Skip to comments.THE MEDIATOR! THE PROMISE! THE SACRIFICE! THE FULFILLMENT! THE JOY!
Posted on 01/09/2012 11:57:19 AM PST by jesus4life
GOD BLESS US ALL!! Thank GOD for the mediator the fulfillment of the promise, the sacrifice, the son, and the love of JESUS CHRIST. Changed our lives and will continue to change many more by faith in HIM and following HIS ways.
GALATIANS Chapters 3 and 4 1 You stupid people in Galatia! After you have had a clear picture of Jesus Christ crucified, right in front of your eyes, who has put a spell on you?
2 There is only one thing I should like you to tell me: How was it that you received the Spirit -- was it by the practice of the Law, or by believing in the message you heard?
3 Having begun in the Spirit, can you be so stupid as to end in the flesh?
4 Can all the favours you have received have had no effect at all -- if there really has been no effect?
5 Would you say, then, that he who so lavishly sends the Spirit to you, and causes the miracles among you, is doing this through your practice of the Law or because you believed the message you heard?
6 Abraham, you remember, put his faith in God, and this was reckoned to him as uprightness.
7 Be sure, then, that it is people of faith who are the children of Abraham.
8 And it was because scripture foresaw that God would give saving justice to the gentiles through faith, that it announced the future gospel to Abraham in the words: All nations will be blessed in you.
9 So it is people of faith who receive the same blessing as Abraham, the man of faith.
10 On the other hand, all those who depend on the works of the Law are under a curse, since scripture says: Accursed be he who does not make what is written in the book of the Law effective, by putting it into practice.
11 Now it is obvious that nobody is reckoned as upright in God's sight by the Law, since the upright will live through faith;
12 and the Law is based not on faith but on the principle, whoever complies with it will find life in it.
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by being cursed for our sake since scripture says: Anyone hanged is accursed,
14 so that the blessing of Abraham might come to the gentiles in Christ Jesus, and so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
15 To put it in human terms, my brothers: even when a will is only a human one, once it has been ratified nobody can cancel it or add more provisions to it.
16 Now the promises were addressed to Abraham and to his progeny. The words were not and to his progenies in the plural, but in the singular; and to your progeny, which means Christ.
17 What I am saying is this: once a will had been long ago ratified by God, the Law, coming four hundred and thirty years later, could not abolish it and so nullify its promise.
18 You see, if the inheritance comes by the Law, it no longer comes through a promise; but it was by a promise that God made his gift to Abraham.
19 Then what is the purpose of the Law? It was added to deal with crimes until the 'progeny' to whom the promise had been made should come; and it was promulgated through angels, by the agency of an intermediary.
20 Now there can be an intermediary only between two parties, yet God is one.
21 Is the Law contrary, then, to God's promises? Out of the question! If the Law that was given had been capable of giving life, then certainly saving justice would have come from the Law.
22 As it is, scripture makes no exception when it says that sin is master everywhere; so the promise can be given only by faith in Jesus Christ to those who have this faith.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the Law, locked up to wait for the faith which would eventually be revealed to us.
24 So the Law was serving as a slave to look after us, to lead us to Christ, so that we could be justified by faith.
25 But now that faith has come we are no longer under a slave looking after us;
26 for all of you are the children of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus,
27 since every one of you that has been baptised has been clothed in Christ.
28 There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither slave nor freeman, there can be neither male nor female -- for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And simply by being Christ's, you are that progeny of Abraham, the heirs named in the promise.
Chapter 4 1 What I am saying is this: an heir, during the time while he is still under age, is no different from a slave, even though he is the owner of all the property;
2 he is under the control of guardians and administrators until the time fixed by his father.
3 So too with us, as long as we were still under age, we were enslaved to the elemental principles of this world;
4 but when the completion of the time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born a subject of the Law,
5 to redeem the subjects of the Law, so that we could receive adoption as sons.
6 As you are sons, God has sent into our hearts the Spirit of his Son crying, 'Abba, Father';
7 and so you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir, by God's own act.
8 But formerly when you did not know God, you were kept in slavery to things which are not really gods at all,
9 whereas now that you have come to recognise God -- or rather, be recognised by God -- how can you now turn back again to those powerless and bankrupt elements whose slaves you now want to be all over again?
10 You are keeping special days, and months, and seasons and years-
11 I am beginning to be afraid that I may, after all, have wasted my efforts on you.
12 I urge you, brothers,-be like me, as I have become like you. You have never been unfair to me;
13 indeed you remember that it was an illness that first gave me the opportunity to preach the gospel to you,
14 but though my illness was a trial to you, you did not show any distaste or revulsion; instead, you welcomed me as a messenger of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.
15 What has happened to the utter contentment you had then? For I can testify to you that you would have plucked your eyes out, were that possible, and given them to me.
16 Then have I turned into your enemy simply by being truthful with you?
17 Their devotion to you has no praiseworthy motive; they simply want to cut you off from me, so that you may centre your devotion on them.
18 Devotion to a praiseworthy cause is praiseworthy at any time, not only when I am there with you.
19 My children, I am going through the pain of giving birth to you all over again, until Christ is formed in you;
20 and how I wish I could be there with you at this moment and find the right way of talking to you: I am quite at a loss with you.
21 Tell me then, you are so eager to be subject to the Law, have you listened to what the Law says?
22 Scripture says that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave girl and one by the freewoman.
23 The son of the slave girl came to be born in the way of human nature; but the son of the freewoman came to be born through a promise.
24 There is an allegory here: these women stand for the two covenants. The one given on Mount Sinai -- that is Hagar, whose children are born into slavery;
25 now Sinai is a mountain in Arabia and represents Jerusalem in its present state, for she is in slavery together with her children.
26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and that is the one that is our mother;
27 as scripture says: Shout for joy, you barren woman who has borne no children! Break into shouts of joy, you who were never in labour. For the sons of the forsaken one are more in number than the sons of the wedded wife.
28 Now you, brothers, are like Isaac, children of the promise;
29 just as at that time, the child born in the way of human nature persecuted the child born through the Spirit, so now.
30 But what is it that scripture says? Drive away that slave girl and her son; the slave girl's son is not to share the inheritance with the son of the freewoman.
31 So, brothers, we are the children not of the slave girl but of the freewoman.
I SURE WISH FR HAD A FILTER SWITCH FOR THE RELIGION FORUM
LOL!! Do not read what you dont want to see. This way you dont need the filter switch my friend. It’s all a choice.
AMEN! ooops! amen. LOL!!
Believers learn from encounters.
People will try to tell you what is in your heart.
Remember that only GOD knows.
In a believer there is only love.
Nothing else can spark but love.
Believers be strong in love.
LOve of Christ brings courage, tolerance, patience, peace, grace, mercy, endurance, honesty, humility, joy, steadfastness, and soooooooooooooo much more.
All great and amazing!! As GOD is!
Learn the soooooo many different ways of ministry. Of course GOD did not make all people to do all forms. But, HE did make some people able to do those. Very few. But happy to see all the forms of ministry when you see them. It’s all ONE BODY!
oooppss CAPS, sorry! PRAISE JESUS!! LOL!
or better yet; praise Jesus!
But no, there has to be a capital to start a sentence.
So, let’s say, Praise Jesus!! LOL!
Umm, we're Christian as well and we worship Almighty God, too. I'm sure that He can hear you just as well without all caps.
THe name Christian never impressed me when people told me they were. GOD would have me just watch them in the Spirit. It’s easy to see where someone is at in the moment. But GOD can judge anyone over night.
Yet you, the Holy One, who make your home in the praises of Israel,
11 Let the desert and its cities raise their voices, the encampments where Kedar lives. Let the inhabitants of the Rock cry aloud for joy and shout from the mountain tops.
12 Let them give glory to Yahweh and, in the coasts and islands, let them voice his praise.
All denominations praise differently, but all is to GOD.
I love it all.
But, MarkBsnr. I know you and your buddies that you spoke for; you all will be fine.
If not, don’t ever be around any children for a long period of time! LOL!! BECAUSE ONCE IN A WHILE THEY LOVE TO LET IT OUT!! LOL!! I LOVE IT!!
Oh, yes, and JESUS said,
“ Be like a child to get into the kingdom of heaven! “
(Being Christian you all know this one; you dont need the passage).
JUST CLOSE YOUR EARS THAT ARE IN YOUR EYES!! LOL!!