What is the literal meaning of circumcision or what does it mean to circumcise someone?
Every male child is born with a foreskin which God says should be cut off
God gave the instruction to Abraham and passed it on to the Jews that all male children should be circumcised.
If not they will be cut off from His Covenant love, blessings, protection and provision
God nearly killed the two sons of Moses because he did not circumcise them on time
Am sure we all understand what physical circumcision means both in the BIBLE and in our world today
But then what does it mean to have our hearts circumcised?
The New Testament talks about Heart Circumcision. Romans 2:29 Col 2:11
Heart circumcision happens when Jesus enters our heart and does a spiritual transformation there by the power of the Holy Spirit
This is so that we can become one with Him and one with God
It is only the Holy Spirit that can perform this powerful cleansing operation in our hearts
This was why the Lord directed the early Disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait till the Holy Spirit clothes them with power Luke 24:49
He gave them the instruction to go out and preach the Gospel
But they were not allowed to do anything without first waiting on the Lord for cleansing and empowerment
They waited on the Lord for ten days and then what happened?
Let’s all read Acts 2:1-10
The disciples spent some time examining themselves, confessing and repenting and praying specifically for THE POWER OF GOD TO OVERSHADOW THEM
The result was the infilling with fire for cleansing, deliverance and divine empowerment
Brethren when we fast and pray we don’t take prayer for personal cleansing, deliverance and empowerment serious
We don’t seek God’s power and presence seriously
We just focus on our personal needs and of course get answers that don’t satisfy us
Or answers that Satan comes to snatch from us because we have not dealt with our hearts
Or because we have not dealt with the curses and disturbances in our blood line that we inherited from our foundations
Curses and disturbances that have troubled all our family members from generation to generation
These are covenant curses that won’t just disappear just because we gave our hearts to Jesus or simply because we can shout and pray.
We must specially take our hearts to Jesus for spiritual circumcision.
Or else the roots of iniquity from our blood line will suddenly catch up with us
Why did David a man after God’s heart, a king and a priest suddenly become an adulterer and a murderer?
Judah was his ancestor, Judah slept with his daughter-in-law who he thought was a prostitute and tried to cover it up
The same unrighteousness was in David but to greater decree
Solomon was so possessed he had 700 wives and 300 concubines
He built wicked altars for their gods.
If iniquity is not dealt with it grows from generation to generation
The hearts become more and more wicked
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Prov 4: 23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
Jesus says in Matt 12:33-37:
“Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
Jesus simply links the goodness of the fruit to the goodness of the tree
This is our family tree.
Then He speaks of GENERATION OF VIPERS
Then he says clearly that the people’s hearts are evil because their ancestors are evil,
They are evil from generation to generation
So they speak evil from their hearts and are faithless when they pray
When they pray they are full of fear, unbelief and doubts and cannot trust the Lord
Their relationship with him is full of rebellion and disobedience just the way all the people in their generation treated God
So because of all these evil backgrounds, Satan has a legal ground and right to rob people of their miracles and peace
Jesus warns in Matt 12:43-45:
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.”
Check this out everyone, here is the warning of Jesus:
The unclean spirit goes out
It looks for where to stay and finds none
It now says am going back to my former house,
It comes back, finds its former house clean but empty
Empty of prayer, faith in and commitment to Christ, no word of God, no service to Christ, just self and sin are there
It now invites seven more terrible demons and occupy the clean but empty space
This is why many go through deliverance all the time but no change in their situation
The person can even backslides seriously.
Why? an empty hypocritical heart
This was what David realized after his fall as he wrote Psalm 51
He cried to God for mercy, for forgiveness and cleansing
AND ASKED GOD TO CREATE IN HIM A CLEAN AND A NEW HEART .PSALM 51:7
Let us take other examples from the Bible, Samson was anointed and powerful
He was to deliver a backslidden people, a people from where he also came out
So his heart was full of disobedience, rebellion, pride, lust, and fornication which were gifts from Satan and from his ancestors
He fulfilled his calling in serious disgrace though heavily anointed
His heart was not circumcised, his heart was not focused on God
So was Solomon, so was David but he quickly repented and prayed
So were Ananias and Saphira,money ruled their hearts
Imagine Peter going back to fishing and taking all the other Disciples with him after all his experience with the Lord
After denying the Lord and repenting in tears
Satan took him right back to the generational trade of his for fathers after the Lord left for heaven
He went straight back to the old Peter, he went fishing and took the others with him
Thank God Jesus came back from heaven to rescue them all
The Lord asked Peter, the same question three times:
“So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.” John 21:15-19
Jesus knew Peter had a spiritual heart disease and addressed him with his original name “Simon son of Jonas,”
Remember Jesus changed his name to Peter the rock
But now his generational demons from his Father’s house were confusing him
So Jesus was asking hin will you love me with your whole heart and follow me and feed my flock
Or will you follow the trade of your fathers?
If Jesus could perfectly rescue Peter He can surely rescue you and I
Today we are going to humble ourselves like David did and pray for spiritual heart surgery
If you don’t take care of your heart you will have a spiritual heart attack
You will struggle to follow the Lord and struggle to have your prayers answered.
You will be stubborn and always resist the Holy Ghost.
The bottom line is this God is after our hearts and so is Satan
Satan has shut wicked arrows of bitterness and generational curses into the hearts of men
He has cursed the blood line of mankind with sin and iniquity
Because the heart regulates your blood flow, your heart must be freed and cleansed if you must be truly delivered
We can cry be loosed, be free, come out etc,if your heart is uncircumcised nothing will really happen
You must have the same Pentecostal experience of the disciples of Christ
The fire of the Holy Ghost must rest on your head and enter your heart to purify your blood even for your healing you need the cleansing fire Matt 3;11
This fire will consume all inherited iniquity, sins, sicknesess,curses and diseases
All the disciples that experienced Pentecost were victorious and great men of God
They successfully served the Lord to the end.
Without heart circumcision there can be no deliverance
Without true repentance there can be no true heart circumcision
Many pastors bishops, elders evangelists and prophets have not ever really repented talk less of heart circumcision
THIS is why we see all kinds of wrong doing in the church today
Nobody can succeed in Ministry without heart circumcision
Anyone that experiences heart circumcision will hate the world, hate iniquity and be a brand new person
This secret is for those who have ears to hear in the spirit HEART CIRCUMCISION IS THE TARGET OF SATAN.HE HAS REPLACED IT WITH WORLDLY GLORY AND HYPOCRISY
He knew that heart circumcision was the secret of the power of the early church. Psalm15
The church had one faith, one spirit, one fire baptism and on God and Father of all
Satan has fired the arrow of the present world into the church 2 tim 4:10
Ananias and Saphira died when Satan first attacked the early church with hypocrisy and the love of the world
But Demas left Paul and followed the world and started a worldly ministry that is still spreading till today
HOW CAN I BE CIRCUMCISED IN MY HEART?
1. YOU MUST FIRST HEAR THE PREACHING OF THE SOUND GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.THE MESSAGE WILL EMPHASIZE HEAVEN ROM10:14
2. THEN YOU WILL COME TO REPENTANCE
3. THEN YOU WILL EXPERIENCE TRUE SALVATION
4. THEN YOU WILL EXPERIENCE DELIVERANCE AND HEART CIRCUMCISION
5. THEN YOU CAN TRUST THE TONGUES YOU SPEAK AND EXPERIENCE DIVINE CALLING AND BLESSINGS
This was the experience of the apostles on the day of Pentecost
This was why they could no longer sin. This was the secret behind their power and success
This was what happened to peter this was, why their prayer meetings were meaningful and prayers were answered
They would speak in tongues and the building would shake
LET US PRAY: ACTS 7:51-60 THESE VERSES SHOW US THE CONTRAST BETWEEN CIRCUMCISED AND UNCIRCUMCISED HEARTS
WE MUST REPENT AS WE READ PSALM 51 AND CALL ON HE NAME OF THE LORD FOR A BRAND NEW HEART
WE MUST PRAY FOR THE APOSTOLIC FIRE OF THE DAY OF PENTECOST
WE MUST ASK FOR THE COALS OF FIRE THAT CLEANSED ISAIAH TO CLEANSE US FULLY
PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS ON YOUR HEARTS,ASK THE LORD FOR YOUR BLOODLINE DELIVERANCE BY FIRE
GO AFTER YOUR FOUNDATION WITH FIRE, .DEAL WITH ALL FOUNDATIONAL CURSESJOEL 22:21-30 ASK GOD TO FULFILL HIS PROMISE IN EZEKIEL 36:24EZEKIEL 36:22-38 PRAY IT VERSE BY VERSE