Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Joshua 4:1 - 5:12)
“Conquered To Conquer!”
Text: Joshua 5:8-9
“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.”
“Conquered To Conquer” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The “mark” of circumcision was given by God to Abraham as a physical reminder that Abraham was cut out of the world to serve the only True and Living God! God “cut a Covenant with Abraham,” with the blood of circumcision.(Gen.17:1-14)
This made Abraham “and his descendants,” a special people to God.
Circumcision brought a full and intimate relationship with God.
This new generation of Warriors in Israel had not yet been circumcised,so they were not ready to fight the giants of Canaan.
Likewise, the Warrior is not ready to fight the giants of fear, doubt, and unbelief without a circumcised heart.
We must first Be Conquered and Circumcised Before We Will Be Ready To Conquer our spiritual enemies.
Circumcision links you and I to our Only True and Living God; and this makes us Invincible!
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil.4:13).
Our old man must be Conquered Spiritually and put to death, before we can Conquer the enemy Physically.
In other words we must be “Conquered To Conquer!”
Circumcision does this; not just the physical sign in the flesh, like Joshua did to the sons of Israel - but circumcision of the Heart that Holy Spirit does to the Warrior! Oooooh Rah!
“For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh;
but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.” (Rom.2:28-29).
Now, being circumcised in the heart we are set apart, made holy to God, and “marked by Him” with the mark of a circumcised heart - and we’re ready for the Fight! Bring on the Giants! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,