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Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey.(original for word 'obey' is 'persuade', meaning, some of the alternates to the true gospel which they had heard and believed were beginning to affect the faith they had).the truth, before whose eyes Emmanuel the Christ has been evidently set forth, crucified among you?.(that is, the knowledge of Emmanuel's crucifixion was well known among them)

Galatians 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith.(you heard and you agreed with what you heard)?

Galatians 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?

'perfect by the flesh' meaning, by getting into a bunch of do's and don'ts as those did who were under the tenets of the Old Testament.Mosaic Law; Paul was aware how easy it was for people to get hooked {verse 1 above} on things that relate to carnal obedience, away from growing spiritually:.2Peter 3:18.

Galatians 3:4 Have you suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.

Galatians 3:5 He therefore that ministers to you the Spirit and works miracles among you, does he it by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith?

Galatians 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

Galatians 3:7 Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In you shall all nations be blessed.

Galatians 3:8 And the scripture.(Romans 4:3-16), foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In you.(referring here to what God who inspired the scripture to forsee that it was the justifying of all by faith).shall all nations be blessed.

Two types of blessings here; the physical and the spiritual {the type and antitype}; that is, all those in the spiritual Israel who pray for others, will cause blessings upon them and their concerns, the results of which can be seen todayand it too works if you want your business or anything else to prosper; praying for others will make their business bloom as it 'fills in the spaces' in the one owning/running/working in, the business; pray for your customers and for the general populace that you hope will become your customers and pray for the premises and the staff so they will be blessed; in this way you place the working principle of grace upon those things; remember, what you love, you want the best for and apply that to all you are concerned about; all life is for interaction with others so that you can be a blessing to others; if your heart is to bless others, be sure you are a blessing to them in actions both spiritually (pray) and physically (do what you can to help); and so we see the gospel is based on promises of good for all.

Galatians 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse. For it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse. For it is written.(where?.Deuteronomy 27:26), Cursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

In other words, you can't extract the ten commandments or say tithing part of the Mosaic Law and expect that you would be doing the righteousness of God. And you can't tithe expecting some blessing from God for doing so, as tithing was a part of the Mosaic Law that was done away, a law that was a measure of the people's righteousness back then and was designed for what we can learn about it for us today. If one stupidly would now want to keep any part of it, not only is he kicking Christ out of the way and disregarding what He nailed to the cross, but he's under obligation to keep all the Mosaic Law, all its over 600 points of it, a horrible and unnecessary burden. That's why Paul called it a curse and he meant all of it. One is justified (means to be made righteous) by a gift.(Romans 5:17).not by trying to keep any part or parts of an old defunct law that had nothing to do with the righteousness God saw would elevate mankind to His level. Emmanuel came to show this new spiritual way was easier:.Matthew 11:28-30. Matthew 23:3,4 was said because the Mosaic Law was still in effect at the time Emmanuel was on Earth, that is, until He killed it at the cross:.Colossians 2:14. The ancient Mosaic Law was designed to be onerous so man would come to see the hopelessness of it and would write this history by his life. It was designed to show that something greater was needed that this inept law and that was a gift one can accept and can accept it because he it's free:.Acts 13:39 "And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses." Romans 3:22 "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Emmanuel Christ unto all and upon all them that believe..." Romans 3:24 "Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Emmanuel.")

Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident. For, the just live by faith..(Young's Literal Translation: 'and that in law no one is declared righteous with God, is evident, because the righteous by faith shall {'shall' not in original, but implied} live').

Galatians 3:12 And the law is not of faith, but, The man that does them shall live in them.

Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.(not this law; the curse of the law talked about here was its oppression; what law was this and what oppression did it cause?), being made a curse for us.(2Corinthians 5:21). For it is written.(written where?.Deuteronomy 21:23), Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree.

Luther's Commentary on Galatians:."All the prophets of old said that Christ should be the greatest transgressor, murderer, adulterer, thief, blasphemer that ever was or ever could be on Earth. When He took the sins of the whole world upon Himself, Christ was no longer an innocent person. He was a sinner burdened with the sins of a Paul who was a blasphemer, burdened with the sins of a Peter who denied Christ, burdened with the sins of a David who committed adultery and murder and gave the heathen occasion to laugh at the Lord. In short, Christ was charged with the sins of all men, that He should pay for them with His own blood. The curse struck Him. The Law found Him among sinners. He was not only in the company of sinners. He had gone so far as to invest Himself with the flesh and blood of sinners. So the Law judged and hanged Him for a sinner.

"I am told that it is preposterous and wicked to call the Son of God a cursed sinner. I answer: If you deny that He is a condemned sinner, you are forced to deny that Christ died. It is not less preposterous to say, the Son of God died, than to say, the Son of God was a sinner. John the Baptist called Him."the lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world"....John 1:29. We have no right to minimize the force of this declaration. God does not amuse Himself with words. What a relief for a Christian to know that Christ is covered all over with my sins, your sins and the sins of the whole world. 

"Being the unspotted Lamb of God, Christ was personally innocent. But because He took the sins of the world His sinlessness was defiled with the sinfulness of the world. Whatever sins I, you, all of us have committed or shall commit, they are Christ's sins as if He had committed them Himself. Our sins have to be Christ's sins or we shall perish forever.

"Isaiah declares of Christ:."The Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all...he has poured out his soul unto death and he was numbered with the transgressors and he bare the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors."....Isaiah 53:6,12) We have no right to minimize the force of this declaration. God does not amuse Himself with words. What a relief for a Christian to know that Christ is covered all over with my sins, your sins and the sins of the whole world. 

"If Christ bears our sins, we do not bear them. But if Christ is innocent of our sins and does not bear them, we must bear them and we shall die in our sins.(John 8:24)..1Corinthians 15:57 "But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Emmanuel Christ."

"Let us see how Christ was able to gain the victory over our enemies. The sins of the whole world, past, present and future, fastened themselves upon Christ and condemned Him. But because Christ is God He had an everlasting and unconquerable righteousness. These two, the sin of the world and the righteousness of God, met in a death struggle. Furiously the sin of the world assailed the righteousness of God. Righteousness is immortal and invincible. On the other hand, sin is a mighty tyrant who subdues all men. This tyrant pounces on Christ. But Christís righteousness is unconquerable. The result is inevitable. Sin is defeated and righteousness triumphs and reigns forever.

"Our merciful Father in heaven saw how the Law oppressed us and how impossible it was for us to get out from under the curse of it. He therefore sent His only Son into the world and said to Him "You are now Peter, the liar, Paul the persecutor, David, the adulterer and murderer, Adam the disobedient, the thief on the cross, etc.. You, My Son, must pay the world's iniquity." The Law growls: "All right. If Your Son is taking the sin of the world, I see no sins anywhere else but in Him. He shall die on the Cross." And the Law kills Christ. But we go free.

"Blind leaders of the blind.(Matthew 15:14).turn the poor people over to the mercy of sin, death and the devil. Imagine.(if this could even work), that the mighty forces of sin, death and the curse can be vanquished by the righteousness of man's paltry works, by fasting, pilgrimages, masses, vows and such things. When we hear that Christ was made a curse for us, let us believe it with joy and assurance. By faith Christ changes places with us. He gets our sins, we get His holiness. 

"By faith alone can we become righteous, for faith invests us with the sinlessness of Christ. The more fully we believe this, the fuller will be our joy. If you believe that sin, death and the curse are void, then they are.null, zero. Whenever sin and death makes you nervous, write it down as an illusion of the devil. There is no sin now, no curse, no death, no devil because Christ has done away with them.(that is, in Christ, they have no effect). This fact is sure. There is nothing wrong with the fact. The defect lies in our lack of faith."

Colossians 2:20 "Wherefore if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances?"

We came here, were born on this Earth already having status, but just never knew it and so mankind carried on as best he could with what he had:.Ecclesiastes 7:29 "Lo, this only have I found, that God has made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions."

Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Emmanuel.the Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit.through faith..(not through works of keeping a defunct old law)

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made.(why?). He says not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed, which is Christ.

Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after.(after they left bondage in Egypt), cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

Galatians 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise, but God gave it to Abraham by promise.(Genesis 12:2,3)

Galatians 3:19 Wherefore then serve the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

Galatians 3:20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.

Galatians 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid. For if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law..(*)

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Emmanuel the Christ might be given to them that believe.

Galatians 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us.(Romans 8:10).unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Galatians 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Galatians 3:26 For you are all the children of God by faith.(children of God by faith, as opposed to qualifying by works {rules and regulations}, that is, you regard as being spiritual that which you feel you must do to be accepted).in.(original for word 'in' also has 'through', that is, it's His faith in you).Christ Emmanuel..(what does faith in Christ Emmanuel mean?)

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ.(what does this mean?).have put on Christ.(Christ is something we put on).

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ.Emmanuel.(now it's a spiritual relationship as compared to the ancient Old Testament's physical relationship shown by the Mosaic Law's over 600 physical things to do to keep in an interrelationship with this spiritual being called God:.Colossians 3:11).

Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise.(Genesis 12:2,3).
 


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