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Galatians - Part 17

The lesson on August 11, 2013 continued in the study of "Galatians" with part 17.  This covered the end of chapter 4 through verse 1 of chapter 5.  The review started with verse 21 where Paul asked the Galatians if they heard the law having the desire to be under it.  We were reminded of the two houses that Paul explained, one was the house of faith prior to Acts 28, and the other which is the house of God, after Acts 28.  Paul often used proof by contradiction.    False teachers will want to have an affect on you so that you will affect them.  They feed off seeing you being used.  When Paul says "it is written", he is basing his doctrine off of what was written in the old testament during the book of Acts.  In comparison, we looked at Colossians 1:23 which was written after Acts and it shows a big difference.  We have got to know what God has for us today and Paul explains the mystery was revealed to complete the word of God.  Abraham was looking for New Jerusalem and an allegory was given with Abram, Sarai, and Hagar and the sons that they provided him.  This story related the connection between the promises and hope of Israel which was more that just the land because of New Jerusalem which is the bride, the lamb's wife.  We learn why Paul says New Jerusalem is the mother of us all.  The scripture reading was in Galatians 5:1 KJV "1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."