What is Spiritual Circumcision?

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Hi G____,

What Jeremiah is talking about here is being circumcised in heart, and realizing that we have nothing to do with our our own spiritual state, be it good or bad. Look at the next couple of verses:

Jer 9:25 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;
Jer 9:26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.

There it is in the Old Testament. That is Jeremiah, not Paul. Yet Paul tells us he received his gospel “by revelation”. And that is how revelation comes. It is new to us, yet it has been right there before our eyes for thousands of years.

Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Rom 2:29 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.

No circumcised heart will glory in anything of “his” because any circumcised heart knows that ‘he’ has nothing of himself.

Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Our day today is and will be “worked after the counsel of His own will” and in accord with what He has already written in His book. In that I, and I hope and pray you, will take great comfort. Thank you for sharing what you have come to understand with me.


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