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The Obligation of Liberty

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June 24, 2022 12:00 am

The Obligation of Liberty

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June 24, 2022 12:00 am

As liberated believers, we have a duty to minister to those in need.

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Welcome to the index podcasting child writing 24. Most of the time living in Christ personally and individually today. The book of Galatians challenges you to see how your commitment to walking and freedom should impact others on occasion when Gen. William Booth could not be so big Salvation Army convention. He sent a telegram to Tony only had one word that's others. That was the key. I believe his whole life always thinking about others. If you like, times the Bible talks about loving one another here bearing burdens for evil one and what is really saying this except the first part hears this, that, having been redeemed and delivered from his hangup in this bondage of trying to match up the Zavala symmetrical expectation. We think God has now that we are afraid and liberating to watch this very care that we been freed from all that we are free to best do what to love somebody else's. If you are hung up on trying to get God's acceptance. You have a little to give to somebody else if your whole life is wrapped up in trying to get you straightened. That's why sometimes people so I'll tell you. I just can't get involved as I got enough problems of my own what they're saying is I got my own hangups and I'm in my own bondage to the point that there's not much I can do for anyone else. So he spent the first five chapters telling yourself read and liberating.

We are because of our relationship with Jesus Christ on the basis of, and because we've been set free by the grace of God and the work of Christ in our life through the Holy Spirit. Now that you and I have been set free and no accepted now it is time pros understand or obligation is that we got to match up. We know that we pray. So it's 25 chapters later after the five chapters of telling us have revealed to say now based on your knowledge and understanding and experience of your freedom in Jesus Christ.

Now is the time you need to understand that that is an obligation with that obligation is the love somebody else will notice if you will, what he says in chapter 5, verse 26 he said, let us not be desirous of being empty praise of men and can see, provoking one another, that is challenging each other and getting in a competitive spirit. Some of the Christian Jesus.

Don't do that and the one other piece is not about you just been liberated while hangups so he says they remove yourself from and then he tells us here what our obligations are our first obligation as a liberated believer is what my first obligation. He says, is to restore a fallen brother looking verse one brethren, if a man be overtaken of all you who are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering the less they'll also be to listen.

Notice what he says. He says overtaken in a fall. What that means is that a man slips up it's a false step, a blunder, a slip collapse in his life. He's is a man whose overtaken about. He doesn't intend to do that and he says when he does it is our responsibility to restore him. That is to repair him in the same word in the Greek here is like repairing a broken leg. He says when we see a brother who has been overtaken. That is Satan is snared in timber that these overtaken descriptions that something grab Annie's overtaken the fault he says the liberated brother know what's this I cannot tell you how important this is. Listen to the liberated problem and he's going to do a good job at this who is not worried about, who's been overtaken of all accept him or not. He's not trying to get his acceptance. He's not trying to get his approval. He's not trying to get into liking but because he's liberated. He's the go out to his brother and a tent in a delicate fashion.

Whatever the problem may be to restore him and to repair his fellowship with Jesus Christ and his fellowship with his brother is lost when he says, brother of a man. The overtaken voltage. Talk about a Christian brotherhood slips and falls. He says not do that. Remembering this. He says that in the spirit of meekness not you blow it and we say, you know, we could see before and you are going to make it do what you were doing. Initially something here because there are two ways to come to a problem you can come to him in the spirit of legalism of the spirit of love until two ways to go and the woman is never echoed off the brother Jesus and programs are now good master, what you say. The law says that here the legalist. She's a fallen woman should start looking at. That's what the law says that's what legalism says give her her just reward. That's the response of legalism really gets down kicking real hard and when you kicked in you to start grinding in the spirit. After all, he had the same chance you did. The response of love is what Jesus said neither do I condemn the go and sin no more betray something that is not a man or woman whose feet are not made of softly you know what he says. He says restore such a one in the spirit mission of meekness of humility and love. Not the point of view of the legalist you should've known better, but in love with says and God's forgiving. I forgive you because for the grace of God and commit myself in the spirit of meekness while the spirit of meekness, considering thyself less.

They'll also be tempted. There's another one above that is beyond beyond temptation and falling another one of those he says whatever we do it is to be the spirit of love and not in the legalistic viewpoint well. After all, you have the same chance I did. So why did you blow because he says if you do, you must remember that anyone of us could fall. Second thing he says we must do because we been liberated.

Not worried about people's opinions not trying to get their acceptance.

He says with a bear one another's burdens verse two says there he one of his burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

He says will get up under the burden of somebody else and help them share whatever they carry. You know the best burden bearers that are the folks who had the pair same. There's just something about knowing had feels it when somebody comes to you laughing and joking so I get you in trouble help you boy don't give me that, help if my heart is broken.

I'm sure that I want you to come to me letting me know that you getting up on the burden because you know exactly how heavy that he says with a bear. One of those words.

That's part of the obligation of the believer, he says, fulfilling the law Christ Jesus, say for example to lost satisfied all the rest of the said with a new one. Love God and what love my neighbor as myself. Listen look at that.

I love somebody else the way I love myself I'm going to hurt with that's bearing one of those birds are underage Mughal pieces for if a man thinks himself to be something when he when he is nothing, he deceives himself out. You notice what he means. Here he says what a man does when he thinks he's Melissa. Other people say something that uses that sense of moral superiority in order to back him off the sable, you know that's not my responsibility, because I wouldn't do that you Satan can trick us trap us and suddenly deceive us in more ways than we can imagine that's what he saying he says not, don't let yourself think that you are morally superior, that you beyond temptation because what you do you deceiving yourself and what you're doing is you.

You will shirt your responsibility to bear someone else's burden and attempt to restore brother verse four. But he says that every man prove his own work, then surely and rejoicing in himself alone and not know what he means to buy pruning is the worst document. So which means to be tested to be tested in the end result is to have approval that is that you stood the test. He says that every man prove his own work. That is all work and to end his own. That is, test himself up.

Then he knows that his rejoicing is and what God is doing in his life, not something that he's doing and he's not comparing himself with someone else. He says not another one not to compare ourselves other people because usually there's just one you see can be inferior can you be inferior when there's nobody compare you with anybody else would be an unjust comparison because there's only one you and God intended that you be different. So he says no comparison feature art verse number five. Here he says here we are in verse five what he saying is because I'm a liberated believer. I am to maintain my responsibility look at this verse for every man shall bear his own bird is the developer of the follow-up in verse two is really loaded down with something that he needs to get over. But there is verse five. This also has a bird but this man is like a soldier who has his pack on his back. He's got to hold up in that pack and a shovel hanging down beside in the states and he's got food compartment. So for their so he's got a pack on his back. It's overtly weighs 20 pounds is on the 40 mile hike he got to get rid of it after the 1st mile, but it's there now for him.

That burden is a responsibility in his training as a soldier. He is responsible for carrying his own tenant's own shovel his own food. His own ammunition, all the rest. That's part of his responsibility, so he's not about healthcare that and he's not the shirt that responsibility by giving it to someone else as a liberated believer.

God says that you and have certain responsibilities that we are to fulfill because we are God's believers and those responsibilities are God-given responsibilities not to embarrass down weight is down, but they are there because that's part of living.

You see we can't shirk their responsibilities. They will have a liberated Christian God doesn't expect anything of me. You see for the first five chapters. I emphasized on the line over emphasize you have to do anything to be accepted your fleet in the eyes of God, but that does not mean that I do not have some responsibility as a believer present. You have a Sunday school class to teach on Sunday. You know Sherlock's arm free, well, that's a distortion of freedom because God freed you and all that he may use you to the maximum of those people so you don't show up. That's not freedom that is a responsibility so he says here that we have a responsibility in some areas and the word here for burden in the Greek is 40 on which is a different word than you found appear in verse two, and that word is Pharos, which means we so we talk about two different guys.

I am to share my brothers burden. But then there are some burdens that I can give anybody else because they belong to me because I'm a child of God.

We will never six. He's let him that is taught in the word communicate and that word here is the word: the which means fellowship and the word here and in the is a verb tense is to share or to give our to participate in his will he say let him that is taught in the word of God share in our share unto all with him that teaches in all good things which says, for example, the body of Christ.

When someone teaches you the word of God. You are to share in that person's life in all good things were exempt. The word communicate here means the sharing and is a liberated believer. We are to share with those because your life is being blessed through the pieces were to communicate all good things to verse seven he says now. Likewise, as a liberated believer. I am to invest my life wisely. He says go to be deceived, God is not like that is you can't turn up your nose at God for what several man sort, that shall he also reap. If he sows to his flesh. He's gonna reap corruption if he sows to the Spirit. He's gonna reap life everlasting will initiate what he means. He says don't be deceived. Who is the author of deceit, the devil, he says don't let Satan deceive you to think that knowing the truth, you can turn up your nose to God because he is what he said there is a law in the universe, it will never be changed. It is the law of sowing and reaping. He instituted them he created the world. So here is the principal of the University can't be changed. I reap what I so more than I so later than I so and if you live to be a million years old. You want change the law. That's why he says be careful. Don't be deceived these as you so one of the directions. He says you are either so your life to the place that means that you will in this now you invest your thinking fleshly things that is central ideas of greed or jealousy are in the whatever it might be. He says you can sell your thinking processes that way and in return you will get back and you what, jealousy, envy and sensuality, and greed will rate that is when you become since you won't you distort your life in God's plan in your life when you become better. You reap the rewards of bitterness which is dissension within broken up emotionally within a divided by a leak in your energy all kinds of things that he says that if I so look like if I attempt to gratify my flick and I give the Lord's will, and the only thing I want is to satisfy me the appetite for human natural appetites of the man of the woman, if that's what I assume my thinking and my energy in my time and my money and my talented get little bit rates and so the flesh I get flick more/and later I'm going to get everything so I'm really get more of it and later the Nazi and that's why you 90 desiderata children. Here is the will of God.

And if you step thinking that you can quickly get about 25 years of age that you get to Leister and Lamont that you can wreck a whole lot a lifetime from 8 to 20 pieces a let Satan deceive you.

Thinking that you can so so-and-so and so-and-so and so-and-so to the flesh and read in the spirit he says it is a divine law that says you cannot do it on the other hand, he says if you direct your mind what spiritual things soaking up the word of God fellowship with people who will build you up, seek in the mind of God, wanting to know the Lord walking in the ways of God. Learning to trust him learning to pray sharing your faith. He says you gonna reap all that that brings. You gonna reap more than you so and you gonna reap it for a whole lifetime and back beyond that in the returned when you deliberately premeditate decide beforehand program to sin against Almighty God and in your hip pocket. You have the promise of forgiveness. So why, after all, God's forgiveness is one thing you forget even though God forgives me that doesn't eliminate the consequences of certain sins. No way. He says if you notice in verse nine. Let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

What is he saying here he says don't lose heart.

Don't despair in well doing it so you plod along the years and try to do my best one to be what got. He says don't don't don't lose heart. In doing the right thing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Verse 10 as we listen as we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially under them who are of the household of a nobody saying he says as the opportunity presents itself to us as liberated believer is not trying to get about his approval. That word about the rejection that not what about all the things used to be where just because a liberated and freed him and accepted by him. He says let us do good, let us do good to what all men. This is interesting. He said especially those, Christian now only you know where you are in your own emotional makeup. If you freed liberated on the home and just joyous in the Lord, and if you are, he says start pouring your life and somebody else and if you're not, you need to get freed and the primary obligation of the liberated person pouring their life in the somebody else and lovingly. The more you poor, the more you get and the more you poor, the more you get the not because you want to prove anything. Just because you that magnet. Thank you for listening to the obligation of limiting if you'd like to know more about Charles Stanley for intense ministries that entice tantalizing podcast is a presentation of intense ministries Atlanta, Georgia