I heard, “It is beyond what you have ever imagined!”
Yes, Gleanings from the Book Of Galatians.
We saw from our last discussion that, circumcision or uncircumcision amounts to nothing, but faith which operates by love. The love of God for us, our love to God and humanity in general.
Then we hear;
“Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?” Galatians 5:7.
“Ye did run well….” the apostle said, but how had they run well?
“This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith. Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” Galatians 3:2-3.
They were running well when they were being led by the spirit and not by the works of the flesh. They had begun their Christian journey in The Spirit through believing in the free Grace of God.
They had received salvation through faith in Christ Jesus which justified them efficaciously, but they were now turning away from the truth.
“Who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?”
They were now being hindered from continuing in their obedience of the truth. Now what is the truth here that Paul had delivered unto them to which they were now being hindered from, by false and religious bethren?
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel,” Galatians 1:6.
Yes, the Free Grace of God was the truth they were being hindered from giving their total allegiance to. The doctrine of justification by faith in the righteousness of Christ.
Every other assertion which lays a stumbling block upon the hearts of the people is neither from the apostles nor from God.
As we can see,
“This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you,” Galatians 5:8.
The persuasion to go back to the works of The Law after you have been saved, is not of God.
The apostles never admonished anyone to do that, in fact we here their collective verdict on this matter;
“And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment,” Acts 15:23-24.
Observe this statement carefully… “Ye must be circumcised, and keep The Law: to whom we gave no such commandment…”
Today a lot of people are still troubling us. These uninspired brethren still trouble the hearts of the saints with their false assertions in an attempt to subvert the souls of the saints from resting in the grace of God.
All the apostles gathered together and wrote after observing scriptures and by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, that no one should go back to the keeping of the law after they have been saved.
They declared as you can see in the verses above, that they gave no such commandment to no one.
Meaning, all those asserting for the keeping of the law after you have begun in the grace of God are inspired by demons. They may be saved but they are being influenced by doctrines of devils.
Hence, the apostle said this persuasion did not come from God who had called them into the grace of Christ.
Then we hear;
“A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump,” Galatians 5:9.
Just a small sour leaven ferments a large mass of dough, even so it is with Grace and The Law. Observation of one little jot totally annihilates man’s faith in the righteousness of God.
The Law is not of faith. It is a faith destroyer.
The moment the works of the flesh are added to faith it destroys everything. It completely renders the work of Christ vain.
These are little foxes that many people have not identified which are a hindrance to many seeing the power of God fully manifesting in their lives.
But you O’ child of God are different. You are a child of Grace. You are running well and never will be entrapped in the snare of the enemy.
You are running with divine speed as you continue to look to the grace of God. For in it, your part is already fulfilled, your already destiny secured, you are only walking in the finished work of Christ.
We will continue tomorrow…
In an encounter with The LORD, I saw a Christian as he went to catch fish in a mass of water. He went but I saw him return empty handed, even though he had sensed there was an extremely huge amount of fishes in the spot he visited, but he could not just catch.
Then I saw The LORD appear, and released power upon this Christian, declaring to him that the fishes he had given to him.
As this Child of God went back to the water, the problem now was how he would be able to carry this extremely large number of fishes out of the water. The blessing was actually beyond his capacity.
I was led by the Spirit of The LORD to;
“Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink,” Luke 5:4-7.
Then I heard The LORD say, “Beloved, I have seen your toil, you have laboured for a long time now with nothing to your account. But don’t be weary for I AM in your boat.
Do not draw back, neither be relaxed, but stretch forward and launch out for I have already given you a great catch.
It is beyond what you have ever imagined. It is the fulfillment of My Word upon you.
What I have given unto you now, you will have no room to receive. Blessings in abundance you won’t be able to catch up with.”
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.