THE CHARACTER OF A SPIRIT-FILLED MAN
Jesse M. Hendley
We have come to the conclusion of this great Book of
Galatians. I hope you will make this your book.
Martin Luther said, "I am married to Galatians." He
loved this Book! John Bunyan said that Martin Luther's
Commentary on Galatians was the greatest comfort he
ever had next to the Bible and most fit for a wounded
soul and a wounded conscience. He meant that this
wonderful salvation, by faith in the Lord Jesus
Christ, can give peace and hope to any condemned man
who recognizes his sin.
We found in Galatians 5 that the man of God is free.
Galatians 5:1-15. "For FREEDOM did Christ set us
free." "Stand fast," Paul says, "in that liberty, that
freedom with which Christ has set you free." Do not be
"entangled again in the yoke of bondage," trying to be
saved by works or ceremonies or religious doings. Just
put your trust in Jesus.
In Galatians 5:16-18 the man of faith has the Spirit,
and he walks by the Spirit is led by the Spirit, the
Spirit bears the fruit of the Christ-life in and
through Him, and he conducts his life in the power
and blessing of the Spirit of God. Verse 19-24, the
character of Christ is produced by the Spirit of
Christ dwelling within us!
This is the answer to the people who say, "Well, if
you are not under Law, and God doesn't tack up a list
of commandments for us to keep, and we are not to read
the Old Testament to see if we are keeping those
commandments, then what are we to do? What will be the
restraint on our old nature within us?"
The answer is, "The Holy Spirit!" Because if we really
believed on Christ, God has sent forth His Spirit into
our hearts crying "Abba, Father." ("Father, Father.")
We had that in the wonderful fourth chapter! That is,
we have the sense of being the sons of God and that
God is our Heavenly Father. And what does, a father
do? He looks after his children. That is his ...
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