As I was praying on the altar before our service, I was meditating on the death of Billy Graham and how we are in a season of transition or shift in the Body of Christ. The Lord immediately began to speak to me and show me visions of where we are in this season. This word was for Isaiah 61 Ministry particularly, but also for the Body of Christ as a whole. Here is what the Lord revealed to me:
We have been on the banks of the Jordan, staring across at the Promised Land. We know what we have heard. We know the promises and we believe them. But the waiting and the warfare have taken a toll on us. Many of us have been severely tested on this side (of the Jordan). This testing has been allowed. God has allowed the testing of His remnant. He needs those who will cross over first to be ready, to be strong, to be fearless.
The battle on the other side of the Jordan is real. But so are the blessings. So is God’s mighty power. As we step over God will put new armor on us. He will put a new sword in our hands and will give us power and might. Once we cross over, there can be no turning back. This is why God has chosen His remnant so carefully and tested them so thoroughly.
God showed me very clearly that we are now in the midst of the Jordan river. In the river bed. We are in a season of transition. Our wilderness experience has prepared us. God has called His remnant to move and we are moving. The Jordan seems like a barren place. It seems that the Promised Land is still far off and some are getting discouraged. But God is with us. Stay close to God, to His presence as we trek across. God said that He is right now giving us a “second wind” to carry us over to our destination. He is releasing new strength, faith, stamina and resolve. Keep moving and allow the wind to carry you the rest of the way.
Many of us thought we would transition directly from the wilderness to the promised land. This was not correct. There is a season of transition between the two - The actual cross of the Jordan. This is where we presently are. God told me our faith must increase. Our boldness must increase. He said do not run. Do not break ranks. Do not turn back. The Promised Land is nearer than you think, even though it may seem harder to see than it was on bank.
All of our provisions have been supplied. They are waiting for us on the other side of the Jordan, in our Promised Land. The provisions would have weighed us down if we had to carry them over. The battle will be greater when we arrive than what we have experienced in the wilderness. But our power and authority will be greater. We will move from one chasing a thousand to two chasing ten thousand.
The Lord showed me also that there are some who were chosen to cross over in the first wave that have broken ranks and are not in position. Some have wasted their time in the wilderness and are not prepared to cross over. God said it is time to get serious, very serious about your preparation. Do not waste another moment. He said those of us going over first will prepare the way for those coming in the subsequent waves.
Friday morning March 2nd
When I woke up on Friday morning and began to ponder what God had been telling me last night He spoke to me again. God revealed to me that those of us that were on the banks of the Jordan and are now moving over are made of: Individual believers that have gone through the trials, testing and preparation and whole ministries and churches that have been aligned with God’s purposes and plans and have been prepared for the crossing. God also revealed to me that those ministries and churches that refuse to cross over, who are satisfied where they are or are ignorant of what God has required of the Body of Christ will have their provisions taken from them and given to those that cross over. These provisions are people, finances, property, etc. Entire churches and ministries who will not move will find themselves diminishing as those who cross will find themselves increasing.
This is truly an awesome but serious time that we are living in. May God bless you and empower you to get you prepared and keep you moving to your destiny in this season.