Crossing the Jordan

Crossing the Jordan, digital mixed media created on 04.07.21.

I see us crossing from a place of hopelessness and despair to a place of promise; a place of answered prayers; a place of victory. We are crossing from a  barren, empty place of affliction and bondage to a place of freedom, bounty, and fruitfulness. 

After I made this spontaneous art piece I noticed the two blue, flowy lines like rivers, and God said, ” Call it Crossing the Jordan.”  If you remember in Joshua 3-5 God used Joshua to lead the Israelites out of the wilderness into the promised land, a land flowing with milk and honey. He had led them out of captivity and slavery when he parted the red sea, but because of their unbelief, complaining, and inability to seize the new land God was giving them, they ended up wandering in the desert for 40 years until Joshua led them into the promised land. They still had giants to fight in the new land, but this time through the faith of Joshua and Caleb they were able to hold onto enough faith to cross over. I think its remarkable that the ark of the covenant went first. To me, this symbolizes the promises of God and how God is always faithful to keep his word. God then parted the waters of the Jordan just like He did at the red sea. This time they really were able to cross through to the land of promises fulfilled.

May it be said that while it has been dry and barren in our circumstances like it was in that desert, God was busy planting many seeds inside of us. They were germinating deep inside of us, waiting for just the right time for the rains of God to come. With the latter rain God brings cleansing, healing, restoration, and revival. You.may not see the rain just yet, but I see the rain cloud! It’s coming! As God’s heavenly rain comes the seeds grow and multiply at an accelerated rate. With the rain comes the promises! We are crossing over into a land of plenty; a wide open space of freedom where promises are fulfilled.

Don’t give up hope. We’re at the threshold of victory. We are in labor with the promise. It is soon coming! God’s word has been sent out and it never returns void.

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21 NIV)

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