Moses is a highly revered figure in Judaism and throughout the Scriptures. As a strong leader, he moved in a tremendous anointing. But the disparity between the anointing that rested on Moses and that of the people who followed him was tremendous. Similarly, throughout Church history there has always been a strong leader who started a movement and a people who followed. But that day is over! It is significant that God did not allow Moses to enter the Promised Land. The promises of God will never be fulfilled by a strong leader anointed with gifts of the Holy Spirit and a bunch of people following who love the Lord but have no anointing in themselves. Instead, God is looking for an anointed people who will walk in a relationship with Him as His covenant people.
When Yeshua (Jesus) walked the earth, He moved in a tremendous anointing, but He was a lone ministry and not even the disciples were able to do the same things (Matthew 17:19). If you look over the landscape of Christianity today, you see anointings and miracles, but it always happens with a few leaders and never with a body of people. This is going to change! We are watching things fall apart more and more because God is looking for something different of an anointed people all doing the will of God together.
After crossing the Jordan River to go into the land, Joshua circumcised the sons of Israel a second time (Joshua 5:2-7). They dedicated their hearts, and God made a new covenant with a people—not an individual. The children who had grown up in the wilderness were now old enough to commit their hearts to the covenant of Abraham. The nation came together as one for this circumcision experience, and God’s anointing and blessing rested on a people. Afterward, they celebrated the Passover, and everything changed.
So the LORD gave Israel all the land which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they possessed it and lived in it. And the LORD gave them rest on every side, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers, and no one of all their enemies stood before them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hand. Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass. (Joshua 21:43-45)1
Simultaneously, a mighty people will again experience this same commitment, this same covenant, and this same anointing. I know people have been dedicated believers and walked with the Lord, but I am talking about an outpouring of the Spirit, a gifting that will rest on a body of people.
“This is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:33-34)
1 All Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995).