That’s a doggy downer. Wait a minute God, you’re telling us to cross the Jordan and it’s at flood stage.
Have you ever felt like that before? Okay God, I’ve stuck myself to your dream and its high tide, flood stage, I can’t cross that. I knew I shouldn’t have done that. It’s not worth it. That’s what we do but here’s the deal. When you see an obstacle, that obstacle can be an opportunity for God to move in a supernatural way. We should look at an obstacle as an opportunity for the grace and the power and the mercy of God. It is going to cause hope; it is going to cause strength. We are going to see who are the players and who are the posers. It is great stuff.
So the Jordan is at flood stage during this harvest yet as soon as the priest who carried the Ark reached the Jordan and their “feet touched the water’s edge the water from upstream stopped flowing.” So check it out again, “when their feet touched the water’s edge,” they had to step out right? “The water from upstream stopped flowing.”
Now this is a very interesting fact because if you look back, when the Israelites 40 years ago, 40 years ago from this situation crossed the Red Sea, Moses took the rod of God, put it out over the water and you know the story, they crossed through the Red Sea.
Well here God takes them to a level that most people don’t want to live on. He says “Now, forget the rod of God, I want you to wade in the water.”
Wade in the water. Anybody know that song? Wade in the water, children. Anyway. I want you to wade in the water.