18 October 2020
Who Has Bewitched You? – Part 6
Gal 3:1 – O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? NKJV
We are going to look at grace! I have a strong sense that the main purpose of this series will be to remind us how we first were saved and to realize that this is how the continued work of grace is to remain effective in our lives. Paul by the Holy Spirit said it this way, Gal 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.” NKJV. We must stand against the bewitching spirit of religion in our lives. As Bob Yandian puts it, “The grace of God poured out at Calvary, freed us from all self-striving so we may live truly Spirit-filled, fruitful lives of freedom and joy.” Christ has provided all we need to enter God’s family and has provided all we need to live as God’s children. By grace through faith!
Part 6 – Your salvation is secure because of the grace of God not because of your good works. We rest our faith completely on the grace of God and His completed work in Christ Jesus.
We are born again and going to heaven by the infinite grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and like that lost sheep that went astray and was found by the shepherd, we are being carried by the Savior home to glory, and it is not a question of working our way there. And so, we come back to what Scripture says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph 2:8-9). Ironside Commentaries