Paul wrote in Galatian chapter 3:

1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?

2 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

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

A foolish person is unwise, unable to understand, unintelligible,  by implication sensual.  Paul also spoke of them being bewitched (to bring evil on one by feigning praise or an evil eye, to charm).  There are many out there who are not focusing on Truth and reality and are being bewitched by others.  The Galatians were holding on to the old ways of the Law and Paul was revealing a core issue in their hearts.  They were more comfortable sticking to the traditions of men rather than embracing the revelation that was set before them.  They started out in the Spirit but ended up in the flesh.  Paul deemed them to be foolish.

The Pentecostal Age has been filled with similar situations.  Men and women have a visitation from FATHER and HE opens their eyes and ears to revelation of HIS Truth and Divine Intent.  They joyfully receive the Truth and repent from the past.  Some become radical, full of zeal, and go out to convert the world with good intentions.  However they soon begin to trust in the flesh rather than focusing on walking in THE SPIRIT.  It is not because they intended to return to the flesh, they were bewitched by the subtleness of the adversary.  They were not yet mature in faith and hearing FATHER’S Voice in the proper manner.  They were yet to fully take on FATHER’S Character thus they unknowingly returned to relying on the flesh.  They were not fully prepared to walk in the Spirit.

We must walk in faith to be pleasing to FATHER.  Works of the flesh do not bring fulfillment in the Kingdom.  Our works must be a result of our faith IN HIM in order to be pleasing and acceptable in the Kingdom.  Paul spoke to the Galatians with respect to them trusting the Law rather than walking in the Truth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  They trusted in the old and familiar ways rather than realizing their time of visitation had occurred and was before them.

In James chapter 2:

18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!

20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

There are those who see no need to produce works and here they are called foolish.  What is the point of faith if you have no works to bless others?  Many people want to retire from work and do nothing.  I was on a recent trip to the country of Panama in the town of Coronado where many ex-patriots from the U.S. live.  They walk the beach in the mornings, read their books, and then do nothing much.  To what end?  Who is being blessed by their gifts and calling?  No one.  It seems like many of them simply escaped from their previous life thinking it would be better there.  Even the beach can become boring if you walk it enough.  Many of them try to rationalize why they are residing there rather than ministering life to those in need back home.

FATHER is looking for those who want to walk in faith and trust HIM.  Faith requires hearing HIM, not trusting in and holding on the past as the Galatians.  I believe the time of visitation is at hand and FATHER is doing something new and fresh today.  HE is purifying those who are willing and trusting HIM to expose anything needing removed.  It is wise to make yourself open and available to FATHER and allow HIM full access to your innermost self.  As you do you will sense a purity of purpose that you never knew existed before.  You can then stand on the Truth knowing that others can no longer bewitch you with their subtle methods of control.  You fully trust FATHER to protect you from such wolves in sheep’s clothing.  Your heart will be at peace.

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