Itâs interesting that youâve got to put together the Word and the Spirit. gave us new life at conversion, we then should stay in step with His leading and Listen to more of the stuff that goes with it. It should be the habitual lifestyle of a believer, and Paul has to encourage them to live this way. Fourthly, the hostility of factions. He wants to control. We had to learn how to walk all over again when we got back home. In fact, if you cut out all the verses that assure you of your salvation you will truly have a âholeyâ Bible. Like I said, I didnât write it. What does that mean? And thatâs what the deception of the flesh leads us to. Now understand what Iâm saying. You donât work for it. I couldnât; if I found one I didnât know what it was and I topped the hill and I looked, and thank You, Lord, thank You, I saw an apple tree. So in contrast, the one who does love in the truest sense of what weâve just described the word is one who is experiencing God in his life. However, now listen to me carefully, listen carefully, we need this word. 2:8-10). I shared with you recently about that lady that said, âBrother Wayne, I had the worse day in my whole life last Thursday.â I said why? Itâs spiritual food. I guess the light bulbs just lasted until we ran them, because every time weâd run there the lights were out. He mentions immorality, impurity and sensuality. The devilâs joined the church and thereâs a lot of people who come in with one purpose in mind, to deceive the body of Christ. Thatâs one kind. Then he says in Gal 5:6, âFor in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything.â Any external work when it comes to Christ Jesus means nothing. is, courtesy and consideration in oneâs relations with others. Chrestotes in Greek and hesed in Hebrew are most frequently translated into the English word "kindness." Itâs saying yes to God and not trying to measure anything. That tells us something. Having chosen not to honor God, to reject the truth, then he became unable to receive Godâs truth. By buying into a religious mindset of thinking they could actually do anything to impress God with their lives, they just forfeited walking by the Spirit; and as a result of that they captured that deceit in their minds and ended up with a false worship. Why? Do you see any hostility, hatred? Itâs by fulfilling the law for us. This is what God told Joshua. These ones have been called to liberty. How can I know that itâs not me, but itâs Christ living in and through me?â This is the evidence. What heâs saying is you can do and do and do and do and do and do and do, and it means nothing for God. And Paul wrote to this sick church, this sick church. Well, we jump into Gal 5:7 today, and in Gal 5:7 he starts talking about how easy it is to be deceived. And then finally, the picture of walking in the freedom of Christ. The love is the key. The term âjustifiedâ can be used two ways. They reward it. And remember also, itâs His love. Unless Iâm walking in the Spirit I donât know my brotherâs need. How do you know that these hateful attitudes are in him? âlives by the Spiritâ will ânot fulfillâ (accomplish, carry out), âthe lustâ Keep reading it. âThat you love one another.â And thatâs where heâs headed in Galatians 5 and 6. One of the secular Greek historians that I discovered in this characterized the word âjealousyâ by saying it is âthe passion which poisons human society.â Now, just think what it has to do within a church body. Get mad at God. Itâs longsuffering. If youâll just study Scripture youâll see that. Thatâs not what heâs speaking of. You canât be unborn. Let me show you. Weâre responsible to God to teach His Word inerrant, inspired and infallible.â We left the meeting; I didnât know that he was talking about himself. Stay put, donât move away from the attitude of simply trusting Christ. The moment that the deception gets into the body of Christ, whether itâs a Sunday School class, a family, or even a church, when it happens that way itâs like a virus, a fast working virus. Either it sets it up or tears it down, one way or the other. The word âfruitâ in Gal 5:22 is singular, which means if you have love all of these other eight things are there to characterize that word âlove.â The definite article is not used before the word âloveâ which means itâs to characterize it. The word âkindnessâ is the word chrestotes. They donât know who they are. He is the divine resource of what weâre talking about here in Galatians 5. Galatians 3:1, âYou foolish Galatians!â Remember? âPaul, intently looking at the Council, said, âBrethren, I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day.ââ Now, heâs being put on trial there. It was written in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic, and the language and the culture of those people have the concepts that are there. They donât know whose they are, so therefore they have to defend, they have to get what they want. The false teachers were probably saying, well, he preaches grace over to that crowd, but when he gets to this crowd he preaches circumcision, so heâs got a confusing message. In fact, it tells us weâre not walking by the Spirit, and thatâs when people get broken down. Diabolos is dia, through, and bolos, to cast. The freedom comes when you understand what Paul is trying to teach the Galatian believers. Thatâs the difference in jealousy and envy. Remember what Jesus said to the Pharisees? devotion, and affection that leads to willing, self-sacrificial service (John âWell, itâs this, itâs that.â No, itâs not. Some of you look at me as your son. It can be in the church. But the deceitfulness of the flesh leads us into a license to think any way we want to think and do any way we want to do. Oh, look, look, they must His. Always go along with the flesh. What changes is that the power of sin is shifted into neutral when Christ comes to live in us. Sheâs gone on to be with the Lord. Oh, if we could get this message across, if all of us could just get it in our hearts and our heads and our minds, lust is a counterfeit. Theyâre so descriptive they really illustrate themselves. He came that we might live through Him. And people that live habitually in a lifestyle of sin will not inherit the kingdom of God. Because your flesh has an agenda and you bow to it. 3. It is the character of Jesus in to our life, and it covers every language. Fifty days later Pentecost came, and the Spirit of God came to live in man and He was going to come to produce what? Iâm only in this job for what I can get out of it.â Thatâs what the word was used for. Walk in the freedom that God has given to you. (Rom. Always, itâll never fail ever, the expression of our freedom in Christâif weâre truly walking in it, if weâre truly not unsettled, weâre settled, weâre at rest, weâre at home under graceâthe expression will be seen in the way that we treat one another, always, always. This is what God has spoken to my heart about my assurance of salvation. Rom. There are three words that describe this outward example that we saw the last time, the words âpatience,â âkindnessâ and âgoodness.â Arenât they beautiful words to be in the body of Christ? But he says now listen, when youâre doing what is right, youâre walking by the Spirit and you suffer because of that and then youâre patient, thatâs God in you. âWell all we did was exchange the truth of living grace for doing things for God.â I know, but you bought the whole package, you see. He proceeds to explain the conflict in Gal 5:17, âFor the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit.â That term âsets its desireâ is interesting. Now Paulâs showing them the rest of the story. Heâs using people to bring about a beautiful point and scriptural truth. He says, âThe whole law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement you shall love your neighbor as yourself.â By saying âfor the whole law,â Paul is speaking of the moral law of God. He says, âkindness,â patience, kindness. But there was a group coming from Italy and on the bus some kid caught a virus, and it spread to the next one, to the next one, to the next one, to the next one, and by the time they got there the whole bus, it was very uncomfortable trip because it was a stomach virus. You once lived under the controlling condemning power of the law where your flesh dominated you. Iâll tell you why. This is something only God can produce into your life. And so the hostile action of envy came, âKill Him! How many times did Jesus veil the truth? Weâve already talked about the sexual in Gal 5:19. Itâs not as if this is something new. Walking also implies progress; Thereâs no middle ground. âIn Christ Jesus.â Youâre either in Adam or youâre in Christ Jesus. Itâs very subtle because it comes across sincere. You abandon yourself to Him. On the other side was Lexington, Virginia, which is where VMI, Virginia Military Institute is. Orge is the word that means anger that is building, itâs building, but it hasnât exploded quite yet. But it also comes from the word latreia, which means to serve. They donât recognize Him, and He says, âHey, guys, you caught any fish?â He gets right to the point. He has to have it. Patience tells us that people that weâre going to be dealing with are not going to be very loving. You can have other words that are similar that mean different things. You cannot lose your salvation if youâre in Him. 14. power of the Holy Spirit which results in righteous behavior and spiritual It means to be called out from under something, out from; youâre in over here but youâre called over to be in over here. And I thought, how many times do we come to church, a bunch of big bags of wind? And so the cross, when you look at it, it shames all of our religious efforts to please Him. Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,". Weâre not holding to that which is living and free. And when he says any external work he also means any external result means nothing in Him. But down here weâre going to have to deal with it. What? lust of the flesh, he does whatever feels good to him, right or wrong. Either we are willingly controlled by Godâs Spiritâwhich is what it means to be willingly led, to walk by the Spirit, which also means that weâre letting Godâs Word renew our minds, so His Spirit can transform our livesâor weâre controlled by our flesh. Itâs His character. Youâre out of the contest. Iâm telling you when you see this it has to point to God. believerâs life overnight. But you choose the Law, youâve just nullified the enabling power of God in your life. These are believers. It says in Philippians 1:17, âThe formerâ âspeaking of these people that were preaching Christââproclaim Christ out of selfish ambition,â thatâs your word right there, ârather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.â People actually preached Christ with a selfish ambition. But hereâs the problem. Thatâs what weâre talking about. And you get into the Word of God, you know what that does, what itâs done for me over the years? If it wasnât for people, then I wouldnât need that which God has given me to live the Christian life. You always have it in Christ. And the person who habitually lives in any of these lifestyles, he says, is not going to inherit the kingdom of God. Iâm 6â7â. Itâs a virtue and itâs only produced by the Holy Spirit of God. Sheâs one of the most precious people Iâve ever known. If you donât hold to that and understand where itâs got to come from âand with the doctrine conforming to godliness,â he says, âthis man is conceited.â He is conceited. âWitchcraftâ is sorcery, which And the culmination of our freedom is as weâre walking this way, the law is being fulfilled. Then the freedom that we have, the freedom to be what God says we ought to be, ceases at that moment. Itâs the way He deals with all of us. So echthra is a church, though, requires resistance against a Return to Top saidthat * circumcision that flesh. 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