• When we receive a promise from God, it doesn’t matter how tough it is, we can walk in it. We can only do it when we know it is Christ.
• There is not an unrealistic goal, but there is an unrealistic time frame. Don’t let an unrealistic time frame put something in place that God has already put into place.
These two women serve as an illustration of God’s two covenants. The first woman, Hagar, represents Mount Sinai where people received the law that enslaved them. And now Jerusalem is just like Mount Sinai in Arabia, because she and her children live in slavery to the law.
— Galatians 4:24-25 NLT
• Don’t let the law enslave you. Walk in grace.
• If you put anything in place as the prerequisite to receive the blessing, it is not going to profit you anything. Anything we put into place to produce a blessing in our life, or hold on to that rather than to Christ, it will produce nothing.
But the other woman, Sarah, represents the heavenly Jerusalem. She is the free woman, and she is our mother.
— Galatians 4:26 NLT
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
— Galatians 5:1,2 NKJV
• When we enslave ourselves is when we put something in place that means more than Christ. Good works are not a way to God, but good works come out when we walk in Christ.
And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.
— Galatians 5:3,4 NKJV
• When we hear the phrase ‘fall from grace” we think about sin. The scripture says to not try to be justified by what you did, but be justified by what God did
• The law says you have to do something; grace says you get to do something.
For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
— Galatians 5:5 NKJV
• Faith works through love, not law.
• God likes you, even when you don’t like yourself.
We fall from grace when we walk in law. Don’t fall from grace; fall into it!