Children of Promise

And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. Galatians 4:28

The Apostle Paul is using the example of Hagar and Sarah that there are symbolically two covenants. One covenant is the Mosaic Law which keeps everyone under the yoke and in slavery. The other covenant is Christ which sets us free from the law under grace.

This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. Galatians 4:24

Now notice one of these covenants (Sarah) was the promise from God, while the other covenant (Hagar) was from the works of man. God promised Abraham to deliver him the Son Isaac, and he fulfilled that promise. But while Abraham became impatient , he had another son with Hagar, that was not part of Gods plan. One covenant came from God, while the other covenant came from the works of man

But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also. Galatians 4:29

Those who are under the covenant of the law are persecuting those under the law of grace. Why? Because one Covenant is of Christ, while the other covenant is against Christ. The Holy Spirit is now within them, so they have been circumcised of the heart

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

God delivered us his promised Son, so we can become Children of God. Jesus is the Messiah, the Promised One throughout the scriptures. Whoever believes in Jesus shall not perish Amen!

Children of God

‘You shall be My people, And I will be your God.'” Jeremiah 30:22

Even though the Israelites have continually been sinful and rebellious , God has a plan of restoration for them. Even though God allowed the Israelites to be overtaken by there enemies, as punishment for their idolatry and sins, God was disciplining them not forsaking them.

There is a difference between Discipline and Abandonment. Discipline brings learning and obedience. When a child does something wrong, you discipline them. You don’t throw them out of your house, you teach them the fault of their ways.

‘It shall come about on that day,’ declares the LORD of hosts, ‘that I will break his yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves. Jeremiah 30:8

The Time of Discipline was about to be over for the Israelites. God didn’t leave or forsake them, he was about to break the yokes off their necks and set them free again from slavery. Why? Because these are Gods children and he is their Father.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:28-29

Jesus didn’t leave or forsake you either. He said “Come To Him and He will give you Rest”. This time Christ is going to share your yoke with you! No longer are you alone, God came down to give you peace and rest.

Through Christ we are Gods Children, through Christ we are not forsaken or abandoned. Through Christ our Yokes are now easy and light in Jesus name Amen!

Everyone

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

Who can come to the cross and get saved? Everyone can come to Jesus and get saved. God does not show favoritism (Romans 2:11) Anyone who calls upon the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved (Romans 10:13) There is no race or nationality that will separate you from Christ, anyone who listens to the Good Shepherds voice are his Sheep

We live in a world full of labels and categories. If you look like this you are part of them, if you follow these rules you can be part of them. But Christ has torn down the walls, the veil has been torn at the cross. Everyone who calls on the name of Jesus Christ can be saved!

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.” Romans 10:12-13

There is no distinction or difference between anyone through Christ. Jesus is Lord of Lords not just the Lord of the Jews or the Gentiles. Jesus is Lord over the entire world and heavens. Call upon him and you shall be saved, anyone

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

For God so loved the world , meaning everyone. Jesus didnt just die for my sins or your sins, he died for everyone who puts their trust and faith in him. Answer your call, and come to the Lord Jesus Christ and be set free Amen!

Yoke Of Iron

Therefore thus says the LORD, ‘Behold, I am about to remove you from the face of the earth. This year you are going to die, because you have counseled rebellion against the LORD.'” Jeremiah 28:16

There was a false prophet named Hananiah, and he was telling everyone in Israel everything they wanted to hear. He was telling Israel there would be peace and prosperity. Even Jeremiah believed him at first saying , Amen! May The Lord do so! (Jeremiah 28:6)

Hananiah even broke the yoke off of Jeremiahs neck to symbolize that Israel would be set free from their burdens and captivity. Everything was sounding great, everyone was buying into this new prophet!

The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah after Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “Go and speak to Hananiah, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD, “You have broken the yokes of wood, but you have made instead of them yokes of iron.” Jeremiah 28:12-13

God quickly spoke to Jeremiah and rebuked everything Hananiah has told everyone. God warned Jeremiah anyone who follows Hananiahs instructions and serves the King of Babylon will receive a “Yoke of Iron”, this is obviously a more severe punishment than the Yoke of Wood they were carrying before

Then Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet, “Listen now, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie. Jeremiah 28:15

Jeremiah then rebuked the False Prophet Hananiah and told him you are selling lies to the people and leading them astray. Doesn’t this sound familiar with Christianity today? How many false preachers do we see today selling “Snake Oil”? Selling Prosperity Gospel when there is no prosperity.

Be careful who you are following and listening to, God placed the Yoke of Iron on those who believed the False prophecy of Hananiah, Test the Spirits and make sure you are following True Doctrine!

Curse Of The Law

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us– for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE “—Galatians 3:13

Are you living Under The Law or are you living Under Grace? There are many Christians today who are still trying to be “legalist” who are still trying to fulfill the Law. Paul clearly teaches here “Anyone under the law is cursed”, why would you want to still live under the curse of the law?

For example, there is a Messianic Jewish group who teaches Circumcision is a salvation issue. They believe because God required circumcision under the Abrahamic Covenant, that its still required under the New Covenant.

This is a classic example of being a legalist. Trying to live under the law yet still claiming to be under grace. You cant be both, you are either under the law or under grace. Here is why

“If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, Deuteronomy 21:22

Under the Mosaic Law anyone who committed a great sin should be put to death on a tree. As we know the wages of sin are death (Romans 6:23) Jesus took that curse for us and was crucified to a tree (Cross). If you repent of your sins and make Jesus your Lord, Jesus is the atonement for your sins.

This is why you cant live under the Law and Grace. Under Grace Jesus became cursed for your sins. Under the Law you are cursed and worthy of death. Repent and Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to set your free Amen!