And Yahweh your Elohim will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. Deut. 30: 6.
The Torah requires circumcision of the flesh (Gen 17:8-10). It also requires circumcision of the heart (Deut 10:12). Yeshua explains to us in Matthew 23:23, that not all Torah commands have equal weight. Of circumcision of the flesh, a Torah command, and circumcision of the heart, which has greater weight? That’s the debate of Acts 15. When the children of Israel were in the wilderness for 40 years, this was a prophetic shadow of being in exile. While they were in the wilderness, they were uncircumcised. Similarly, the Northern kingdom people of God are in exile today. Yahweh will take us through a process of “circumcision of the heart” before we are allowed to return to the land of Israel.