Weekly Sabbath Survey
Spiritual Gilgal — 8-3-13
Gilgal was where Joshua made camp with his army after crossing the Jordan River into the Promise Land. It was his base of operation to carry out strikes against the various “ites” and take over the land. After the sieges at Jericho and Ai, the next order of business was to circumcise all men born in the wilderness when this important rite had not been done. Spiritual Gilgal is a place in the Lord where we are preparing ourselves for what the Lord may have for us in the days ahead. We likely remain in the same physical location, but our spiritual ‘address’ is different than most people around us. We are the ‘called out ones’, come out of Egypt, finished with the wilderness, separated unto the Lord. And, we are circumcising our hearts. We know we are on The End of Days timeline. God alone knows the exact last day. We believe it is very near.
The following trumpet message of warning is from Clay Sikes, a watchman for the Lord:
What is really happening today spiritually? The depth of what we are seeing was unimaginable only a few years back. There is a tearing, a clear and obvious separation and exposure of “flesh” that is being purged from the Body of Christ individually and corporately. God is preparing a true remnant; men and women who are dead, yet live only for His cause in the earth. [Galatians 2:20]
The fires of affliction have been very hot, as God’s true remnant church is reaching the final stage of preparation before being released into divine, power-filled, God ordained destiny. The common thread running throughout this remnant company is they are not bound by tradition, and they are truly living by faith.
The dynamics of being on earth today are perhaps like no other time; as the world’s system is falling apart at the seams and failing its many suitors. Ministers and ministries are being revealed for their true intentions, as true prophetic ministries (the no-name no-bodies) are finding where they fit with those to whom they are called. Many big name prophetic ministries are being called into question as to their true discernment, monetary motive, and less than accurate prophetic words. Still, many in the Body are blinded by the blight of big ministries, big ministers, big meetings, and big money.
Yet, I (Clay Sikes) believe God will use the true prophetic ministry in a big way, but not through those who call and title themselves as such. There is a movement in the earth today that you will not see on ‘God TV’, read about on the Elijah List, nor see on what is commonly called ‘Christian TV.’ This move of God is coming about in the hearts of men and women as God is directing us to truth and connecting us with others of like faith. A spiritual DNA is coursing the veins of those ‘called together’ that recognize this is not in a geographical joining, but rather a joining in a deep abiding understanding of the times and hour in which we live.This is unlike any time in the earth as the wheat is surely being separated from the chaff, the sheep from the wolves, and the Kingdom from the world’s system.
With this understanding, think it not a strange thing to see the collapse of the real estate and financial markets, the exposure of the events of Lakeland, Florida, and the blatant separation between the ‘sleeping church’ and those who are awakening. We are sitting in a spiritual Gilgal, awaiting our next command; and yes, this circumcision is painful, but the journey we are about to take will make it all ‘worth it.’
Come out from among them and be ye separate says the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And I will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 [Revelation 18:4]
Charlene Reams Manning