Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.


Dad-WP-Pic

Here in Galatians chapter 5, Paul will turn His focus to the Gentile believers, who are being assaulted by the Jewish trouble makers. Who are telling the gentiles not to listen to Paul. They claim to have the heritage and the special favor of God for centuries, “and now you what to follow Paul who just came on the scene”. He promises freedom, but you cannot have freedom unless you are circumcised, and observe the laws. They the gentiles  who were in subjection  to their sinful desires and under a yoke of slavery to Satan. It breaks my heart to hear of Churches today teaching and preaching salvation by works of Baptism, no where in the Bible does it say we can be baptized into heaven. Paul main concern is the pure unadulterated truth of the Gospel. That is,  that the human race is under a curse, since the fall, and are separated from a Holy God and without hope. But the Sovereign God who is rich in mercy, and by His good pleasure sent His Son who He being in the form of God did not think equality with God a thing to be grasped took on the form of sinful man. He live a sinless life, and was tempted in all things, and at the appointed time was falsely convicted and crucified on the cross.   Out of the anguish of His soul He shall see, and be satisfied by His knowledge shall the righteous my servant and make many to be accounted righteous.  Note it say many not all.  Also note out of the anguish of His soul He looked through time and could see the elect were made righteous with God the father. He then was resurrected and being Gloried and appeasing the wrath of God the father against the sins of the elect.  This is the gospel pure and simple without “circumcision” “baptism”  “work”  (Jesus plus nothing= salvation.) This has been the foundation of Paul’s message in Galatians thus far.  You could tie every verse in Galatians to this central theme. Food for thought; Never doubt the faithfulness of God no matter what your circumstances are, God is not confined by time, we are and can only see the present. God has promised to work all things together for good for those who are the called according to His purpose. We can rest assured that our trials by fire are at the hand of a loving God meant for our good.

1 Chronicles  29:11  Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Gregory Lane