Crossing the Threshold
11 April 2019
A threshold is a crossover point — a transition—an entryway into something new. It can be a place, a moment, or a season in time. As we continue our journey in the footsteps of Jesus, Holy Week presents a unique opportunity as a threshold. We hear God declaring, “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” (Isaiah 42:9)
During a threshold time, we have a sense of anticipation as what lies ahead for us is significant: We are aware God is preparing us — a deep work may be taking place in our life. A threshold time is an opportunity to experience the call of God to greater intimacy as we look towards the future and the move of the Holy Spirit in our current circumstances. Holy Week brings us to the crossover point — Resurrection… At the threshold of Resurrection we leave behind all that separates us from life [Zoe life] and embrace redemption, reconciliation, grace, mercy, and God’s presence… We embrace a new anointing…
The Threshold is a Time to Pray… Let this Holy Week be a time of prayer as turn our hearts and life over to God, surrendering the weight of our souls and looking a ahead to the favor that is being released to us for what lies ahead.
The Threshold is a Time to Release the Past… Let this Holy Week be a time to receive God’s healing from grief over that which has been lost and shall never be recovered. Let us trust God to provide for us and take care of our future. Let us receive our fresh anointing and put on the garments of praise. Let us step humbly, but boldly into what God has ahead for us.
The Threshold is a Time to Consecrate Our Life to God… On the verge of the Promised Land, Joshua faced the biggest battle of his life to date. (Joshua 5) But there, right on that ground, the Lord of Hosts visited him. At the threshold, we may be facing the biggest battle of our life. But God is greater than the Enemy, and God has a plan. Now is the time to consecrate our life to God. This is a time to encounter God’s Presence and to listen, so we can hear and follow…
This Holy Week at the threshold, we take off our shoes and stand on holy ground.
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