Daily Devotional – Circumcision of the Heart

By on January 29, 2020
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from 2 Corinthians 1: 21-22. As a New Covenant believer, you now have a promised seat with Jesus in heavenly places. You have been circumcised by putting off the body of flesh and raised with Him through faith in the power of God.

“But it is God who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us, by putting his seal on us and giving us his Spirit in our hearts as a first installment  “

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What does this New Covenant seal of the Holy Spirit promise you? 

You were buried with Him in baptism, filled with the Spirit of God, seated with Him in heavenly places, and marked with His Spirit as a deposit of the heavenly good that is available for all who believe. You have been given authority to act as His ambassador and representative. It is only through the sovereign power of God that man can share in the benefits of the Kingdom. It is through His Spirit that man is empowered to act on behalf of the Kingdom. It is through the Blood of His Son that we have the authority to perform deeds of the Kingdom. Believers have been delegated and employed for the expansion of the Kingdom. How awesome is His plan!

 

     In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead  (Col 2:11-12).

The seal promises you the pledge or down payment on your inheritance.

It is a mark of authority, which must not be overlooked. The seal is more than an indicator of those who are marked and destined for Heaven. It is an official emblem providing those who wear it with equal power to operate as the one who first designated the seal. It is a statement in the heavenly realm and all powers and principalities must acknowledge.

It is also a qualifying emblem of possession.

Therefore, the seal of the Holy Spirit is a mark signifying that, as a believer, you are indeed possessed of God, owned by Him, and operate under His power and authority. It is a decree that proclaims you have been saved, redeemed, and reconciled, thus are bound for eternal glory.

In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory (Eph 1:13-14).

Are you sealed? Do you have the third person of the God-head living inside of you?

If you are saved, then you do. If you are not born again, then you do not.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the seal of the Holy Spirit. Thank you that you have given me a pledge of my inheritance. Thank you that I am yours. Help me to understand the fullness of these promises. I am your child and I want to understand this and walk in it. Please help me to live out all the blessings and all the promises that I have been given.

In Jesus name
Amen

EncouragementRobin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

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Daily Devotional – Circumcision of the Heart