But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. Rom. 2:29

There are far too many white-washed sepulchers in the church. The outside is all pretty and presentable but inside death. Here Paul is talking about the Jew who is by faith not by practice. To be a chosen one, is to undergo heart surgery. You must have a new heart. Don’t ask me how that happens, it is the mystery of the work and the ministry of the Spirit. But I can tell you this, slapping on a coat of paint doesn’t cut it. The inside of the cup is still filthy. Circumcision is that of the heart.

It is not so difficult to notice those who are circumcised outwardly only. They display their righteousness for all to see and admire. These are the frenetic religious, always busy for attention, always painting the outside.

I saw something scary recently. A man who has been in ministry for his whole life was busy frantically painting. So concerned was he about the outside that you could not see the Spirit in him. I am certain He was there but he was under so much paint none could tell or know it.

Stop, stop, Stop!, STOP!!!! I don’t know how else to say it. Put down the paintbrush! Stop the dancing! Yes you were designed to dance but not to the tune of this world, but for the audience of One. The dance you were designed for is the dance of the heart. Does your heart hear the music of the Love song of God? If it does not, it’s probably because you are too busy dancing for the world. Sit down, rest, listen. I challenge you to stop counterfeiting the Life of Christ and wait till you hear the music in your heart. The dance of Life starts in the heart, not in the flesh. Now if and when you hear Him your heart will dance. And if you want to dance for everybody else, go ahead, let ‘er rip. They won’t understand it because they are listening to a different drummer.

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 2 Cor. 4:10
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