Shalom saints of God, we blessed the name of the lord for another opportunity to hear from God by his word, Today we expounded more on our current series treating a subtopic titled “The old testament circumcision versus the new testament circumcision”

TEXT:  Genesis 17: Exodus 4:23, Joshua 5:2-7, Acts 10:42-46, Acts 11:2-18, Philippians 3:3, Acts 19:1-5, Colossians 2:11-13, Romans 2:28-29. 1Corinthians 7:19, Galatians 5:6, Ephesians 2:11

What is Circumcision?

Circumcision is a law in the Old Testament that separated the Jews from the world. Circumcision is a proof that God has established his covenant with you. When God came to Abraham to establish his covenant with him, he gave him the law of circumcision. Circumcision is a token that certifies that you are in the covenant of God. Without it, there’s no covenant between God and you. Circumcision is in two ways: circumcision of the foreskin in the Old Testament, and circumcision of the heart in the New Testament

THE OLD TESTAMENT CIRCUMCISION

One of the major ordinances that God gave to the Jews in the Old Testament is that every male child must be circumcised. In the Old Testament, every male child was to circumcise their foreskin. The circumcision of the foreskin was the only way a Jew could be separated from the rest of the world. It was as important as having the gift of the Holy ghost in the New testament circumcision. When God gave the law to Abraham at age 99, on that same day he had to circumcise himself, Ishmael and all his male servants. Abraham didn’t delay his circumcision. He trembled at the voice of God. (Do you still tremble at the voice of God?)

Circumcision in the old testament could not be seen by any other person except God. Because the part of their body that was circumcised was a hidden/private part. So, it was a token between God and man (Genesis 17:10).

THE NEW TESTAMENT CIRCUMCISION

In the New Testament, circumcision is of the heart not of the foreskin. The circumcision in the new Testament is the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 10:45).  Also, in the New Testament, circumcision or uncircumcision of the foreskin is of no importance. What matters most is that you are a new creature in Christ Jesus after receiving the Holy Ghost (Galatians 6:15). The evidence that you are a child of the new covenant is your lifestyle at home and in public. How you yield to the Holy Spirit in your life will prove whether you have been circumcised in your heart – you have received the Holy Spirit or not. The Holy Spirit is a token (a sign) given to you, a believer for a proof that they are born again. It transcends knowing doctrines. It encompasses living the life of the Word of God that you hear or read everyday.  

Please, brethren, seek the Holy Spirit immensely and get him. The Holy Spirit is the only one that gives deep and perfect peace.

God bless you, richly.