Seer on the Watch
Circumcision of heart
Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings(Jeremiah 4:4). This was the Word of the Lord through Prophet Jeremiah to His people, and this hasn't changed today. The same the Lord is saying and commanding us to do, so that we might not be destroyed by His fury and be consumed by His fire. The cutting is always a painful process. I have witnessed the process of the circumcision of the foreskin in my family to become an accepted Moslem. And I felt so sorry for my brothers and nephews and cousins who had been in much pain and agony after the circumcision, while everybody was celebrating, especially the parents being very proud. The pain of the circumcision was very quickly forgotten by the children when they have been treated like Kings and special. When they recovered from the pain, they got a huge feast and royal, Kingly dresses on and a Zepter in their hand and alot of gifts. And during their entrance in the feasthall everybody would hail them, uplift them and put them on their shoulders, dance with them and give a lot of money and let it rain on them. This is the background and tradition of my country and the procedure of the foreskin circumcision. Well, why am I sharing this with you? Child of God if a Man can circumcise his foreskin to be accepted by the Law and Tradition of Man, what about you? What are you sacrificing or giving to your God who created you? Have you allowed him to cut off the foreskin of your heart? Have you permitted the Holy Spirit to work in you? If you don't know what I am talking about, let me make it clearer. Are you still one foot in the world and one in the church? What is your motive to go to church or being a so-called Christian? Is it the gain and seeking for blessings? Have you given your heart completely to Jesus without compromise? Have you suffered for Christ sake? What have you given up to follow Jesus? Have you picked up your cross? Have you been crucified with Christ, which means to be circumcised in your heart? Are you still in the flesh and lusting after the world system that tells you to make Mammon your God? Are you careless with the gift of life and live in your lust like there's no tomorrow? It's true, tomorrow is never promised. “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”(Matthew 26:12). Circumcision of heart or change of heart is always painful. Because that means to let go of things, people, relationships and the old Man and everything that identified your old personality. Meaning to change your attitude, your character and put on the mind of Christ. It's not an easy process and yes, it hurts. But after you have allowed the Holy Spirit to do the work in you, no matter how hard, shameful, painful it is and everybody around you is celebrating and seemingly doing great except you. I can asure you after your recovery, you will rejoice and celebrate again and you will be rewarded by our heavenly father and you will wear the royal robe and become a King or a Queen and receive the Zepter of Authority to rule and reign forever and not just for one Day. Glory to Jesus!