Galatians 5:7-9 ” You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion is not from him who calls you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
– It’s definitely an easier life being a fan of Jesus than to live the life by following Him.
So, you want to become a fan instead of a follower of Christ? Here’s how.
Begin with not reading your Word, followed by being lazy and not attending church services, then have no prayer life because after all, you have no burden for the lost. When an opportunity comes to where you can testify or even speak His name in a sentence, be quiet; people don’t like for others to talk about God.
That sound’s harsh but it’s fact and a reality for most called “Christian’s.” They would rather feed their flesh than their spirit.
When Paul is writing this letter to the Galatian’s, Paul know’s what had happened, these people were told that they must follow the law, not to follow Jesus. That is why he states “This persuasion is not from him who calls you.” Paul is upset for those who are giving these people the false words of “living by the law” rather than “living by the spirit.”
The Galatians were saved by faith through grace in Jesus, but now there are others that are telling these new born-again Christians that they have got it all wrong. This sound’s like today’s society, with rapid culture movements and fads that move most people from one place to another place without them even knowing what their getting their self into. That is why the Word of God states. “Test everything; hold fast what is good.” – (1 Thess. 5:21)
What’s the Problem?
FOUNDATION IS THE PROBLEM
Every house, building, facility, etc. must be built on a sturdy, strong foundation and with it not comes a great chance of faulty cracks that soon can deteriorate over time causing a major mal function in the foundation resulting in collapse.
Foundation is the Word, and with the Word we will know the Truth, and by knowing the Truth it will set us free from every lie, notion, thought that would provoke us to daze off, being slumber to not sound the alarm of His soon coming.
This World, this nation has bowed to false god’s by believing lies; a fallen humanity has forgotten it’s God.
This World need’s follower’s of Christ, not fan’s
“The past keeps us from running with endurance”
Is it the past that keeps you from running with full endurance? Lies that are being told to you, “Won’t you just quit.” “Why do you even try?”
For me, every mistake is a lesson that I learn. I get up from my knee’s and keep running.
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
It takes faith to run a race, when the Olympian’s are about to run that race that will make history, a new record. They are putting their trust in their trainer. All those times of countless hours in training, practicing for the big event, they run with every notion to win that race. Are you giving it all to run this race? Or have you began to sit on the side lines and watch as your friend’s, family, co-workers who are passing by you, and your only thought is “I don’t feel like running”
I did not know that we lived life by the way we feel! We walk by faith.
As Paul had asked the Galatian’s, I will ask you:
“You were running well, who hindered you from obeying the Truth?”