It's Time to Cross Over
Updated: May 25, 2019
For all the Josephs out there who have felt like you've been in an invisible prison, where you know God has promised you a great and powerful future, but for years you have faced unbelievable opposition and closed doors, this is a word for you.
Those who know me know that for the last two years I have consistently been talking about the significance of numbers, and no I'm not into numerology. However, I do believe that we serve a God of order and a God who knows the number of hairs on our head, and if he knows those types of specific details, how much more has He ordered our days and destiny in a specific fashion.
Over two years ago the Lord began speaking to me through numbers. I began seeing series of repeat numbers. After I began seeing these repeat numbers over and over again I began to realize that I wasn't the only one seeing repeat numbers. In fact, you can Google it and see that this phenomenon is occurring all over the world.
God can use these numbers to mean different things to different people, however, I believe one of the reasons He is speaking to so many people through numbers is because it symbolizes how involved God is in our everyday affairs.
We can sometimes have this misaligned view of God that He is this distant being that is not involved with our lives. When in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. These numbers signify that God is in every detail of our lives, and quite honestly the Lord has been blowing my mind of just how involved He really is and every time I keep seeing these numbers pop up, in particular repeats of 11, 111, 1111...., I am reminded that God's promises for our lives are so real if we will only believe His word, declare it and then seek it relentlessly.
So, I will start by sharing the most recent series of 11,111, 1111's in my life and how I believe they also relate to you.
A few months ago I began looking online for a car. After searching for awhile I came across a car that I was interested in. As I went to click on it I noticed the numbers -$1,111. If you've ever searched online for a car some of the sites will tell you how much the vehicle is priced either above or below market value.
The first car just so happened to be priced $1,111 below market value. I ended up test driving the car, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for. So, I went back online to continue searching. I finally found a car that was exactly what I was looking for and went to purchase it. After signing everything they handed me the paperwork. That's when I began to notice all the prophetic symbolism.
The car had two owners. The first owner owned the vehicle for 1 year and 11 months. The second owner owned the vehicle for 11 months. The car was sold to the dealership on 1/11/19. The technician who inspected the car was technician #111.
I purchased the car back at the beginning of February and had been waiting on the dealership to send the paperwork so I could get the temporary tags switched over to a permanent license plate, but for whatever reason it kept getting delayed. Then finally they came at the beginning of May, but I wasn't able to get to the license bureau until this past Saturday to get my new tags. Well, guess what Saturday's date was? The 11th of May.
When I went to put my original paperwork away I happened to notice the last owner's name and address. His street number was 2011 and his first name was Jordan.
Jordan was the river that the Israelites crossed over when coming out of the wilderness (the barren place) into the Promised Land where it was full of milk and honey (riches and prosperity).
For those who may not be aware of the meaning of the number 11 it signifies transition and crossing over into the promises of God.
Joshua 1:11, "Go through the camp and tell the people, 'Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.' "
When I looked up the owner's last name (and I'll omit it for privacy reasons), I couldn't believe it! It said the meaning of his name was "prosperity and riches".
Deuteronomy 1:11, "May the Lord, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as He has promised."
The greater significance of God using a car to send this message is that a car is used to take you to a destination. The Lord is sending a loud and resounding message to those who have been in the wilderness (that barren place of lack, closed doors, rejection and bewilderment) that you are now coming out.
You are now walking into a season of blessings, prosperity and riches. It is now your time to transition into your destiny and purpose. God is speaking a recurring theme to His prophets, that nothing you have been doing has been wasted and you will receive a multiplied blessing for every seed you have planted.
It seems every day the Lord is releasing more and more confirmation of His blessings that are about to rain down on His people. Two nights ago I was sending an email to someone when I saw something on my Google account that I decided to edit.
Suddenly, out of nowhere a series of pictures that I had taken over a year ago popped up on my computer. One was a picture of a license plate with the number 1111 on it. Another one was of a clock showing the time of 1:11 and the other one was of a balance sheet of $111.35.
I took a picture of this and sent it to a friend of mine who also sees series of numbers. He texted me back. "It's 11:11 pm." Without even realizing the time, I had sent him this text at 11:11.
I went on to send the email to the person I needed to, when I realized my profile picture on Google had somehow gotten changed. When I clicked on it, it was the address of a well-known Hollywood Director and Producer that I have been trying to get in touch with regarding a script that I wrote.
Last November I had taken a picture of this person's address in order to send them my script, but I was baffled as to how my profile picture had changed without me doing it.
Just over two years ago, the Lord had spoke to me through the number 1111 and told me to go out to Los Angeles in order to find this Hollywood Director to talk to him about directing my film. So, simply on faith I went, and I don't have space to share all the details of this trip, but I can say it was nothing short of supernatural of what happened on the trip and thereafter. But even through my obedience the manifestation of this promise has yet to come to pass.
As many of you can relate, you've stepped out on faith time and time again, but you have yet to see the manifestation of these promises in your life, which at times have left you extremely bewildered and struggling to keep your faith.
Well, this is what I felt like the Lord told me when my profile picture changed to this Hollywood figures address.
I'm about to change your address. Everything about where you have been is about to change. Your lack, your wilderness experience is ending. No longer will you see the doors of opportunity be closed. The profile of people's lives, that which they identify with is about to be changed to look like the destinies that I have promised them. Your profile is changing into an address of great prominence and influence.
In my recent blog, "Birthing Time is Here - Get Ready" I shared how God had given me a word that it was birthing time for His promises. Several days after I released this word I was at the grocery picking up a couple of things. While I was there I was on the phone with a friend sharing this word with him, about it being a season of birthing.
When I got out to my car I noticed the amount on my receipt - $9.99. This was on April the 28th. Two days later a prophetic word was released on Elijah List titled, "The Baby Called Harvest is Here! Expect Triple Increase". Nine is symbolic of birth.
In my blog, "Birthing Time is Here" I also shared how the Lord had spoken to me and told me to get everything in order because His blessings were about to fall like dominoes. In this blog I shared how on the same day that the Lord gave me this word, Cindy Jacobs had released a word on Elijah List, unbeknownst to me, about God telling her that there was a "suddenly" coming to God's people and His blessings were going to flow like dominoes.
Well, I have an update to further confirm this word. When I was at the prison, where I minister to the men through my non-profit, Malachi, I shared with the men this word about the dominoes. One of the men who's been in my class for quite some time and operates under the prophetic showed me a receipt where another inmate's mother, for reasons unknown to him, mailed him a set of dominoes.
He went on to tell me that a couple weeks prior, the Lord had spoke to him and told him to send me a napkin from Dominos Pizza and that it would have meaning to me. He said he thought about it, but then decided against it because he thought I would think he was weird for sending me a napkin.
He said, "Now it makes total sense and I realize I need to be obedient when God tells me to do something." But the confirmations of this word gets even deeper. The word about the dominoes was given to me on April the 3rd, which was the same date Cindy Jacobs word was released on Elijah List.
Well, today I was going through my bank statement, when I just so happened to notice what I purchased on April the 2nd - Dominos Pizza. The payment processed on, you guessed it, April the 3rd. What makes this even crazier is that we hardly ever eat Dominos Pizza. The last time we ate it was probably almost a year ago.
I also happened to notice that the day before God gave me the word about the dominoes falling was the day that I bought my son the hat at the Statehouse, which further confirms that "God's got this". (See my blog from April 9th, "God's Got This")
And the confirmations just keep coming. A few weeks ago I was having lunch with a friend of mine and I was sharing with her how I believe there is a great wealth transfer coming to God's people who have been faithful and diligent to stay on task and do the things He has called them to do, despite not seeing the fruit or harvest of their labor.
After we finished eating I went to the garage to get my car. As soon as I pulled out of the garage a BMW pulled in front of me with the license plate Deut 818.
Deuteronomy 8:18 says this, "But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the power to get wealth, and so confirms His covenant, which He swore to your ancestors, as it is today."
I was talking to another friend of mine who has been going through a barren financial place, much like many who are called in the body of Christ. He shared with me the other morning he was awakened by a creditor calling him at 8:18 a.m. The irony of that! Then later that day he sent me a picture in which Good Morning America had a promotional on their show that said, "Coming Up - 8:18 "Breakfast In Bed Surprise".
The irony of that is unparalleled, and what I think makes it even more interesting is wherever he took this picture at there is a door with a light shining behind it - signifying the open doors that are about to be released.
Again, this message is for all the Josephs out there, the ones who have felt forgotten, mistreated, outcast, overlooked, rejected and hidden. You are going to go to bed one night in your barren, prison-like place, and you are going to wake up one morning in bed to a Deuteronomy 8:18 surprise that is going to open so many doors of opportunity that it will blow your mind.
Then last week I had texted my son's coach to find out the address of where they were playing their baseball game. He responded with this text:
Sorry for the delay, 5555 Enright Ave. Riverside 45431. Next to Beverly Gardens
Earlier that morning I was listening to a word on YouTube from a woman, Monique Swaby, titled, "In an Instant Swift Changes are Coming to Your Life". In this message she was prophesying about suddenlies coming to God's people and the significance of the month of May being the fifth month and how the number 5 represents grace. She mentioned that in the month of May there would be grace (unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification) released.
Right after listening to this word I got a text from a man at my church with this scripture.
"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich; yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich." - 2 Corinthians 8:9
When I looked back at the text from my son's coach this is what I felt like the Lord was saying.
I'm sorry you haven't understood the reason for the delay, but now you are in the right avenue. You will find yourself beside rivers that pour out my grace, upon grace, upon grace, upon grace. Next, you will find yourself in gardens of wealth like that in Beverly Hills.
I then felt compelled to look up Beverly Gardens and this is what I found out.
It is a park in Beverly Hills that was created in 1911. Along the two mile strip that runs through the park is a church called The Good Shepherd, where Rudolph Valentino used to attend Mass.
There is a statue titled Hunter and Hounds that was put there by W.D. Longyear. He was a banker and had gone to France to visit the spot where his son was killed in WWI. He saw the statue riddled with bullet holes and decided to buy the statue in 1925 and have it shipped back to Beverly Hills.
For many years Memorial ceremonies were held at the statue each Armistace Day. Eventually the statue was placed in Beverly Gardens Park.
So, let me tell you what I believe God is saying through this.
With the park being created in 1911, once again God is signifying that this is season of transitioning into the promises of God. Through the church named Good Shepherd, the Lord is letting us know that He is a good Shepherd of His sheep and He never loses or abandons those that follow Him. He is leading us to green pastures.
The statue that was riddled with bullet holes represents the spiritual warfare that has been taking place with God's people. Many have taken shots in their health, finances, ministries, marriages and relationships.
Through the son that died, God is saying that the hardships have caused us to finally die to our own self ambitions and those things that would get in the way of what God wants to do with our lives. But, because we have been faithful and not given up even when our lives were totally contradictory to the promises of God, and have now completely surrendered to His will, He can transition us into His promises for our lives.
Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Armistace Day is commemorated every year on the 11th of November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of WWI and Germany at Compiegne, France, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - hence the 11-11-11 - again signifying the crossing over.
Deuteronomy 11:11, "But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven."
In 2009 when I had a profound encounter with the Holy Spirit He told me, "Tell everyone you know the days are numbered." (For more see my blog, "The Days Are Numbered - Heed the Word of the Lord") Awhile back when I asked the Lord why He kept speaking to me in numbers (and others as well), He said, "Because I told you the days are numbered."
So, the significance of this statue being named Hunter and Hounds is symbolic of the great hunt and harvest of souls that is about to take place. Hound dogs are bred to hunt - that is their sole purpose. When I looked up Bloodhounds it said these dogs "do one thing better than any creature on earth: find people who are lost or hiding. An off-duty Bloodhound is among the canine kingdom's most docile citizens, but he's relentless and stubborn on scent."
It said "their powerful legs allow Bloodhounds to scent over miles of punishing terrain."
The name of the man who placed this statue here, W.D. Longyear, and the fact that he was a banker is not coincidental either. I looked him up on the Internet and found out he created great wealth for himself through banking.
He once lived at 3555 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. When I saw the address all I could say was "Wow! Triple increase and grace, upon grace, upon grace." When I pulled up the address on Google Maps this is what is currently showing at this address.
The Lord is letting us know, He knows it's been a long year for many, but payday is about to be expressed to you and the wealth is going to be so abundant you will become your own banker.
The great wealth transfer that is about to occur to God's faithful remnant is not so we can boast about our riches or build our own kingdoms here on earth. The wealth that we are about to receive is so that we can fund the great hunt for souls that are lost and in hiding. We have gone through the wilderness and season of warfare to toughen us and strengthen us to persevere, overcome hardships and remove our dependency and fear of man.
The battles have caused us to be resilient and we will now be as relentless as a Bloodhound in pursuing these lost souls to bring them into the Kingdom of God. There will be no obstacles or terrain that will stop us in our pursuit of these people that God wants to bring into His Kingdom.
The name Bloodhound signifies the blood of Jesus Christ, and just as these Bloodhounds will stand at the foot of a tree, relentlessly barking and hounding an animal until it comes out of hiding, the Lord is saying I want you to relentlessly pursue those in hiding with the good news of the power of my blood.
Now, before I finish sharing the revelation I received regarding this passage I have to share a side note. On the same day I began getting this revelation, my 10-year-old son called me crying, complaining of chest pain and difficulty breathing.
Without hesitation I immediately rushed him to the ER considering just in the past year I've witnessed the following:
Our good family friend, 50 years old and in seemingly good health, died of a heart attack while mowing the grass.
A friend's husband, early 30's, who had no previous heart issues, died of a heart attack.
A friend's 25-year-old sister died of a heart attack.
Our neighbor's 10-year-old son was found by his parents unresponsive and turning blue due to an unknown heart condition. By God's grace he lived.
When we got to the hospital they did a chest x-ray and an EKG, but couldn't find anything. As we were sitting in the room waiting for the doctor several things jumped out at me.
I noticed a piece of equipment that said "Triage 3" on it. The definition of triage is: assign degrees of urgency to wounded or ill patients; to decide the order of treatment of a large number of patients or casualties
Then I saw a box of tissues sitting on the counter with the name "Restore" on it and a count of 250 tissues. Above us was another piece of equipment with the number 355 on it. As I was sitting there thinking about the significance of these numbers I began to declare out loud that God would restore everything the locusts have stolen and that triple increase and grace were coming. As soon as I finished I looked at the clock and noticed it was 5 o'clock, signifying grace. I turned to my left and saw a sign that said, "Exit - Waiting Room".
So, here's what I got out of this. The Lord is signifying the power of the Trinity (Triage 3), the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to bring about healing and restoration to those that have been wounded and are casualties of the attacks of the enemy through divorce, physical ailments, financial loss and devastation.
But now He is bringing double and triple grace and restoration to His people and there will be no more delay. You are now exiting the waiting area.
However, I feel there is another message the Lord wanted me to share. After bringing my son home from the hospital I began to reflect on the number of people dying from heart attacks and wondered if there was a deeper revelation than the physical ailments occurring.
I started writing this blog a couple of days ago and had planned to finish it last night when I received a call that my aunt was being care flighted to the hospital for a heart attack. By the time we arrived she was already gone.
The irony of just having my son there a few days prior at the same hospital for heart issues couldn't be ignored. There were several things that resonated with me.
You don't know when you are going to leave here, so be ready. People may be here one day and gone the next. So, do not take people for granted. Love them, appreciate them and spend time with them while you can because once they are gone there are no redo's, and the greatest regret is wishing we had loved those close to us better than we did.
My aunt will be greatly missed as she was always thinking of others. She didn't have much, but with the little she did have she was always giving unto others. One of the things she gave me was a blanket she had sewn for me one year at Christmas, and on the corner of the blanket she sewed a bluebird.
Today I looked up the meaning of bluebirds and it said this.
"A bluebird is usually perceived as a symbol of joy and happiness that are expecting you in the future. If this bird has appeared in your life, it will remind you of all the beauty of the nature around you. You should enjoy the nature and all the beautiful things that you have in your life."
My aunt was one of the beautiful things in my life. She spent her time trying to bring joy and happiness into people's lives - sewing blankets, scarves at wintertime, giving groceries to others. Her unexpected death reminded me to make sure I don't miss out on enjoying the beautiful things in my life.
Lastly, I felt like the Lord told me all the people dying of heart related issues were symbolic of the issues of the heart that were affecting His people - that they have strayed away from His heart and their hearts have stopped beating for Him. (I want to clarify that this word is not meant to be directly related to those who have died of heart related issues.) However, the Lord wants us to return our hearts back towards Him so that we can live and not die.
"....I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you." - Revelations 3: 1-3
In regards to Rudolph Valentino who was also mentioned in the passage about Beverly Hills Garden, he was a famous actor in the early 1900's. When I Googled him, several films and documentaries popped up. The first one was "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", a movie about the end times.
Earlier that morning I had asked the Lord to give me a word for the day. When I opened my bible I opened it directly to Ezekiel 7, in which the first two verses state this, "The word of the Lord came to me: 'Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says to the land of Israel: 'The end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land!"
Later that night the exact same thing happened. I opened my bible once again directly to Ezekiel 7, again confirming the days are short until His return.
However, there were several other titles of movies he starred in and documentaries about his life that stood out to me: "The Eagle", "Beyond the Rocks", "Uncharted Seas", "The Conquering Power", "True Romance" and "The Great Lover".
What I believe God is saying through these movies is this:
The end is near, so get ready. Be prepared. You don't have the time you think you have. But my people who have felt like they've been sowing on rocks and at times have felt like you were lost in uncharted seas, get ready because you are now about to soar like an eagle.
I am about to show you my conquering power. My love for you is great and you're about to be romanced by The Lover of your Soul in such a mighty way that you will know my goodness in the intimate places of your soul that no earthly temptation will ever again be able to lure you from my love.
Get ready. You are now crossing over into the Promised Land.