Circumcision – to cut around. a circular cutting. The cutting off of the foreskin.
A Commandment instituted by the Most High as a sign of the covenant between him and Abraham and his descendants, that every male child eight days old shall be circumcised. That the Most High would be the power of Israel, and they would belong to him forever.
“This is my covenant which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; ever man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.” (Gen. 17:10-11)
Circumcision in today’s society has become a choice whether to do it or not. With the Most High it’s a commandment, not a choice. People in today’s society do not respect the Law of circumcision, because they do not have faith in keeping the Laws of the Most High.
“But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only deceiving your own selves.” (Jam. 1:22)
There are two types of Circumcision. One that is by the letter of the Law, which is the actual cutting of the flesh. This is the covenant the Lord made with Abraham. Second, is the spiritual, which is by the righteousness of faith in the Law. Both must be kept out of faith. The covenant of Circumcision by the letter of the Law was given to Abraham and his chosen seed, which is the nation of Israel. This covenant would bind Israel to the Most High as his chosen people for ever. This particular Circumcision is of the letter of the Law and must be fulfilled by commandment.
“And he gave him the covenant of Circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and Circumcised him the eighth day, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat the Twelve Patriarchs.” (Acts 7:8)
“What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of Circumcision? Much every way, chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of the Most High.” (Rom. 3:1-2)
The Circumcision by the spirit is one that is inwardly of the heart and stems from righteousness of faith in the Law. The uncircumcised by nature if he keeps the righteousness of the Law though he’s not Circumcised is justified by faith; because he is Circumcised in the heart. But if a man breaks the Law who is Circumcised, his Circumcision becomes uncircumcision, and he is made unclean in spirit.
“For Circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the Law, but if thou be a breaker of the Law, thy Circumcision is made uncircumcision. Therefore, if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the Law shall not his uncircumcision be counted for Circumcision and shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the Law, judge thee, who by the letter and Circumcision dost transgress the Law. For he is not a Jew, which is one outward in the flesh: 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 men but of the Most High." (Rom. 2:25-29)
The Lord knowing that in order for Israel to be propelled to the next level of righteousness they would have to be taught the spirit of faith, rather than just the Law of the letter. “For the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.” (2 Cor. 3:6)
This is not to say that you don’t have to keep the commandment of Circumcision, but he that is faithful and spiritual will keep the commandment. When the nation of Israel went down into captivity amongst all nations (Lk. 21:24), the Lord knowing they would not necessarily be in a position to get Circumcised, even in today’s society if you don’t have health insurance you will not be able to pay the medical cost to have it done. That’s if it’s not done at birth. Therefore, if a man can not get Circumcised for certain reasons, and still keeps the righteousness of the Law through faith, he is still accepted in Christ through grace by the forgiveness of sins.
“But the scripture hath concluded all are under sin, that the promise of faith of Christ Yahawashi might be given to them that believe.” (Gal. 3:22)
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for us. . .” (Gal. 3:13)
This does not mean that if a man has the ability to get Circumcised that he should overlook it and not do it. Remember the grace that is given us by the Most High is only for a certain measure of time. Sin is still sin.
“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ Yahawashi.” (Eph. 4:7)
The Most High also wanted Israel to be Circumcised in the heart (mind), to cut the foreskin of your mind and cleans yourself spiritually from sin.
“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.” (Jer. 4:4)
“Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.” (Deut. 10:16)