How much work did you do to become a new creation? None. You just heard the word of God, believed it, and you were instantly made a new creation inside. Why should change on the outside be any harder? It’s not. It’s just as easy!
Nothing Of You Is Needed
Your talents, abilities, and efforts are not needed in the kingdom of God. Actually they are a detriment to you if you trust in them (Php. 3:8). In the New Covenant, God works through you, so nothing of you is needed.
Rest From Our Works
We believe that good deeds are a necessary part of a believer’s life. We just believe that in the New Covenant, we aren’t the ones that do the good deeds — the Holy Spirit does them through us, as we renew our minds. This gives us rest!
Did you know that the Sabbath is not a day of the week? Resting on a Saturday or Sunday is not the Sabbath. The Bible says that the true Sabbath is observed everyday because Jesus finished the work!
Circumcision is the biblical symbol for the day your flesh was given complete rest from it’s work!
Is fasting a way to bring your flesh into submission and focus solely on God? There aren’t actually any verses that say that. Fasting has a deeper, more Christ-centered meaning.