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Emanna for 10/05/2019

The Spiritual Meaning of Circumcision (2)

Bible Verses

Gen 17:11 And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be a sign of a covenant between Me and you. Col 2:11 In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, in the putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of Christ. Phil 3:3 For we are the circumcision, the ones who serve by the Spirit of God and boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh.

Words of Ministry


[Part 2 of 2]
Circumcision is the mark of God's people. God's people have a characteristic, a mark, which is the denial of the flesh, the rejection of confidence in the flesh. God's people are those whose confidence in the flesh has been cut off. They are the ones who have lost confidence in the flesh. It is a pity that so many Christians are so confident about themselves. They know how to believe in the Lord Jesus, and they know how to be filled with the Holy Spirit. They know how to overcome, and they know how to live the Christian life. It seems that there is nothing that they do not know! They may talk about how they fellowship with God and how they communicate with Him. They think that they know what God is saying concerning certain matters. They think that they know God's will concerning many things. They can talk about what God has told them to speak or pray at such and such a place and at such and such a time. To them, it seems as if knowing God's will is the easiest thing on earth! Yet they lack the mark of having “no confidence in the flesh.” Such Christians are indeed in need of God's mercy!

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry Watchman Nee, The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 1993, pp. 67-68. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 7/28/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.