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“…For ye have need of patience…”

Paul introduces himself to the Galatians in this way;

Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead.” Galatians 1:1

See your calling brethren, it is by Jesus not man that you stand in the body of Christ. You’re what you are because God himself raised you up that way, he made you who you’re – children of God. Learn from Christ, sometimes things ain’t all roses especially for true child of God – you have need of patience.

However don’t forget this, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13

Anyway, Paul goes on to say “grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Gal 1:3).

What would you think we need that grace for?

We have a new nature called ‘the grace of God’ operating in us and through that grace we thrive, through it all. We’ve peace for as long as we hold on to this grace in spite of our problems.

Now, in verse 6 he says, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel.” Galatians 1:6

That other gospel he meant isn’t necessarily the gospel of devils or Satanism. He said it because they had lost persuasion in the faith and started looking back to Judaism and doctrines of man.

You’ve to understand the grace of Christ. “To reveal his Son in me…I conferred not with flesh and blood.” Galatians 1:16
The fact that you may be profiting in the Jews’ religion does means nothing before God, yet alone your zeal for traditions of the fathers. “…it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing…” Galatians 4:18

You got to have confidence towards God, (not the flesh) aiming that you be not ashamed when he appears.

Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” Hebrews 10:35, 36

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