As I woke up this morning I heard the Spirit asking me a question,
“What was the first thing that happened when My people crossed the Jordan River?”
Through my sleepy mind I slowly answered, “They were circumcised.”
Then I heard, “Many of My people have crossed over but are wondering why they are still hurting so much. This is why! I have circumcised their hearts because they were born into a wilderness generation.”
“At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again.” So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth.”
The reason that these men had to be circumcised was because they were the sons of the circumcised that came out of Egypt. They were born in the wilderness and had never received circumcision. They were a “wilderness generation”.
As I remembered this it hit my spirit with such revelation. We are a generation that was born into a spiritual wilderness time in history but have now crossed into the “promise generation” and those who were born in the wilderness need our hearts circumcised.
It has been painful and we have needed a time to heal from this circumcision. It is also important to remember that the Lord made an announcement right as they were being circumcised saying,
“Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.”
June was a passing over time and July has been a circumcision time where the Spirit cuts away the flesh that keeps us from fully identifying as His sons and daughters. This time and place is holy ground so take your shoes off and honor Him. This is also the place that the manna ends and we begin to eat of the fruit of the Promised Land.....(to read the rest of this article, please click here)