Apostle Grace Lubega
Colossians 2:11(AMP); In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but in a [spiritual] circumcision [performed by] Christ by stripping off the body of the flesh (the whole corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and lusts).
Our circumcision is the stripping off of the body of the flesh (the whole corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and lusts).
To the New Testament Christian, it is not merely a ritual but the change in the very nature of our hearts.
In the Old Testament, God instructed Joshua to circumcise the children of Israel that had been born in the wilderness before they entered the Promised Land.
When the deed was done, the Lord declared that on that day, He had taken from them the reproach of Egypt (Joshua 5:4-9).
Egypt represents the fleshly and carnal nature.
These men were not in Egypt physically but their hearts were Egyptian; their mentality was Egyptian and their outlook was Egyptian.
The Lord could not allow them to possess the land of promise with such a state of heart.
Likewise today, there are those who have walked with the Lord, seen Him do great and mighty things; they are not in Egypt but their mindset is Egyptian; they are fleshy and carnal in their attitudes.
Such a one cannot walk in the manifestation of the promises of God until he embraces the circumcision of the heart, which circumcision rolls away the reproach of Egypt.
Carnality frustrates inheritance because the first principle of inheritance is faith; for by faith our father Abraham left the land of his fathers and went in search of that which the Lord would show him.
It is this same faith that will cause one to thrive in the land of milk where there are no cows and honey where there are no bees.
Christ circumcised your heart and rolled away any form of carnality from your life.
Embrace this truth and live in the understanding that yours is a heart of flesh in which the seeds of faith grow and daily propel you into your true inheritance.
FURTHER STUDY: Philippians 3:3, Ephesians 2:11-13
Christ circumcised your heart and rolled away any form of carnality from your life. Embrace this truth and live in the understanding that yours is a heart of flesh in which the seeds of faith grow and daily propel you into your true inheritance.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father I thank you for the cross, the true mark of the circumcision of my heart. I thank you for this wisdom that has opened my eyes to never put my trust, confidence and dependence on what I am in the flesh and neither the outward privileges, physical advantages and external appearances. My confidence lies in the redemption you purchased for me. I live in the newness of life. In Jesus Name. Amen.