persists, it gets harder and harder for the person to get back.
Fear – Fear will cause people to stop. It causes those crossing over to stop and consider their circumstances, the impossibility of what they are called to do, to the trials and tribulations along the way. Fear cause a full stop of forward movement. Fear will cause people to freeze up and lose their way.
Let us heed the warning of the Lord and say close to Him, not allowing anything to slow us down or take us backwards.