A COVENANT FOR ALL PEOPLES
11 - TO BECOME PART OF GOD'S
INVISIBLE ELECT PRIESTHOOD
-YOU MUST BECOME THE CIRCUMCISION-
AND the Circumcision that God requires is that “Circumcision of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter.” Rom.2:28 and 29
aaron—For clarification and conformation, God constantly reminds us that the physical dispositions of man are of little or no consequence when we are considering just His invisible ELECT.
When considering only God's invisible dispositions:
“neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh” Rom.2:28b:
“Circumcision is nothing, and Uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.” 1Cor.7:19
aaron—Although it is a bit confusing for all of us, at the very same time God continues to openly define the only legitimate Circumcision that is required for His invisible ELECT priesthood and His Covenant of Promise:
“You were also Circumcised with a Circumcision not made with hands, in putting off the body of the flesh, in the Circumcision of Christ.” Col.2:11
“For we are the Circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” Phil.3:3, Ref. Lev.26:41, Deut.30:6, Jer.4:4, and 9:26
aaron—Question 5. What did the designation ISRAEL represent?
Answer 5. ISRAEL represented the corporate name assigned to the visible institutional peoples of God, as well as the corporate designation for the collective invisible peoples of God. Once again, the term Israel, because its complex definition includes both a visible designation and an invisible designation, is somewhat confusing to most of today's theologians. We generally have a difficult time keeping in tension the realities of these two entities, and then also discriminating between the two—between the visible and the invisible.
Question 5a. Does the term ISRAEL have any application within the New Testament Church?Answer 5a. Yes! The royal name ISRAEL for the collective invisible elect peoples /or priests of God has never and will never changed within God's reconciliation. It was ISRAEL in the Old Testament time, just as it is still ISRAEL here in this New Testament time. We must also understand that Jew and Circumcision are still the individual and collective invisible internal dispositions that are the required qualifications for this royal title ISRAEL: The invisible Israel that represents God's royal priesthood /or the hidden Israel of God. Gal.6:16 Amen.