Crossing Over

“We are confident that he who started a good work in you will continue it until the day of Christ. Philippians 1:6.”

Often when the blessed study the word of GOD we locate the scripture by the chapter and verse. However this is an artificial separation that was designed to help us, but not something that the scribes and writers of GOD’s word entered into the original writings.

Often because of the artificial separation we miss as readers of GOD’s word the completed context of thought and communication of the writer and in doing so we fragment the message it holds and in more and more cases nowadays we lose the whole depth and necessary meaning that needs to be conveyed. This is further taken apart by the number of translation versions there are of the Holy Bible.

We see this habit we have in the people of this earth when it comes to the crossing of the New Year. Somehow, though a review of the Calendar, a new year is the end of one year and the beginning of another year. Really, it is just a chapter and a verse and unless the entire context of what was before comes along, the days which are still ahead for each of us can get lost in our thinking last year must be separate.

If we were greatly adept of our own selves to cut our past from us and not keep adding to it with all that is bogging us down, then it might have more meaning of being a new year and we would excel in creating a separation.

The Light has little meaning without the darkness, and the darkness needs the light to know that it can exist, at least on earth. The “unhealthy” and “negative” things from the prior year need to be dealt with and so in our own way we make New Year Resolutions where we are going to change something. We are going to make our plan and after the drop of the ball which rings in the New Year in the USA, we hit the Gym, we reduce our food intake, we take more time to spend with GOD and his word, we visit others, we look about our lives at that moment and we do our best, maybe volunteer or take in some peaceful time to shore up the loose connections with our family and friends.

Some, few, make that change in the new year, but for the most part, most end up adding to the past more links of our chains that we forge year after year. Things don’t change when we cross from 2019 to 2020 on the Calendar because we are a work that is part of a greater work. We need to keep in mind the context of 2019 and all the past years so that when we try and make changes, we take what we learned and use full context, so the changes and the Hope of a future is more likely by application with knowledge in a depth that keeps us on plan for our change using our previous Chapters and Verses.

“We are confident that he who started a good work in you will continue it until the day of Christ. Philippians 1:6.”

As we strive to cross over from year to year, we need to bear in our minds these words, “each touches another”. Every decision that we make each moment that we are given in any morsel of a day, has a high possibility to touch another. For a season of life in our now time there has been up to 5 living generations on the earth from the same blood line. This is incredible when you think about it, if Generations are in groups of 20 year spans from birth to death, we have children born today that have senior family members, direct bloodline, at 100 years plus of age, thus 5 generations. Most people that walk the earth have such a generational line they can now research the ancestry in the family. So if you dwell on it the statement in Philippians 1:6 as each person in the bloodline is in some way have passed something of a work in what they did along their own generation that will continue through the generations to come and one day when Christ returns those generations will end, but the statement will be fulfilled. That is awesome when we can see the word of GOD in action and in truth even thousands of years after is was stated.

Crossing over also comes when a unbeliever comes to know and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Loosely speaking there are at least 30% of the word population that are believers to some level in Christ Jesus, or as it might be more termed today Christianity. Only GOD can tell if one is truly a believer, but that is not for this message post. Maybe in one posted near Easter 2020.

Crossing over is also a very common set of words in the Old Testament, especially in Numbers, Deuteronomy and in Joshua.

Numbers 33:51

“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,

Numbers 35:10

“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,

 

Deuteronomy 4:22

“For I will die in this land, I shall not cross the Jordan, but you shall cross and take possession of this good land.

 

Deuteronomy 9:3

“Know therefore today that it is the LORD your God who is crossing over before you as a consuming fire He will destroy them and He will subdue them before you, so that you may drive them out and destroy them quickly, just as the LORD has spoken to you.

Deuteronomy 31:3

“It is the LORD your God who will cross ahead of you; He will destroy these nations before you, and you shall dispossess them Joshua is the one who will cross ahead of you, just as the LORD has spoken.

 

Joshua 3:16

the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.

 

Here the Crossing over is also a change, a new land, a new start, but what can’t be forgotten is the Chapters and verses of the past, the context is important to know the entire situation and the reason things has to be as they were. These that crossed were a generation after those that spent 40 years and died out as a generation for a trip that should have taken only 4 months.

Moses waited 120 years before he was allowed to see from a distance the promised land, but he never was permitted to enter. “We are confident that he who started a good work in you will continue it until the day of Christ. Philippians 1:6.” Think of all who were before Moses, back to Abraham, who was promised that he would be the start of generations that would be more numberous than the stars of the heavens and the grains of sands on the sea shores. Christ Jesus was on the earth in the flesh over 2000 years ago, and when he comes again, what was promised to Abraham will be fulfilled, as from him and one to this day and on to the days that still remain, the work that was started in him is still continuing.

The thing that is most fascinating is as we grow and to live out our earthly journey we are to store up our treasure in heaven. Think and meditate on just what the house of the Father, that has many mansions, will look like since Jesus Christ has been preparing it for a long time. I think of the verse in both the old and new testament that states,

However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”[a]
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—

1 Corinthians 2:9 and Isaiah 64:4

In this alone, Crossing over to know and seek the Face of our Holy Father is the one change we can make while on this earth to know him who is an expert in helping those who know him, believe and receive, walk in Faith doing the works of his will, how to help each of us Cross Over in any matter or circumstances we may face in our earthly life and when it is time to be called home to him, to have that moment we can walk in the cool of the day.

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