Galatians Chapter 6 Discussion Page 2

  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Galatians 6
    Christ, has the power to forgive sins. He does this with his word. Circumcision is what actually happens when your spirit confesses His name and believes on him. Circumcision, becomes the cutting away of our sins, and a renewing of our spirit in Christ Jesus. This is what we mean when we say "abide in Christ". Then again In baptism , we are born again. The renewing of the holy spirit, buried in his death, raised again in his resurrection. These are illustrations of what actually happens to a person that receives the spirit of Jesus Christ.
  • ERNEST ISTRE on Galatians 6
    Circumcised::::what is ment by circumcised.
  • James Kahora on Galatians 6:17
    Galatians 6:17. The statement by Paul: let no man trouble me I guess that is what should be explained first
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 6:6
    I appreciated your comment very much Andrew. The teacher/student relationship & accompanying responsibility is a serious one as that 'union' will require much care & consideration of one other. The teacher: that he teaches correctly & with well supported references & appropriate illustrations; & the student: that he learns in all humility & sense a liberty to question or require amplification of that which is before him. The teacher must also be prepared to listen & carefully weigh the propositions or other possibilities that the student presents, even as elementary or unenlightened they may be. When a student has such confidence in his teacher, even as the teacher seeks to impart knowledge with the intent of shaping the mind & character of his student, then an outcome of real & lasting change can be expected. And for you to determine & identify those Spiritual Gifts & character that the Lord so bestows upon the student, will be the catalyst for him to verify & build up on it.

    A pastor truly led of the Spirit & so blessed to receive an observation or revelation from his congregant, should with all desire entertain such an occasion, knowing that his ministry is bearing fruit & his member(s) are using their times at home to more useful sacred purposes. Sadly, many pastors often only expect doctrinal or textual criticism & highlighting of their shortcomings at the end of the Lord's Day message. Your encouragement of him will also strengthen his resolve & add to his faith & walk in the Lord. Keep up the good work Andrew & the Lord bless you.
  • Andrew S on Galatians 6:6
    You know, was studying Galatians 6:6 here and realized I memorized it in the KJV. let him "communicate all good things....". Funny, my original understanding of that verse was that IF the Lord inspires me with some revelation (actual "epipheny") by what the teacher instructs and/or in my own time & Bible study the Lord should reveal deeper things to me- Then it is my responsibility to come back to the Pastor or teacher and share with them the things which the Lord has recently revealed to me.... In other words, blessing the leader that I've been studious before the Lord and because of the leader's oversight, I've grown in understanding and revelation of God's Word.- Also this blesses "the teacher" with a form of submission in God's Holiness and instruction, showing him good faith that I'm a "good soldier" under the teacher's tutelage. (Yes, I appreciate the online studies which show in other versions clearly that the student/members should with humility and gratitude physically support or encourage the pastors and teachers in leadership- something often lacking in today's Western congregations /individual membership).- Still, I like my original King James understanding and since I'm in a present mentoring role, this is one of the verses I'm going to show my Bible student and it's various interpretations, not so I can physically gain from him, but so as he moves forward-soon w/o my influence that he can go on to become a better, more-disciplined and committed disciple-follower of Christ Himself; also as he similarly has a gift of "teaching" and has been resistant in being willing to acknowledge the obvious gifts (where he has taught in secular forums of the past) and thus submit himself to other church leadership for future training and practical use of his God-given talents. (don't worry, praise the Lord, he is getting there even presently). Amen.- God Bless all the sincere students and servants of the Lord and of His Word.
  • Andy G van den Berg on Galatians 6
    On GAL. 6:7

    The Word of God is God ( John 1:1) and not for any private interpretation ( 2 Peter 1:20). If it records in Rev. 12:9 that this whole world has been deceived, it did not speak of a particular country, group of people, person or religion, it meant the whole world.

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom ( 2 Cor. 11:13-15) this whole world has been deceived and what mankind must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive ( Matthew 7:7; John 14:17).

    The word 'Repent' in different forms (repent, repentance, repented, repentest, repenteth, repenting), is mentioned 110 times in the KJV, and there seems to be a great misconception what the true 'spiritual' meaning of the word is. The word 'repent' used in the New Testament was translated from the Greek word "metanoeo", and means to change, transform, to think differently or reconsider.

    Only through Repentance will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters ( Rom. 8:15,23; 2 Cor.6:18; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1) and reveal to you how this whole world has been deceived ( Rev. 12:9) and overcome this world ( 1 John 5:4).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God ( Acts 26:18).

    It is only by revelation of God that people will come to know the true Christ ( Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1). It should also be remembered that it is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it ( Matthew 7:14).
  • Marvin Bronowicz on Galatians 6:17
    Hebrews 2.7 says, "Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels". Exegete's believe the usage of the word "little" means " for a little while", or simply to rephrase, "Thou hast made him for a little while lower than the angels! Jesus said "if you've seen me, you have seen the Father! God is a Spirit. No one of the flesh has ever or will never see him! Jesus Christ is the "Word" incarnate, made in the flesh. John 1. 1, and Jesus is therefore the "eternal living Word of God"!

    Most of all I believe that before he was made flesh, Jesus (the Word), counciled with the Trinity and agreed to become a sacrificial offering, a blood sacrifice (God's covenant with man has always involved a blood sacrifice for sin!

    Jesus is the image of the invisible God and for a little while , 33 1/2,years in the flesh,was a little lower than God because to satisfy Gods justice for sin, make peace between God and man and to bring us back into a right "relationship with Our Father in the Spirit, Jesus had to lower himself to be that sacrificial offering , a lamb, the lamb of God! Only God could do what Jesus the Eternal Living Word of God did! Die for the sins of the World AFTER HAVING LIVED A SINLESS 33 1/2 years in the flesh!!!
  • Carleton - in Reply on Galatians 6:17
    Galatians 6:14

    But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

    Read Galatians 6:15-6:18.

    The Christian's glory must bear the marks of the body of Jesus Christ in the cross, in their own bodies. If we glory outside of these marks of Jesus Christ we are glorying in our own marks from the world or in the world.

    It is interesting that Paul writes in the cross instead of on the cross and it is purposeful. In the marked body of Jesus Christ is our hope and eternal life. His life was taken on a cross and his Body bore the marks of the cross yet His suffering was for our sin and our hope and our lives.

    It is in this suffering, in the cross, where we can glory because it is here that we have been freed from our bondage of sin and death.

    Jesus Christ is our beloved Savior and grace and he will bless a Christian's Spirit.
  • Oriyomi Sunday Ajayi on Galatians 6:17
    Gal. 6:17. The mark of the Lord Jesus is the greatest thing that can happen to anyone. Paul overcame the beast in Melita Island because of the Lord's mark. I love this verse.
  • Dwayne Richardson on Galatians 6:7
    Working on your own Soul's Salvation With Fear and Trembling . The wrath of God is like a consuming fire
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 6
    Sheila, those verses can be confusing, that is why we must appeal to the original language to find the difference.

    Gal 6:2: the meaning of 'burdens' here is a 'weight' = baros, in Greek. And in the context of the verse, Paul is imploring the Galatian Church that should help carry (or, share) each others' weights. In verse 1, the point is made of a believer overcome by some sin; instead of accusing that person, they should help that person to restoration, & in so doing they would share that burden by their understanding, care & help given to that person. So too, if a believer is worrying, perplexed, or having financial or marital problems, etc., another who is enjoying victory in Christ should quickly volunteer assistance to ease that weight that is getting the sufferer down which may also cause them to grow weak in faith.

    Gal 6:5: the Greek here is "phortion" = load. This sounds similar in meaning to the other word, baros, but its use is for the load that we carry ourselves, or as a ship, or truck might carry. These are loads we can't share with another & on a personal level, it means that we have to carry & be responsible for our own loads as we walk along life's road. Paul, I think, is specifically referring to how we maintain our Christian life: are we careful, watchful, prayerful, self-examining, etc.? These are loads we all carry as we try to please the Lord with our lives. And these loads cannot be shared with another - they are for us individually to carry. Yet, Jesus says in Mt 11:30, that His "burden is light". Unlike the heavy burdens the Jewish religious leaders placed on the people, Jesus says that following Him won't be heavy at all, as He (by His Spirit) is there to make our Christian experience light on burden & heavy on joy & peace.
  • Sheila Hedgepeth on Galatians 6
    in Galatians 6:2 it says "Bear ye one another burdens. in Galatians 6:5 it says " for every man shall bear his own burden." I'm confused.
  • Aortha Givens on Galatians 6:9
    Every time I say to myself I'm not going to help those that I am helping because they don't seem to, (for lack of a better word) appreciate it the Holy Spirit brings this verse to mind and it puts me back on track and another verse comes to mind, "whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men" Colossians 3:24
  • Grant r gabler on Galatians 6
    Put all your faith and trust in the Lord our rock because everything else is just sinking sand. Verse that I pray everyday is Joshua 1:9. Its give me much peace. Thank you Lord Jesus for all the many blessings seen and unseen.
  • BJ FORD on Galatians 6:9
    This beautiful verse gives me the strength to keep doing good things for the lord. i know it is the devil who comes againts god's children and tells me i am not doing enough for the lord. he is a liar. for the message in this verse tells me to keep on doing for the lord one day i will reap a reward if i stay steadfast to the lords word. amen
  • Mack Sims on Galatians 6
    First I would like to thank God almighty who holds the keys to life and death. If you have surrender to God and know that his word is never void ,that he is a merciful God, what you are calling the new normal is nothing to fear. God will always see us through. Trust and believe God's Mercy, PSALM 56:3-4 When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God,whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me.
  • William wang - in Reply on Galatians 6:14
    Chris: Thanks your words.

    Since your reply, I think that I has more understanding Galatians 6:14,

    though I could not express my thought exactly by words.
  • William wang on Galatians 6:14
    "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world."( Galatians 6:14 )

    How to understand " by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." , I am not sure of what I am understanding.
  • Patty Tozi on Galatians 6:7
    My Jesus you are so Special to me. My Jesus you are the one that will fight for me. Hold my hand today as l start another day. Help me stay with what you want me to be. In your Father's Heavenly Kingdom you will lead me some day. You will be next to me helping me in everyway. Have l suffered enough in this world alone. For now you are here for me, leading me to the Throne. And here l will be- in your Glorious home. No more sorrow there will be, only comfort for me. For the Love of your Light will be surrounding me!!!

    Take me home sweet Jesus to your Father-- for this world of Evilness is no more for me.... Take me home........
  • Jesse - in Reply on Galatians 6
    In all honesty, believers are not supposed to try and interpret dreams, so I don't believe anyone here can truly tell you what your dream means. There are people out there that make their living interpreting dreams, but as believers, we're not to go there either. If you feel the Lord is trying to give you a message, you might want to go to Him in prayer and ask. By the description of your dream, I don't think this is any message from the Lord. When He wants us to know something, He will make it very clear as to what He wants us to know. The best answer I can give you is that you just dreamt of a green alligator in muddy water. That's it!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Galatians 6
    I would probably try and avoid the swamps. But there is probably no biblical message there!
  • Erlean Jeansonne on Galatians 6
    What does it mean to dream of a green alligator in muddy water
  • Tiakshecia on Galatians 6
    When we were in heaven will we know each other like mother father children exedra
  • Judy Gott - in Reply on Galatians 6
    Colossians 1:15, ,18 Who is the image of the invisible God,the firstborn of every created.

    18. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 6
    Bob, we can only look at this with a limited understanding, taking in glimpses for various Scriptures. Though in 2 Corinthians 5 we get a picture of this from Paul. I see that for those who die, their spirits go to be with the Lord (5:1-8). Those without Christ, into Hades, where Satan & the angels who sinned are there now ( 2 Pet 2:4). But there will be a time of Judgement for both the saved & unsaved. For the saved, the Judgement Seat of Christ that we may receive rewards/crowns or loss for what has been done on Earth (not judgement on our souls - that was done at the Cross & fully paid for) ( 2 Cor 5:10, 1 Cor 3:11-15). For the unsaved, the Great White Throne Judgement ( Rev 20:11-15) remains; a fearful time when their final destination will be the Lake of Fire, where Satan, the Anti-Christ & the False Prophet are. And we are with the Lord of Glory & His Blessed Son for all eternity. What a wonderful motivation for all believers to live each day for Him & serve Him joyfully.
  • Mishael on Galatians 6
    These are the scriptures that refer to angels that were with Satan. Before Satan was removed from heaven: Satan's name had been Lucifer; angels that were with him were called sons of God. They were all thrown out. Where I don't know.

    It's in the Bible. I knew I had read it.

    Job1:6; Job 2:1, Revelation 12:9 and 12:7

    2 Peter 2: 4-5 and Jude 1:6

    Why would God destroy the earth with water unless something had happened at Eden. I'm not going to play a guessing game.
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 6
    I'm in agreement, Larry. We need to take much care, not only with Gnostic influences within the Church but also in the translation of the Scriptures. Yet, I feel for those who do find the 'old' English difficult to grasp & to be reading another 'accurate' version is preferable than not reading & understanding the Scripture at all.

    In my work with Muslims in Pakistan, I often asked them if they understood what they read in the Quran (note, it is incumbent on them to read it in Arabic). In almost cases, they didn't understand it, but were happy to be in that state, for in reading from the original language (Arabic), some blessing/God's Favour was supposedly received. Of course, through this ignorance, our Christian witness becomes stronger to be able to teach them Truths from the true Word of God.
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 6
    My apologies that I wrote on Galatians 6 instead of Genesis 6. I always get tricked by the title against the name. Anyway, you have something else to think on.
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 6
    Jessica, Jesus is seen as a part of the Triune God (i.e. NOT three Gods, but three Persons or Personalities). And this one God in Heaven are the Father, the Word & the Holy Spirit ( 1 John 5:7). However, for the sake of the redemption of mankind, God in due time sent His Word to Earth as Jesus, His Son, to give His Life a ransom for all (read Romans chap 5). Yes, God is intimately concerned & involved in every believer's life: He gives us His Spirit to do this work after we are born again (read John chap 3 & chap 14:16-21). We hear God speak to us through His Word ( 2 Tim 3:16) & His Spirit ( Rom 8:16: speaks of the Spirit speaking with our spirit, so we remain in tune with God's Holy requirements for us, how to behave, where to go, what to do, how to speak, wisdom, telling another about Christ, etc). I find the King James version is the best as it has been translated from the original Text (Textus Receptus). But if you don't understand the English, then read New KJV or New American Std.

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