Are You Living On the East Side Or Are You Ready To Cross Over?

The closer you get to God, the greater the fulfillment of the word of God in your life.

By David Lebo

(Joshua 13:8; Numbers 32)

 The Lord began to speak to me concerning moving into 2018!

“Church of the Living God: Are you living on the east side, or are you ready to cross over the Jordan River and live on the west side, and enter a land with fountains, and springs, and brooks, with wheat and barley, and vines, and fig trees, a land of olive oil and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing.”

 It’s the description of the Promised Land in Deut. 8:7; a place flowing with milk and honey; a place that you will lack absolutely nothing. Sounds like a place that I would like to live in! It is “Promised Land Living” at its best!

 It is also “Secret Place Living” at its best! The closer you get to God, the greater the fulfillment of the word of God in your life. Don’t settle for anything less than one hundred percent fulfillment of the word of God in your life. Don’t settle for less!

 In the days of Moses as they were about to enter into the Promised Land, they sent a team of twelve spies to scout out the land for forty days, that the Lord God had promised them.  Only two spies, Joshua and Caleb, came back with a good report.  All the other ones, the other ten, came back with a bad report. And in that bad report, they described people that were bigger and stronger than they were, a land that devours those that live in it. “We’re like grasshoppers compared to them,” they said. But there were two: Joshua and Caleb…

Caleb silenced all the people and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land for we can certainly do it.” Joshua and Caleb spoke words of faith, hope, and promise. Their reward for their good report was that they could enter the land that they had scouted out. The rest, because of their doubt, their unbelief, and because of believing the bad report, all those twenty years of age and older would fall and die in the desert. They would never see the promise of God fulfilled in their life. Even, their great leader Moses would never enter the Promised Land. He would see it from a distance, but he would never enter it because of his disobedience to God.

 In those days and in that time, there were two and a half tribes of the children of Israel – the tribe of Gad, Reuben, and half of the tribe of Manasseh– that decided that the land on the East side of the Jordan was good enough for them. They had large herds of livestock and that land happened to be good for grazing. They thought, “This is far enough. This is good enough for us. We can stay here. It’s been a long journey. We’re tired. We’re half worn out. Let’s just stay here. We’re close enough.” So, they asked Moses, the leader of God’s people, if he would allow them to stay there and for that land to become their inheritance.

 Moses had seen this kind of thing before – this kind of discouragement. He said to them, “Why do you discourage the Israelites from going over into the land the Lord has given them?” (Num. 32:7) It was the same as in the days of the twelve spies. He said, “Shall your countrymen go to war while you sit here?” They replied, “It would not be fair for all of us not to fight with you; but let us build cities and pens for our livestock, and allow our women and children to stay behind, and we will come back to them after all the tribes receive their inheritance. We still want this land! We still want to stay here!”

  They still insisted to stay on the East side of the Jordan River. We can stay there too if we want, but the Lord our God has a much better land for us if we’ll be willing to fight for it and go in and possess the land. The other nine and a half tribes, they went in with Joshua as their military leader and they fought battle after battle, and they did possess the land that God had wanted for them. But only nine and a half tribes went in and possessed the fullness of all that God had for them.

You can stay on the “East Side” if you want to, but I don’t know about you, I want all that God has for me. I want to go in and possess the land – all of it – a land flowing with milk and honey, with springs and fountains, and brooks, and bread without scarcity. I want everything that God has for me; so I’m going in and enter the land. Will you go with me and possess that land?

  “Do not believe a bad report!”, says the Lord God Almighty. “Satan himself will try to spread lies among the camp, and spread rumors and false-hoods, to discourage God’s people from going further in their walk with God and from going deeper. For whatever reason, the people spread a bad report about the Promised Land. They said the people are too big, too strong, and the land devours those living in it. It was all lies!”

  “Church of the Living God: Be careful! Be aware of the enemy! He is the father of lies, and he will try to spread his lies any way that he can to discourage and deceive God’s people from receiving the truth and receiving all the promises of God, and then discouraging them from possessing the full, entire, “Promised Land” of God that is available in this lifetime.”

We do not have to cross over and die, and then go to heaven, to possess the “Promised Land”. The “Promised Land” is for here and now, in this lifetime; to be experienced and to be a reality in our lives. We can experience all that God has for us. We need to go for God’s best and live on the “West Side”!  In looking at the Tabernacle of Moses, the entrance always faced to the east. You would have to head west if you would make your way into the deeper chambers of the tabernacle. The Most Holy Place where God’s glory dwelt was always on the west side of the tabernacle. That’s where God is calling us to come to today!

 “HEAD WEST!”   HALLELUIAH!  “GO WEST!  GO WEST!” It is God’s word to us today.  “GO WEST!” It is “Promised Land” living, and it is “Secret Place” living at its best!

 Do not settle for living on the “East Side” of the Jordan. There is a vast ocean of God with many deep mysteries long yet to be discovered that are awaiting us; so we can experience all that God has, and it’s all on the West Side of the Jordan. It’s in the “Secret Place” of the Most High!

Psalms 91:1 says, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” God’s calling us to the secret place. It is a place where the Most High dwells. The glory of God lives there and resides there. It is His complete essence of all that He is.

 Do you want all of God today for your life, and receive it in this life time? If you will give God all that you are and all that you have, all that you are not, and all that you don’t have; your dreams, your hopes, your future… everything… If you give Him everything, He is obligated by His covenant – life for a life – to give you everything that He has! That is “Secret Place” living. It’s the throne of God where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. The Ark is a symbol of the covenant between our God and His people today. It is “New Testament living” at its best: Life for a life.

The contract has been signed by Jesus Christ Himself with His blood that He shed on the cross at Calvary. He now needs that contract or covenant signed with another signature, and it has to be symbolically signed in your blood; which is representative of your entire life and your entire being – all that you are – everything!  If you’ll be willing to give Him that, He’ll give you all that He is. It is one hundred fold blessing and fruitfulness of the Kingdom of God!

  “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.” (Rev. 11:15) It’s where the Kingdom of God has now become the Kingdom in the earth. HEAVEN’S COMING DOWN!    HEAVEN’S COMING DOWN! Heaven’s coming down into the earth realm. It’s Jacob’s ladder! It’s “Secret Place” living! It’s a “New Jerusalem”. It is the one hundred percent fulfillment of the word of God in the believer’s life. Don’t settle for anything less! DO NOT SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS. It is your complete inheritance as a son or a daughter of the Most High God. You are a descendant of Abraham. You are a descendant of Isaac. You are a descendant of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. You are a child of the Most High God. Someone died and left you something; and that something is the fulfillment of every word that God has ever spoken concerning His children from Genesis to Revelation!

  The choice is yours. It’s all up to you. Do you want to live in the “Outer Court”, the “Holy Place”, or the “Secret Place”? Do you want to live on the “East Side of the Jordan” or do you want to cross over and live in the vast oceans of God – the “Promised Land”– that the Lord your God has given you. It’s your inheritance! It’s up to you whether you want to receive it or not, enjoy it or not, and whether or not you want to spend it in this lifetime. The choice is yours. It’s all up to you!

David Lebo and his wife have a burning passion for revival and awakening among the nations all for the glory of God. Carrying a Jeremiah chapter 1 calling as a prophet to the nations, Dave boldly proclaims the word of the Lord as a voice of “one crying out in the wilderness: prepare ye the way of the Lord”. They minister in the freedom of the Holy Spirit to release His transforming power to change hearts and lives and create an atmosphere for the miraculous—where all things become possible!

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