The b’rit-milah is as important in the walk of a gentile follower of Yeshua as it is for every Jewish family. After all, the son of Adonai had a bris at eight days and was given the name Yeshua, the name appointed for the unique son of Adonai. The bris is as powerful and significant for followers of Yeshua just as being immersed in water to show forth a committed walk, honoring the Biblical Sabbath created by Adonai, entering into the covenant of marriage where two become one flesh, living out Torah as Yeshua taught his disciples, and even not eating ‘unclean’ foods as outlined in Leviticus chapter 11 and explained by Peter in Acts chapter 10.
The ‘realm of choice’ is different from the ‘realm of no choice.’ In the heavenly realm, angels are not given the choice to obey Adonai or not. They were created to be obedient servants of El Elyon –– the Most High God. However, when they entered the ‘realm of choice,’ they made choices. One group of angels left their ‘realm’ and made the choice to procreate with human women (Genesis 6:1-2). Their choice caused some angels to be bound in chains forever; the half-breeds had to be destroyed by the Hand of Elohim’s armies (Jude 6). The guardian cherub of Gan Eden entered the ‘realm of choice,’ took the form of a serpent. He chose to ‘fall’ from the heavenly realm, sin, and lose his guardian position. He deceived Chavah and she made a choice between life and death.
I have a vision of this Tree as having one large split trunk called Knowledge. The part of the trunk splitting to the right is ‘Good’ and the other is ‘Evil.’ From each trunk smaller branches reach out with numerous leaves hanging from the branches. Each leaf defines what is ‘good’ and what is ‘evil.’ Whether a leaf produces ‘good’ or ‘evil’ fruit, it is still the fruit of the same tree, a tree that brings death.
“Adonai will strike all the peoples who made war against Yerushalayim with a plague in which their flesh rots away while they are standing on their feet, their eyes rot away in their sockets, and their tongues rot away in their mouths.”