The Circumcision of the heart
Until one has had his or her heart circumcised it is impossible to enter into the New Covenant. So how does one go about getting his heart circumcised? Again there is only one way, because YHVH Himself does the circumcising. The one thing that most avoid like the plague is this ‘The Fear of YHVH.’
When we enter into this, it’s all or nothing. No half hearted measures, it’s not a little here a little there. Again, it is All or nothing.
The Fear of YHVH is the beginning of wisdom, and the Torah/Law is the Wisdom of YHVH. So we can’t even begin this Covenant until we have had a healthy Fear of YHVH encounter. The uncircumcised heart is ‘Unclean’ and it is the Fear of YHVH that cleanses the heart. Psa 19:9 YHVH will not abide in a defiled temple and He will not abide in an unclean, uncircumcised heart.
The whole of the Book of Proverbs is about those who have the Fear of YHVH and the fools that don’t. Because unless we have that then we simply will not take YHVH at His word, . He is looking for those that tremble at His Word and HE will have regard for them. Isa 66:5
When John the Baptist said of Yahshua that he has laid the ax to the root of the tree, he was referring to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And when the Fear of YHVH comes, it severs the root of evil, there is no other way. Quite frankly folks, the Fear of YHVH is the deliverance from sin. This is the new heart that is prepared for the imbedding or the writing of the Torah upon it.
The difference between Moses and Israel was that when the Fear of YHVH came, Moses entered in, and Israel fled. Moses understood the circumcision of the heart, and the generation of Israel that perished in the wilderness did not. It’s the same today as it was back then. Few are willing to be shaken to the very core of their being, indeed most flee from the very thought of it. Which is what Yahshua was saying when He iterated the difference between ‘Broadway’ and the ‘Narrow Way.’ Speaking of the Narrow Way, He said ‘…few there be that find it.’ So it is necessary to seek for this or you won’t find it. It does not come through osmosis. On a very personal level this must be sought for. Remember James ‘The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous avails much.’
This is how we are given ears to hear and eyes to see and a heart that understands and is converted. This is the entry to the New Covenant. This is also why so many have never been able to see within the paradigms of Christianity anything remotely resembling the New Covenant.
If you desire to have the Feasts personally fulfilled within you then with all the heart seek for the Fear of YHVH and seek fervently.
When this happens, it is like the light of a thousand suns enters the heart and totally lightens your darkness. Indeed YHVH said ‘Let there be Light and Light is.’ This is the beginning of true Life. This is what Isaiah experienced when he said ‘woe is me, for I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips among a people of unclean lips. For my eyes have seen the King, YHVH of Hosts.’ Yahshua said to His disciples ‘The world will see me no more, but you will see me.’ Why? Because these apostles were given a very healthy experience in the Fear of YHVH.
There are many passages concerning the fear of YHVH and they are not hard to find, but usually avoided.
I have heard many Christians say ‘I have no need to fear Him, I love him, so why should I fear. Plain simple fact of the matter is, no they don’t love Him, they don’t even know Him. Because the Fear of YHVH is also the beginning of Knowledge (Pro 1:7) and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Pro 9:10.
What is said so plainly throughout all the Bible is that until we have the Fear of YHVH that we do not know HIM.
So in Jer 31:34 in reference to the New Covenant;
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the YHVH: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the YHVH: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
So herein lies the crux of the matter, herein lies the reason why so few have ever entered into the New Covenant, because it begins with the Fear of YHVH and it is the Fear of YHVH that circumcises the heart.