WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

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And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage), to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you” – Gal. 2:4.

There are “teachers” who advocate the absence of the Spiritual Realm, and are hell-bent on getting God’s people to observe the Law in opposition to faith in Jesus, even though Christ is the end of the Law (Rom. 10:4).

I Jhn. 4:1-6 states, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God. Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God.”

And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”

I Jhn 5:1-3 reads, “whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves Him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

Well, what commandments are we to follow? In Mat. 22:37-40 Jesus stated “you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as your self’. On these two commandments hang ALL the Law and the Prophets.” So, why is there such a big push to focus on the Law of works and not faith in God’s Son, and is this a new phenomenon?

If we go back to Gal., the 2nd chapter starting at verse 11, we find the Apostle Paul publicly challenged the bold Apostle Peter for living secretly as a Gentile (with liberality). Yet while Jews were present he tried to make Gentiles live as the Jews (by the Law). So it’s nothing new and is another veiled attempt of Satan, “the father of lies”, to distract Man from following God’s command to love.

Jhn. 8:42 says, Jesus said unto them, “if God were your Father, ye would love Me; for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent Me. 43 “Why do ye not understand My speech? Even because ye cannot hear My word.  44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

Who’s your daddy? You must understand that if you follow Jesus, faith is imperative and, according to the Lord, is rewarded with the eternal blessing of life. Make our Father, who art in Heaven, your Father!

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