Thought for the Day – 23 September 2017

 

Thought for the Day

The Holy Spirit in Galatians emphasizes the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation. Membership fee is zero but the Maintenance costs you everything. Galatians was written to counter false teaching about Christianity and the law and the relationship between faith and works.

We Graciously Received Him by Faith

Galatians 3:1-2; 1O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?  2This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?” 

We are Matured by the Spirit – Assurance

Galatians 3:3; “3Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?”      

We are Transformed by the Spirit

Galatians 3:5; 5He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?”

We gained all Promises by the Spirit

Galatians 3:13-14; 13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:  14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”     

We enter into Sonship by the Spirit

Galatians 4:6; 6And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”      

We can Walk Victoriously by the Spirit

Galatians 5:16;16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” 

 

About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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