THE RICH BLESSINGS OBTAINED BY FAITH and THE UPWARD
CALLING OF GOD
Jesse M. Hendley
Friends, we are continuing today our study in the Book
of Galatians. We've just come out of chapter 3, which
deals with faith. We are saved by faith. Abraham lived
430 years before the Law was given, so he could not
have been saved by keeping the Law. And we are to be
saved as Abraham was: by faith. We become children of
Abraham when we have faith in Jesus. We are no longer
under the Law (Romans 3:25) since faith has come. We
are to live by faith in the Lord Jesus.
Today we go into chapter 4. There are two outstanding
words in this chapter: the word HEIR, found in verse 1
("Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child,
differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of
all"), and then the word COVENANTS found in verse 24
("which things are an allegory, for these are the two
Today we take up the word HEIR. I hope you will think
with me carefully and let's pray together that God may
give us a rich blessing.
The Greek word for heir is kleronomos. "Now I say,
that the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth
nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all, but
is under tutors and governors until the time appointed
of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were
in bondage under the elements of the world. But when
the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His Son,
made of a woman, made under the Law, to redeem them
that were under the adoption of sons. And because ye
are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son
into your hearts, crying Abba, Father. Wherefore thou
art no more a servant, but a son, and IF A SON, THEN
AN HEIR of God through Christ."
Our subject today is, "The Rich Blessings Obtained by
Faith," which we cannot get by trying to work for
them, or by trying to keep commandments or by going
through religious ceremonies. We get the ...
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