Spirit and Truth

worship20spirit20truth1Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.”  Philippians 3:2-3

True biblical circumcision is one of the heart.  This circumcision of the heart happens when Jesus writes His Laws on our heart and puts them into our mind.  This supernatural circumcision occurs when we are born again; when God becomes OUR God and we become His Children.  (Hebrews 8:10).  True biblical circumcision does not involve Jewish traditions, festivals or feasts.  Nor does is it coerce one to wear prayer shawls or yamakas.

As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in Him:

Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

For in Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

10 And you are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power:

11 In Whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

12 Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, Who has raised Him from the dead.” Colossians 2:6-12

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit. Therefore, at Salvation we are baptized into His death and as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4) through the faith of the operation of God…the power of God.  Jesus Christ is the Source and Calvary’s Cross the Means by which the power of God was and is freely given to whosoever will believe.  It is this same faith, faith in Jesus Christ as our Source and His Cross the Means, by which we overcome the sin that so easily besets us DAILY.

Prayer shawls will not overthrow sin.  12 steps will not overthrow sin.  40 days of purpose will not overthrow sin.  You get the picture.  There is but one answer given to man to overcome sin and that is Jesus Christ and what He did on Calvary’s Cross.  It is our faith, our “faith of the operation of God” that allows the Holy Spirit to free us from the law of sin and death.  Our faith in Christ Jesus allows us to walk after the Holy Spirit, not our ceremonies, not the way we dress during worship.

Our faith can move mountains.  It can tear down strong holds.  Our faith can set us free from the world, the flesh and the devil.  BUT it is not the amount of our faith but the OBJECT  of our faith – Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  When our faith in Jesus Christ reaches the throne room of God and touches His garment, God the Father perceives the virtue which flows from Jesus into our hearts (Luke 8:46).  Our hearts are circumcised without hands.  We are compelled to render our flesh helpless (deny ourselves), pick up the virtue which flowed freely into our hearts by the operation of God and FOLLOW Him – follow Jesus Christ.  These things do not happen by the law but by faith through Grace – by faith in the operation of God through the power of God – faith in Jesus Christ and His redeeming work on Calvary’s Cross.

Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.”  Philippians 3:2-3

Beware of evil workers.  Worship God in spirit and in truth.  Rejoice in Christ Jesus..and again I say rejoice.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

 

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