Words can have vastly different meanings, and if you do not know the intention of the speaker’s heart, you need the discernment of spirits, one of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:1-11). If you know the speaker well, you are able to understand their word choices and meaning easily, as in our relationship with Jesus, starting as Lord and Savior, sending the Holy Spirit to open our understanding of the Word, then becoming a friend of God (John 15:15), then as the relationship deepens, grows, and matures into MUCH MORE, presented as a pure bride to her One Husband (2 Corinthians 11:2).
What does the HOLY Bible say in Galatians?
“I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with us; when we are still children, we are still slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe. But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And WHEN you are sons, God sends the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and IF and WHEN a son then an heir.
Formerly, when you do not know God, you are in bondage to beings that by nature are no gods; but now WHEN you come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and beggarly elemental spirits, whose slaves you want to be once more? You observe days, and months, and seasons, and years! I am afraid I have labored over you in vain.
Brethren, I beseech you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are [The Last Adam became human so we can become like Christ, restored in the image and likeness of God the Father through the Cross of Jesus. Paul is speaking from the heart of Jesus in the heart of God, whom appeared to Saul/Paul after Jesus’ resurrection, ascension, and glorification]…Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth? They make much of you, but for no good purpose; they want to shut [Jesus] out, that you may make much of them [instead of pointing people to Jesus they want to point to themselves and get the glory instead of giving it to God our Father and his Christ who are One in the Spirit]…My little children, with whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you! I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.
Tell me, you who desire to be under law, do you not hear the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the son of the free woman through promise. Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem ABOVE is free, and she is our mother [like SARAH who was mature, past age of childbirth bearing the son of promise; you can grow and mature and bear the mature Christ abiding in you. Jesus says, ‘Abide in Me, and I in you’, John 15:4 ]…
Now we, brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now. But what does the scripture say? “Cast out the slave and her son; for the son of the slave shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” So, brethren, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman” Galatians 4:1-31
“The Spirit and the Bride, say, ‘Come…Take the Water of Life without price’ ” Revelation 22:17
The “new city” is wherever Christ is present, living, and active with his fiery, glorified Presence. As you continue in the Words of Jesus, the exact Words of God spoken in the incarnation, you will know the TRUTH and the TRUTH sets you free from the bondage of slavery to sin, death, and the works of the devil (John 8:31-47). The Bride is MATURE; the Christ we bear, carry, is MATURE, powerful, prayer-full High Priest in the order of Melchizedek, almighty, fiery dunamis and exousia under the dominion of God until all enemies of God are under Jesus’ feet, gloriously victorious, conquering lion of the tribe of Judah, Lamb of God who takes your sin away, Lord of lords and King of kings over all things in heaven AND on earth.
Those still living, moving and having their being in the world system of belief, rejecting the Word and Will of God given to us through Jesus, are still in slavery to the father of lies, still OF fallen, broken, unredeemed, unrepentant hearts of the first Adam. Come to Jesus! yoke and learn Christ! find rest for your souls and begin to do the works of Jesus and greater works of the Holy Spirit, whom God our Father sends to born again believers to teach you everything Jesus said and did, all true, no lies, and teaches you to abide in Christ (Matthew 11:28-29; Ephesians 4:4-24; John 3:3-36, 14:12-28; 1 John 2:12-29; Revelation ch 21-22).
When you come to KNOW God through Jesus by the HOLY Spirit, you do not fall for the counterfeits that have no ability to save, redeem, heal, deliver, set free united to Christ, reconciled with God our Father, the Father of lights, who endows and gives every perfect Gift coming down out of heaven from God out of his Will, the Word of Truth that RECEIVED makes you a kind of first fruits of the FIRST FRUIT from the dead in the New Covenant, OF the new creation. Do not be deceived (James 1:16-18).
IF any one is IN Christ, they are a new creature of the new creation of the new covenant between Father and Son, the old elements and forms passed away (2 Peter 3:11-18), behold, the righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit of Christ comes into those born again OF God, of Water and Spirit of the resurrection life of Christ (2 Cor 5:17).
“I have been crucified WITH Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives IN me; and the life I now live in Christ’s one Body and one Spirit of God, I live by faith in the Son of God who loves me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the Grace of God” Galatians 2:20-21
If you have heard about Jesus AND are taught IN HIM, as the Truth is in Jesus, you put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is CORRUPT through deceitful lusts and pride, and you are made NEW, born again of God, putting on the new nature, created after the image and likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:20-24).
WHEN the lovingkindness and goodness of God our Savior appears to you, he saves you, not because of your deeds or actions or works, but because of Jesus’ Righteousness, out of the mercy of God, by washing, regeneration, and renewal in the HOLY Spirit, which is POURED OUT upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we can be justified by HIS GRACE and become co-heirs WITH Christ (Titus 3:4-7).
Having purified your souls by your obedience [listen, hear, and act on what you hear] to the TRUTH, born again and anew every day, not of perishable seed of fallen Adam, but OF imperishable Seed of Jesus, through the Living and Abiding Word of God the Holy Spirit puts in your spirit and soul and body and life (1 Peter 1:22-25).
His divine Power, in Christ and Christ in you, grants to you all things that pertain to resurrection life and Spirit, through the knowledge of God and his glory, who calls us to his OWN glory and excellence, by which he grants to us his precious and very great Promises, that THROUGH GOD’S PROMISES we may escape from the CORRUPTION that is in the world because of the LOVE of money, greed, lust of the flesh and eyes, and the pride of life of the antichrist spirits (1 John 2:15-19), and become PARTAKERS of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:3-4).
It is more than time to awaken (Romans 13:11-14), become aware of what the Holy Spirit is saying to the churches (Revelation ch 2-3), stay alert, alive in Christ, paying attention to the presence of the manifest glory of Christ of the Majestic Glory of God, as the morning star rises daily in your born again heart, the lamp of the Lamb of God is renewed in your spirit as each new dawn appears (2 Peter 1:16-19). The Holy Spirit and fire baptism of Jesus burns down, root to branch, the satanic tree of the knowledge of good and evil bearing the fruit of lies and mixed fruit, as the Son of Righteousness rises with salvation and redemption and healing, so you can go forth in joy led by peace (Malachi 4:1-3) able to discern righteousness from unrighteousness (Malachi 3:18); discerning good from evil (Hebrews 5:14).
“This is the message the disciples heard from Jesus and proclaim to you, ‘God is light and in him is no darkness at all’…walk in the light as he is in the light…the Blood of Jesus, God’s Son, cleanses us from ALL sin…and he is Faithful and Just and forgives our sins and cleanses us from ALL unrighteousness” 1 John 1:5-9
According to God’s Promises we wait for all to come to Jesus, believe, repent, give their sins to receive the righteousness of Christ Jesus, cleansed from ALL unrighteousness, as the new heavens and new earth are where RIGHTEOUSNESS dwells. Begin to obey the Will and Word of God to abide in Christ and Christ in you, for the righteousness of God is found in Christ Jesus, the Messiah for ALL people of the HUMAN RACE, whom God does not separate by skin color like the antichrist spirit does.
All glory and thanks and honor and dominion and power and authority and majesty and blessing and praise and worship goes to God our Father and his Christ, now and is to come, and forever! Hallelujah!!