Twenty-Four Stones

Beloved, most of you are probably aware by now that we are transitioning from one age to another much more glorious one, and are transitioning from one kingdom stage to another one which is much cleaner and more refined. You are also probably aware that this transition is now affecting many of us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, many of the mental and emotional challenges having to do with us LETTING GO of the way that we have done things in the past, as well as us letting go of many preconceptions and misconceptions that we’ve had about a whole lot of stuff.

Let me put it this way…

In order for us to smoothly transition into what is ahead for us we have to LET GO of many things that we’ve taken for granted as true and right and “normal.” With regard to this, I’m getting a real strong sense these days of how the Father so longs to share the mysteries of HIS Kingdom with His children and share with them about a whole new way of living, and yet, many of His children CANNOT HEAR what He has to say to them because they have ears (and hearts) which are completely stopped up with OLD WAYS AND OLD UNDERSTANDING. I can assure you, beloved, that there are many old ways of thinking which you have embraced as true and right but WHICH MUST BE PUT AWAY in order for you to move on with God. Here’s a passage of scripture which speaks to this (prophetically)…

In Joshua chapter 4 there are two sets of “twelve stones” spoken of…

Now when all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the LORD spoke to Joshua, saying, “Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from each tribe, and command them, saying, ‘Take up for yourselves twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the place where the priests feet are standing firm, and carry them over with you and lay them down in the lodging place where you will lodge tonight…’”

Thus the sons of Israel then did as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, just as the LORD spoke to Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel; and they carried them over with them to the lodging place and put them down there…

Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan at the place where the feet of the priests who carried the ark of the covenant were standing, and they are there to this day.

Please take notice that the first set of “12 stones” was TAKEN out of the middle of the Jordan and it was then carried WITH the Israelites to their lodging place in the NEW LAND (Joshua 4:8). Also take notice that the other set of “12 stones” was brought into the middle of the Jordan and was PLACED under the feet of the priests who were standing in the bed of the river. This second group of stones was to be LEFT BEHIND in the river when the waters of the Jordan were again released. They were never to be picked up again.

Now “stones” in the scriptures often speak of ways, doctrines, mindsets and principles of men. With this in mind, can you not see that the body of Christ will need to LEAVE some of their old ways of thinking behind in order for them to cross over into NEW UNDERSTANDING and whole new form of Kingdom order/expression in the earth? In Joshua 3:16 it is figuratively written that the waters of CARNAL THINKING shall be stood up in a heap, and I strongly suggest to you that this has something to do with the practice of deep meditation and communion with the Father whereby the stones of FRESH UNDERSTANDING about many things can be UNCOVERED and POSSESSED to then be carried (“taken”) with us into a glorious NEW WAY AND AGE.

Dear friends, we have come to a time ordained by God for a remnant people to enter into the Land of their inheritance and to take full possession of it. But in order for these people to do that, they must first be willing TO LEAVE some of their old ways and thinking behind. In other words, these must not be like those Israelites of old who heard the word of God but to whom it did not profit because they did not unite the word with FAITH. Instead these must be careful that their hearts do not harden to things that that the Holy Spirit is revealing to them FOR THESE THINGS ARE TO BE USED IN THE TRANSITION INTO A WHOLE NEW WAY OF LIFE.

The Father is preparing “dry ground” for you to cross over into a new way and age, beloved, and this bespeaks of SURE FOOTING, of the waters of man’s carnal nature BEING STOPPED so that there is not even the muddy bottom of the carnal mind to slip on or get stuck in. Doubt, stubbornness, unbelief and refusal to bury old ways though can keep you from entering into this new (and sure) way. These things can also cause you to wander around in subjection to an old ORDER OF MAN which has no life left in it.

So, just do whatever HE asks of you these days, beloved! .. and be not be afraid nor dismayed about what is being asked of you. God Himself shall make your way prosperous. Just OBEY HIM, and lean not on your own understanding ABOUT ANYTHING!

D