I heard, “You have perfect well-being in Me!”
Yes, Gleanings from the Book of Galatians.
We saw in our last discussion that, if you are led by The Spirit, then you are not under The Law.
We are led by the God within, and not by carnal commandments. We do not trust to the flesh, for there is nothing good in it, we look to and are led by The Spirit of Christ.
Then we hear;
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit The Kingdom of God,” Galatians 5:19-21.
Every evil work mentioned above is in the flesh of all Christians. Our bodies carry these evil desires, but when we are led by The Spirit, we put to death the deeds of the body by His divine Power in us.
“Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through The Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live,” Romans 8:12-13.
Now, the apostle said something we cannot just walk by in the afore quoted verses of the fifth chapter of Galatians, as he mentioned the works of the flesh.
“of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit The Kingdom of God.”
Now, what you see above is often used by religious people to put the Christian in bondage to fear, guilt and condemnation.
Before I say this, note that I am not advocating the pursuit of gross sinfulness.
But, at the time the apostle said this to the Galatia Churches, they were only charged of being bewitched by false brethren to fall back to the keeping of The Law for righteousness.
The apostle only admonishes them not to partake of the lifestyle of unbelievers, who are children of wrath by nature, practicing sin, and who do not have an inheritance in The Kingdom of God. He was only asking them not to emulate their way of living.
We are not to copy their way of living, for we are children of The Kingdom, qualified and already living in the kingdom of light:
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son,”Colossians 1:13.
Hence, it was not a threat as though we inherit The Kingdom of God by self-righteousness.
It was not said as though, by we not being angry, not being wrathful, and not doing all the things mentioned as works of the flesh, can then have a part in The Kingdom of God, but it was an admonition to live different from the sons of perdition.
Then we hear;
“But the fruit of The Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law,” Galatians 5:22-23.
Observe carefully this statement, “the fruit of The Spirit….”
All the items mentioned above are not conditions, but the fruit of The Spirit of God on our inside. They are not the root, but the fruit of our born again Spirit.
It is pitiful when people think loving others, doing good and whatsoever, are a criteria for The Kingdom.
When we love, it is a by-product of who we are. It is the manifestation of The Spirit of God in us. It is never a criteria for anything, but a revelation of the beauties of the Father in and through us. A fruit or a product of The Spirit in us.
Notice the fruit called, “longsuffering.”
Are you wondering why you have not denied Jesus despite years of suffering and waiting for the fulfillment of God’s promises upon your life?
It is because The Spirit of Glory is upon you, He has laid hold on you, and through all you are going through, He is only manifesting the fruit of longsuffering in and through you.
You are not demonized. Do not think it strange that you are going through diverse temptations.
The truth of it is that, there is no law that can stop you now, you are unstoppable, for the attributes of your God; love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance are currently manifesting through you, and against such, there is no Law.
There is no law in existence that can stop you right now.
Hear The Word of The LORD, “My Child, I have not created any weapon that can prosper against you. Neither have I created any law that can triumph against you.
You have perfect well-being in me. Therefore, rise up to who you are and say to the naysayers, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Having the prosperity of my God. Secured in Christ, and Established in the Peace of my Father.”
This is your heritage My Child, for I have given unto you the free gift of righteousness.”
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD,” Isaiah 54:17.
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.