The circumcision of the flesh was from 1918Tishri BC when Abraham was 99 (Genesis 17). We know this because he was 75 by Hebrew reckoning in1943Nisan, 430 years before the exodus in 1513Nisan. Therefore he was 99 by Hebrew reckoning in 1919Nisan BC, 24 years earlier. But he would have been 99 for the entire Hebrew year containing 1919Nisan, i.e. from 1920Tishri to 1919Tishri. So all we know is that he got the circumcision covenant sometime during that year. Cornelius was converted and sanctified in 36Tishri14, at the end of the LCC covenant extension week of Daniel9 from 29Tishri10, when Jesus was baptised to be sacrificed at the half of that week on 33Nisan14.
So the length of the LCC was 1954-1955 years. This was a period of circumcision of the flesh giving exclusivity on being God's people to the physical Jews.
If we go forward another 1954 -1955 years we get to 1990Tishri - 1991Tishri.
The circumcision of the heart may have run from 36Tishri to 1990-1991Tishri because the circumcision of the mind really began when LW bible research began between 1991Tishri and 1991Shebat. We presently believe that FDS1 and FDS3 had the circumcision of the heart, following Christ due to love and courage, whereas FDS2 and FDS4 had the circumcision of the mind, following Christ due to logically deduced bible interpretations. The 2NC was offered by Jacob to Gordon, by Gordon being baptised into Holy Spirit to be the mediator of that Covenant - unbeknown to him - on 1989Tishri22, the day that the cup of the 2NC is drunk, at the 2NC assembly - see U42. This covenant was seen by Gordon after Letter to the Society of 1992Elul11, and before the Genesis booklet of 1992Heshvan16, which mentions the Covenant of Keturah. The Covenant of Keturah is also referred to in the Letter of 1992Chislev1). Keturah actually stands not merely for the 2NC but for the AAP promise for the JAC in Genesis25 - see I35.
The circumcision of the mind began from 1991Tishri onwards, after Letter to the Society was delivered to Brooklyn on 1992Elul11.
The first circumcision gave a cleanliness of the flesh, slightly reducing sexual desire. The second gave a cleanliness of the heart, which stripped off the body of flesh i.e. conquered the fleshly pressure on the heart, with love of God, and with love of the radical new morality of the Christ. The 3rd circumcision strips of the body of flesh from the mind, by the mind conquering the flesh not through massive mental control but through an understanding of the futility of fleshly desires. The circumcision of the mind is the understanding that God's laws on morality are the minimum set of rules which prevent a society of free willed beings from destroying itself. When the mind sees why God has made the laws he has made, then it understands that there is no point in breaking them. That conquers the flesh.
Circumcision of the flesh occurs when you cut off flesh from your
Circumcision of the heart occurs when you cut of fleshly desires from your heart
Circumcision of the mind occurs when you cut off fleshly plans from your mind
Circumcision of the spirit occurs when both the heart and mind are circumcised (since the spirit is the heart + the mind)
Fleshly desire does not just mean extra martial sexual desire. It means animalistic desire, as defined by Paul...
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, and they are fornication, uncleanness, loose conduct,
20 idolatry, practice of spiritism, enmities, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, contentions, divisions, sects,
21 envies, drunken bouts, revelries, and things like these. As to these things I am forewarning you, the same way as I did forewarn you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God's kingdom (Galatians 5).
Egotism, Greed, Status seeking and loving the glory of men, will not necessarily stop you inheriting the kingdom but these are nonetheless desires of the flesh. Here are some scriptures referring to the various types of circumcision...
23 This is what Jehovah has said: Let not the wise man
brag about himself because of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man brag about
himself because of his mightiness. Let not the rich man brag about himself
because of his riches.
24 But let the one bragging about himself brag about himself because of this very thing, the having of insight and the having of knowledge of me, that I am Jehovah, the One exercising loving-kindness, justice and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I do take delight, is the utterance of Jehovah.
25 Look! Days are coming, is the utterance of Jehovah, and I will hold an accounting with everyone circumcised in uncircumcision,
26 upon Egypt and upon Judah and upon Edom and upon the sons of Ammon and upon Moab and upon all those with hair clipped at the temples who are dwelling in the wilderness; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart (Jeremiah 9).
28 For he is not a Jew who is one on the outside, nor is circumcision that which is on the outside upon the flesh.
29 But he is a Jew who is one on the inside, and [his] circumcision is that of the heart by spirit, and not by a written code [not in those days!] The praise of that one comes, not from men, but from God (Romans 2).
1 What, then, is the superiority of the Jew, or what is the benefit of the circumcision?
2 A great deal in every way. First of all, because they were entrusted with the sacred pronouncements of God [Those circumcised in the flesh had the literal law of Moses and all the scriptures . Those circumcised in the heart had the basic moral understandings of the scriptures. Those circumcised in the spirit have the full morality of God and the full beauty of his salvation plan for man and the history of the heavens and man and a reasonable shot at the future of man - all from the sacred pronouncements in the bible] (Romans 3).
Keturah means sacrificial smoke (1NCs) and difficult questions (2NCs), challenges to the mind not to the heart. The AAP promise for the JAC is the covenant of Keturah of Genesis 25.
3 For we are those with the real circumcision, who are rendering sacred service
by God's spirit and have our boasting in Christ Jesus and do not have our confidence in the
4 though I, if anyone, do have grounds for confidence also in the flesh. If any other man thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I the more so:
5 circumcised the 8th day, out of the family stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew [born] from Hebrews; as respects law, a Pharisee;
6 as respects zeal, persecuting the congregation; as respects righteousness that is by means of law, one who proved himself blameless.
7 Yet what things were gains to me, these I have considered loss on account of the Christ (Philippians 3).
11 By relationship with him you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without hands by the stripping off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision that belongs to the Christ (Colossians 2).
The circumcision of the flesh was a visible, external mark distinguishing the sons of the Circumcision Covenant from those around them. This mark made them set apart for a special purpose. We find prophetic references to a marking, not of the foreskin but of the forehead, in the Old and the New Testament...
3 And as regards the glory of the God of Israel, it was taken up from over the cherubs over which it happened to be to the threshold of the house, and he began calling out to the man that was clothed with the linen, at whose hips there was the secretary's inkhorn.
4 And Jehovah went on to say to him: Pass through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and you must put a mark on the foreheads of the men that are sighing and groaning over all the detestable things that are being done in the midst of it. (Ezekiel 9)
This a heavenly mark given by the angels, a circumcision of the mind of people understanding wickedness and where it ultimately leads to.
John sees further details of a fulfilment which at the time that Revelation was written (during the gap in the first presence from 79Tishri14 - 89Tishri14 - around 50 years after Cornelius was circumcised in the heart) was still in the future...
3 saying: Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have marked/sealed the slaves of our God in their foreheads [the seat of the mind. They have received the mark of the circumcision of the mind. This sealing is into the ARC. It is the end of the spirit baptism test]. (Revelation 7)
1 And I saw, and, look! the Lamb [Jesus for the 1NCs, Gordon for the 2NC FRC Josephic kings, Someone else for the 2NC LRC Benjamite Kings] standing upon the Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 [1NC Kings, 2NC FRC Kings, 2NC LRC Kings] having his name and the name of his Father [Jehovah, Jacob, Jacob] written on their foreheads [The circumcision of the mind] (Revelation 14).
And Paul prophesied:
16 'This is the covenant that I shall covenant toward them after those days,' says Jehovah. 'I will put my laws in their hearts, and in their minds I shall write them'. [Their hearts will be circumcised and their minds will be circumcised, being fully able to see and understand the fatal consequences of selfish/fleshly desires put into action. They don't have an veil on their mind, and so can see clearly the necessity of the law of God] (Hebrews 10).
In Hebrew this is: Gibeath Haaraloth (Joshua 5:3). So the minute the Jews entered into the promised land in 1473Nisan, Joshua circumcised all the children born in the wilderness after the spying revolt. This created a hill of foreskins. This hill was a prophetic hill of foreskins! For when mankind enters into the kingdom of God on earth, said kingdom will be run by foreskins, meaning those who are uncircumcised in the flesh. A hill of foreskins in the promised land, is an administration of foreskinned people in the Kingdom of God. The bible is using the foreskin as a metonym for a gentile. However these people will be circumcised in both heart and spirit.
1 And it came about that as soon as all the kings of the Amorites, who were on the side of the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites, who were by the sea, heard that Jehovah had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the sons of Israel until they had passed over, then their hearts began to melt, and there proved to be no spiritedness in them anymore because of the sons of Israel.
2 At that particular time Jehovah said to Joshua: Make for yourself flint knives and circumcise the sons of Israel again, the second time.
3 Accordingly Joshua made flint knives for himself and circumcised the sons of Israel at Gibeath-haaraloth [hill of foreskins].
4 And this was the reason why Joshua did the circumcising: all the people that came out of Egypt, the males, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness on the road when they were coming out of Egypt.
5 For all the people who came out proved to be circumcised, but all the people born in the wilderness on the road when they were coming out of Egypt they had not circumcised.
6 For the sons of Israel had walked 40 years in the wilderness, until all the nation of the men of war who came out of Egypt that did not listen to the voice of Jehovah had come to its finish, to whom Jehovah swore that he would never let them see the land that Jehovah had sworn to their forefathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
7 And their sons he raised up instead of them. These Joshua circumcised, because they proved to be uncircumcised, for they had not circumcised them on the road.
8 And it came about that when they had completed circumcising all the nation, they kept sitting in their place in the camp until they revived.
9 Then Jehovah said to Joshua: Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. So the name of that place came to be called Gilgal until this day.
10 And the sons of Israel continued to camp in Gilgal, and they proceeded to carry out the Passover on the 14th day of the month, in the evening, on the desert plains of Jericho.
11 And they began to eat some of the yield of the land the day after the Passover, unfermented cakes and roasted grains, on this same day [1473Nisan15 - the end of the Exedenic Times - see U132].
12 Then the manna ceased on the following day when they had eaten some of the yield of the land, and manna did not occur anymore for the sons of Israel, and they began to eat some of the produce of the land of Canaan in that year. (Joshua 5 NWT)
Q: Why were the Jews not circumcised during the 40 years in the wilderness?
A: Because all the registered ones (into the army) lost their right to enter into the promised land due to their revolt on hearing the report of the spies sometime in 1511Nisan-Elul. So they dropped out of the LCC, the Land and Circumcision covenant, which gave its covenanters rights to the promised land. So those who had lost that right were not clean to circumcise the children born in the wilderness into the LCC. All the children aged under 20 at the time of the bad report were of course circumcised and did enter into the promised land (so long as they survived the 40 years in the wilderness). This would include babies circumcised up to the date of the spying report.
After the faithless spying report, God did not lead his people away from Kadesh at all until all of the registered ones had died. They remained in Kadesh for 37 years until they left for mount Hor, where Aaron died on 1474Ab1 - see U360.
It is not possible for an uncircumcised man to be under the law of Moses. For the law of Moses requires that a male is circumcised on the 8th day (or if not then when he becomes a proselyte).
2 Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'In case a woman
conceives seed and does bear a male, she must be unclean 7 days; as in the days
of the impurity when she is menstruating she will be unclean.
3 And on the 8th day the flesh of his foreskin will be circumcised. (Leviticus 12 NWT)
So those who were uncircumcised were not under the law of Moses until the circumcision at Gligal. But those who were circumcised and registered into the army had fallen out of the LCC, so were regarded as being uncircumcised. So they were not under law either. And all those under 20 who were circumcised before the time of the spying report, would have been under 18 when the law was agreed at mount Sinai. But children would enter into the law of Moses at their first Passover after their 11th Rosh Hashana because Adam entered into the garden aged 11 and Jesus question the Pharisees in the temple aged 11 and all temple builders are commissioned to build their temples aged 11 - see U42. Also the Levites were not registered into the army and none of the 12 spies was from the tribe of Levi. So all of Levi remained under law. But for the majority of Israel Stephen's words are true saying...
42 So God turned and handed them over to render sacred service to the army of heaven, just as it is written in the book of the prophets, 'It was not to me that you offered victims and sacrifices for 40 years in the wilderness, was it, Oh house of Israel? (Acts 7 NWT)
Why do people become terrorists and join ISIS and kill torture maime and enslave innocent civilians?
Because they are bankrupt spiritually.
Because they are bankrupt emotionally
Because they are bankrupt intellectually
And because they are bankrupt in their identity. They have no identity. The do not know who they are and where they come from. The false church and terror outfit gives them a strong sense of identity. They finally belong to something. They get up in the morning thinking I am somebody, I am a contender. I am an ISIS terrorist. I am now on the map. I now count for something. I now make headlines. Before this I could not make the local paper.
If we do not fix the desire of such people to become suicide bombers mankind will wipe itself out because they day will come when a suicide bomber can take out a planet, given the rate at which our destructive technology is progressing - and this has already occurred in Star Trek - and whatever occurs in Star Trek eventually occurs in life. For the scripture says...
6 And Jehovah said, Behold, the people [is] one, and
the lip one to all of them, and this they are beginning to do, and now all which
they have purposed to do will not be restrained from them.
7 Come, let Us go down and confuse their language so that they cannot understand one another's speech. (Genesis 11 GLT)
We have now largely overcome that linguistic protection mechanism.
So how do we inoculate mankind against committing genocide and annihilating himself?
1. We help people to grow their own spiritual anchor. We put them into a
direct relationship with God - not an indirect relationship through any priesthood of any true church or
any false church = LOVE GOD
2. We help them discover and accept or reject and change their identity. Then we help them to hold onto what and who they are = LOVE THEMSELVES
3. We help them to be a part of a family, a community and a nation = LOVE THEIR BROTHER
4. We teach them that their decision making process, their logic, is divine in origin. They do not need to consult a committee of experts in order to reach a conclusion that is true and can be relied upon = COURAGE OF THEIR OWN DEDUCTIONS
We fill the vacuum that terrorism and false religion exploits. The left wing and the globalists try to destroy individual identity (with political correctness) and sexual identity (with gender neutralisation) and family identity (with corrupted self serving social services) community identity (with corrupted local government) and national identity (with corrupted national governments and with the EU, the AU and the UN and other international political monopolies). This creates the vacuum in which the exploiters of total identity bankruptcy thrive.