Hello friends, here are some things I want you to know from the book of Galatian.
Paul is not an apostle through man, but of God Galatians 1:1. Christ Jesus gave himself up for our sins so that he might deliver us from this present evil age- vs 4. If you live to please men, you cannot be a bondservant, a follower of Christ Jesus – vs 10. That means you cannot serve or follow anyone outside of Christ Jesus.
When Paul received the gospel by revelation through Jesus Christ, he did not confer with any man – vs 12. Instead- vs 16, Paul immediately went on evangelizing just like the Samaritan woman in John 4: 5-30 at the well with Jesus. After the encounter with Jesus, she went into the city inviting the whole city to come and meet with Jesus Christ.
What have you been doing since your encounter with the Lord Jesus? How many people, city have you invited to meet with Jesus Christ? We often wait for validation, ordination, and all the protocol and traditions of men endlessly. In the scriptures, every encounter with Christ Jesus broke protocols. It made a bold evangelist out of the most unlikely individuals – John 4, In Mark 5:19 Christ himself said, in response to the madman of Gadara, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.
Therefore, make sure to be led by revelation, by the Holy Spirit – Galatians 2:2. And be cautious of false brethren, fake Christians who act as a spy: looking for information to blackmail you, to bring you into bondage. Your freedom in Christ Jesus is of concern to them. They will rather prefer you in bondage for their own selfish gain- vs 4.
Do not yield to their distractions, but continue with your work – vs 5. Those puffed up due to their position or whatever need not intimidate you. Stand your ground and you will see that they will come to accept the grace of God upon your life. ” The Lord shows no favouritism to no man”. His grace is available to all – Galatians 6:6
Anyone concerned about the Kingdom of God perceiving the grace of God upon your life should extend to you a hand of fellowship. If they do not, you should know then, that they are definitely not building the Kingdom of God, but their own personal Kingdom –Galatians 2:9
You are not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. Believing in Christ Jesus justify you! No flesh shall be justified by the works of the law – Galatians 2:16
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!
Live then as unto Christ Jesus!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
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Your words speak deeply. I took notes off your last post. “in Christ” is an interesting phrase. It is not a pointer like from me to Him, but a position of abiding in His Spirit. Faith in Christ is simply “His actual faith” placed within me and not my own in any outside entity. Once I realized this everything changed. The works of Christ became open to me.