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Every time I hear the word circumcise it kinda makes me shudder.  Circumcise means to cut off the foreskin.  In the old testament circumcision was part of the covenant.  To set His people apart from others.

We are all born with a flesh heart.  We are all born with a desire to fulfill the lusts of the flesh.  When you come to God there is a cutting away of the flesh (circumcision) of the heart.

Philippians 3:3  For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.

Put no confidence in the flesh.  It is through God and God alone that we should put our confidence in.

Deuteronomy 30:6  And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.

Romans 2:28  For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical.  29.But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.

Deuteronomy 10:16   Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.  17.  For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.

We are no longer under the old covenant but of the new.  The old covenant required daily sacrifices of  animals.  The new covenant also requires a daily sacrifice but not of animals.  The sacrifice is your flesh.  The flesh and the spirit will never get along.  They are like siblings that HATE each other and can never live in the same house.  The flesh must die and the spirit must reign in the home.  It isn’t about what you want.  It is about what God wants and what will bring Him glory.

1 Corinthians 10:31  So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

God will never ask more from you than you can bear.  If it feels like more than you can bare He will help you carry it.  He is not a harsh task master.  His yoke is easy and His burden is light.  Circumcision of the heart sounds painful, and in a way it is.  Jesus went through so much more pain and suffering than we will probably ever know in our life time.  Are you too good or too valuable to suffering for the sake of your King?  Take up your cross and follow Him today.

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Stumbling

Jude 1: 24

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy,

God has the power to keep from stumbling those who have put their faith in Him.  Let’s look at the phrase “from stumbling” or in the King James Version it says “from falling”.  The greek word there is aptaistos.  Which means  not stumbling, standing firm, exempt from falling.  By falling or stumbling it means into sin or error.  If your sin or error continues it will lead to a falling away from God.  This is known as a sinner.  Someone who lives in sin, continues to do the same thing that does not in anyway bring glory to God.  God will present the Christian blameless (without sin or stain).  If you are a professing Christian (someone who claims Christ lives in them), then you must not continue in your sin.  It will eventually lead to you falling away.  Confess to God that stumbling block in your life and He will take it from you.  There is no need for it to continuously cause you to stumble.  He is able to keep you from stumbling.

People today look on the outward appearance.  Are you clothes stained or wrinkled?  Did you apply your make-up just right?  Now granted, no one wants to leave their home in ratty old clothes but are you dressed for God when you go out?  God looks at your heart.  Is your heart wearing a sin stained garment?  Check your heart today.

Old song:

Search me O God, and know my heart today.

Cleanse me from every sin and set me free.

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Messiah is the transliteration of a Hebrew word meaning “anointed one”.  Meditation is the contemplation on something, such as the attributes of God, with focused attention.

With that being said, this Blog is wholly dedicated to God and God alone.  His blessings on my life and the lives of the people I love. Not to mention scripture and Doxology or expression of praise to God.  Some views expressed in this blog may offend some, but to the dark world of unbelievers, Christ is offensive.  As each post is being written I am praying for each reader of this blog.  That if they do not know the Mighty King of Kings and Lord of Lords, He would reveal Himself to them in a spectacular and mighty way.  He would capture their hearts and set a fire in their bones that wants only to please Him and bring Him glory.  If you do profess Christ as your Lord and Savior that you would also come to know Him as your friend and Abba Father.  Knowing that the Sovereign Lord will have compassion on whom He will have compassion and mercy on whomever He wills and harden whomever  He wills.  You can find that in Romans 9:15 & 18.

May the LORD bless you and keep you;

May the LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

My the LORD lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

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