Circumcision and the Abrahamic Covenant!
This leap of faith by several men of various ages in the past months has pleased ABBA YAHUVEH GOD. This is the prophecy showing also how pleased HE is with Beloved Prophet Ezra for leading and teaching the men about circumcision.
This rite, practiced before, as some think, by divers races, was appointed by YAHUVEH God to be the special badge of his chosen people, an abiding sign of their consecration to him. It was established as a national ordinance (Genesis 17:10-11).
In compliance with the divine command, Abraham, was ninety-nine years of age. Servants were circumcised (17:12-13); and all foreigners must have their males circumcised before they could enjoy the privileges of Jewish citizenship (Exodus 12:48).
During the journey through the wilderness, the practice of circumcision fell into disuse, but was resumed by the command of Joshua before they entered the Promised Land (Joshua 5:2-9). It was observed always afterwards among the tribes of Israel, although it is not expressly mentioned from the time of the settlement in Canaan till the time of the MESSIAH, about 1,450 years.
The Jews prided themselves in the possession of this covenant distinction (Judges 14:3; 15:18; 1 Samuel 14:6; 17:26; 2 Samuel 1:20; Ezek. 31:18).
In the Old Testament, a spiritual idea is attached to circumcision. It was the symbol of purity (Isaiah 52:1). We read of uncircumcised lips (Exodus 6:12, 30), ears (Jeremiah 6:10), hearts (Leviticus 26:41). The fruit of a tree that is unclean is spoken of as uncircumcised (Leviticus 19:23).
It was a sign and seal of the covenant of grace, as well as of the national covenant between YAHUVEH God and the Hebrews. It sealed the promises made to Abraham, which related to the commonwealth of Israel, national promises. But the promises made to Abraham included the promise of redemption (Galatians 3:14), a promise which has come upon us. The covenant with Abraham was a dispensation or a specific form of the covenant of grace, and circumcision was a sign and seal of that covenant. It had a spiritual meaning. It signified purification of the heart, inward circumcision effected by the Spirit (Deuteronomy 10:16; 30:6; Ezek. 44:7; Acts 7:51; Romans 2:28; Col. 2:11).
Corinthians 7:17-20 Sha’ul states that a Jewish man who comes to know YAHUSHUA as his Messiah is not to try to remove the marks of circumcision, because being circumcised or uncircumcised means nothing in the one new man. Instead
each person is to remain in the condition he was in when called by YAHUVEH. However, Sha’ul does say in verse 19b - “what does matter is the keeping God’s mitzvot.”
Circumcision doesn't save anyone only under the NAME and Blood of YAHUSHUA our MESSIAH at Calvary is there remission and forgiveness of sin.