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by Dottie McElreath

God began to show me two cliffs with a deep ravine between them and he asked me how do you get across to the other side? There was about 20 feet between the cliffs and I replied, "Back up and run; and jump across."

He made me stop and think with his next question, "Would you?" I would have tried this on a less deep ravine when I was younger, because we did things like that when we were kids; but with age comes wisdom and I wouldn't now under any circumstances. This seemed like good advise for someone else if they wanted to get across. Have you ever noticed how we can tell someone else how to do things we wouldn't do?

He showed me that one cliff side was the Old Testament and the other was the New Testament and He said, "Do you know that there is a deep gulf between the two?"

No, I didn't know that. I had not even thought about it. “What is the gulf?" I replied.

"The Old Testament is the history of a nation and the new is the birth announcement of a new nation," He said.

"Okay, I can comprehend that concept. Now, what's the gulf?"

"The Old Testament is the lesson of a people that I dealt with physically and the New Testament is a promise of a people that I will deal with in the spirit."

Okay, I can see that, now what's the gulf?

"The Old Testament tells of a Savior of mankind and the New tells of the life and death and life again of this Savior. Now what connects the two together?"

I didn't know what connected the two. I just wanted to know, "What's the Gulf?"

"The Gulf is the gap between carnal self and spiritual self, between spiritual life and physical death, between Jews and Gentiles, and it's the uniting force to combine the physical walk and the spiritual walk in Christ. It is the CROSS."

"How can the cross be the gulf, Lord? I don't understand."

"Many are called but few are chosen because they must all come the way of the cross and that is one exclusion that my people would rather put on the shelf. It will prevent them from complete freedom in the spirit, from a total victory in the flesh and will keep them bound all the days of their lives."

Matthew 26:36-39 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. {37} And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. {38} Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. {39} And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matthew 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. Matthew 26:44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane He was warring with his physical self. He knew what He was ordained to do but He also knew that we would come after Him and this was told with love because we would all come this way if we desired to go in His footsteps. He was the example that we are to emulate and He showed us how to do this and be victorious in our ministry.

To walk the way of the cross means to give your life totally unto God to use as He sees fit with no reservation. Jesus walked with the disciples and while He was with them they did miracles but that was only the shadow of the ministry that was to come. After His death they comprehended the life they were to lead in order to walk in the ministry that they were chosen to walk in. They were each crucified a different way and they knew the dangers they would face. There was fear after the crucifixion until the day of Pentecost and then the Holy Spirit came within them and fear had no place because the decision had been made in each one before that day came.

God is CALLING a people out that desire a deeper walk. A PEOPLE THAT IS not desiring just to be saved and safe but a people who want all that God will give them and any anointing that any other person doesn't want too. This is a strong people because God is with them and in them and the way of the CROSS is the way they wish to walk. This walk will not be dull and lifeless, but will be filled with more life than you thought possible on this earth at this time.

There is an anointing over many of you now that will cause creative miracles and the dead brought back to life. Am I dreaming? No, and if you think I am, you might miss it. This is before you. Will you drink from the fountain that I drink from? I break the ties that would hold you back and disannul the words spoken over you and declare you free in the Name Of Jesus.

If you desire this then just ask God to remove your doubts and fears and to remove the veil and then you can receive this double anointing. I am just the same as you and I want you to walk with me as my brother or sister. For this to happen to the extent that God wants, there must be a breaking down of walls, so I speak to the walls of beliefs that would separate us in the spirit and declare that no longer will God's people be separated by ignorance and lack of knowledge. We shall be as one, one body, one mind, and one spirit in Christ. I love you and my prayers are with you and for you as I walk this way.

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