Circumcision is the sign of being in covenant with God. It is not speaking of a natural circumcision of the flesh but a circumcision in the Spirit. This circumcision in the Spirit allows us to receive the divine Word from the Lord and to enter into a divine transformation of the heart. Ray McDowell releases a powerful teaching on the ways in which we can make our election in Christ sure and die to the carnal nature of man. A slave can not have an inheritance. The inheritance of the Lord belongs to His sons. This means that the Lord requires maturity from His people. Once the Holy Spirit, which is the teacher and the counselor, reveals the hidden nature of Christ in His Word we must nurture that revelation so that it becomes a manifestation in our lives.