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Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage..(what was this yoke of bondage?)

Galatians 5:2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

Galatians 5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

Galatians 5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised.(or tithes, or whatever part or parts of the Old Testament Mosaic Law he or she may adopt, thinking that this will make him righteous), that he is a debtor to do the whole law..(Paul here emphasizing that why would you want to now feel that it would be a necessity to keep any of that old stuff such as was circumcision and tithing, ten commandment keeping {1, 2, 3, 4} etc., as we are now in the new era, the era that began with the death and resurrection of Emmanuel the Christ, the era that began when Christ now made it possible by means of the holy nature of the Great Infinite One, the Creator-Father that He referred to so often as His Father, to be part of a much higher calling, that of being a son of this Infinite One. It's just that some of the people way back then were still feeling that they should be keeping at least the circumcision part of the Old Testament law), similar to today as some still feel that tithing a percentage of income to the church is a requirement providing a blessing if you do and a curse if you don't)

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect if you feel that you are justified by the law; you are then falling from grace.

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect if you feel that you are.(feel you have to be).justified by the law.(here talking of those back then who still felt affinity for the ancient Mosaic Law, in that they believed they could be righteous by keeping it, but can apply just as easily to any law one may adopt which abrogates the truth of Christ); you are fallen from grace.

Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith..(a much better translation would have been 'for spirits of faith, the hope of full righteousness is assured')

Galatians 5:6 For in Emmanuel the Christ.(what's it mean to be 'in Christ'?).neither circumcision.(Galatians 6:15; 1Corinthians 7:19).avails any thing.(talking of belief that one's works for self will gain him favor with the Creator:.Hebrews 11:6), nor uncircumcision, but faith works by love..(*)

Galatians 5:7 You did run well. Who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth?

Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

Galatians 5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded. But he that troubles you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

Galatians 5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision.(a practice described in the Old Testament in order to be the people God chose, named the ancient nation of Israel; not at all required any longer since all the old law has now gone by the wayside) were under obligation to adhere to in order to be the people God chose; not at all required any longer since all the old law has now gone by the wayside), why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

Paul is saying, that circumcision is nothing, that is, it really has nothing to do with spirituality and neither is uncircumcision anything in that respect:.1Corinthians 7:18-24. But because of Jews still adhering to the Old Testament law, Paul showed these things about circumcision/uncircumcision by having Timothy circumcised.(Acts 16:3).in order to.allay those Jews still firmly believing that circumcision was necessary to be a person of God in accordance with the Old Testament Mosaic Law.
   Paul was saying to those Jews there who were against him, that if he would tell them that circumcision was still necessary in this new age of Christ, that wouldn't even matter to them, as he would still be persecuted by them because they were out to 'get him':.Acts 21:20,21,28. Those out to get him were using the ancient rite of circumcision to trap Paul, so Paul is saying that even if I preached circumcision, which he did in this case because the people there had been influenced to think that is what was still a requirement to be a person of God, that even then, those against Paul still would have found something else to use against him, thus persecuting him by demeaning him in front of the ones he was trying to bring the truth to:.Acts 16:5. Because the Jews felt Paul was wrong, they were out to discredit him in any way they could. Nevertheless, many of them believed the gospel.(Acts 14:1).Paul was teaching:.Acts 17:4-13.

Because it mattered to all those still believing in the Mosaic Law, Paul applied psychology here, above in Galatians 5:11, similar in kind to when he did before, here. Paul tried to keep the peace so the people would continue to progress spiritually, so it was said 'the offence of the cross ceased'.

Galatians 5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

Is Paul saying that he would rather see others be separate from those who had differing opinions? Yes. And why? Because though some had true opinions as to the Old Testament law, they were, in this new era.of Christ, no longer relevant and the ones believing as such, were troubling the new babes in Christ, confusing and upsetting them and this would tend to halt their growth in spirituality. So, that is why he said what he did in this verse.

Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve.(original, 'be a slave to').one another..(a way to:.1Chronicles 16:9; Psalms 95:2; Colossians 3:16; James 5:13)

Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Love thy neighbour as thyself..(one reaps what he sows)

Galatians 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not consumed one of another..(consumed with a growing dislike and even hatred toward another; learn to live peaceably:.Romans 12:18

Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit.(have higher consciousness thoughts.uppermost in mind).and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.(the fixations we have where we 'just gotta have it', such as the stubbornness of our characters re the physical things we deem important, like a car, food, sex, you name it:.Matthew 6:25-34; James 1:14).

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh. And these are contrary the one to the other, so that you cannot do the things that you would.

The flesh is selfish and this hinders one from having concern, caring, consideration and understanding of the ways of life that are best for all:.Ephesians 4:18.

Galatians 5:18 But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Really the Old Testament law was a law for low consciousness people, like most of the laws of society today. These are selfish laws in that one would measure himself by his adherence to them, seeing at the same time that another person may not have been quite as good. The Pharisees in the time of Emmanuel on Earth were like that:.Luke 18:9-14.

The Old Testament law was deficient in that it couldn't change the heart:.Deuteronomy 5:29. This competition/measurement system bred self-concern, not love toward others. Everyone wanted to be the best, for himself. Humans all want the adoration of others. Everyone wants to be great, worshipped and be first (others don't like to stay behind you when driving, they gotta be ahead of you). It all comes from trying to be something you think you should be, instead of realizing who you really are with the Creator and being confident.(*).and content that His way is truly the road to higher consciousness, where we too can do the things that are phenomenons. How? The New Testament era brought in a better hope, which was Christ in us:.Hebrews 7:19; Colossians 1:27; Philippians 2:2-4.

It was now, in Christ's time, time to move on from the OT law that some were still relying on as being correct for their lives, not seeing that a greater thing, that of Christ being available, so surpassed the law as to pale it into insignificance:.Acts 3:21.

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh.(explained in more detail).are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

Galatians 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like, of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit.(or as the original also has it 'be an heir to').the kingdom of God..(they are not in the high consciousness mentality it takes to be in the family of high consciousness beings)

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Galatians 5:22 "But the fruit of the Spirit.(Ephesians 5:9 "For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness.(all that is good and kind.{short little video on it}.and righteousness and truth").is love, joy, peace.(there's no peace without unity and there's no unity without God and connection to God; that's why there is a unified field of spirit energy), longsuffering.(means 'patience'), gentleness.(2Timothy 2:24, original for 'gentleness' is 'kindness'; an example of kindness to others), goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.('self control'), against such there is no law.(why?.Romans 13:10). And they that are Christ's.(those having decided to live from His loving nature {all the qualities herein mentioned, but as expressed individually, as we are all different [as every face is different, so is every heart:.1Corinthians 12:6 "And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which works all in all."]; the Infinite One does not want clones}, because individual decision brings that nature into expression in your life).have crucified the flesh.(by being in Him, being, becoming what the Infinite is, which is love, believing in Him and this righteousness comes forth).with the.(or 'with all its').affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.(walk in the spirit by being alert to guidance coming to you, how?)."

Galatians 5:23 Meekness, temperance, against such there is no law..(laws with their stipulated penalties are made to protect one from evil which could potentially be done by another; with the good things of the spirit, there is no need for penalties:.Romans 13:10)

Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.(verse 16; James 1:16-20).

Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.


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