1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
There are two sides to walking in the blessing of God: God’s part and man’s part. Our opening Scripture shows God’s part clearly, it says “I will make my covenant between me and thee and will multiply thee exceedingly.” This is God’s part of the Abrahamic covenant, that is multiplication, influence, increase, fruitfulness. God is responsible to make this happen every time you step into the consciousness of that covenant as a child of God. Now, what’s your part? In Genesis 17:9-10 “And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.” For Abraham, his part in walking in the blessing was circumcision. However, in the New Testament, Scripture describes us as the circumcision. Philippians 3:3 says, “For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” So, the token of physical circumcision to Abraham is now a life of trust in the Lord, a life of no confidence in the flesh to the new creation man in Christ, for we are the circumcision that worship God in the Spirit, we rejoice in Christ Jesus, and we have no confidence in the flesh.
Having been born again and having a heart that is circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, you’re born anew unto God (Colossians 2:11-14). You are now meant to live a life of faith and absolute trust in God, void of any confidence in the flesh, like Abraham trusted God every step of the way, from the beginning when God called him out of his country, his people, to a place that He (the Lord) will show him. He didn’t know where God was taking him to, yet he trusted in the Lord and followed Him faithfully. Abraham trusted God every step of the way and followed God through and through to the place that He had prepared for him. The life of the blessing is that of absolute faith in God, therefore as believers, we must live our lives according to the dictates of the Word of God. The Word says, “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him” (Hebrews 10:38). The child of God who is the seed of Abraham must live a life of faith, by the Word of God. God’s part is to multiply us, to increase us, while our part is to live by faith. This is the life of the circumcised in Christ Jesus, which is a life of absolute trust in God. Go ahead and live by faith and let your life be all about the Word of God and you will see the blessing of Abraham materialize in your life in Jesus Name. You are blessed to go forward, make progress, fulfil your God-given destiny in Jesus Name. Amen.
My Solid Front (Confession):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I live by faith and not by sight! My life is a token of the circumcision that I already am, a life of absolute faith in God and in His Word, for the just shall live by faith!
Colossians 2:11; Romans 1:16-17.