LET’S DO A TEACHING ON GALATIANS.

Shalom,

THE TITLE OF OUR MESSAGE IS, LET’S DO A TEAHING ON GALATIANS.

And our opening verses are Galatians 3.1-2.

So let’s begin by reading Paul’s teachings to the Galatians 3.1-2.

GALATIANS 3.1  O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth whom before your eyes it is written that Yeshua The  Messiah, Jesus Christ, was before ordained to be crucified.

BEWITCHED means to be affected by witchcraft, or magic, or someone casting a spell over you. 

Who messed you up, Paul writes, to not obey The Truth?

Galatia, where The Galatians lived, was in modern day Ankara, Turkey.

KEY TO PAUL’S TEACHING TO THE GALATIANS, AND THE ENTIRE WORLD IS, O FOOLISH GALATIANS, WHO HAS BEWITCHED YOU THAT YOU SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH?

THE TRUTH IS GOD.

EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION IS THE TRUTH OF GOD THAT MUST BE OBEYED.  AND THAT TRUTH INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES.

THE GALATIANS WERE BEING TAUGHT NOT TO OBEY THE TRUTH. THEY WERE BEING TAUGHT NOT TO OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES.  THE SAME LIE THAT IS TAUGHT BY SO MANY TODAY, DON’T OBEY THE LAW OF MOSES BECAUSE  JESUS ABOLISHED THE LAW.  THAT IS A FLAT OUT LIE.  JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED THE LAW OF MOSES

THE TRUTH IS GOD.  EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION.  THAT IS THE TRUTH.

IN ESSENCE, PAUL WRITES, O FOOLISH GALATIANS, WHO HAS TAUGHT YOU NOT TO OBEY GOD?

DEUTERONOMY 32.1-4  ARE WORDS SPOKEN BY GOD THROUGH HIS PROPHET MOSES.

1/  GIVE EAR O YOU HEAVENS, (the angels) AND I WILL SPEAK.  AND HEAR O EARTH (all humanity, all the earth) THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH.

2/  MY DOCTRINE SHALL DROP AS THE RAIN, MY SPEECH SHALL DISTILL AS THE DEW, AS THE SMALL RAIN UPON THE TENDER HERB, AND AS THE SHOWERS UPON THE GRASS.

3/  BECAUSE I WILL PUBLISH THE NAME OF THE LORD.  ASCRIBE GREATNESS TO OUR GOD.

4/  HE IS THE ROCK, HIS WORK IS PERFECT.  FOR ALL HIS WAYS ARE JUDGMENT.  A GOD OF TRUTH, AND WITHOUT INIQUITY.  JUST AND RIGHT IS HE.

THE TRUTH IS GOD.  EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IS THE TRUTH THAT MUST BE OBEYED.  FOR GOD IS THE GOD OF ALL THE EARTH.

AND ALL HIS WAYS ARE JUDGMENT, MEANING, ALL GOD’S WAYS ARE ACCORDING TO TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES, THAT IS THE LAW OF GOD.

EXODUS 13.9, EXODUS 16.4, JOSHUA 8.31, NEHEMIAH 8.8

IN ONE OF MY KING JAMES BIBLES, A COMMENTATOR DESCRIBES THE BOOK OF GALATIANS THAT PAUL WROTE TO THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN GALATIA.

FIRSTLY THERE WERE NO CHRISTIANS IN PAUL’S DAY.  THEY WERE BELIEVERS IN THE MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS THE MESSIAH.  SECONDLY, THERE WERE NO CHURCHES IN PAUL’S DAY, THEY WERE CONGREGATIONS THAT BELIEVED IN THE JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA, JESUS.

THEN THE WRITER GOES ON TO SAY, THERE WAS A PROBLEM IN THESE CHURCHES (CONGREGATIONS) BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WERE BEING CONFUSED BY FALSE TEACHERS CALLED JUDAIZERS.  JUDAIZERS ARE DESCRIBED AS PEOPLE WHO TEACH GENTILES TO CONFORM TO THE SPIRIT, CHARACTER, PRINCIPLES, OR PRACTICE OF JUDAISM, TO BRING THEM INTO CONFORMITY WITH JUDAISM.

THAT IS JUST NOT TRUE.  PAUL WAS TEACHING THE GALATIAN BELIEVERS IN MESSIAH TO LIVE THEIR LIVES FOR GOD ACCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  AND THAT INCLUDES THE LAW OF MOSES THAT IS GOD’S LAW.

LOOK, WHEN SOMEONE SAYS OR WRITES SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT AGREE WITH WHAT GOD SAYS IN THE BIBLE, THAT TEACHING IS WRONG.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4

JESUS NEVER ABOLISHED GOD’S LAWS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF MOSES.  MAN TRIES TO ABOLISH GOD’S LAWS, BUT LET ME TELL YOU, THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE, FOR THE WORD OF OUR GOD SHALL STAND FOREVER. 

ISAIAH 40.8, LUKE 8.21, REVELATION 1, 2, 9

GALATIANS 3.2  PAUL WRITES TO THE GALATIANS AND THE WORLD, THIS ONLY WOULD I UNDERSTAND FROM YOU, DID YOU RECEIVE THE SPIRIT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, OR BY THE HEARING OF FAITH?

MY ANSWER IS BOTH.  IT IS WRITTEN THAT YOU RECEIVE THE SPIRIT, THAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT, BY OBEYING THE LAW, AND HAVING FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA FOR ATONEMENT, WHO ALSO LEFT US AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW HIS STEPS WHO DID NO SIN, BY OBEYING TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.

AND THE NEW TESTAMENT BEARS ME OUT.

1/  JESUS IS GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH, THE SPIRIT, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. 

JOHN 12.44-45, ISAIAH 48.16-17, JOHN 14.9, 21-24

JOHN 14.23  JESUS SAID, WE WILL COME UNTO HIM, AND MAKE OUR HOME WITH HIM. 

“WE “ARE THE ONE GOD, THE FATHER, THE MESSIAH YESHUA, AND THE SPIRIT, WHO ARE THE HOLY SPIRIT.

ALSO HEBREW BIBLE ISAIAH 9.5, CHRISTIAN BIBLE ISAIAH 9.6, ACTS 5.32, 1 PETER 2.21-22, MATTHEW 26.26-28

PAUL ALSO WRITES IN GALATIANS 3.2, DID YOU RECEIVE THE SPIRIT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, OR BY THE HEARING OF FAITH? 

THE SPIRIT PAUL IS SPEAKING OF IS THE HOLY SPIRIT.  THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD ALMIGHTY WHO IS MESSIAH YESHUA, THE FATHER, THE SON, THE SPIRIT, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

DID YOU RECEIVE THE SPIRIT BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, OR BY THE HEARING OF FAITH?  I SAY BOTH.  BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, AND THE HEARING OF FAITH. 

SEE MATTHEW 4.4, ROMANS 5.11

LISTEN TO THIS.  FAITH IS THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD, AND FIRMNESS IN GOD.

LIVING YOUR LIFE BY THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD IS OBEYING EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.  FIRMNESS IS BEING FAITHFUL TO THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD BY OBEYING GOD’S SPOKEN WORD.

DEUTERONOMY 8.3, DEUTERONOMY 32.1-4, MATTHEW 4.4, LUKE 4.4, ROMANS 2.13

PAUL IS TEACHING THE GALATIANS AND THE WORLD TO LIVE BY FAITH.  TO LIVE BY THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD, LIVING BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE.  THAT IS FAITH, AND THAT IS ALSO HOLINESS.

LET’S LOOK AT A FEW SCRIPTURES IN GALATIANS.

GALATIANS 3.8-9  ABRAHAM LIVED BY FAITH IN GOD.  HE OBEYED GOD.  HE KEPT GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, HIS STATUTES, AND HIS LAWS.  GENESIS 26.4-5

THEREFORE THE GENTILES, AND JEWISH PEOPLE, ARE JUSTIFIED, OR MADE RIGHTEOUS BY OBEYING GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, HIS STATUTES, AND HIS LAWS WRITTEN IN TORAH, THE LAW OF MOSES.

GALATIANS 3.10-11  THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.

AGAIN, FAITH IS THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD, AND YOUR FIRMNESS BY LIVING ACCCORDING TO EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, AND HAVING MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT, WHO LEAVES US AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW HIS STEPS, WHO DID NO SIN BY OBEYING THE LAW.  THAT IS FAITH. 

HABAKKUK 2.4, 1 PETER 2.21-22, ROMANS 3.31

BELIEVING MAN’S TEACHING THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO OBEY GOD’S LAW IS A LIE STARTED BY SATAN IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. 

GENESIS 2.16-17, GENESIS 3.4

GALATIANS 3.13  CHRIST HAS REDEEMED, OR RESCUED US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW.  THE CURSE OF THE LAW IS FOR NOT OBEYING ALL THE WORDS OF THE LAW TO DO THEM AS WRITTEN IN DEUTERONOMY 27.26.

READ DEUTERONOMY 28

BELIEVING IN JESUS DOES NOT EXCUSE YOU FROM OBEYING THE LAW.  BUT RATHER JESUS LEADS YOU TO THE LAW TO OBEY IT FOR YOUR GOOD SO THAT YOU WILL NOT SIN AGAINST GOD.

TORAH THE LAW OF MOSES IS GOOD.

WHEN YOU LIVE BY FAITH, BELIEVING IN MESSIAH YESHUA WHO IS THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE FATHER, YOU OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE THAT INCLUDES THE LAW.  AND YOU HAVE MESSIAH FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  YOU ARE THEN RESCUED FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW BECAUSE YOU NOW OBEY THE LAW OF GOD. 

ACTS 24.14

GALATIANS 3.17  IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ABOLISH THE LAW.  IT IS ALSO IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE THE LAW OF NO EFFECT, PAUL WRITES.

GALATIANS 3.22  LET’S TALK ABOUT THE WORD BELIEVE.  THE MEANING OF BELIEVE AND FAITH ARE ALMOST IDENTICAL.  BELIEVING IN GOD, AND BELIEVING IN MESSIAH YESHUA, MEAN, YOU HAVE FAITH BY BELIEVING THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD, AND LIVING YOUR LIFE BY THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD, AND TRUSTING YOUR WELL BEING TO GOD THE MESSIAH.

BUT GOD MAKES THE CHOICE OF WHO BELIEVES CORRECTLY, OR NOT.  THOSE WHO BELIEVE CORRECTLY IN MESSIAH AS THE BIBLE TEACHES, THAT MESSIAH IS GOD ALMIGHTY, THE FATHER, AND ALL THAT GOD IS, AND YOU LIVE BY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS IN THE BIBLE, YOU ARE CHOSEN BY GOD TO BELIEVE, AND HAVE FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA.  JOHN 15.16

GALATIANS 3.24-25  THE LAW WAS OUR SCHOOLMASTER, GIVEN TO US BY GOD WHO IS OUR SCHOOLMASTER, WHO IS THE FATHER, MESSIAH YESHUA.  IT IS GOD OUR SCHOOLMASTER WHO BRINGS US TO MESSIAH YESHUA TO BE JUSTIFIED.  THAT IS TO BE RIGHTEOUS BY FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA. 

OUR SCHOOLMASTER, GOD ALMIGHTY, TEACHES US TO BELIEVE AND UNDERSTAND THAT MESSIAH YESHUA IS GOD ALMIGHTY THE FATHER, AND TO OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS, AS THE LORD YOUR GOD REQUIRES OF YOU.

VERSE 25 READS IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE, BUT AFTER THAT FAITH IS COME, WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER A SCHOOLMASTER.

HERE THE SCHOOLMASTER IS CERTAINLY  NOT GOD BECAUSE WE ARE UNDER GOD FOREVER.

BUT THE SCHOOLMASTER WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER IS A MAN OR A WOMAN WHO TEACHES YOU.  BECAUSE THE ANOINTING WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT WHOM YOU HAVE RECEIVED OF GOD, LIVES IN YOU, AND TEACHES YOU.  AND YOU DO NOT NEED ANYONE TO TEACH YOU.  AND AS GOD HAS TAUGHT YOU, YOU SHOULD LIVE IN GOD. 1 JOHN 2.27

IN SUMMARY.  GALATIANS 3.26  FOR YOU ARE ALL THE CHILDREN OF GOD BY FAITH IN MESSIAH YESHUA.  BECAUSE YOU OBEY EVERY WORD GOD SPEAKS.  YOU ARE FIRM IN THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD.  YOU HAVE MESSIAH YESHUA FOR YOUR ATONEMENT.  AND MESSIAH IS YOUR EXAMPLE, TO FOLLOW HIS STEPS WHO DID NO SIN BECAUSE HE OBEYED THE LAW.  THAT IS FAITH THAT MAKES YOU A CHILD OF GOD.

Shalom,

Ira Weinstein

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