Deut 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
Title of today’s message: The Substance and the Shadow of circumcision.
Deuteronomy 10:16King James Version (KJV)
16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
Circumcision is designed for two goals: one to love God and two is to love His Word. We shall prove this in the coming verses.
Circumcision is the family mark from the family of Abraham and all descendants who will keep the covenant of loving the Father and His Word from generation to generation until Jesus shows up.
Circumcision is the Father’s first duty in the next generation.
When the Father arrives on the boy on the eighth day; knife makes the introductions between them.
When the knife has introduced the two to one another then a prophetic family name is given to the son.
This is the procedure of introducing a son to the family and his assignments to this family are locked in his name.
Moses has twice mentioned the Substance of Circumcision : the Heart.
Abraham and the Fathers of Israel have performed circumcision on the flesh of reproductive organ which is the Shadow.
When the Fathers of Israel were circumcising the Shadow which is the foreskin God the Father of spirits (hearts) was circumcising the Substance which is the heart.
This is what Moses explained in Deuteronomy chapter 10 and chapter 30.
The Substance was already there in Heaven: The Body of Christ that we are and the Shadow was on earth which is the Physical Body and the foreskin.
The natural Israel were introduced into the culture of the Body of Christ which was waiting to manifest in the last days.
This Body is made of Sons and not Church members.
This was a Body that was circumcised by Father God in their hearts.
Which means they were a repentant sons.
If you read these two chapters in Deuteronomy Moses is calling Israel to repentance.
He is saying they must not be stiff-necked people.
Now the part of stiff-neck; I will allow Dad to teach about it. It is very interesting and I want to give the explanation to him as he does it best.
Circumcised sons are Repentant Sons.
This is the heart of my message today.
At what rate are members repentant as compared to sons?
Repentant sons are sons who are ever ready to receive a Software Upgrade from their fathers with fast changing seasons.
The success of the IT companies depend on how fast they grab the knowledge of upgrades that come from time to time in the industry.
When a son is given an Upgrade instruction it does not even take 5 minutes.
When a member is instructed to repent he/she does not see it as upgrade opportunity and will hop from one church to another and only repent when he is terminally sick maybe after 10 years.
A member will only repent when you say a car or a house is on the way or healing is on the way.
A son repent to prepare for the next generation and not for selfish reasons.
The kind of battles we fight today are upgraded everyday by the enemy and only an upgraded sons will lead armies to the battle.
There are some battles that only sons can win and not members.
Members need only motivational messages but sons know that repentance is an opportunity of upgrade.
In the time of church business only a motivational book can be a best seller not a book to sons.
I did not expect to come to this angle so soon; I thought we will first read Deuteronomy 10 and 30 thoroughly before we come here.
There is no way that you will run away from your eighth day a day of repentance and a day of circumcision.
We have seen in Joshua 5 that grown up men who ran away from their eighth day had to face it in the river of Sonship the river of Repentance the Jordan river.
Eight is a number of new beginnings and it takes repentance to meet newness.
We have embraced this season of Father and Son not to secure our market base in church but because of repentance.
Wait until next year and you will see sugar coated messages of Sonship on television which have to assure members that they are sons in some way.
The time is coming when circumcision and sonship will be some Hollywood and Disneyland toy. When that time comes be sure you know the heart of God about sonship and circumcision.
Circumcision is a tool for loving the Father and His Word.
There is a Word we can’t consume unless we are Repentant.
Repentance and circumcision is an opportunity for Software Upgrade.
Many want to repent only when they are promised Lifestyle Upgrade.
This is not a popular session and I pray we will go through this circumcision topic as God graces us.
Thank you let’s meet in the next session and continue about circumcision.
We have a responsibility of daily feeding on the Word.
Just as the sun rises from the east and going down on the west so must we feed on the Word.
Satan has no problem with children born into the Kingdom of God.
He just make sure that everyone is born into an orphanage in the spirit realm.
The Kingdom of God is full of many people who will see Heaven without making any impact here on earth.
These people are born as children of the Kingdom but raised as slaves right inside the Kingdom.
The plan was that you must be born into sonship.
On the eighth day in Israel a father has to appear carrying two things for the newborn
1. A knife
2. A prophetic name.
Luke 2:21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.
Jesus came on earth to show us how we were supposed to live from day one until his last day on earth.
The eighth day is the day of new beginnings.
There are many of us who have seen their seven days in the Kingdom but have not come to their eighth day.
Now on this eighth day everyone waits for the father to appear. Imagine what a shame it is if no father appears.
This is the real day for the child to be welcomed on earth for he has been without a name for seven days.
There are many in this house right now who have been without a name for seven
If your eighth day passes without circumcision you are not yet come.
There are many in the Kingdom who have bypassed their eighth day and they are big men and they think they will be allowed to go and fight the battles for Israel.
They were never circumcised but they want to be in the forefront of the battle in the pulpit to fight the battles for the Body of Christ the Israel of God.
Today we know that long before the was the shadow called Israel the Body of Christ was there before the foundation oof the earth were made.
So we were chosen before the foundations of the earth which means we are the real Body that existed long before Israel existed.
Israel therefore did not come before us they came after us.
Revelation 13:8 says the Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world.
REV13.8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, every one whose name hath not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that hath been slain.
EPH1.4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:
Now i have given you proof that the Body of Christ was there before the foundation of the world. Israel was just a shadow that came late.
Our Kingdom Father begins with the end in mind.
Therefore circumcision did not begin with Abraham, it was just a shadow of the culture of the Holy Nation that was already existing in
Lets go back
I said no man is allowed to lead the battle or even go and fight for the Body of Christ without seeing circumcision on the eighth We see that with the armies of Joshua.
JOS5.2 At that time Jehovah said unto Joshua, Make thee knives of flint, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time. And Joshua made him knives of lint, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins. And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: all the people that came forth out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they came forth out of Egypt. For all the people that came out were circumcised; but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, they had not circumcised.
Their fathers did not appear on the eighth day to circumcise them and give them a prophetic name for their destiny.
They thought that those records were forgotten by Israel.
If you were not circumcised in Israel you were almost not in the birth register according to these days we live
This means you did not have lineage history.
Without the name given to you on the eighth day you had no name at all.
No prophet would come to give you a prophetic word from God if you did not receive the first prophecy from your spiritual
I see many running after prophecies when they have failed to appear before their first prophet which is their spiritual father for circumcision.
Yes Joshua knew that the prophecy given to Abraham will be fulfilled but the uncircumcised people will stand before the fulfillment of the prophecy.
They were not going to possess the Land of Promise without the circumcision.
This might sound very hard as a requirement but circumcision is a spiritual requirement.
Before we had our body when we were in Christ there was no flesh to circumcise, but the circumcision of the flesh in the Body was a shadow of the heart and the lip and the ear of the son in the Holy Nation.
Today the prophecy will not sit in an uncircumcised
The Word will not stay in an uncircumcised heart.
The lips that are uncircumcized shall not blow the trumpet for war and lead the battles of Israel.
We shall see in the next installment how circumcision will apply to us as the Holy Nation the Body of Christ.
This was the seventh session of the sonship conference – the uncircumcised shall not go to war.