_Began in the Spirit! Perfected in the Spirit!_
3.Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
5.Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— (Gal3:3,5).
As christian our heavenly Father demands and expects us to imitate Him. The question remains how?
Now in the text above we have the example of the church of Galatians…Paul wrote to this church to address a problem , not of sin but the teachings of judaizers who had come to this young Church and began to teach them that they had to be circumcised and to observe the law of Moses. Saved by faith in Christ but live by the law of Moses!!!
Judaism and christianity were completely two different things each based on different tenets .
Circumcision and the law of Moses was given to the nation of israel and for anyone to be under the mosaic covenant had to be circumcised and observe the law of Moses.
But to be a christian one have to believe in Christ Jesus alone who died and rose from the dead. Every one who believes in Christ receive the Holy Spirit as a gift to dwell in him and then be led by the Holy Spirit as our helper (Jn14:16-18, Rom8:14)
The Holy Spirit communion or union with our Spirit produces the fruit of the Spirit in our lives (Gal5:22)! The Holy Spirit strengthens our inner man so that we can live Victoriously over the flesh and works of the evilone (Eph3:14-16, Eph6:10)!
The Holy Spirit enables us to put to death the works of the flesh (Rom8:13)!
The new covenant was established by the death of Christ on the cross and His resurrection and followed by the giving of the Holy Spirit! Christ died on the cross to give us salvation, but the Holy Spirit was given to us to give up power for successful and victorius living (Luk24:49)! You have to believe in Christ Jesus to be saved and you need to be filled by Holy Spirit to enjoy and stay saved (Eph5:18).
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