A Daily Word from the Word for Monday, October 21, 2013
“And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.” – Deuteronomy 30:6
Greetings family! The Lord is taking me on a wonderful new journey, to a place that lies across the Jordan River—a place of healing called Gilgal. I must thank my dear friend and mighty apostle, Dr. Pernell Hewing, for our Divine encounter last weekend, which led to this amazing journey of the circumcision of the heart.
I strongly encourage you to allow God to take you across the Jordan to this beautiful place of restoration. Begin your journey today by purchasing a copy of Apostle Dr. Hewing’s book entitled “Come to GILGAL for the Circumcision of the Heart” (© 1999, Sanctuary Word Press). And if you haven’t already visited one of the most anointed places on earth, please plan a trip to Apostle Hewing’s Sanctuary in Whitewater, Wisconsin, where you will have a most Divine Encounter with the One Who heals every unhealed hurt—our Father, the Lord God Almighty. For more information on The Sanctuary, please visit www.thesanctuarywhitewater.com. God bless you, beloved apostle. Now on to today’s Word!
Do you need a touch from God, my brother? Do you need your broken heart healed, my sister? God wants to heal you; but you must allow Him to enter in to that deep place within, which has been cut off from everyone and everything—including you. The Father of us all is a tender and gentle father, and He will not force His way in to us or our lives. He beckons you now to let Him take you to the altar of Gilgal.
“Too many Christians are broken and bruised inside. Many hurts remain after salvation. These bruises and hurts are manifested in relationships through harsh words spoken, sensitivity, fears, doubts, rebellion, resentments, anger, bitterness, and many other unholy actions and reactions. The Lord says today to the blood-brought child, ‘COME.’ Come to the Ministry of Gilgal. He says to the wilderness-worn, wilderness torn child of God, ‘the King bids you to come.’ To the one who has been ravaged by the rugged terrain of a disappointing Christian life that was spun from an empty, sometimes lonely and unhappy childhood, the King says, ‘come enter the fullness of God and enter into the spiritual rest of the Lord’” (Apostle Dr. Pernell Hewing, Come to GILGAL).
The Hebrew word for “circumcise” as used here is muwl (pr. mool), and means “to cut short, curtail, cut down in pieces” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines “curtail” as “to make less by or as if by cutting off or away some part.”
My New Spirit-Filled Life Bible testifies of this necessity of love: “[circumcision is] a reference to the messianic covenant when God would deal with man’s spiritual problem through an internal transformation” (© 2002, Thomas Nelson Publishers). And the 1599 Geneva Bible Commentary cleanses the hallways of humanity as it declares “God will purge all thy wicked affections, which thing is not in thine own power to do” (© 2006-2010, Tolle Lege Press).
Do you need the restoring love of the Father, my brother? Do you need God’s healing hand to beautify you, my sister? Then allow your Divine Daddy to cut down the wilderness of the world which has taken over and trampled upon your heart. Call upon the Great Physician to perform the necessary surgery and cut short that which has caused you to short cut the Father’s love. Cry out to the Father of us all, “less of me and more of You!” Let us prepare to cross the Jordan River into the healing lands of Gilgal.
Father, thank You for your light breaking forth like the morning, and Your healing springing forth speedily, and Your righteousness going before us (Isaiah 58:8). We cry out to You, Father Abba, to heal our broken heart, and to cut away all that is not of You. We call forth a quick work within our broken selves. In Jesus Name, we thank You for Your healing Balm of Gilead which is raining down upon us this day. Amen and Amen.
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to allow God to take you across the Jordan River and into the land of Gilgal. Choose to allow your Creator to cut back the wiles of the world from your heart. Choose to forsake the folly of the world for the foundation of the Savior. And continue to fight the good fight of allowing your Jehova Rapha (your Healer) to repair the breach in you; for God, your Cutting Edge, has already given you the victory!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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All references to Hebrew and Greek words and meanings, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance © 1990 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. All dictionary references are taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary © 2013, unless otherwise noted.