I heard, “Your are not subject to those elements.”
Yes, Gleanings from the Book of Galatians.
Yesterday, we saw in our discussion that, we are not from Mount Sinai, that gives birth to bondage. We are not of the earthly Jerusalem which is in bondage today with her children, but we are of the free, the Spiritual and Heavenly Jerusalem, the mother of all of us.
Then the apostle continues;
“Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise,” Galatians 4:28.
We are born out of the promised Holy Spirit — children of The Covenant of Promise and not of the Covenant of The Law.
To us belong all the blessings of God in Christ; righteousness, peace, pardon, redemption, sanctification, all the supplies of Grace. We have the full promise of eternal life in Christ.
But there is something at this side of life the children of promise go through. The children born out of The Grace of God.
“But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after The Spirit, even so it is now” Galatians 4:29.
Ishmael, born after the ordinary course of nature, had not the revelation of Spiritual things, persecuted Isaac, born after The Spirit.
Isaac was a good man, a man who feared God. He was born out of God’s Word, with Divine Power fusing into the body of Abraham, and the womb of Sarah, which were both dead.
But we see this persecution immediately he was born;
“And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking,” Genesis 21:9.
Observe the word ‘mocking’…
This is what the children of the bond-maid or those of the bond-maid mentality do to the children of the free woman, the sons of Grace. They mock. You hear them picking out words, out of context and exaggerating things, saying what the preacher is not saying.
When Paul preached, “But where sin abounded, Grace did much more abound” (Romans 5:20) their mockery was that, Paul said, “let us do evil, that good may come…..”
“And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just,” Romans 3:8.
Even so, it is with the sons of Grace today. When they preach The Grace of God, they are being mocked that they say, people should go on and sin, that Grace has now come. It is nothing new. It was so in the days of the apostles.
But The Word of God rather declares apparently that, when you are under The Law, you are under the dominion of sin, but sin looses its dominion over you when you run to The Grace of God.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under The Law, but under Grace,” Romans 6:14.
So, The Gospel of The Grace of God is so much persecuted today, just like the mockery of Ishmael on Isaac.
Paul was mocked until instead of accepting shame, he proclaimed — “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is actually the power of God unto salvation..”.
They wanted to make him ashamed of preaching the grace of Christ.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek,” Romans 1:16.
If you desire to be accepted, follow the normal norm, preach the accepted kind of message, don’t be real with scripture — but preach it the way the mind of the flesh can accept it; water-down The Truth.
But if you preach The Grace of God, be prepared you must be attacked, you must be fought against.
“And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased,” Galatians 5:11.
This persecution arises because this is the genuine Gospel. The Gospel of the free Grace of Christ. The preaching of the unmerited, underserved, unconditional favour of God upon the ungodly.
Observe carefully the statement “even so it is now…” (Galatians 4:28)
The mockery, the contradiction of sinners, the persecution is still on, but it is just a scriptural fulfillment. If every one speaks good of the gospel of The Grace of Christ, then it is false.
Brace up beloved, you in the right spot. You are actually in the spotlight. They are only jealous, and have come to spy the liberty we have in Christ, so they can bring us back again into bondage.
The mockery over you is a demonstration that you are in The Grace of God. It is an announcement that you are in the undeserved, unmerited, unearned, unconditional Power of God’s Grace.
See you tomorrow…..
In an encounter with The LORD; I saw a child of God, restless in deep troubles. I saw him holding unto to natural things for succor while the troubles were still on.
But these troubles had continued with him because he had not completely abandoned himself in his identity in Christ, which was the reason he was still being controlled by these elements.
As I saw this, I heard The LORD say, “Wake up to your reality, you are not subject to those elements!”
And I saw this Child of God began to let go of the natural things he was holding unto, and to rise in his authority in Christ.
“Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,” Colossians 2:20.
Then The LORD said, “Wake up to your reality! You are not subject to those elements.
You are no longer of the world. You no longer live in the world, but you live in Me. In Me you live and move and have your being.
Why subject yourself again to the elements of this world as though you are still living in the world?
You are born into a new world, The Kingdom of the dear Son of God. You dwell in Light, where darkness has no place. Where you cannot be overcome by the elements of this world.
You are in The Kingdom of Glory, where sickness, poverty, failure, weakness, defeat, disease have no authority.
Wake up My Child to your reality, refuse to be under the enemy, and experience My Glory and Righteousness.”
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.