Bewitched or Blessed? (7 of 15) by Ernest Easley
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LIBERTY .. NOT LEGALISM
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
October 8, 2006
Now join me in the New Testament book of Galatians as we continue our study under the heading: LIBERTY .. NOT LEGALISM. Now here is what we've been learning from this letter to the churches of Galatia: Jesus Christ came to set the captives free from the curse of the law! That Jesus Christ is the Lord of Liberty! In fact .. listen to the words of Jesus in John 8.36, "... if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."
Well .. in the churches of Galatia .. it seems that the captives that had been set free .. had slipped back into bondage! Now let me ask you a question: what slave would want to go back into slavery after having been set free? But that is what had happened to some of those saints.
The Devil used a minority group to infiltrate those churches who were mixing the grace of God with the law of Moses. Acts 15.1, "unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
Now somebody says, "I sure am glad that we don't have to deal with that today in our churches." Well ... I had to be the bearer of bad news .. but the Devil has made sure that the influence of the Judaizers is among us today! Oh .. how the Devil would love to see you move out of the liberty of grace and back under the bondage of the Law! He'll even use a church member to see it happen!
Well .. as we move into chapter 3 ... the Apostle Paul is puzzled with what was taking place among the churches! He couldn't believe what he was hearing .. how some of them were bewitched while others of them were blessed. And in our time remaining .. we're going to see what the difference is and then discover who among us today is Bewitched and what that means for you ... and who among us today is Blessed and what that means for you..
"Bewitched or Blessed?"
"O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the ...
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