Qualification to Partake of Christ

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Exodus 11 and 12 today.
God told Israel who could and who could not partake of the Passover. He said, “And when a stranger dwells with you and wants to keep the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as a native of the land. For no uncircumcised person shall eat it” (Exodus 12:48). That made it clear.
Likewise, New Testament Scripture in First Corinthians 5:7 says that Christ is now our Passover. In the same way, one must be qualified to partake of Christ and it is circumcision by which a person is qualified, but it is the true circumcision that God requires. What is that circumcision? Listen to Paul, “In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith
in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead” (Corinthians 2:11, 12).
God circumcises you when you are baptized into Christ. Have you been baptized yet? You cannot partake of Christ our Passover until you do so.

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