“1 All the Commandments which I command you this day shall you observe to do, that you may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.
2 And you shall remember all the way which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His Commandments, or no.
3 And He humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know; that He might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by every Word that proceeds out of the Mouth of the Lord does man live.” Deuteronomy 8: 1-3
The commandments given to the New Covenant Believer are written on our hearts. It is the circumcision without hands. Old things pass away and all things become new. Such things cannot be understood by the unredeemed.
“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 2:11-12
This circumcision without hands is the ministry of the Holy Spirit as we are buried with Christ in the Baptism of His Death and risen with Him in the likeness of His Resurrection through the faith in of the operation of God. To be sure, this operation of God is the Cross of Christ; it IS the power of God to us who are Saved (1 Cor. 1:18).
If we will observe the commandments written on our heart by simple faith in the ability of the Cross of Christ Jesus to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the Saint so that He may lead us through this pilgrim land; humble our hearts so that we may know what was in our heart, He WILL suffer us not to hunger for His Word and feed us with the revelation knowledge of Who He is and what He has done so that we may know that we know that we know that we do not and cannot live by bread alone but by every word which proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. We plant, we water and He gives the increase.
Keep seeking. Keep knocking. The Lord has gone before you and made a way. The unpleasant circumstances, the stumbling, He will work out for your good as long as our faith is anchored in the Cross of Christ Jesus to meet that need. It is not about us but about Him. It is in our weakness that His strength revealed…not our intellectual manipulations or great and mighty professions.
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
There is a move of God coming; a move that will sweep many into the Kingdom of God. As the darkness of this fallen world hovers; the Light of His Glory is going to shine as the Cross of Christ is lifted up to His People to look and live; to return to their First Love.
Much of the harvest is sitting in the pews every Sunday. There is a line being drawn in the sand. The same Hand that wrote in the sand as the accusers accused the adulteress woman; the same hand that wrote on the wall as evil Belshazzar feasted with the Temple’s stolen vessels of gold and silver is the same Hand that wants to circumcise the heart of His People…to remove those things which are not of Him.
Follow His Commandments. Believe on the Cross of Christ for everything you need for life and living. Be determined to know nothing else among you. Look and live.
-Donna Clark Warren