Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The beginning of the most successful and powerful operation in time.
Tuesday, May 7, 2002
Circumcision is a sign, a token, a training aid, of all that is related to the ultra-supergrace prosperity of Abraham and the Jews.
Circumcision = recognition of the beginning of a new birth, and that God not only provides salvation in time, but with salvation He will provide many other things that follow.
ROM 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
“God said further to Abraham” - Qal imperfect - amar = there must be further teaching after the reconfirmation of the Abrahamic covenant.
Momentous occasions are accompanied by permanent training aids.
In the founding of the new race, the Jew, a permanent training aid was set up - the ritual for circumcision.
In the founding of the new nation, Israel, permanent training aids were set up - the Levitical offerings, the tabernacle and the holy days.
In the bringing forth of the new spiritual species, the Church, the Lords supper was instituted as a training aid and as a momentous occasion to commemorate the doctrinal principle of the Lords supper.
Justification, propitiation, expiation, reconciliation, redemption, etc.
JOH 13:35 “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Momentous occasions are accompanied by permanent training aids to commemorate the doctrinal principle for Abraham and all generations of the new race called Jews.
“Shall keep” Qal imperfect shamar to guard something of infinite value, appreciating it to the utmost; it stands as number one in your scale of values.
It was still the order of God just to Abraham and the Jews.
All ritual demands that you have the doctrinal counterpart in your soul.
The male phallus on Abraham was dead, it was impotent, it was useless in the function of sex, so the very place of the ritual becomes very significant - the cutting off of the flesh.
He knows that if God gives a promise, God keeps His promise, and God has the ability to overcome any handicap related to that promise.
Once you understand the entire essence of God, you never limit God at any stage of your spiritual life.
Circumcision, the removal of useless skin from the foreskin of the phallus, commemorates the grace of God and the principle of justice plus omnipotence.
At the age of 100, Abraham could not provide the necessary 23 genes for the starting of the new race.
Sarah could not provide the other 23 genes from her fallopian tubes.
The son by Hagar, Ishmael, was the product of a non-circumcised person.
Satans greatest attack to bring him into the Abrahamic covenant was the rise of Mohammed and the Muslim religion, Islam.
Ishmael is a combination of two races, from his fathers side, Abraham, who contributed 23 genes from the Semitic race, from his mothers side, Hagar, who contributed 23 Hamatic genes.
God must keep His word, and Abraham has learned that God always honors His word, no matter how hopeless a situation.
There was no possibility of perpetuation of the new race, the Jew, totally apart from grace.
One of the greatest manifestations of the grace of God throughout all of human history is the hopeless situation.
Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002