The Apostle Paul is saying that even the faith that it takes to get saved with comes from God, He gives every man the measure of faith along with the grace He also gives you.
Praise the Lord, truly God has given us everything we need to be right with Him all you have to do is to ask the Lord into your life and receive His salvation. Amen?
Galatians is such a wonderful letter that the Apostle Paul wrote to assure you that everything you need to do to be right with the Lord is contained in the title to this teaching that is listed above.
Let’s continue with this wonderful Book of Galatians, we are starting at Galatians 2:1: “Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.” Galatians 2:1
Barnabas’ original name was Joses was full of the Holy Spirit and faith, Acts 11:24. The Apostles called him Barnabas which means “son of encouragement” Acts 4:36, was the Apostle Paul’s companion and fellow minister. Titus was also with Paul and he was Paul’s spiritual son and co-worker, Titus 1:4,5.
“And I went up by revelation and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run in vain.” Galatians 2:2
The Apostle Paul in going up to Jerusalem met with the leaders of the New Testament Church Peter, James and John and shared with them what he was teaching out in the field so that the leaders would know that he taught the same Gospel that the leaders of the Church taught.
The Apostle Paul also wanted the leaders to come against the false teaching that was coming against the Gospel that the disciples taught.
“Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek. This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves. We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you.” Galatians 2:3-5 NIV
Apostle Paul is stating that even the highest level of authority in the Church- The Jerusalem Council made up of the leaders of the Church, Peter, James and John did not require Titus to be circumcised to be right with the Lord Jesus.
You see false teachers where still taking Old Testament requirements and trying to enforce them upon these New Testament believers when Jesus blood had already been shed for their salvation and circumcision was no longer needed.
We are now in a New Covenant established on better principles. The substitionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for our sins.
So now what all new believers need to do is to receive that grace and faith that the Lord has given them and ask Jesus Christ into their life as their Savior.
It isn’t being justified by grace through faith and then something else being added to it like circumcision.
“On the contrary, they recognized that I had been entrusted with the task of preaching the gospel to the uncircumcised (the Gentiles), just as Peter had been to the circumcised (the Jews). For God, who was at work in Peter as an apostle to the circumcised, was also at work in me as an apostle to the Gentiles.” Galatians 2:7-8 NIV
God does not give 2 different Gospels, He is not the author of confusion. The same Gospel was given by Peter to the Jews who were already circumcised in the Old Testament times before this time of the New Testament as the Apostle Paul was giving to the Gentiles who were not circumcised.
In other words as the disciples entered into the New Testament time circumcision was no longer taught as being part of being right with the Lord, only grace and faith in Him are now needed to be right with Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ has already paid the price for us on Calvary’s Tree and His resurrection from the dead.
One thing is for sure, mankind always wants to somehow “help” God by adding additional things a person has to do to be right with God.
The Jewish Torah contains the first 5 books of the Bible which we call the Pentateuch. Genesis through Deuteronomy. In the Torah are a total of 613 commandments which include the original 10 commandments called the Mosaic Law.
Most Jews in Jesus day and even today do not even attempt to observe these additional commandments and just stayed with the original 10.
But the Sanhedrin, who are the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law felt like they wanted to try to follow all 613 commandments. They felt like the way to please God was to follow a long list of religious rules.
They became engrossed in “works” to be right with God.
The reason why the original 10 commandments became a total of 613 in the Torah is because the original 10 commandments that God gave to Moses are broken down into sub categories like for example many different rules on the Sabbath which is one of the 10 commandments.
Then the Jewish leaders started adding explanations for the 613 commandments over a period of time and those explanations later became additional regulations that also needed to be kept.
So you see what I am saying, some of the religious community are never satisfied even with what God spoke to the writers to create the Bible, they want to add more rules and regulations all the time.
This is the very problem that the Apostle Paul was encountering with the Judaizers who kept coming to people after the Apostle Paul would lead them to the Lord and tell them that to be right with God you also needed to do this or that like circumcision.
Some people forget that God is the Potter and we are the clay. Sometimes they act like they are the potter and God is the clay. How absurd.
Jesus spoke to the Pharisees in the New Testament about this problem about adding or taking away things that He has stated in His Word and advised them that is why the Word of God will not work for them if they try to put their interpretation and mix it with the Word of God. “Thus you nullify the Word of God by YOUR TRADITION that YOU have handed down. And you do many things like that.” Please see Mark 7:13 NIV
Galatians 2:11-14 records an encounter that the Apostle Paul and the Apostle Peter have in regards to the way the Apostle Peter acted as he was fellowshipping with some Gentiles but when some Jews came up to the group Peter was with, Peter felt intimidated by the Jews and backed away from them as he felt peer pressure from the Jews about being with the Gentiles.
So we see that the Apostle Paul comes against the Apostle Peter and rebukes him because Peter did not continue to embrace the Gentiles when a Jewish group showed up. Paul was stating that he knew there is no difference in God’s eyes between Jew and Gentile and yet Peter was being a hypocrite.
The Apostle Paul stated to Peter and the group around him: “We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.” Galatians 2:15-16 NIV
The Apostle Paul was saying that it does not matter if you are Jew or Gentile (anyone who is not a Jew) we all get right with Jesus Christ not by trying to “work” our way to heaven. Instead we get right with the Lord through His grace He gives us as we reach out to Him for salvation and the faith that He also gives us so we can receive the new birth.
One of the most remembered statements that the Apostle Paul quotes in the Word of God is: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20 NIV
This statement by the Apostle Paul is such a strong statement from a man who had completely turned his whole life over to the Lord. He had allowed the Lord to take the reins of his life.
This is a place that we all need to come to, total submission in our lives to the Lord.
When you were born again Jesus Christ became your Savior but it is a whole different thing to allow Jesus Christ to be the Lord of your life.
To be the Lord of your life you have completely turned over your life to the Lord, you are literally allowing the Lord to take control of your whole life.
“I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing.” Galatians 2:21 NIV
Paul had a marvelous revelation of the redemptive work that Jesus Christ did on the cross and then His rising from the grave.
Paul is saying that he knows he could not ever get right with the Lord through his own efforts that would be crazy talk.
He knew that even to get right with the Lord Jesus he had to rely on something very important that the Lord gives to all of us at the new birth and then for the rest of our lives as Christians and that is the grace of God (grace meaning unmerited favor with God) and faith which of course also comes from the Lord.
If we could be righteous by our own efforts then as the Apostle Paul said Christ died for nothing.
What a marvelous revelation of righteousness and grace and faith that the Apostle Paul received from the Lord.
I encourage you to also pray to the Lord for that revelation in your life.
God bless all of you this week as you apply these spiritual principles to your own life and see the great results you will have.
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On Tuesday October 27, 2015 the Spirit of God gave me a dream about a very large amount of people that I was ministering to. It seemed they were from different parts of the world. As I ministered to them I told them that WORLD WIDE REVIVAL was coming and that it would touch everyone on the face of the earth.
Every time I would say something to this huge crowd of people there would come a shout of excitement from them. But as I looked over to my right there was a man who I got eye contact with and I said this to him as we looked at each other. I told that man, whoever he was, that it was even going to affect him even though he would try to resist it.
And then I woke up.
Nita and I knew then and now that it was a dream from the Spirit of God and that He had called Nita and me to be part of this END TIME WORLD WIDE REVIVAL.
Since then I have ministered on revival in meetings and conversations I have had with other churches around the world.
JESUS SAID, “SAY NOT YE, THERE ARE YET FOUR MONTHS, AND THEM COMETH HARVEST? BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS; FOR THEY ARE WHITE ALREADY TO HARVEST.” JOHN 4:35
Mankind has a tendency to push revival back to sometime in the future.
REVIVAL, REVIVAL, REVIVAL. (NOW, NOW, NOW).
“AS GOD’S PARTNERS, WE BEG YOU NOT TO ACCEPT THIS MARVELOUS GIFT OF GOD’S KINDNESS AND THEN IGNORE IT. FOR GOD SAYS, AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME, I HEARD YOU. ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, NEW LIVING TRANSLATION. INDEED THE “RIGHT TIME” IS NOW. TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.”
We are spreading the Word of God around the world as the Holy Spirit leads us to new areas in an ever increasing amount.
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If you have come to this ministry website today and have never asked Jesus Christ to come into your life and be born again, you are not here by accident, the Spirit of the Living God drew you here.
If you do not have the assurance of where you would spend eternity if you died right now please go to the top of this website and it will have a tab for “SALVATION.” In that tab will be what is required by God to be right with Him. When you pray that prayer and accept the Lord please send us a Gmail to our website at: email@example.com and let us know that you accepted the Lord as your Savior and Lord and were born again. We want to rejoice with you and pray for you. Thank you (Please look up these scriptures: John 3:3 and Romans 10:9-10 it talks about you being born again).
Surely you know people who are going through hell and high water with real battles in their life both Christians and those that are not born again Christians. The Word of God that is presented each week will help turn their situation around if they do the Word of God and instead of the anguish and tears will bring a smile and victory to their life, isn’t that worth you sharing this website with others?
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In the service of the King, Jesus Christ
Conrad and Nita Freiholtz
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries.