I heard, “You are bringing forth wonderfully this season!”
It is a moment to not consider the deadness of things. The dying of things is an indication that resurrection life is surfacing.
Yes, gleanings from The Book of Galatians. Yesterday we gleaned from verse three to five of chapter one. We looked at how the death of Jesus has delivered us from this present evil world. Today we will continue as the next verse opens up something very remarkable;
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel,”Galatians 1:6.
Ho! Marvel? Yes, the Apostle begins by saying: “I marvel…” it is a shock to me… that you have been “removed from Him….”
Observe carefully the words of the Apostle. He says you are first removed from Him, before being removed from The Gospel.
The wrong message can actually cut you out of your inheritance here on earth. What you receive has the potential to establish you in Him, or to remove you from partaking of the blessings of being in Him.
Then He goes on to say, you have been removed from Him, “that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel”
Called into the grace of Christ? Yes, the Apostle says we are called into the grace of Christ . Hence, he marvels that the Galatia Churches were now removed from the grace of Christ.
Now observe the last statement “unto another gospel”. This is awesome. Paul says the true Gospel is The Grace of Christ. That they were called into The Gospel of The Grace of Christ, but were now removed from Him that called them into this Gospel of The Grace of Christ to another gospel.
Believers are called into one Gospel, The Gospel of The Grace of Christ.
Now what is The Grace of Christ? The Grace of Christ says salvation, every blessing comes to us by Grace and not by works.
It comes to us only by faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. We receive all things freely by the righteousness of Jesus. Hence, it is the underserved, unearned, unmerited and unconditional favour of God on a bankrupt sinner.
“And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work,” Romans 11:6.
The above scripture says Grace and works are antagonistic. It is either by Grace or by works. If it be by Grace then there should be no more works.
It is purely by Grace. But if it is by works, then add no Grace to it. Earn your salvation by works. Earn every blessing by your qualification.
God does not help those who help themselves, God helps the helpless. There is an unscriptural saying that “God helps those that help themselves” this is false and demonic.
God requires no help from humanity. We are in bankruptcy, we are all criminals before the justice of God. Hence, our salvation can only be through grace, the underserved favour of God upon us.
Grace + Works = Works
Grace + Nothing = Grace
Grace + Nothing = 100% Jesus.
Before The Throne of God our plea will always be Jesus. Just as I am without a plea, but the blood and blood of the Messiah alone is our plea even forever.
This is The Gospel of The Grace of Christ, the Gospel of what Christ has done freely for sinners. Paul was now shocked that the Churches were removed from Him that called them into this Gospel of Grace, unto another.
I am also shocked. I marvel that many of us have been fooled. We have been removed from the Grace of Christ unto another gospel.
Today, when many hear The Gospel of Grace, they are looking at it as though it were heresy or a new doctrine. The enemy has entered the Church and has thwarted Gospel.
“Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ,” Galatians 1:7.
The Gospel is The Grace of Christ and nothing else, every other thing is a perversion as you can see above.
Observe the statement “which is not another”. There is no other gospel in heaven or under heaven but the gospel of the grace of Christ. Every other gospel is man made and from the devil. If it is not all by Jesus — then by what else?
Paul says these people are trouble makers “there be some that trouble you”.
Today a lot of people reason upside down. They think grace preachers are trouble makers. This is a demonic deception, no one can ever deserve the goodness of God.
Hence, the Apostle says it is a perversion of The Gospel “and would pervert The Gospel of Christ”. Observe again from the forgone statement that he says this Grace of Christ is The Gospel of Christ and nothing else. We have been cheated for years.
Today, the one and true gospel is often viewed as heresy. Religious minds won’t let Jesus reign in His Church. Conditions upon conditions to earn a blessing, but look at what the Apostle says as it pertains to those thwarting or shifting from this simple message of The Grace of Christ;
“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed,” Galatians 1:8.
A lot of people read this casually and just pass over it and continue on with their doctrines.
But observe carefully the words “though we or an angel from heaven” an angel from heaven not from the pit. Though we (the apostles) or even if an angel comes down from God in heaven and preaches any other gospel than the gospel of the grace of Christ, “Let him be accursed…”
A lot of people have been cheated, when they see miracles happening around someone they tend to accept every false doctrine, thinking if they were not right God would not have moved in power in their lives.
That’s a wrong notion. Healings, miracles, prophecy etc. All these are Gifts of Grace and they work anywhere as they are with you always.
I go into a hair saloon often, after barbering my hair I would ask if anyone were sick or were feeling a pain. I would pray for them under loud secular music and they would receive instant miracles. They would be healed at the spot under the loud vulgar secular songs.
These things are Gifts of Grace. They validate your Call and The Word, but they do not validate that everything you teach is correct.
This is very serious that the Apostle puts a double curse on any one preaching anything outside the gospel of grace.
“As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed,”Galatians 1:9.
Today, many people think grace preachers are the accursed. They think upside-down by the spirit of religion.
This is why when people attack me, I can only pray for them to let the curse be lifted from their eyes. I better be cursed by men than be accursed of God.
I do not even deserve to be called a child of God. I know what I have done, so why lie to anyone? I stand only by The Grace of God, so why I deceive another? It is all of Grace. It is all of Jesus.
See you tomorrow…..
In an encounter with The LORD I saw a very short vision, I saw a woman give birth to a male child.
As I kept thinking on this, I was led by The Spirit to;
“Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child….
…Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God,” Isaiah 66:7,9.
Then The LORD said, “Forget the questions. I AM not behind your pain. What I begin, I finish. I won’t leave you where you are. I have brought you this far, will I not cause you to bring forth?
Do you think I have already paid the price only to turn back and stop the manifestation? See, I AM with you, and If I AM with you, no one can be against you.
Do be be afraid, before you know it, it will be over. You are bringing forth wonderfully this season.”
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.