WHAT DOES SPIRITUAL CIRCUMCISION MEAN?
Christians have been spiritually circumcised through faith in the Gospel of Christ [Colossians 2:11-12, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4].
These are direct consequences of spiritual circumcision:
- Your righteousness is sealed.
- Holiness is to trust God for your righteousness instead of trying to establish your own righteousness.
- You submit to God.
 Your Righteousness is Sealed
When you believed the Gospel of Christ, you received the gift of righteousness [Romans 5:17]. Consequently, you have the righteousness of God [Romans 3:21-22] and are righteous before God [Romans 3:28, 5:1].
When you believed the Gospel of Christ, your spirit was also baptised into Christ by the Holy Spirit [Galatians 3:25-27, 1 Corinthians 12:13].
A spiritual union was made between your spirit and Christ [1 Corinthians 6:17].
Therefore, your spirit died with Christ and was raised with Christ [Colossians 2:11-12]. The result was that your spirit was born again of God.
Since your spirit died with Christ, your spirit died to your sinful flesh [Romans 6:2-3], and you have effectively put off your sinful flesh. This is spiritual circumcision [Colossians 2:11, Philippians 3:3].
Therefore, any sinful acts done in the flesh, are not accredited to your account by God, because your flesh is not you anymore [Romans 6:6, 7:17, 7:20].
Consequently, your righteousness is sealed [Romans 4:11, 5:1].
 Holiness is to Trust God for Your Righteousness Instead of Trying to Establish Your Own Righteousness
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.Romans 6:19
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:Romans 5:1-2
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Since, your righteousness is sealed and therefore permanent, you always have it irrespective of what you do [Romans 5:1, 8:38-39]. Therefore you can rest in the gift of righteousness [Ephesians 6:14].
When you yield yourselves to the gift of righteousness, that is your fruit unto holiness [Romans 6:19].
What this means is that when you rest in the gift of righteousness for your righteousness, instead of trying to establish your own righteousness [Romans 5:2, Philippians 3:9], this act is a fruit of holiness which glorifies God.
Therefore, for a Christian, holiness is to trust God for your righteousness instead of trying to establish your own righteousness [Romans 6:19].
 You Submit to God
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers.Romans 1:9
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.Ephesians 5:22-24
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
When God baptised you into Christ, a spiritual union was set up between your spirit and Christ [Galatians 3:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:17].
You died with Christ and were raised with Christ, and so you were born again in Christ. You are a new creation in Christ [Colossians 2:12, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Colossians 3:3]
The spiritual union created between your spirit and Christ is a marriage union, in which Christ is the Head [Ephesians 5:23].
Therefore, your spirit was made to be in subjection to Christ [Ephesians 5:24].
Consequently, your spirit submits to God. That is why Paul serves God with his spirit, because his spirit submits to God [Romans 1:9].
When your spirit died with Christ through baptism into Christ, your spirit died to your sinful flesh [Romans 6:2-3]. Effectively, you put off your sinful flesh [Colossians 2:11].
Since your spirit submits to God and you have put off your sinful flesh, you actually submit to God.