You keep in mind, that Paul believed that Jesus blood took care of the sin issue for the human race.

Some in the church in Galatia were peddling a doctrine of salvation by works. Paul asks & answers bombshell questions of those Galatians who were trying to hawk this doctrine. These questions & their answers stopped their salvation by works message in its tracks.

Now here are his dynamite questions & their obvious answers.

Query #1: Did the Galatians receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith? Galatians three:2. In other words, are you able to work to receive the Spirit or is that a product of believing on Jesus & receiving Him (by faith) as your personal savior? Of work, receiving the Spirit comes by faith on receiving Jesus as savior.

Works have nothing to do with it. Paul's logic, then, forces the conclusion that works of the law have nothing to do with the removal of our guilt & feelings of unworthiness for our sins. This is solely through Jesus blood which is God's

supreme act of grace. The blood of Jesus is appropriated by faith & not by works at all

They can't. Therefore, Jesus's blood, applied to us by the Spirit through faith, will take care of our guilt &

Query #2: Since they started out by the Spirit, what makes them think they can switch from the Spirit to the flesh to continue their Christian experience? What makes them think they can switch from the Spirit to the fleshly works of the Law to finish out their Christian experience? Galatians three:3.

Consequently, they won't let these feelings of guilt & unworthiness interfere with God's blessings of healing, prosperity, relatives well being & salvation contained in the Abrahamic covenant for them.

unworthiness issue. Consequently, Christians who rest & trust in Jesus's blood refuse to be brought under bondage for unworthiness caused by the guilt of their sins.

Paul's logic, here, forces the conclusion that (one) since these Galatians received the Spirit by faith & not by works of the Law, (two) since they cannot switch from the Spirit to works of the Law to maintain their Christian life & (three) since the ones ministering the Spirit & works miracles among them continue to do them by faith & not by works of the Law, then neither can the Galatians arbitrarily switch from salvation by faith in Jesus to salvation by works of the Law. Neither can they try to follow any mixture of faith & works.

Query #3: Did the who ministers the Spirit to them & works miracles among them do these things by the hearing of faith or by the works of the law? Galatians three:5. Of work, they did these things by faith & not by the works of the law.

Never let the devil or his gang tell you that you can't have your Abrahamic blessings of healing, prosperity, relatives well being & salvation because of feelings of guilt & unworthiness.

From the earlier, obviously Paul believed that Jesus blood took care of everything. His blood was the grace of God in action. His blood took care of the guilt & feelings of unworthiness for all our sins. To add thing to this heavenly formula in the kind of any religious work that they must do to get our guilt & unworthiness removed would void God's grace & render Jesus death useless & meaningless.

Author's Bio: 

Rev. Wayne D. Shemwell, Sr. is a former member of the United States Marine Corp holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s in Divinity. Additionally Rev. Shemwell served as Pastor of First Baptist Church of LaGrange KY for three years and currently he is the director of New Harvest Ministries.