THE CONNECTIONS FOR CIRCUMCISION:
Some would say that according to Paul circumcision in relation to physical circumcision is not necessary today for salvation.† However verses of scripture make it very clear that THE SPIRITUAL CIRCUMCISION was, and is today, of the utmost importance, in regard to inheriting Eternal Life.
It is the necessary factor to be ďIn Christ.Ē
It is the necessary factor to receive THE PRAISE OF GOD.
It is the necessary factor to FULFILL WHAT IS GODíS WILL in regard to the Spiritual Process, work that is required to being Baptised with Holy Spirit, and to be In Christ.
Paulís contention in Galatians was written in 56 A.D. before the book of Romans, in 58A.D. and in particular Colossians that was written in the 60ís. †In Romans and Colossians, Paul writes of the essential work of the Spiritual Circumcision that without this work a believer will NOT SEE ETERNAL LIFE.
This change in emphasis would be because of Revelation that he would be constantly receiving concerning what is called the mystery of Christ, and of the Spiritual body called In Christ.†† Romans 16: 20-27*
Revelation in Paulís writings in Colossians 2: 9 -14 and in Romans 2: 29 have confirmed the necessity of Spiritual Circumcision which in its outworking emphasizes its great importance in line with Scripture that prophecies a Spiritual circumcision.
Jeremiah 9: 25-26††† Ezekiel 36: 26-27.† It is in order to receive the Praise of God. Romans 2: 29
CONNECTIONS OF CIRCUMCISION:
The Spiritual circumcision is what can be said to be the meat in the sandwich.† It is the passageway from one room to another, in relation to the Spiritual work of the cross, which while being A PLACE, a believer comes to two works of Spiritually potent work which a believer must know in the work of the Cross: the Guilt Offering and The Sin Offering.† The Spiritual Circumcision is the connection.
Confusion has caused the error of believing that ALL is received at the Cross, but its WORK for the believer IS PROGRESSIVE.
Without understanding, the verses that do apply to spiritual circumcision, are† rejoiced over at Water Baptism, which is not a Spiritual Work.† Again all this has inferred that the witness of Water Baptism is what happened at the cross.
CONNECTIONS SPIRITUAL CIRCUMCISION:
Romans 4: 7†††††† What do these verses have to do with Spiritual Circumcision?†
Romans 4: 8†††††† Everything !†† Its work differentiates THE BLESSING
††††††††††††††††††††††††††† What do these verses have to do with Spiritual Circumcision?
Romans 8: 10†††† Everything !†† Its work makes the difference to having the Spirit of Christ
Romans 8: 11†††† and the Spirit of God The Father.
Col. 1: 27††††††††††† What do these verses have to do with the Spiritual Circumcision?
1: 28†† †††††††† Everything!†† It makes the difference from only having the Spirit of
Christ; which is oneís hope of achieving v. 28 by the work of the Spiritual Circumcision† -†† to being in the Spiritual Body of Christ.
††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† To having the fullness of Godís Spirit and made perfect, Sons of God.
Matt. 13: 37-42†† What do these verses have to do with Spiritual Circumcision?
Matt. 13: 47-50†† Everything!†† The difference of being in the Kingdom of Christ or
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Kingdom of Heaven.
SCRIPTURE STATES THAT:
Colossians 2: 11-12†††† we are to be circumcised but not with hands but done by Christ.
Colossians 2: 13-14†††† when we are dead in our sins and the uncircumsion of our sinful Nature God will judge us and make us ALIVE forgiving all our Sins and will hand the believer over to Christ to be Spiritually Circumcised.† When God the Father raises the† believer from Death, Christ Baptises with Holy Spirit.
Romans 2 : 29†††††††††††† when this is accomplished the believer receives praised from God.
TO WHOM AND WHEN AND WHERE DOES SPIRITUAL CIRCUMCISION TAKE PLACE?
To understand to whom, when, where, how and by whom Spiritual circumcision is accomplished is to gather many verses that relate to the walls of salvation and bring them together, joining them, connecting them, to see Godís Process of Full Salvation, to make the whole picture, in relation to Godís Spiritual Temple into which we are built.†
Ezekiel Chaps 40-47††† Ephesians 2: 18-22††† 1 Peter 2: 4-5†
FOR WHOM, WHEN AND WHERE DOES THIS OCCUR?
Galatians 3: 14 ††††††††††††††IT IS FOR the redeemed believer who believing that Jesus is
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Godís Lamb,†††† know
John 1: 29 †††††††††††††††††††the work of the Guilt Offering.† Isaiah 53:10††† They have
Romans 3: 2††††††††††††††††† received forgiveness of past sins, freed from The Curse due
Col. 1: 13-14†††††††††††††††† to Adamís Sin and its judgement of the Lake of Fire.
Romans 8: 10††††††††††††††† They are free from the Dominion of Darkness BUT they are still
Col. 1: 27 †††††††††††††††††††††in the death Realm, because they are bound by the Body
Galatians 4: 6††††††††††††††† of sin.† Even so they belong to Christ, having his spirit in them
Ezek. 36: 26††††††††††††††††† and are covered with Christís righteousness not their own.
Matt.13: 37-42††††††††††† They are in the Courts of the Spiritual Temple which is to be
Col.1: 13-14††††††††††††††††† in Christís Kingdom.
WHEN :††††††††††††††††††††††† The redeemed believers ARE TO ASK CHRIST to receive
Gal.3: 14††††††††††††††††††††† the Promised Spirit of Truth.
John 14: 13-17†††††††††††† Before this can occur,
Romans 8: 10†††††††††††††† one must know Spiritual Circumcision from the Body of Sin,
Acts 1: 4-5††††††††††††††††††† to be raised from Death by an Instantaneous Spiritual Process
Rom. 6: 6††††††††††††††††††††† and forgiven ALL SINS.†† Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2: 9-13
Ezekiel 43 :1-5†††††††††††† As the believer stands believing on Christ and asking of him;
Ezekiel 43:13-27††††††††††† they are spiritually taken into the Inner Court where stands the Altar.
Ezek. Chaps 44 Ė 47††††† From The Outer Court of Ezekielís Spiritual temple into which
Ezek. 44:5†††††††††††††††††††† we spiritually entered when we came to the cross.
Ezek. 43:10-12†††††††††††† We exit to The Inner Court.
Ezekiel 43:5-7†††††††††††††††† Here Christ waits at the Altar.
Ezek. 43 : 13-27†††††††††† The work of the cross is connected to the work of the
Romans 6: 3-10††††††††††††† Altar, for this is where the believer goes to be a Sin Offering and know the
Ezekiel 43: 18-27††††††††† Instantaneous Spiritual Process.† Christ goes with him.
Ezekiel 44: 2-3††††††††††††† Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2:11-13
To be Spiritually circumcised it requires the believer in faith to submit themselves to God offering themselves as LIVING SACRIFICES by asking for Baptism with Holy Spirit and Fire, which is Christís Work.
Romans 12: 1-2 †††Galatians 2: 20††† Acts 2: 31-36††† John 14: 13-17††† Matthew 3: 11-12
TO BE SPIRITUALLY CIRCUMCISED THE SPIRITUAL WORK OF THE SIN OFFERING AND BURNT OFFERING BEGINS IN THE BELIEVER WITH GOD AND CHRIST.†† Romans 6: 3-14†††
Colossians 2: 9-14††† Ezekiel 43: 18-27
QUESTION?††† Surely all of this was done at the Cross, for me,† by Christ.
ANSWER† -† NO!††† The Guilt offering leaves the believer in The Courtyard.† They require a blood work to make them fit to enter Godís presence.†
Romans 8: 3
Luke 22: 19-20 ††††††††††††It is the POURED Blood of Jesus as a Sin offering that
Lev. 4: 3-19††††††††††††††††† stands and remains qualifying an entrance into Godís Presence
Heb.9: 24†††††††††††††††††††††† for the believer.† However this poured blood will be of no use
Zech. 3: 1-2†††††††††††††††††† unless the believer himself becomes a Sin offering, broken
Jesus was who became ashes, as a fiery stick that was
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† snatched from the fire.† We are to be our own Sin Offering in
John 3: 13†††††††††††††††††††† order for the body of Sin in us be delivered, that is Spiritually
Matt. 13: 47-50†††††††††††† Circumcised to gain entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Eph. 2: 6††††††††††††††††††††††† We offer ourselves to Christ and God to do their work.
Lev.4: 27-35††††††††††††††††† As a member of Christís Kingdom we are to be a Sin Offering,
Rom. 12: 1-2†††††††††††††††† as a Living Sacrifice to God.
When Jesus spoke of the New Covenant by the Poured blood he broke the bread and said to be broken as he was to Godís Will Ė eat this, take it to yourselves, REMEMBER ME: do what I have done.† Jesus was stipulating the difference from his Sin Offering to that of the believer.† His Sin Offering CANNOT BE EATEN LIKE OURS : because his Sin Offeringís poured blood went right into Godís presence, whereas the believerís does not and that is why it can be eaten.
Leviticus 6: 30
JESUS IS OUR EXAMPLE WITH WHOM WE ARE TO IDENTIFY IN DEATH AND IN RESURRECTION.††† Romans 1: 3-4
THIS IS ONLY POSSIBLE BY OUR OFFERING OURSELVES AS A SIN OFFERING.
The Work of The Sin Offering is Spiritual for a member of Christís Kingdom.† It is significant that we claim our sacrifice to be as a Lamb, as Jesus was, because of the work that it relates to for us to be spiritually on the altar on top of the other Offerings made to the Lord by Fire.† This does not apply to the Sin Offering of a goat.† The Fire relates to the work that is done unseen by man but known by God and Christ for they both work together and no others can do this.† They see the believer where they are because of the sacrifice made to the Lord by fire; we gain fellowship with both God and Christ.† All this work reciprocates with Romans 6: 3-14 and Col. 2: 9-13.
Everyone In Christ will have known this Spiritual Work.† We are made to be as Sons of God, joint heirs with Christ, because we have identified our selves with Jesus in Death and in Resurrection.
Leviticus 4: 32-35††† John 1: 29††† Leviticus 4: 27-31††† Matthew 3: 11-12††† Lev. 3: 3
Romans 6: 4-10
THE RESULT OF SPIRITUAL CIRCUMCISION.
Hebrews 10: 22††††††††††††† The believer is washed and Purified,
Matt.3: 11-12††††††††††††††† †the Door opens by Christ, and the
Ezek. 44: 1-3††††††††††††††† †believer, now as a Priest, can enter the Sanctuaries, into the
Eph. 2: 18-22††††††††††††††† †Kingdom of Heaven where God is on His Throne, and the Law of
Ezek.† 43: 10-12††††††††††† His Temple operates.† We have come to Mount Zion, the spiritual
Heb. 12: 22-24††††††††††††† Jerusalem.††
Matt. 13: 47-50†††††††††††† The believer is placed In Christ, by God.†
1 Cor. 12: 18††††††††††††††††
Ezek. 44: 17-19†††††††††††† They are clothed with linen which is to be kept clean to learn the
Heb. 5: 13-14††††††††††††††† difference between Good and evil, to enter the Spiritual River step
Ezek. 44: 1-14†††††††††††††† by step to gain deep depths in the Spirit of God.
Psalm 25† :†† ††††††† We are to go†† on to tables of blessings†† because we have entered into Godís Presence, we will participate in His new Covenant with Him writing His Laws on our hearts and in our minds as we do His Will.† Hebrews 8: 7-13††† Heb. 10: 15-18
Rom.8: 15-17††††††††††††††† As priests, sons of God, co-heirs with Christ we have been made to sit
Eph. 2: 6††††††††††††††††††††† † with Christ and God in The Kingdom of Heaven, which is not the
Eph. 2: 18-22††††††††††††††† Kingdom of God.† We receive the praise of God and are given our own righteousness†
Rom. 2: 29††††††††††††††††††† from God having
Phil. 3: 7-10††††††††††††††††† all our sins forgiven by Him.
God has said† ďI will remove from you your heart of stone [dead] and give you a heart of flesh [alive] and I will put My Spirit in you and move you to follow My decrees.†
The above work describes God and Christís work done for our sakes.† What a salvation.
Is it any wonder that there is no further sacrifice for those who continue in wilful sin.
Heb. 6: 4-8†††† Heb. 10: 26-31††† Hebrews 8: 10-11
Mark 16: 13-18†† WARNING:† for any believer not planted or Baptised by God into the Body of Christ† i.e.† In Christ, Jesus said of them that they are condemned and shall be judged for their neglect to obey the command of Christ to be Baptised with Holy Spirit in order to be Spiritually Circumcised from The Death Realm.
Romans 8: 1-2††† Matthew 15: 13††† Acts 1: 4-5††† Mark 16: 13-18††† 1 Corinthians 12: 18
CONSIDER† CLOSELY: ††
The Baptism with Holy Spirit is the evidence that one has been Spiritually Circumcised, and is in Life†† UNDER NO CONDEMNATION.
This evidence is manifested by God Himself testifying in Tongues through the believer,
ďJesus is Lord.Ē
1Corinthians 12: 3††† John 15: 26††† Romans 10: 9††† Ephesians 1: 13-14††† Mark16: 13-16.
Ezekiel 44: 10-14††† Isaiah 22: 20-25††† However while men of the churches are believing Jesus to be God, and while they are uncircumcised in the flesh and in the heart they have no Covenant with God.† All is an abomination.††† The Baptised with Holy Spirit they may serve in the Temple, but they cannot come near to God in the inner Sanctuary: THEY MUST BE WARNED.
GODíS ORDER FOR SPIRITUAL CIRCUMCISION FOR THE CHRISTIAN IS THE SAME AS IT WAS FOR ABRAHAMíS CIRCUMCISION IN THE FLESH.
What does Abraham have to do with the work of Spiritual Circumcision?
Genesis 15: 6-20 †††††††††† This experience of Abraham could be the first prophetic indication of
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† the Spiritual Circumcision.
Ezekiel 43: 18-27 ††††††††† God called Abraham to bring and sacrifice the same animals under the
Gen.17: 1-14†††††††††††††††† name of the Sin Offering in Ezekiel, which in its work relates to our
Spiritual Circumcision.† Abraham watched the physical sacrifices have a spiritual work done by an unseen person.† A smoking fire pot with a blazing torch passed between the pieces.† God made a Covenant with Abraham who was called to be holy and blameless and the sign of obedience was physical circumcision.
By the Spiritual Circumcision unseen on our physical bodies we are rendered Holy and Blameless and come into a Covenant Relationship with God.
The Pharisees declared to Jesus that Abraham was their Father;
John 8: 31-41††† to which Jesus replied that if he was they would listen to the words that he said.
John 12:44-50†† This applies to the doubting believer regarding Baptism with Holy Spirit.
Gal. 3: 4-9††† †††††† Paul, in Galatians uses Abraham as an example to the Christian sonship
†††††† 3: 18 †††††††††† which is only possible by spiritual circumcision from Death.
†††††† 3: 29
Gal. Chap. 4
Romans 4: 7 ††††††† Paul also in Romans uses Abraham as the example of our faith in God, to
††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† believe God.† Abrahamís obedience to the physical circumcision bound him
††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† in a Covenant with God:
Romans 4: 8 ††††††† just as the Spiritual Circumcision brings the Christian into Covenant with God.
CONNECTIONS OF THE SPIRITUAL CIRCUMCISION TO COMMUNION.
When Christians celebrate Communion it is not celebrating The Passover of Exodus 12, which at first was not a part of the ordered sacrificial regulations of the Tabernacle or The Temple, that God set up with Israel.† It was to be an independent act of faith and obedience by believers to God.† The believer had to be physically circumcised, which was essential to enjoy Godís Promises.
For a believer of the New Testament Dispensation to gain Godí presence and the Blessings of His Covenants, they must have been spiritually circumcised, and be IN CHRIST.
Romans 2: 29††† Matthew 3: 11-12† †1 Corinthians 12: 3-18
However it is in the sacrificial Regulations of The Guilt and Sin Offerings that give understanding of Jesus words when he held up the cup of† THE NEW COVENANT in his blood that was to be poured.†† Luke 22: 14-20
When Jesus spoke of THE POURED BLOOD †he knew from his knowledge of the Templeís sacrificial Regulations and Stipulations that this was from the Sin Offering BUT NOT† the Guilt Offering, WHICH WAS ONLY EVER SPRINKLED and did not give entrance to The Holy Place†
1 Peter: 1-2b.†
He knew the blood of the Sin Offerings were always poured.† He knew as a Priest, anointed of God the poured blood of his sacrifice as a Sin offering would be taken right into the Most Holy Place, into Godís Presence.† That journey for any priest was considered tedious to carry out the Sacrificial offerings with definite correct order, and precision.† Jesus knew what was ahead of him.† He knew that HE was to die as a Sin Offering, in order that his blood would be The Way to His God and Father, for those who would believe in him.†
For Jesus it was a physical experience, as total man for All Mankind who are also to die spiritually as individual sin offerings in order to know the SAME WORK.† TO BE TAKEN SPIRITUALLY OUT OF THE DEATH REALM AND INTO GODíS PRESENCE - LIFE,
Because of Jesusí work as a Sin Offering to God.††† Heb. 9: 24
The believer being a sin offering themselves results in all Sins being forgiven and cleansed from all acts that lead to death that they may serve God.
Romans 8: 3††† Leviticus Chap. 4: 3-12††† Hebrews 9: 24-26††† John 3: 13††† Hebrews 9: 11-14
Romans 12: 1-2††† Hebrews 10: 22b††† Leviticus 4: 32-35††† 1 Peter 1: 2a††† Galatians 3: 14
Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2: 9-14.
Communion should be Celebration for the believer In Christ, knowing the work of The Spiritual Laver of Baptism, because they have believed and submitted their life and trust in God as a Sin Offering.
Leviticus 4: 27-35††† Romans 6: 3-14††† Colossians 2: 9-13
Communion is continual with God and Christ with whom we are in continual Fellowship doing the will of God the Father.† 1 John 1: 3
Luke 22: 14-20 †††††††††††† In communion the blood and bread do† not speak of the actual body and
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† blood† of Jesus, nor does it turn into this by God, as some would have
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† their followers to believe.
1 Cor 12: 13-18 ††††††††††† At communion we celebrate.† The bread speaks of Jesusí whole body which
Luke 22: 14-20 †††††††††††† he gave.† The blood is in the body: NOT separate from it
Exodus 12:43-49†††††††† The drink, whatever is used, represents a drink of Celebration NOT BLOOD
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† To demonstrate that we are IN THE LAND AS IF WE BELONG TO IT.
Ephesians 2: 6 ††††††††††††† This speaks of† The Kingdom of Heaven in which we are placed spiritually.
Matt.13: 47-50 †††††††††††† The drink, symbolical in the Passover was added by God when Israel
Num. 28: 7†† †††††††††††††††† had passed out from Egypt and were in the Promised Land.
†††††††† 28: 16-25 †††††††††† †It is also symbolic as we drink,
Luke 22: 16 †††††††††††††††† we remember our spiritual Passover from the Death Realm to Life
Matt.13: 47-50††††††††††† and wait for the bodily Resurrection, from the physical to the totally Spiritual,
Rev. 21 & 22†††††††††††††††† when all those who inherit Eternal Life from the Old and The New
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† Dispensations will enter finally the Kingdom of God and live
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† with Christ and God Himself.
CELEBRATE THAT WE ARE††† ĎIN LIFEí : IN FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD AND CHRIST.
REMEMBER WHO IS QUALIFIED TO CELEBRATE.