Good Afternoon Saints,
Topic: The weakness of the Law Part 1
Subtitle: The law cannot Justify
By: Isaac Oluwaseun Agbenla
Bible: Gal. 2:16
*Knowing that a man is NOT justified (made righteous) by the works of the law, but by FAITH of Jesus Christ, even we have BELIEVED in Jesus Christ, and that we might be justified by THE FAITH of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified*
Paul was a leading example among great men that ever lived in the early Church. He lived a life of holiness and had unusual revelation of the word of God yet he forewarned us never to rely on our works as the basis for our justification (right standing) before the throne of God. Why? Because no man can or will ever be justified by works before God Almighty. This is because no matter the level of works we have attained, it’s still unworthy to stand before God without the blood of Jesus serving as atonement always.
Holiness is God’s command to his children because that’s God’s nature. Holiness is a sacrifice unto God. Holy living is not for God’s benefit but for our own victorious and triumphant life as Christians. Holiness portrays evidence that a man is spiritually minded and fears God.
Beloved, only a bastard son would willingly want to go against the instructions of his father but then, the responsibility of the father to his children is not primarily base on how much perfection the children have attained. Every Father has responsibilities of taking care of their children whether they have met all conditions or not. If anyone of us including Paul were already perfect, we would not have had any need to study the Bible again. We will continue to behold him (God) in the scripture until we are changed to the image of his son. There is punishment or consequence for every disobedience but that doesn’t stop the love of the father to his son.
Every Christian is accountable to God but no matter his/her failures, God’s love remain the same. God doesn’t hate any of his children because they fall short of his standard. He will chastise them unto repentance. He will go out for a lost sheep and leave behind 99 sheep that are already perfect.That’s God’s ultimate love.
God didn’t abandoned David after killing Uriah but sword never departed from Israel because of that. Moses allowed anger to get the better side of him and never entered the promise land as punishment. Adam committed treason against God but God clothed them before he punishes them.
No matter your state of fall as a Christian, God’s arm is wide open to receive you back. You’re just a prodigal son but remember your room is still available in your father’s house.
God also desires our perfection but our standing before him is not judged by how perfect we are as saint. The General Overseer may be 98% upright and a worker just 28% upright. This percentage doesn’t mean one will be allowed into God’s presence and the other will only stay outside the gate. They are both qualified before God not because of their percentages of works but because they already believe in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Saviour. Salvation is the main criteria for entering God’s presence under the New Covenant.
But then, what shall we say about Christians who still allow their flesh to rule over them thereby producing unrighteous works? We must understand that no genuinely born again Christian takes pleasure in sin except overtaking by the flesh. I have been born again few years and I have never knowingly and willingly committed sin for pleasure or whatever. It’s not in my nature again after salvation. Does it mean I have never made mistake? No. I have missed God many times. My most common mistake is my inability to follow God’s leading 100%, sometimes I didn’t hear God well enough or sometimes I neglect the still small voice of the Holy Spirit and many times I pay dearly for my insensitivity.
Brethren, If you found a Christian that loves sin, pray for them because sometimes they are under the manipulation of the flesh through wrong spirit. Anyone who has encountered God will never dwell in sin. Never.
Thanks for reading
Isaac Oluwaseun Agbenla
Oracle of God