|Colossians 2:10-11 |
10 And you are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power;
11 In whom you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision performed by Christ.2 [Christ is the anointing, which teaches you all things and which circumcises your heart, cutting off the foreskin of sin and selfishness to become an inward Jew, inwardly circumcised.]
2 In whom you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision performed by Christ. This is the spiritual circumcision of the heart: he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit. This is the cutting out of the things in your heart that defile a man: For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man. Mark 7:21-23. The circumcision of the heart is to be freed from sin. The anointing of God circumcises a man's heart. The anointing (Christ) within you teaches you all things with grace, which both charges and removes sin, redeeming you from all iniquity (sin) and purifying for himself a peculiar people zealous for good works as directed and energized by him.