Instructions for CROSS-OVER

Joseph LephiewSeries, Sermons, Transition-TRUSTING THE UNKNOWN

Sermon Notes

Last week:

Death could not enter into Gods Place or Rest or The Promised Land. That spirit cannot take possession of God’s Promises. Death has to die and life has to live. Death won’t believe or move or trust. Death will go around, and around but never cross-over. Death will always look back and keep trying to go back to the old bondage.
Only a new beginning or life will trust God.

GOD SAYS THE END, SO THE NEW BEGINNING IS YOU HAVE TO ARISE. JOSHUA ARISE.

Arise means : to begin to occur or to exist : to move upward. To ascend, mount up or move to a higher place. To begin to act; to exert power; to move from a state of inaction.

I HEAR GOD SAYING DCI ARISE, IT IS TIME TO BEGIN, TO OCCUR, TO EXIST. IT IS TIME TO ARISE TO MOVE UPWARD. IT IS TIME TO ARISE TO MOUNT UP, MOVE TO A HIGHER PLACE. IT IS TIME TO BEGIN TO ACT, IT IS TIME TO ARISE TO EXERT POWER, TO MOVE FROM A STATE OF INACTION.

ARISE AND TAKE ACTION.

YOU HAVE TO GET UP TO GET OVER.

When you want to Cross-Over to a higher place, or move upward there are INSTRUCTIONS.

We are not the best at following instructions. Following instructions takes being taught to follow instruction. We are a generation of look at the picture and just put it together like it looks on the box.

This does not work in real life. So many people are making a life, family based off of pictures. Pictures maybe they seen as a child, maybe see others, maybe where most see is media and television.

When you don’t follow the instructions what you are building or making will breakdown soon If it ever works at all. Young people feel and believe they know it all so they usually try this life.

There are many here who tried this life and found with wounds, failures this does not work and is very harmful.

“He who pays attention to the word [of God] will find good, And blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) is he who trusts [confidently] in the LORD.”
Proverbs 16:20 AMP

“Whoever listens to what is taught will succeed, and whoever trusts the LORD will be happy.”
Proverbs 16:20 NCV

“Whoever gives attention to the LORD’s word prospers, and blessed is the person who trusts the LORD.”
Proverbs 16:20 GW

These are instructions for a life blessed by God. Do your your own version look at a picture and make a mess. You have extra parts that were never supposed to be extra.

There is a right Gods way then there is our way.

Pays attention, listens, gives attention to the Word of God, what is taught, the Lord’s Word.

Here is the instructions. It is not rocket science. Yet so many lives will try it and many will choose to suffer through life making life this way.

The reward for paying attention, listening, and giving attention to the Word of God, what is taught, the Lord’s Word is YOU WILL FIND GOOD, YOU WILL SUCCEED, YOU WILL PROSPER.

GOOD, SUCCESS, PROSPERITY THIS IS THE REWARD FOR FOLLOWING GOD’S WORD. DOING LIFE HOW HE SAYS TO DO. NOT WHAT YOU THINK OR WHAT YOU FEEL OR EVEN WHAT YOU BELIEVE.

MOSES AND THE FIRST GENERATION DIED IN THE WILDERNESS. THE PLACE OF TRANSITION BECAME THEIR PERMANENT PLACE. IT WAS NOT THE BLESSED PROMISED LAND. IT WAS A PLACE OF TRANSITION. THEY STOPPED FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS.

I GET SO FRUSTRATED WHEN I SEE PEOPLE COME TO GOD BROKEN, HELPLESS, CRUSHED AND GOD RESTORES THEM, LIFTS THEM BACK UP AND FILLS THEM WITH HOPE, POWER AND THEY STOP.

A LITTLE SUCCESS AND THEY STOP. THEY STOP WANTING GOD. THEY STOP DESIRING GOD. THEY STOP FOLLOWING GOD.
BLESSED HAPPY IS THE PERSON WHO TRUSTS THE LORD.

WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE AFRAID, UNHAPPY, DEPRESSED, LOST? Because they are not trusting in God but trusting in themselves or others.

Gosh how God must of felt to see Moses lead the people out but not being able to lead them in.

OUT BUT NOT IN. OUT OF BONDAGE BUT NOT IN BLESSINGS. OUT OF OPPRESSION BUT NOT IN PEACE. OUT OF HOPELESSNESS BUT NOT IN POWER.

ITS LIKE BRINGING SOMEONE IN OUT OF THE RAIN AND THEY CHOOSE TO STAY IN THE WET CLOTHES AND GO BACK OUT IN THE RAIN.

MOSES AND THAT GENERATION DIED NEVER RECEIVING THE FULLNESS OF GODS PROMISES.

JOSHUA RISES UP AND COMMANDS THEY PEOPLE TO PREPARE TO CROSS-OVER. REMEMBER MOSES IS DEAD. GOD PROMISES JOSHUA, I WILL BE WITH JUST AS I WAS WITH MOSES.

“I have given you every place on which the sole of your foot treads, just as I promised to Moses.”
Joshua 1:3 AMP

Notice: God says I HAVE GIVEN YOU EVERY PLACE YOU STEP OR WALK, just as I promised to Moses.
Same promise, the difference is Moses did not follow the instruction. Same promise, Joshua will follow the instruction. Same promise we all are given. The Bible is just filled with AMAZING PROMISE OF JOY, BLESSINGS, HEALTH, HOPE, PEACE, JOY, LOVE, PURPOSE, SUCCESS, PROSPERITY BUT WILL WE FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTIONS OR MAKE UP OUR OWN BASED ON THE PICTURE WE SEE WE WANT.

“No man will [be able to] stand before you [to oppose you] as long as you live. Just as I was [present] with Moses, so will I be with you; I will not fail you or abandon you.”
Joshua 1:5 AMP

God is giving Joshua INSTRUCTIONS. JUST AS I WAS PRESENT WITH MOSES, SO I WILL BE WITH YOU.

WATCH THIS: GOD WAS PRESENT WITH MOSES THE WHOLE TIME THEY DISOBEYED HIM. GOD WAS PRESENT RIGHT THERE THE WHOLE TIME THEY CHOOSE TO WALK IN FEAR, BITTERNESS, LUST, PRIDE.

GOD WAS PRESENT THE WHOLE JOURNEY OF DISOBEDIENCE. HE MADE THIS PROMISE TO MOSES AND NOW JOSHUA. THE SAME PROMISE HE MAKES TO YOU AND I.

I WILL NOT FAIL YOU OR ABANDON YOU. IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO YOUR OWN THING I WILL BE HERE WAITING FOR YOUR CALL, WAITING FOR YOU TO WANT ME, NEED ME, LOVE ME. WAITING FOR YOU TO COME HOME TO ME.

THIS IS THE PICTURE OF OUR GODS LOVE AND HEART FOR US AND HUMANITY. GOD HATED TO SEE THEIR SUFFERING, HE HATES TO HEAR OUR CRIES. HE IS NOT MOVED BY NEEDS.

WHAT MOVES GOD IS WHEN WE CALL AND FOLLOW HIM AND OBEY HIS WORDS.

THE WHOLE TIME THEY CRIED, WHINED AND CHOSE NOT TO OBEY AND CROSS-OVER GOD WAS THERE. HE WAS LIMITED IN WHAT HE COULD DO FOR THEM.

HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU. BUT HE CAN NOT HELP YOU TILL YOU CALL HIM AND OBEY HIS INSTRUCTIONS. TEARS DO NOT MOVE GOD. HE IS NEAR, SAYING OBEY MY WORDS, TRUST ME, FOLLOW MY SPIRIT.

“They answered Joshua, saying, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.”
Joshua 1:16 AMP

They seen there fathers and mothers and elders choose not to go all the way. They watched them die short outside of Gods promises.

Now they ARE READY TO FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTIONS.

“Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so will we obey you; only may the LORD your God be with you as He was with Moses.”
Joshua 1:17 AMP

This is the new generation the JOSHUA GENERATION. They were children when Moses led so they did listen and obey, but there fathers did not. They say it again, WE WILL FOLLOW YOUR HIS INSTRUCTIONS.

“Any man who rebels against your command and does not obey everything that you command him, shall be put to death; only be strong and courageous.”
Joshua 1:18 AMP

Listen to this last INSTRUCTION. THIS IS THE PEOPLE. THIS IS THE CONGREGATION SPEAKING TO JOSHUA AND EACH OTHER.
ANY MAN WHO REBELS AGAINST YOUR COMMAND AND DOES NOT OBEY EVERYTHING THAT YOU COMMAND HE WILL BE PUT TO DEATH.
SEVERE, HARSE, CRAZY, MAYBE NO.

THESE ARE THE ADULTS NOW, THEY WERE THE YOUTH AND CHILDREN WHEN MOSES WAS LEADING.

THEY SEEN THE POWER AND RESULTS OF NEGATIVE FEARFUL PEOPLE AND HOW THEY CAN INFLUENCE THE MASSES.

THE ORIGINAL SPIES WITH JOSHUA AND CALEB KEPT SAYING WE ARE NOT ABLE, THEY ARE TO STRONG, THEY WILL KILL US AND WE AND OUR FAMILIES WILL DIE HERE.

THEY HEARD THE FEARFUL, LACK OF TRUST IN THEIR PARENTS AND HOW THEY SUFFERED BECAUSE OF FEAR AND LACK OF TRUST IN GOD AND HIS WORDS OF INSTRUCTIONS.

A SMALL GROUP OF FEARFUL SPIES CAUSED A WHOLE GENERATION TO DIE IN THE PLACE OF JUST ENOUGH.
HERE IS THE REAL POWER OF CROSS-OVER.

WHEN WE BEGIN TO SPEAK BACK TO EACH OTHER WHAT GOD’S WORD PROMISES SAY. WHEN WE ARE SPEAKING AND ENCOURAGING EACH OTHER WITH WHAT GOD SAYS NOT WHAT YOU THINK OR FEEL.

GOD KEPT ENCOURAGING JOSHUA WITH THIS SAME WORD. JUST BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS. OVER AND OVER AGAIN GOD SPOKE NOW THE PEOPLE SPEAK.

“Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips [to keep me from speaking thoughtlessly].”
Psalms 141:3 AMP

Speak His Word and Follow And OBEY HIS WORDS.