Topic: Hold On To The Gospel Of Grace [Saturday November 4, 2017]
“I marvel that you are so removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:” (Galatians 1:6 KJV)
The church in Galatia received Christ in the Spirit but some people wanted to pervert the simplicity of the gospel. They were telling them that their salvation was not complete until they began to do certain things. They were told they needed to be circumcised and to keep the laws and ordinances instituted on Mount Sinai. These false ministers were saying in effect: ‘You cannot just say that you are a child of God by simply receiving Jesus. It cannot be so.’ So Apostle Paul had to address the issue in a very strong manner. Any message that is contrary to God’s grace on his people is another gospel. Any gospel that tries to add laws to your salvation is another gospel. That is not the gospel that Apostle Paul preached.
Child of God, if you remove grace from the church, we have nothing left. Apostle Paul declares “But by the grace of God, I am what I am:…”(1Corinthians 15:10 KJV) If grace is taken away from the church, we will become completely naked.
There are people going about today, perverting the gospel of grace. Don’t give heed to them. They are preaching another gospel. They want to put you in bondage. But the scriptures say: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1 KJV) Any gospel that brings the people of God into bondage must be rejected. It is not a gospel of grace. Any gospel that will deprive you of your joy and not allow you to enjoy your Christianity must never be embraced. Child of God, hold on to the gospel of grace. His grace is sufficient. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” (Ephesians 2:8 KJV) Continue in grace!
Further Reading: Galatians 1:6-9, 3:6-14, 5:1-6
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 32-33; Evening- Hebrews 1
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.