“Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the Lord your God giveth you to possess it…” (Josh. 1:10, 11).
After many years of wandering in the wilderness of life, God is calling for us to turn towards the Promised Land. He is beginning to give the command to prepare to move forward with the intention of spiritually, mentally and physically taking possession of and occupying the land. What we did not know was that there was one more supernatural act that God was planning to perform in order to complete the transition: We have one more river to cross.
From the human perspective, it does not seem possible. Any human effort would be an effort in futility. It would take a supernatural act of God to accomplish this great feat, and God is preparing the hearts and minds of the people to acknowledge this fact. He is preparing to acknowledge that the conquest of the promise will not be obtained based on human activity alone, but in conjunction with the power of God Himself. If the truth be told, God is actually going before us to prepare the way, while we prepare for the journey.
Nothing in life is merely given to us without some form of action on our part. We must demonstrate to the person with whom we have partnered that we are fully committed to the process before we receive the initial investment of resources. Likewise , we must demonstrate to god that we are fully committed to the process He has laid out before us before He entrusts us with His guaranteed presence. He has promised to go before us, but we must both be presently and continuously committed to adhering to His Word, will and plan for our lives once we have entered into the Promised Land.
So as we prepare to obtain and occupy the Promised Land, we must begin to prepare ourselves for the journey ahead. We must fully trust in God to take us on to the other side by His Divine Power and ability. With God…in God…through God, we are well able to possess the land (Num. 13:30).