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What is circumcision of the heart?

What is circumcision of the heart?

In part eight of this series, Tim Roots walks us through Genesis 17 and the importance of circumcision, not just of the body but also of the heart, in relation to God’s covenant with Abraham.


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The Power Of God’s Covenant 

Jaedon shares a devotional before our Appeal to Heaven Conference. What is the power of God’s covenant with Israel?

Genesis 17:7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

I will confirm my covenant that is between me and you and your future offspring throughout their generations. It is a permanent covenant to be your God and the God of your offspring after you.

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Let’s dig deeper

God is loyal. God is faithful. That is just who God is. It is His very nature. When God says something, I can count on it. Jesus is The Truth.

God has an agreement with me. God is good for His word. This agreement is sealed with the blood of my Master Jesus. It doesn’t get any better than that.

My lovingkindness I will keep for him [Jesus] forever, and My covenant shall be confirmed to him. | Psalm 89:28

A covenant is an agreement between two parties. In the scriptures, it is between God and His people or certain specific individuals. The fulfilment of God’s purposes of salvation expressed in the covenants of the scriptures, mediated by Jesus the Messiah and sealed in his blood. It is a covenant of grace, the benefits of which include forgiveness, a renewed relationship with God and, through the Holy Spirit, an inward transformation that enables obedience to its demands and so ensures that it will not again be broken.

The New Covenant (or New Testament) is the promise that God makes with humanity that He will forgive sin and restore fellowship with those whose hearts are turned toward Him. Jesus the Messiah is the mediator of the New Covenant, and His death on the cross is the basis of the promise. The New Covenant was predicted while the Old Covenant was still in effect — the prophets Moses, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel all allude to the New Covenant.

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