The last theme this year is “cross over”. The watchman opened his Bible in the early hours to read and found this passage came to him: 2 Samuel 15:19-22. King David told Ittai the Gittite to return and not to follow him as David was fleeing from Jerusalem (from the revolt of his son, Absalom), as Ittai only joined him. But Ittai was adamant to follow David. So David finally said,
“Go, and cross over.” (2 Samuel 15:22a)
When the watchman glanced across the room he caught his sight on a copy of the Apostolic Prophetic Insight, lent to him many months ago and he had misplaced it until last week when it re-emerged from a briefcase he had not used for months. He carried it around for a week and still had not got around to read it. But the bold front page letters now confirmed the message this morning : “2013 THE YEAR OF CROSS OVER”!
This year is crossing over soon. There are forty-one days left of this eleventh hour, an hour to midnight. The watchman is led in his spirit to urge a fast as follows:
three days’ Esther fast: 21-24 November sundown to sundown
four days’ Daniel fast: 24-28
27th November is a cross over from 5773 to 5774 in Jewish calendar.
After that continue for 14 days Daniel fast: 28 November to 11 December.
Fast as led by the Holy Spirit for the remaining 20 days to 30 December.
31 December is the end of the midnight for this season.
Review 2013 in the following context: (adapted from Chuck D. Pierce’s “Developing a new identity for your future” 2013 prophecy) How to cross over from recovery to wholeness?
- did I get into a new cycle of joy?
- did I rise to a new dimension of sound and worship?
- did I align with God’s people in great intercession and travail?
- did I move into a new dimension of giving?
- do I know who I am aligned with?
(quoted from above prophecy: “a big shift is taking place this year. There is a big identity shift in God’s people where we are going to have a new voice. We are going to have a new ability to make decrees. We are going to beat down and crush the mountain that stopped us in the last season. And we are going to go right over it. Once God’s people change their identity and put on their new mantle, they will cross over to what He has planned for them.”)
It is the second last hour now. We can still get aligned if we are not yet in line.
Here are the Bible verses which gave some clues to the watchman:
2 Samuel 15:19-23
New King James Version (NKJV)
19 Then the king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why are you also going with us? Return and remain with the king. For you are a foreigner and also an exile from your own place. 20 In fact, you came only yesterday. Should I make you wander up and down with us today, since I go I know not where? Return, and take your brethren back. Mercy and truth be with you.”
21 But Ittai answered the king and said, “As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in whatever place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also your servant will be.”
22 So David said to Ittai, “Go, and cross over.” Then Ittai the Gittite and all his men and all the little ones who were with him crossed over. 23 And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people crossed over. The king himself also crossed over the Brook Kidron, and all the people crossed over toward the way of the wilderness.
2 Samuel 17:21-22
New King James Version (NKJV)
21 Now it came to pass, after they had departed, that they came up out of the well and went and told King David, and said to David, “Arise and cross over the water quickly. For thus has Ahithophel advised against you.” 22 So David and all the people who were with him arose and crossed over the Jordan. By morning light not one of them was left who had not gone over the Jordan.
_____________Notes from watchman:
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah converge on “Thanksgivukkah” for the first time since 1888. It last happened in 1888 and, according to one calculation, won’t happen again for another 77,798 years: the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.
This year, Nov. 28 is Thanksgiving and the first full day of the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, which begins at sundown the previous night.