Healing the 2nd Circumcision
Olubi Johnson (19-10-03)
We are in the 3rd. day of the Lord in which the church is being perfected.
We have been born-again, filled with the Holy Spirit, fed on the Word of God, experienced the manifestations of the gifts of the Holy Spirit
These experiences are prophetically foreshadowed by the corresponding experiences of the nation of Israel (1 Cor. 10.1-11):
They were delivered from Egypt-being born-again.
They passed through the Red Sea- water baptism.
They experienced the pillar of cloud and fire- baptism in the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
They ate manna from heaven- feeding on the life and Word of God.
They entered into the Promised Land by crossing Jordan- we have entered into the 3rd. day for the perfection (Luke 13.32) of the church.
Now the Promised Land for us is not heaven but the experiencing of perfection and fullness of Christ in this world (Eph. 4.11-15, 1 Jn. 4. 17).
Now just before they started conquering the land they had to have a second Circumcision because many of those who were born in the wilderness had not been circumcised.
In the same way today the great majority of the church has not experienced the second circumcision and many of those who have been circumcised have not been healed of it.
This must be done before we can conquer the giants of the Promised Land in order to take Jericho and all the cities of the Promised Land.
What then is this second circumcision and how to we get healed of it?
The second circumcision is the decision to daily walk in the fear and love of God.
When we get born-again we experience our first circumcision: circumcision of the spirit (Rom. 2.29, Col 2. 11).
When we make the decision to daily walk in the fear of God and the love of God by crucifying the flesh with its affections and lusts we experience our second circumcision: the circumcision of the foreskin of our flesh (Deut. 10.16, Gal. 5.24).
In Joshua 5 we read of the experience of the second circumcision.
At that time the LORD said to Joshua, “Make flint knives for yourself, and circumcise the sons of Israel again the second time.” So Joshua made flint knives for himself, and circumcised the sons of Israel at the hill of the foreskins. And this is the reason why Joshua circumcised them: All the people who came out of Egypt who were males, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the way, after they had come out of Egypt.For all the people who came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the wilderness, on the way as they came out of Egypt, had not been circumcised. For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people who were men of war, who came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they did not obey the voice of the LORD–to whom the LORD swore that He would not show them the land which the LORD had sworn to their fathers that He would give us, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” Then Joshua circumcised their sons whom He raised up in their place; for they were uncircumcised, because they had not been circumcised on the way. So it was, when they had finished circumcising all the people that they stayed in their places in the camp till they were healed. Then the LORD said to Joshua, “This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day. So the children of Israel camped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight on the plains of Jericho. And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched grain, on the very same day.Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year. And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”Then the Commander of the LORD’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.
Here we see Joshua making flint knives with which to circumcise the children of Israel.
This corresponds to accurate prophetic and apostolic teaching on the fear of God and the love of God and how to walk in them. The Bible says “the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword…” Heb 4.12.
The actual circumcision is making the decision based on the preaching and teaching of the Word to walk in the fear and love of God daily so as to ultimately perfect them in our lives.
To be healed of this circumcision involves using the life of God and prayer in spirit as a healing balm in daily confession and meditation to walk in the fear and love of God.
When we do this then we will find the yoke of the fear of God easy and the burden of His love light.
After they were healed of the second circumcision then they experienced the Passover, they ate the old corn of the Promised Land and the Commander of the Lord’s army appears to Joshua.
This Passover speaks prophetically of the judgement God is going to bring in the church to deliver us from bad leaders who want to keep God’s people in bondage to spiritual immaturity (Eph. 4.14) so they can continue to exploit them financially and materially, just like God judged Pharaoh to deliver the Israelites from Egyptian bondage.
The eating of the food of the land of Canaan speaks of feeding life of God in an abundant measure by using the Word of God, and daily balanced Bible reading that will produce far greater spiritual growth than we have experienced in the church hitherto.
The ceasing of the manna speaks of the spiritual famine that will be experienced in the church in this hour that will only be overcome by eating the food of the new land. To eat of this new food you have to “buy corn from Joseph” a type of paying the spiritual price in submission, dedication and discipline to obey the instructions of the preaching and teachings of the new prophetic and apostolic leaders God is raising up now.
The appearing of the commander of the Lord’s army speaks of the manifestation of the perfection and fullness of Christ in the prophetic and apostolic leaders God is raising up in this hour.
So now you need to have and be healed of the second circumcision by making the decision to daily walk in and practice the fear of God, the love of God, by denying self to crucify the flesh.