“Depending on Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Faith”
Gal 3:1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?
Gal 3:2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Gal 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
Gal 3:4 Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain?
Gal 3:5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Gal 3:6 just as Abraham “BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
Gal 3:7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.
As we enter into a new season, let us remember three important things!
1. We can do nothing without Jesus Christ!
2. Let us depend on the Holy Spirit!
3. Never stop walking by faith!
The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians rebuked them because after they had received the truth of the Gospel in Jesus Christ, they began to doubt because they were steered away from the truth of the Gospel.
We have to be careful because the enemy will drop little nuggets of lies and half truths to shift our thinking just as he did Eve in the garden. Did God really say? (Gen 3: 1) So Paul told them in so many words; Who deceived you? Who bamboozled you?
He went on to say: Let me ask you a question? Did you receive the Spirit of God by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? (Gal 3: 2)
He goes even deeper and throws some shade at them by saying: Are you so foolish that even as you were filled with the spirit, empowered by the spirit, and led by the spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? (Gal 3: 3)
Paul then says that if God is the one who supplies the Holy Spirit and works miracles among us, does he do it by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith? In other words, does he do it by the flesh or by the hearing of faith? (Gal 3: 5)
How many of us know that there is no good thing in this flesh! I want you to know that it is not by might, not by power, but by the Spirit of the living God! (Zec 4: 6)
People of God, let us remember to always keep our eyes on Jesus, continue to do all things by the Holy Spirit and above all, KEEP the faith! Why because we are the seed of Abraham! (Gal 3: 7) It is only through these biblical principles that God will do what he said he will do in his Word, and we will be able to do anything as it pertains to life and godliness.
Whether it be spiritual warfare, healing in your body, great doors of opportunity opening in your life, financial freedom, salvation for a loved one, growth of the church and above all fulfilling your divine purpose in Jesus Name!
God Bless and Shalom!
Pastor Jamal E. Quinn, Firm Foundation Christian Fellowship of Jesus Christ