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Perverted Gospel

  • I marvel that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different 'good news', but there isn't another 'good news.' Only there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the Good News of Christ. But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any 'good news' other than that which we preached to you, let him be cursed. Galatians 1:6 WEB

    There was an uproar amongst the Galatians. Though they had begun in the spirit, they were seduced back into keeping religious laws. Gentiles, people who were not Jews, were told that they needed to be circumcised and obey the law of Moses like they were Jews in order to be saved. Paul made it very clear that we are saved through faith in the Lord Jesus alone, and not by legalism. In Galatians 3:3 Paul wrote 'Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?'

    We need to stay in tune with the Holy Spirit. When we start to become stale, our Christian walk is reduced to keeping a set of rules. Then that becomes our measurement of faith, and we will spread it to those following us. The close relationship gradually fades into the background. We still pray, we still go through the motions, but it is mostly legalism. Rule keeping by rote.

    Our heart and our eyes begin to stray and wander after other things. The grass seems to become greener over there. At that point, we have left our first love and our gospel has become perverted. It has been reduced to rules, and what was once a hot relationship, is now cold legalism. You can visit cold, dead churches all across the world where Jesus is only a distant memory, but He longs to speak to each of us today.

    Stay in tune with the Lord daily. When you are walking close to Him, you will fulfill His requirements and be pleasing in His sight without all of the religious rules. I found that many of the things that I was brought up to believe as 'God Pleasing' were not even in the Bible. They were merely the teachings of men. Check behind your leaders and be sure to read it for yourself. Rekindle that relationship with Jesus. Speak to Him as the friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please pour fresh fire on me and give me a zeal to shake off the water. Draw my heart to You and give me an extreme spiritual makeover. Fire me up God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen!!!
May 20
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
May 22
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

May 20
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My trust and faith is in you Lord. Amen. 

May 20
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 20
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but it is harder to mow.

May 20
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

May 20
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God keep my hopes up. Praise God hallelujah. 

May 20
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

May 20
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Perfect timing Lord! I love you..

May 20
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus.Let our lives be for you and your glory.Help us to keep our faith strong.

May 20
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father open my eyes to see the real meaning of Your message, many things are going on with false statements of Your commandments. Show us oh Lord to not be deceived, we trust in Your designs. In Jesus name I pray, Amen 

Thank you Pastor for these words of encouragement, God bless you and Sylvia. 

May 20
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!!

May 20
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 20
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

May 20
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen and amen Lord

May 20
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!!

May 20
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen, Hallelujah!!!

May 20
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Craig  Mondello
Craig Mondello

Amen!

May 21