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After the Israelites were in the wilderness for 40 years, it all came to one moment where they sat foot in the Jordan River by faith, and the water began to dry up. The Jordan River was the place of crossing for the Israelites into the Promised Land (speaks of salvation). Afterwards, God commanded Joshua to build an altar in the midst of the river, in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood (Joshua 4:9). 

Now, the Jordan River is also the place where Jesus got baptized (Matthew 3:13). He received the Holy Spirit and His ministry started. There are some things that we can’t do in the Promised Land if we don’t receive the Holy Spirit.  We cannot see the Holy Spirit in a person, in the same way that we cannot see the altar in the Jordan River. When we pray and ask God for an answer, He sends a person. We don’t see the Holy Spirit in that person, but it’s still God. 

If we want God to manifest in our lives, we must get to a place where He begins to baptize us. We cannot have the Kingdom without the Holy Spirit. When we invite God into our circumstances, and allow His Spirit to work in our lives, that is when things begin to happen. What is impossible to us, is very possible to God in the spiritual realm. 

This blog comes from the sermon titled “Place of Crossing” by David Grobler