Sunday, February 15, 2015

THE CIRCUMCISED HEART

‘But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.’ – Romans 2 vs 29

Hello Dearly Beloved in the Lord Jesus, the Spirit of the Living God has led me to write this and send it all around the world for as many of His children which He shall bring to read it, so that they may have knowledge of what the Lord did to them on the Cross of His death, which they received when they believed on Him. Sit tight and be blessed.

Our opening scripture talks about the circumcision of the heart, telling us that in Christ, a Jew is not defined by his been a Jew outwardly, but inwardly, a circumcised man is not that one who is circumcised according to the flesh, but the one whose heart is circumcised.

Now, circumcision simply means the removing of the fore-skin of the private section of a man. And in the old days, God commanded that every Jew was to be circumcised on the eight day of his birth. So they circumcised the child by the removing of his genital fore-skin. But in this dispensation of the Grace of God, God does not require that any more, but rather, he seeks the circumcision of the hearts of men. By the understanding of circumcision, we now understand that the circumcision of the heart means the taking away, the removing of the old man (Characters and Attributes). And you know what? In Christ Jesus, we have received this circumcision; we are not the one with the responsibility of circumcising our hearts by our works else, Grace will not be Grace. But through Christ’s Blood, we have received the circumcision of our hearts. Therefore, our old characters, manner of life, have been taking away by reason of His blood that sanctified us. Let’s see it;

‘How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?’ – Hebrews 9 vs 14 {KJV}

You took note of what you’ve just read? Observe the underlined set of words; THE BLOOD OF CHRIST and PURGE YOUR CONSCIENCE FROM DEAD WORKS. You see that? So if we will put these words together, we get; The Blood Of Christ Purge Your Conscience From Dead Works. You see?

There are many ministers, preachers who teach people to have a change of heart, but my question to these preachers is this, If man could by himself, by his own power and energy turn from the errors of his ways, could there have been any need for Christ to shed His Blood for them? You see? Just as we received Righteousness by His Grace, so we received a changed heart by that same Grace of His. We cannot by our own power change the state of our heart from darkness unto good works if His Grace is not present. – Selah

So we see that Christ by His own Blood has purged our conscience from dead works. Dead works speaks of Evil Deeds, Evil Works. So in Christ Jesus, we’ve got our conscience, our hearts totally purged from the appetite of sin and evil. All that a child of God needs to have this as his daily experience is to recognize this, to recognize this as truth and reality, and constantly see his life in this line, and his life automatically takes on this direction. That’s just it.

Now, after that God Had purged our hearts from dead works, He didn’t leave it empty, He filled it with a glorious virtue. O dear Lord. Let’s see that glorious virtue that He has filled our conscience/heart with;

‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them…’ – Hebrews 10 vs 16 {KJV}

O Hallelujah! He said in those days He will put His Laws into their hearts. Now, we are the people He was talking about, and now are those days He spoke about. Therefore, what are those Laws He is talking about? Let’s see it;

‘On these two commandments hand all the law and the prophets.’ – Matthew 22 vs 40 {KJV}

And the two commandments talked about are seen in the verse 37 and verse 39 respectively, which are;

  1. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
  2. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

You see that? So as the Lord purged our heart and conscience from all dead works, He replaced dead works with Live Love. Oooo, He said he put it in our heart, and wrote it in our minds. Meaning all our thoughts towards God and Men are love thoughts. And you know what? You can’t love God and cautiously do the things that don’t please Him, and you cannot love man and do the things that hurt him. The Bible in Romans 13 vs 10 tells us that love worketh no ill to his neighbor. You see? So our lives have become a story of love, a love story. This is indeed a story for the gods which we are. – Selah

So you see? As preachers and teachers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we ought to show men what the Lord has lavishly done, and not teaching men to become anything by works. If you want to see change in the lives of the Brethren, teaching them to turn from their evil ways will not cause their change, teaching them to develop the habit of love will not cause them to walk in love, never! You will not be doing an effective Job by so doing But showing them from the scriptures as I have just done now, that Christ has circumcised their heart, purged their hearts from dead/sinful works, showing them that Christ has changed them already is what will cause their literal change, teaching them and showing them from the scriptures that God has filled their hearts and minds with His love is what will cause them to literally walk in Love. Yes!

This is the Gospel!

God Bless You.
- Jenning U. Angel

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