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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 1:6'8 WEB.

    There was an uproar in the church at Galatia. Though they had begun in the Spirit, they were seduced back into keeping religious laws. The non-Jewish people, Gentiles, were told that they needed to be circumcised and obey the law of Moses to be saved. They wanted them to convert to Judaism before becoming a Christian. The Apostle Paul made it very clear that we are saved through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ 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 always reduced to keeping a set of rules. 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 hearts 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. Yet, 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 I was brought up to believe as "God Pleasing" were not even in the Bible. They were merely the teachings of men that were taught to me. 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 the 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. Amen!

    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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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

November 25, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!!

November 25, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen❣️

November 25, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

November 25, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

November 25, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord. I need this today. For I'm bogged down in pain and lack of sleep. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation and re-new a right spirit in me. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name.

November 25, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 25, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please pour fresh fire on me and give me the 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. Amen!

 

November 25, 2023
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

So true! I was raised in a well-known religion (not naming the religion here), went to the religious "classes" and was taught many things that I discovered later, as an adult, were not in the Bible.  My mother told me we were not supposed to read the Bible because it had to be interpreted by the higher-up "leaders" of the religion for us.  I am so glad I broke away and found the "truth".  Thank you God, thank you Jesus, that you give us the precious gift and honor of having a direct relationship with you! Thanks Pastor! Fire me up Lord! 

November 25, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

November 25, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Jesus for a real relationship with You! Guide me to the truth. Amen.

November 25, 2023
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Fire me up, Lord. Burn away the staleness. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

November 25, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

November 25, 2023
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

November 25, 2023
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

November 25, 2023