Here are some Bible verses on “cross over”. We can note that the crossing has both spiritual and physical consequences. In my previous blog post I mentioned fasting at this crucial time. Fasting and praying have spiritual impact. Do persist and stay in the presence of our spiritual God, and let the Holy Spirit lead us.
Cross over to take possession of promises of God:
- Deuteronomy 4:22
But I must die in this land; I must not cross the Jordan; but you shall go over and possess that good land.
- Deuteronomy 11:31
For you are to cross over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God gives you, and you shall possess it and live in it.
Cross over to conquer and destroy the enemies of God:
- Joshua 5:1
When all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan before the Israelites until we had crossed over, their hearts melted and there was no spirit in them any more because of the Israelites.
- Judges 11:32
Then Jephthah crossed over to the Ammonites to fight with them, and the Lord gave them into his hand.
- Judges 12:1
The men of Ephraim were summoned together and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, Why did you cross over to fight with the Ammonites and did not summon us to go with you? We will burn your house over you with fire.
- Judges 12:3
And when I saw that you would not rescue me, I put my life in my hands and crossed over against the Ammonites, and the Lord delivered them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?
The King led the Crossing over important waters:
- 2 Samuel 15:23
All the country wept with a loud voice as all the people passed over. The king crossed the brook Kidron, and all the people went on toward the wilderness.
- 2 Samuel 17:22
David arose and all the people with him and passed over the Jordan. By daybreak, not one was left who had not crossed.
- 2 Samuel 19:39
So all the people went over the Jordan. When the king had crossed over, he kissed Barzillai and blessed him, and [the great man] returned to his own place.
Cross over for anointing purposes:
- 1 Kings 19:19
So Elijah left there and found Elisha son of Shaphat, whose plowing was being done with twelve yoke of oxen, and he drove the twelfth. Elijah crossed over to him and cast his mantle upon him.
The Might of God is displayed in enabling men to cross over difficult waters:
- Isaiah 11:15
And the Lord will utterly destroy (doom and dry up) the tongue of the Egyptian sea [the west fork of the Red Sea]; and with His [mighty] scorching wind He will wave His hand over the river [Nile] and will smite it into seven channels and will cause men to cross over dry-shod.
The Son of God crossed over to search and rescue captives from wicked spiritual power:
- Matthew 14:34
And when they had crossed over to the other side, they went ashore at Gennesaret.
- Mark 6:53
And when they had crossed over, they reached the land of Gennesaret and came to [anchor at] the shore.
The apostle and disciples crossing over the sea for evangelical mission and church building as led by the Holy Spirit:
- Acts 21:2
There we found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia; so we went aboard and sailed away.
Although the following verse does not talk about ‘cross over’. it is relevant as it highlights a main purpose of crossing over – to witness God who has disarmed the spiritual principalities and powers (that were against us), displayed and enabled us to triumph over them in Christ and in the cross. How great is our God!
- Colossians 2:15
[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].