Envy of others will not help you. Epi is an intensifier, pushes it, pushes it. 3. No way. You take them over. Galatians 5:2–4. Oh, itâs deeper than that. So people will say, hey, get rid of Him quickly. âNow I Paul, myself, urge you,â look what he says, âby the meekness and the gentleness of Christ.â Thatâs it right there. Thatâs what Christianity is all about. You know what Iâm talking about? It doesnât matter what you put in there. These were the antinomians. It doesnât matter if the money doesnât go. Well the frustration of our freedom. Jealousy is the fountain of everything thatâs unstable. One with the works mentalityâIâve got to go do something for God or itâll never get done. If there were not any unloving people we could just love everybody because everybodyâd love us back. Kill Him! 6:1-11). The word âsensuality,â this is where it all starts right there. People all over this country, people have bought the lie that people need to have their felt needs met rather than bringing them to Jesus and bringing them to the power of His Word.â. Itâs a choice of deep inner resolve to do what is spiritually necessary for our brother in Christ and really for anyone else. The word âfruitâ is What God does for us and what He did for us on the cross is completely internal and itâs something we have to trust Him to do what we cannot do in our own life. Itâs something so divine itâs of Him that He produces. But not only that, not only does God not have a law against it, people donât make laws against this. The false teachers of Galatia had taught a message that really sounded good. Our walk should be such that the world around can look He says, âWho hindered you from obeying the truth?â Now there are two things that you have to observe immediately. Let me just read it for you. Are you affecting them toward the message of Godâs grace, or are you affecting them towards the message of law and all of its legalism that goes with it? Let me tell you something, when you are of somebody like that they will divide the church. And when He replaces it, everybody knows the difference because the character that He produces, thereâs no law against. Many people probably think I talk about grace too much. Galatians 5:20 The Superstitious Deception of the Flesh. Now listen to me. He changed the way he talked to his children. I never did anything to try to take away that joy that he had. But that word âpursueâ means to get on a trail and to pursue something until you have captured what it is that youâre pursuing. Thatâs exactly the word Paul uses here. Iâm calling you. And Iâm afraid thereâs going to be all this garbage there.â This is what happened to the Galatian church. Now you see all this stuff builds together. lust of the flesh, he does whatever feels good to him, right or wrong. Iâm here to raise a red flag and say, guys, weâve got to understand how to live in these days. âone word,â one word and he gives you a phrase to give you a clue as to what that one word is. Two words, pro, before, kaleo, to call. We donât fool God. Thatâs what this love is, agape. Itâs as simple as I can put it. Not only does the flesh lead us into sexual deception, which is this crazy idea that grace means you can do whatever you want to doâliving grace is never thatâbut it also leads us into a superstitious deception. But all we have to do is learn to say yes to Christ and victory is not me overcoming my flesh. You didnât know it because it was masked by the good works that they were doing. So that you unplug, you can disengage the power of that transmission. Itâs a body of sin. And I didnât write this. You know, itâs awesome to me that the Word of God is like spiritual Drano. In all of our relationships we have a divine mandate to allow His love to be produced in our lives and for others to see it, for others to experience it. Iâve got something to say to you.â I told him on the phone, I said, âIâm not afraid of you or anybody like you in this town. My goodness! Orge is when anger is building. Iâm at rest. You begin to see the gifts of giving. It captivates your life. Youâll have to look that one up for yourselfâânor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.â. Heâs not much of a man if He came down here and couldnât do anything else but get Himself killed. They could witness to fence post. It has to point to God who lives in them. You walk by the Spirit. Itâs Christ who saved us. It was not a bad thing they were seeking to do. The flesh and the Spirit produce a particular behavior. Itâs almost as if to me heâs saying I wish they would just cut themselves out of the body of Christ. (Verse 17), may leave the If youâre a believer, seeking to be justified simply means seeking to live in such a way that God says yes, thatâs right. (Galatians 5:13, NIV) "The entire law is summed up in a single command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" In the Ten Commandments God made a commandment, and part of the commandments are loving Him; part of the commandments are loving each other. Went back to my room and pouted. âThose who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of Godâ has caused confusion to the whole body of Christ, at one time or another, itâs caused confusion to all of us. Keep on walking by the Spirit and you wonât even have to worry about anything Iâve just said. For youâre still fleshly, for since there is jealousy and strife among youââlook now at how the flesh has manifested itself when people will not walk with God; he says thereâs jealousy and strife among youââare you not fleshly, are you not walking like mere men? In 4:23, âBut the son by the bondwoman [and thatâs Hagar] was born according to the flesh and the son by the free woman [Sarah] through the promise.â. âGod, arenât You glad to have us on Your side? And I did not know that in the church there was a very prominent man who was having an affair with another woman in the church that was not his wife and everybody knew it, but I didnât. fruit to develop, all nine aspects of the fruit of the spirit must mature. 21. The present tense means âdonât continue to become;â theyâre already in the process. Chapter 5 In this chapter the apostle comes to make application of his foregoing discourse. In 1 Samuel 15:23 that we looked at the last time, Samuel equated not being surrendered to God, he equated that with idolatry and witchcraft. Well, the next word is the first word, but really the last word in the process, starting with aselgeia. Kata, down, argeo, to idle: to idle down. But today weâre going to enter into the rest of Galatians 5:20. Thatâs not what heâs talking about. They went back to them and said, âDo you have any building projects you have going on around the town?â And they said, âYes we do.â And they said, âCan we help you?â And they said, âWell, we havenât got any money to pay you.â âOh no, we will do this for free. Manly Beasley made the statement one time. Itâs the character of Jesus, folks. His mama was in the room cleaning up with him and found that paddle. When you choose to do things your way, when I choose to do things my way; this is for all of us. Why? So itâs not just a quality; itâs who He is. It was an analogy. Itâs tuphoo, and the word means a bag of wind. He said basically what youâve bought into, he says to the Galatians, youâve bought into superstition. Let Jesus be the father through you that you canât be. Boy, theyâd been living it right, doing it right. The hindrance is the actual trigger of the trap and he says these people that have fallen into this trap of false doctrine become those who are dissenters in the body of Christ and dissension becomes a reality. It all started with them listening to the teachers of the Law. So bring your Bible and look in the Bible when we turn to different Scriptures because itâll speak to your heart. It is so funny to me that people that buy into something that exchanges the truth of Godâs life in you would, in whom are all the spiritual blessings, they exchange it for the lie that makes their flesh feel better, and then when you donât have their experience they will back away from you because thatâs what this word âdissensionsâ is all about. Itâs sinful, and so Christ did it for us. Iâve never ridden a horse that long in my entire life, I donât think. Thatâs what the Galatians did. And what preserves it is when people walk by the Spirit of God and the love of Jesus is being manifested in their life and theyâre seeing the need of each other and theyâre filled with joy, His peace as they go about meeting the needs of others and then with the patience to tolerate the people that are unloving. Either we walk by the Spirit, as Paul talks about in Galatians 5:16, which, implied in Galatians 5:18 is being willingly led by the Spirit, or we are deceived and controlled by our sinful and wicked flesh. Any time a church comes together and they think they can do it for God, they have just worshipped the works of their own hands. The love was there, the relationships were there. Iâll say that again. âWrath,â and he says, âknowing that he only has a short time.â Thatâs the word. and trust-worthiness (Lam. He loved it. They donât set out to be that way, but this is what begins to corrupt minds of people who are not letting the Word of God cleanse that mind. No sir! The blood cleansed me from sin and the Word of God cleanses my mind from the garbage and the filth of this world. Man, if we could just get our act straight. That invitation is John 3:16, âFor God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.â And one day that invitation came to them and they understood it and received it and He called them out from being bond, in bondage to themselves over into being in the freedom that God offers them in their life. Galatians 5. But when error gets in, it drives you out and unsettles your life. But then he said it would be that way, didnât he? We have a choice. âHeâs got the crowds. Itâs the only time. Thereâs no walk in the Word of God. And itâs this love that He produces that literally fulfills the law that He requires. In Galatians 3:3 Paul said, and so clearly he says, âAre you so foolish,â he says, âhaving begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected in the flesh?â Do you think for some reason you can accomplish in your life what God is seeking to do? Christâs love is the essence of the fruit that is produced by the Holy Spirit. The Galatians bought the lie, as many believers have foolishly done. Galatians is trying to bring some sensibility back to what Christianity is, some integrity back into what our walk is all about. In fact, so clear he doesnât even have to finish his list. He says, âThe whole law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement you shall love your neighbor as yourself.â By saying âfor the whole law,â Paul is speaking of the moral law of God. âOh, I went on seven mission trips and I sing in the choir and I handed out the offering and you mean God doesnât count those?â Absolutely not, unless it came from a divine motivation to love and a divine obligation to serve. Heâs a little bit of a rebel. You abandon yourself to Him. And itâs used of those people. Heâs the well that we drink from. But that little phrase âI say in advanceâ thereâs your word prolego. And that doesnât mean anything; it just means we can help remember them that way. And he says if you do that, if you go that route, âChrist is of no benefit to you.â And then he says, âAnd I testify again to every man who receives circumcision that he under obligation to keep the whole law.â If youâre going to take that law then youâre going to have to be accountable for the whole law, and no man has ever been able to do that, except the Lord Jesus the God man. And God says, okay, letâs see how youâre going to live today. Theyâll do whatever they do, whatever they do they have to do. It says, âWe ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren.â And you know what? Oh, yes it can. Itâs like he is saying, âBecause you have already made the choice, enabled by faith, then whatâs the problem?â I mean, we know the answer. This is what God told Joshua. Gal 5:16 says âBut I say, walk by the Spirit, andâ if youâll do this, walk influenced by the Spirit, moment by moment, breath by breath, âyou will not carry out the desire of the flesh.â Now, there you go right there. Donât call it anything other than what it is. It is associated with kindness and compassion and humility and patience in Colossians 3:12. You get to redirect your whole efforts in life to get into the Word of God and let the Word of God get inside of you. If it appeals to the emotions of man, it appeals to his flesh and flesh produces false worship. But instead in Galatians 5:15 he tells us they were biting and devouring one another. For us to love people that are unlovable is a supernatural thing. If itâs not youâll drift to another one and weâll get to that later on. Youâre no longer obeying the truth and therefore 5:7 brings that out. Thereâs no law against it all. You decrease, John the Baptist said, so that He might increase in your life. And when you do that, youâve walked in maturity. That is bondage; thatâs slavery. And there is no message when you add any law to that message. But it does not matter, if you are a 150 years old youâre still going to have this struggle. Iâm amazed at how many times believers, myself included can do these kind of things and not even see it as sin. And this is so needed when youâre dealing with unlovable people. Gum you to death? And itâs used to describe the lifestyle, not of a believer, but of an unbeliever, one who is lost, does not know Christ. To Gentiles is foolishness, because what do you mean, man? Do you think you can sin more so that grace might abound? I do not mean by this that you never, Is this a wholesome word thatâll come from my mouth? Everything else, in fact, is just a test to see how weâre going to relate to one another on the divine level He enables in our life. And he said, heâs reminding them of the longsuffering of God. He said, âFrom obeying the truth.â See, thatâs your walk, thatâs your walk, obeying the truth. First of all, itâs âbe being filled.â Itâs a present tense. However, itâll also do the other thing, which Jesus did. But he says God was seeking you and He sent you an invitation. 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