“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:1-3)
Today’s Morsel: Today, many people will play pranks on others and then say “April Fools.” Some call it the devil's holiday because he is the deceiver of the brethren. Paul asked the church at Galatia who had fooled them into thinking that they now could be made perfect by the flesh after they had received the Spirit of Christ? He asked who had tricked them? “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving” Paul said (1 Timothy 4:1-4). What about you? Has Satan been whispering in your ear telling you that you don’t need to go to church to be saved? Has he told you that you don’t have to live holy or study your Bible to be saved? What have you stopped doing now that you first felt was important to your born-again salvation experience? If it’s not important to you now, chances are you’ve been bewitched, you have been deceived. Go back to the old landmarks, God hasn't changed.
Sing: I’ve got the Holy Ghost down in my soul, just like the Bible says. I’ve got the Holy Ghost down in my soul, just like the Bible says. I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now, just like the Bible, just like the Bible, just like the Bible says.
Thought For Today: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (Psalms 14:1)