Experience Miracles In Your Life & Ministry Today! Read It Today!
Dear Visionary Leader,
Do you believe in miracles for today? God does! For forty years the Israelites lived in despair and defeat in the wilderness. They were faithless, fruitless, and failed to realize God’s plan for their lives. Nevertheless, in one day’s time they were transformed from wandering in the wilderness to walking through the water and winning wars for God. He took them from being wilderness wanderers to being Canaan conquerors. Significant and mighty things happened to the nation of Israel.
Likewise, some of us have been living on a desert diet and have been deprived. We have not come to that place of full victory in the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as the people of Israel changed and were able to cross the Jordan, conquer Jericho, and live victoriously in the land of Canaan, it can happen in our lives as well. In Joshua 3, we see the river of miracles and experience the waves of God’s truths. Now is the time to exchange wilderness wanderings for walking in spiritual victory. The first wave of truth we should comprehend is the requirements for miracles.
The Requirements for Miracles
There must be a positioning of Christ. In Joshua 3:3, “And they commanded the people saying, ‘When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God with the Levitical priests carrying it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.'”
For forty years the nation of Israel had possession of the Ark of the Covenant. In Joshua 3, the Ark of the Covenant is mentioned ten times. What is different now? The nation of Israel had gone from simply possessing the Ark to positioning the Ark. For forty years everywhere they went, the Ark of the Covenant followed the nation of Israel. Now they are going to follow the Ark. Before they had possession of it, but now they have positioned it.
If we want the miraculous power of God to be manifested in our lives, we must make Him the Master of every area of our lives. Many times we treat the Lord like a hitchhiker. We pick Him up and put Him in the passenger’s seat, but Jesus wants to be the driver. Whenever we make Him the Master of our lives and let Him drive, we will want to go wherever He goes. The Ark of the Covenant is a type of the Lord Jesus Christ. It contained:
A. Manna – which represented the provision of Christ for He is the bread of life.
B. Aaron’s rod that budded – which represented the resurrection power of Christ.
C. The Decalogue – which represented the perfection of Christ because Jesus never once sinned.
D. The mercy seat – which represented the pardon of Christ.
God had a design, a direction, and a day for the children to move across the Jordan and into the land of Canaan. God also has a direction, a design, and a day for His people to move into the land of victory, abundance, and revival. Click here to download the entire message.
The Rewards of Miracles
So far we have learned the requirements, the reasons, the realities of miracles. As we wrap up this message, I would like to encourage you with rewards of miracles.
In Joshua, 3:13-15, we read, “And it shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are flowing down from above shall stand in one heap.” So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people, and when those who carried the ark came into the Jordan, and the feet of the priests carrying the ark were dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the days of the harvest)…”
When the priests, the Levites, stepped into the Jordan River, the waters stood up in a heap. The waters were stopped even past the city of Adam. The priests went into the middle of the mighty Jordan River. Then every man, woman, boy, and girl passed through the divided river. As they all passed through the river, where did they find the Ark? They found it in the deepest part of the river.
In the deepest, darkest times when we feel all alone, the Lord Jesus can be more real to us than ever before. He will be with us in the middle of our problems, pains, and difficulties. There we will find the Ark. There we will find Jesus because He will be real to His people; he will be there to give us victory. God will be just as real to us then as when we worship Him in church.
God specializes in taking His people through. Every person must pass through the river on the way to Canaan. If we want to enter the land of abundance, if we want to conquer our Jericho, we must cross our Jordan. Jesus will be there rewarding us with His miraculous power and presence. God delivered the Israelites through an unconquered problem. As they went through the river, they found the Ark. He will not only deliver us through unconquered problems, but miracles will also be the door for unclaimed promises.
Forty years the people of Israel wandered in the wilderness, but on this day through the miraculous power of God, they were able to claim God’s promise and go into the Promised Land. Through God’s miraculous power, we are able to reach out by faith and claim the promises of His Word. The river became the door to the Promised Land. Just as God took them through the river by His miraculous power, so He will also take us into the Promised Land of the victorious Christian life.
The same miraculous power of God that took the people of Israel through the flooded Jordan River is available to us today. When we pass through the Jordan, we will find Jesus more real than ever before in our lives. Remember the requirements, the realities, the reasons, and the rewards of the miraculous power of God at work in our lives today.
I encourage you to join us for the Synergize 2016 Conference. Our focus for this year’s gathering of leaders is the “river of the Holy Spirit” in our lives and ministries. We will be challenged on the seven steps to the empowered church. Register today! Blessings.
Until The Last Person Has Heard,
Dr. James O. Davis
Cofounder / Billion Soul Network
Cochair / Global Networking