Throughout the motions which we encounter in our daily lives, we can often come across certain things which instill the character within us to have this sort of chip on our shoulder. It can be something that someone says whether directly or indirectly. It can be something that happens to us where it hardens us after the fact. A person who we put great trust in may betray that trust which leads us to having a hardened heart or it forms a sort of barrier within us against getting closer to anyone else from that point on. We bring this up because this is a dynamic which some people who come into truth sometimes exhibit. They may have already gone through traumatic life experiences with a certain partner in marriage, friend, or family member where their trust was broken or they were treated terribly by the person who they thought was going to be there for them forever. They then may not truly take the time to heal mentally from those experiences and they end up bringing that baggage into the circle of truth. Having mental baggage doesn’t mean that they don’t love the Most High or that they’re playing both sides necessarily. It just means that they need to take the time to work on themselves and heal both spiritually and mentally as well as physically because stress, anger, and tension all affects the body in a negative manner. It is necessary for them to heal because that bitterness from those traumatic experiences can lead to anger which can strip them of having love for any of their brothers or sisters in truth which can lead to quarrels that’ll take ones crown away. That is the domino effect which bitterness from the baggage of traumatic life experiences can bring.
Not only can this bitterness create this domino effect, it can also bring people to conduct themselves in a vainglorious manner when bringing forth any type of information. Bitterness or the hardness of the heart serves as a doorway to vainglory because when you are devoid of any charity towards your neighbors in truth, you turn to simply love or serve yourself. You begin to become a self-serving person who slowly comes to only think of yourself and not consider the charity to be given to others in truth. When you become self-serving, you begin to develop a component of narcissism within your mind and view yourself as knowing more than others and therefore that makes you in your mind which is clouded by narcissism as being better than others. No matter how much knowledge we accumulate or possess, it does not make us any better than anyone else in truth. Knowledge is a great tool for edification and it is very important to build up on knowledge. However, it pales in comparison to the main virtues which we are supposed to be working towards inhabiting which are charity, faith, and the hope for salvation. All that knowledge does is that it makes us know more than another person. That’s it. It doesn’t make us better. Knowledge is just a part of the spiritual journey or the spiritual tree which sprouts forth the abundance of life. The root of the tree is the love of the Most High. The love of the Most High is through the adherence to the Mosaic laws or the 613 laws, statutes, and commandments. The base of the tree is charity. When you don’t have charity, you have no base. You have no tree when there is no base. The branches are still in place but they’re not joined together to the base of the tree. The branches therefore cannot uphold or serve to bring forth fruit from it. Knowledge without charity is fruitless. All that you become is a know-it-all who becomes precocious and self-centered. When you mingle knowledge, discernment and wisdom together with mainly charity and then faith and hope, that is when knowledge is fruitful. Even wisdom without charity is fruitless. A person truly cannot be wise if they do not have charity. A man who is truly wise would know the importance of expressing charity towards his brothers within this life. He would know that the fruits which are to come forth in its most abundant form is when you express that charity. This charity does not just pertain to the love of your brothers and sisters but it also pertains to the love of the Most High Himself. The love of the Most High not only pertains to the adherence of the 613 laws, statutes and commandments but it also pertains to us loving the Most High for who He is as a presence in our lives and who He is as a being through His wisdom, mercy, and guidance. If we simply follow the commandments without understanding or embracing the Spirit of the Most High then we don’t truly grasp the purpose of the laws and its existence in the first place. The laws, statutes, and commandments are there to liberate us and free us from our own inhibitions and ignorance. When we are aware of the Mosaic laws, it gives us a choice; we can either walk accordingly and be righteous or we can go astray and walk adverse to the Most High. Once we’re aware of what is right and wrong, we cannot fool the Most High when we state that we didn’t know about this or we didn’t know about that. We may be able to fool other people and hide what we’re doing wrong in secret but we’re not fooling the Most High. Really, we’re fooling ourselves in thinking that He doesn’t see us. We can cover ourselves under a blanket in a manhole and yet He still sees us. There is no point in trying to do the wrong thing and hide it. If you’re going to be adverse to the Most High, you might as well be upfront with it because then you’re showing your true colors. It is worse to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing than to be a wolf. For you to parade and act as if you’re this chosen leader sent by the Lord and yet you’re doing things which goes completely against the Most High’s commands while manipulating His word to feed into your false narratives, you are bringing a double damnation onto yourself. The commandments are there to protect us from our own ignorance to make us aware of what can damage us. It is the mercy of the Lord that makes us understand the dangers of doing certain things. For example, the Lord gives us the understanding not to eat the bottom feeders of the ocean because of their uncleanness. He knows they are unclean because He created them for the purpose of cleaning the trash within the environment of the ocean. It is from His mercy that he gives us the understanding that we are not to do these things. It is Him protecting us. It is not oppression or restricting what we can and cannot do just for the sake of controlling us. It is for the purpose of protection and liberation.
Coming back to the crux of this, when a man becomes self-serving while expressing some form of knowledge to others, he begins to think that they serve him to fill his pockets or fill his ego by puffing him up with this empty rhetoric. He begins to think that he can talk or treat his brothers or sisters any type of way. When they don’t think for themselves and they go along with everything he says, he begins to think that his word is law and that he is to be served. It is man in his most self-aggrandizing, prideful, and arrogant state. It tells us in Proverbs 8:13 that, “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” We are to hate the prideful and the arrogant and the vainglorious men who believe that others are to serve his will in a mindless and slavish manner as if their word is absolute. The opposite of this is what we’re going to get into now.
The book of Galatians features a key and enlightening chapter which discusses the importance and charity and declares what role we serve in this truth. We will go through the previous verses before the key verse which makes up the message of this topic in order to gain understanding of the power of what is stated within this key verse.
We begin with Galatians 5:1 which states, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” To break down the first part, Yahweh Ben Yahweh has set us free spiritually and mentally to think beyond this world and to not be bogged down by the teachings of man; that everything is just about money, taxes, cars, rent, mortgages, etc. We are enslaved mentally by the teachings of man because man when in rulership rules by the energy of Lucifer which is self-worship. When you worship yourself, you wish to oppress everyone else except you and your own ilk in order to make yourself out to be a king or a god. We can never be free through the vain teachings and philosophies of man. We can only be free spiritually and mentally when we turn our hearts to Christ because as stated in John 14:6, Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. The truth is what liberates us because we know have full knowledge of what is and what isn’t. We know good and well what is right and wrong and we therefore from that point on can only blame ourselves if we choose the wrong path because it would have been our choice made with full awareness. It is through the truth and the ways of the teachings of Christ’s wisdom that we are liberated and free from the teachings of man because that is when we are able to view things from a greater perspective and are able to begin making true change in our lives absent from the mixing of the wine of the cup of the whore of Babylon. The more we try to dictate our decisions through the lens of this world, the more we place ourselves under a spiritual dictatorship which only leads to mental and spiritual suffering. So many people are depressed, suicidal, angry, and lonely because they’ve decided to adhere to the conventions of this society which are rooted in chaos and confusion because of its ideals which are unnatural such as the feminist movement, the self-promotion/narcissist movement, etc. These are all things which places us under the spiritual bondage of this world; hence when Paul implores us to “be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Paul is imploring the Galatians to not subject themselves under the yoke of this world or the yoke of Satan but to take on the yoke of the commandments or the yoke of Christ. This refers to Matthew 11:29-30 which states, “29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” The burden or the bondage to the commandments is easy and light in comparison to the yoke of Satan. People have to work endlessly to reap the rewards of Satan. Even when they get their reward, they are not made to enjoy it because Satan hates mankind and wishes to see mankind destroy themselves. Satan is the true adversary of mankind. He is an angel that is used by the Most High to help create the separation between the left hand and the right hand to see who is meant to be deceived and who is meant to persevere and be guided by the truth no matter what. When you turn to Satan, your bondage is of enslavement. When you turn to the Lord, your bondage is of a working relationship which exacts reciprocity. If you serve Christ through the adherence to the commandments, you will be shown favor and blessings by Yahweh Ben Yahweh spiritually, mentally, and physically. Paul is imploring the Galatians to understand this and the urgency of this to force their hand to turn their lives to the commandments that bring forth liberty through the Most High and His Son. It is Yahweh Ben Yahweh after all who liberated or freed the nation of Israel from their sins through his sacrifice. It is of the Most High’s mercy that after this, Paul and other leaders were sent to teach the other nations to follow suit accordingly to the Mosaic laws.
Galatians 5:2-3 states, “2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. ” Paul is affirming here that it is not one specific act which saves us from our sins. Paul was not teaching against circumcision. He was teaching against the false understanding that circumcision solely in of itself would serve as salvation for man from his sins or his entry into damnation in judgment. This is what he is referring to when he says that Christ shall profit the Galatians nothing if they were to go forward with the false understanding that circumcision was going to save them from all of their sins. The act of circumcision was the Abrahamic covenant made between Abraham and the Most High where every man child of his house were to be circumcised in order to be kept under the covenant as described in Genesis 17:9-14. That was the act which was to determine who was to be kept under the covenant of the Most High and joined together amongst the Lord’s chosen. When a person went by uncircumcised, his soul was cut off from the Lord’s people or His chosen as described in Genesis 17:14. However, after the sacrifice of Yahweh Ben Yahweh, it abolished this rule as it being the determining factor of one’s salvation or acceptance by the Most High. After the sacrifice of Christ, it was the repentance and acknowledgment of Yahweh Ben Yahweh being the Son of the Most High and that he died for the sins of Israel was the determination of one’s salvation through Christ as described in Romans 10:9-10.
It is the same thing with baptism. Baptism in of itself is not going to save us. Water baptisms were a pagan or ancient practice done during the biblical times since it was of the old understanding. Christ brought forth new understanding of the new baptism which was of the Holy Spirit and of fire which is stated by John of Patmos in Luke 3:16 which states, “John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:” The baptism of the Holy Ghost is in reference to the fruits which come forth from the Holy Spirit after repentance and acknowledgement of Christ as the Son of Yah. It is only through this that the fruits of the Holy Sprit are given unto us which are described later in this chapter in Galatians 5:22. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the spiritual favor that the Lord has towards His chosen and those who have the mercy to be in the kingdom. The baptism of the fire is of the spiritual judgment and separation which the Most High will place onto those who are not of the chosen or who are not marked for salvation. This is described in the next verse Luke 3:17 which states, “Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. “ Christ will gather the wheat into his garner or collect his chosen who He deems as righteous and will pluck them out from the fields of this world and into salvation. On the flip side, Christ will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire or rather he will rain destruction onto those who are not marked for salvation. This is the spiritual baptism of judgment which is the baptism of fire. The spiritual baptism of the Holy Ghost is the favor or love shown by the Lord to his elect and to those He seems as worthy to be amongst them. It is the new baptism or form of understanding which Christ brought; abolishing the old form or spiritual resonance of the water baptism. It is the same thing done with the act of circumcision.
In turn, even if you do get circumcised, it is not the be-all-end-all. It is just the beginning. We are all still obligated with the need to fulfill the task of our lives forever which is to clean our temple and adhere to all of the laws to the best of our ability. We are still indebted to follow that law; no matter if we get a circumcision. It is rather not the circumcision of the flesh which is to be considered or held into high regard but it is the circumcision of our hearts; meaning the removal of the excess filth of our minds and being purified mentally and spiritually.
Galatians 5:4 states, “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.” This means that those who have gone by the law itself strictly as the passage to salvation and did not consider charity or the love of Christ, they are abolished of Christ and his grace which is talking about spiritual favor, gifts, and liberality. These are men who’ve directed themselves according to the commandments and not the Spirit of Yah. This is the same dynamic seen with the Pharisees where they came at every step of the way and at every turn to try and denounce Yahweh Ben Yahweh and his disciples for their actions according to the laws. The Pharisees had the mindset where the Law is Yah and if you were to have command of the law then you yourself were Yah and had the ability to judge any and every body. Those were the Scribes and Pharisees in a nutshell. The Mosaic laws and commandments are a guide which we must adhere to as servants of the Most High but we must place the love of Yah first. When you attempt to glorify yourself by claiming that you’ve got the truth or you are justified spiritually in your self-proclaimed position, you are confessing before the whole body of Christ that you yourself establish the Law as being over the Most High’s Son. It makes no sense to honor the law but not the one who came to fulfill the law as stated in Matthew 5:17 which states, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” It only makes sense if you yourself are doing that in a vain attempt to make yourself out to be a god or a judge whose word is law. Once again, knowledge or understanding makes us no better than anyone. We are all a mustard seed on the grand scale at the end of the day. No matter how much knowledge we’ve possessed or things we’ve done, we still need to express humility because the giving of our crowns can be taken away in an instant. We must accept who we are on the grand scale as the ones who are doing the duty needed for favor. The Most High does not owe us anything. We owe him everything. That is why it stated in the previous verse in Verse 3 that the men who are circumcised are debtors to the law; as is everyone else in truth. We cannot ever think that we are justified to be anyone of any spiritual importance on Christ’s radar by the law. We are only justified to do spiritual works by Christ. That is why it is the Lord who has power to destroy both the body and soul in judgment as stated in Matthew 10:28.
Galatians 5:5 states “For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.” It is through our love or adherence to the Holy Spirit that we wait for the hope of salvation. We keep faith or the belief in a higher understanding which is beyond what we can see or grab or touch that the Second Coming of Yahweh Ben Yahweh is soon to come for the gathering of the wheat or the collection of His very elect to establish order and righteousness through the rulership of the Most High which shall create a harmonious balance in creation once more and it shall never go back to any other rulership.
Galatians 5:6 states, “For in Christ Yahweh Ben Yahweh neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.” This is Paul affirming that it is no longer the sole act of circumcision or uncircumcision which is the determining factor of our salvation but it is our faith in Yah with charity. It is to cement in the minds of the Galatians that it is Christ who has power over the law and it is He who they must uphold as the True Savior. Christ brought forth the new covenant which was of the breaking of his body and the spilling of his blood as he was crucified on the tree which can be found in Acts 5:30 and 1 Peter 2:24. It is not to say that Christ subverted the law and therefore the previous laws of Moses do not pertain to us; that is false. Christ came to fulfill the laws of Moses and the prophecy of the sacrifice for the eradication of Israel’s sins which the Most High Himself affirmed to Adam in the Caves of Treasures would occur after Adam and Eve had sinned and Adam had spilled his blood in death and made an offering unto the Most High with his blood. Christ did not do away with the law. He simply brought forth the new covenant which had already been prophesied to happen by the Most High Himself even long before any of the prophets were born. This form of understanding concerning the circumcision and uncircumcision also stems back to Romans 2:25-29.
Romans 2:25 states, “For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.” This means that your circumcision of the flesh will only be profitable to you spiritually if you keep the laws faithfully. If you break the law then your circumcision is worth nothing. It is considered to be in the same light as uncircumcised flesh because you yourself are uncircumcised within your own mind and spirit which we’ll read about in just a moment.
Romans 2:26 states, “Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?” This reaffirms what Paul states in Galatians 5:6 that it is no longer uncircumcision which brings forth the determination of the state of your soul in bond or connection to the chosen but it is faith and charity in the Most High and His Son which does so after the new covenant of Christ was established through his sacrifice. Romans 2:26 is making it clear that if one were to be uncircumcised in the flesh and yet it is righteous by upholding the laws faithfully, he were to be considered as one who was circumcised in the flesh. This is because it is the circumcision of the spirit or the heart which holds more resonance to the Most High than that of the flesh. Circumcision should still be performed for the children to keep tradition with the covenant established by Abraham but it is not the sole thing which is going to save or guarantee you or your child’s salvation. It is the charity and faith in Yah along with the adherence to the laws.
Romans 2:27 states, “And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?” Once again, this is also Paul in Romans reaffirming the understanding that it is the spiritual circumcision which holds power over the fleshly circumcision. When it says, “which is by nature”, it is in reference to the flesh. It is Paul bringing to mind that it would be the person who fulfills the law spiritually and yet is still uncircumcised in the flesh who would judge the man who went by the letter of the law by being circumcised in the flesh and yet was uncircumcised in the spirit because he broke the laws.
Romans 2:28 states, “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:” This is saying that the uncircumcised man is not a Jew or a Hebrew outwardly in the flesh because he is uncircumcised but he is inwardly a Hebrew. On the flip side, the circumcised man is a Jew outwardly in the flesh because he is circumcised in accordance to the Abrahamic covenant but he is not a Jew or Hebrew inwardly because he is uncircumcised in the spirit which means he is still filthy at heart and partakes in things which go against the Most High in the spirit.
Romans 2:29 states, “But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of Yah.” This is a confirmation of the understanding which Paul brings forth in Galatians 5 and here in Romans 2 regarding the spiritual resonance which the charity and faith in the Most High and His Son has over the old laws. This dynamic is specifically in regard to the old covenant. This dynamic does not apply to everything where a person can eat pork but still be considered a Hebrew inwardly since he has love for the Most High. The difference is that Christ only established a new covenant which held more regard over the old covenant established by Abraham. Christ reaffirmed the teachings and laws of Moses. Never was it ever stated that the laws of Moses were to be of no regard after Christ’s arrival. This is why this is a specific dynamic pertaining to the circumcision as well as the baptism in extension as we can apply that same understanding to the baptism itself: and not anything else such as eating pork or doing things that are known to be against the law. Just for further clarity, when Paul says “in the spirit, and not in the letter”, he is talking about the adherence of that uncircumcised man to the love and faith in the Most High in the spirit and the lack of adherence to the letter of the law because of his uncircumcision. When we come through all of this, we finally understand Galatians 5:6 with greater clarity.
To make it clear and be established once more, Galatians 5:6 states, “For in Yahweh Ben Yahweh neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.” It is Paul reiterating the same understanding he brought previously in Romans 2:25-29 that it is the faith and charity from the spirit which avails to the bond in favor with Christ. It is not solely the adherence to a component of the law; that being the circumcision.
Galatians 5:7 states, “Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?” This is Paul asking with concern and in rather a tone of indignation against the Galatians who were or had faltered in the race towards the adherence and teachings of the divine knowledge and wisdom of the gospel. They ran well or rather had made a great run in speaking forth of the gospel and teaching it. It was not a race from a place of vainglory of who was more great as a messenger or teacher of the scriptures but it was from a pure and righteous place in the hearts of the men who partook in this spiritual race of professing the gospel into the hearts of others who listened on. However, the Galatians were turning away and were faltering to a certain degree. Paul is asking who pushed them to not obey the truth or understand that the truth is Yahweh Ben Yahweh and not the old law as reaffirmed by Christ himself in John 14:6. In reality, no one pushed the Galatians but it was rather they themselves who got in their own way and went by the law rather than by the understanding that Christ had more prominence over the old covenant and the old understanding.
Galatians 5:8 states, “This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.” This is Paul telling the Galatians that this persuasion came from their own hearts. They cannot blame anyone for their faltering in truth but themselves. It is they who went out of their own hearts in understanding and did not refer back to the source which is Christ. They made the mistake of leaning on their own understanding opposed to leaning on the understanding of Yah as seen in Proverbs 3:5 where Solomon directs us to lean not on our own understanding but to have trust in the Lord and lean on Him for greater understanding. The Galatians did not trust in the Lord for greater understanding and therefore leaned on their own understanding and went out of their own hearts.
Galatians 5:9 states, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” This is a metaphor which Paul uses that he also used before that concerns a larger component of the situation which occurred with the Galatians that it was not a small mistake that they made. The unleavened bread is a symbol of the uncorrupted state of the spirit. It is the perfect offering of the man’s spirit, mind, and body between himself and the Most High. The leaven is a symbol of excess or rather something which can metastasize into something far greater beyond one’s control. The leaven is a symbol of corruption or sin. As a little bit of leaven left in the dough or the mix of the bread leads to a great spread or growth in the size of the bread, so does the false teaching of one man spread and grows into a great state of corruption. The more that false understanding spreads from one person to another, the more each person strays further away from the true understanding. This goes back to when Paul used this same metaphor in 1 Corinthians 5:6 where he reprimands the Corinthians, “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?” Paul was reprimanding the Corinthians to check their pride and boasting because that behavior can spread onto each man who is listening to them and they express that to others which later spreads further on as the leaven does where it just keeps the bread growing and growing. Paul is making the same statement here this time with the Galatians by telling them that it was no small mistake that they made despite how small their entourage was because that false understanding can permeate and create a mass form of spiritual corruption of the other men in the whole land. It was Paul reaffirming the sentiment he made to the Corinthians with the metaphor of the leaven that the Galatians must change from their ways and he was warning them that such a mistake can be disastrous.
Galatians 5:10 states, “I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.” Paul in spite of what had just occurred with the Galatians still has confidence in them to no longer go astray or to be of an unlike mind adverse to the Most High’s understanding. If they are to walk accordingly, whoever attempts to trouble them or deceive them with a false understanding shall bear judgment for their attempt to do so.
Galatians 5:11 states, “And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.” Paul is making it even more clear through his inquiries to the Galatians as to why their understanding was false. By their own logic, if circumcision was the salvation of man from sin, then Paul would not suffer persecution any longer. However, this is not the case. It is the hope for salvation through the sacrifice of Yahweh Ben Yahweh on the tree and His Second Coming which is the salvation of man from sin. It is Paul affirming just how grave their mistake was because it was them desecrating the sacrifice of the Most High’s Son by denying that it was not the salvation from spiritual persecution in judgment but rather it was the circumcision.
Galatians 5:12 states, “I would they were even cut off which trouble you.” This is Paul’s wish or proclaim that it would serve the best interests of all the men who are listening in the congregation of the Galatians, however small it may be, that these false teachers who put forth this false understanding were to be kept silent and their voices cut off from speaking to divert any more confusion. They are to be silenced and not given a place to speak to further avoid any deception.
Here is now the true jewel which is the main theme. Galatians 5:13 states, “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” This is very important. As servants of the Most High, we have been called unto liberty or freedom through the teachings of the law. It is through the understanding of the truth that we are free from the shackles of ignorance and the bondage to this world when we subconsciously know there is something greater out there which is the real truth and not the false or double-tongued teachings of the modern day religions. In turn, Paul is telling the Galatians and us in extension that we are not to manipulate this freedom which is given unto us after coming into the truth by using it to glorify ourselves and to reap the vain benefits of excess through this manipulation. Opposed to serving our own desires and vanities, we are to serve one another.
In this walk, we are to serve each other in the hopes of helping edify or build each other up spiritually, mentally, and physically. This does not mean that we have to be grand teachers but it means that the smallest contribution in the form of the spreading forth of useful knowledge or understanding even in its smallest capacity can benefit the spiritual congregation. We serve each other to build each other up through hard times when one may need spiritual uplifting and the strength to carry on to persevere through their adversity. We serve each other to build one another mentally through the spreading of knowledge and wisdom which pertains to both the scriptures and life itself. We serve each other to support one another when we are putting forth good works and are not doing things for a deleterious reason. This is the purpose of our walk. It is to help build up one another and we do that by serving each other. Not only are we ultimately servants of the Most High and His Son first before anyone, we are also servants of each other. We are not to be in a race to proclaim who has greater knowledge or understanding. If we have the correct understanding of something that someone else may not have and we have the scriptural or factual evidence to back up our claims, we present it to them in hopes that they will gain understanding and from that grow even more mentally and spiritually in the assessment of the truth. There is no fruit in competing against your brothers for who has more knowledge or who has a bigger audience. Whether it is 1 person or a 100,000 people who see your work, if you are doing the right works diligently, your work is already viewed by someone before any other person has and that is the Most High. He will see your work and deem it good and of a pleasance in His eyes. The Most High will not view or regard your work if it is for a vain reason that is devoid of any righteousness or purity or benefit to his elect whatsoever. It is through humility and due-diligence in our work that the Most High will be brought to view our works. This is why it is not worth it to stress over the amount of viewers or supporters you may have because the Most High works in small numbers. It is rather fruitful if only 5 people got your message instead of another 500 people on top of that who wish to argue against you and slander you for telling the truth. Our happiness only truly comes when we concern ourselves with making the Most High happy. Our happiness grows further when we understand the true fruits of serving your brothers and sisters humbly instead of serving yourself in a place of vanity. None of us are perfect. None of us are better than one another. Some of us may have gifts that others in our circle don’t. Some of us may have knowledge that others don’t. We are all walking and taking this spiritual pathway towards the hopeful entry to the kingdom in our judgment. Instead of trying to bring each other down in competition, it is of a greater understanding and purpose that we prioritize the edification of each other in this journey while mainly working on our own temple first. This is of course with understanding that we are to work on ourselves first before worrying about others. However, serving one another does not have to be a monumental amount of work. All it may need to be is just forwarding a few tips about health or breaking down a verse for a brother that they may not understand. It is the little things that count. The big picture never comes together when you focus on the macrocosmic aspects. It only comes together when you focus on the microcosmic aspects. It is the same thing with the painting. We must focus on the intricate details first in order for it to all come together and form the great painting we are aiming to create. Little by little does the building come together to be the foundation for something fruitful.
To cap things off, Galatians 5:14 states, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” This reaffirms what we just spoke about. The true purpose of this life is for us to let the teachings and the wisdom of the Most High’s Word permeate through the hearts of our children and our brothers and sisters so that they can then spread it down to their own children and perpetuate the light of the Most High throughout the land. It’s good and all when you know what the truth is but it is of an even greater spiritual level that you take when you bring that understanding to another person in the truth to help build them up over time. Then, it is a count on your record spiritually when the time comes for your judgment that you helped lead one person in the truth to greater understanding which brought them closer to the Most High. That alone counts for so much in the Most High’s Eyes. It is this that matters. It is this which will affect us in 100 years; not the rest of the vain things which we often stress over in this life. This is why we come to a true state of happiness and joy when we turn to the Most High because everything else falls in place as we know that it is through our adherence that we will make it out on the other end stronger and better than before no matter what happens to us in the physical realm pertaining to our jobs or relationships. It is He who will keep us guarded and sought after and fed spiritually and mentally and physically when no one else may.
The final verse of this Part, Galatians 5:15 states, “But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.” Paul tells the Galatians and us in extension in this statement that if we choose to devour each other through our own fruitless pursuit of vainglory and external validation of man over the fruitful choice of serving one another to help edify each other, that we are to beware of each other’s state to not destroy it within our blind pursuit. When the Galatians destroy each other in the wrongful race to prove who’s right and who’s wrong, they destroy the church which they’ve worked all this time to build. The church is built through our charity and trust in the Most High. The church requires camaraderie and a harmonious bond in working to build something greater than ourselves which is the church dedicated to the love of the Most High and His Son. When we place our desires and vanities above the church, we abandon the very reason we built the church in the first place which was to serve a greater purpose beyond ourselves. When we abandon this principle of due-diligence, we destroy the church because that is its foundation. No building or home can stand without a foundation.
We must learn to value our true purpose and this is to serve. The truth is simple and plain. The covenant was written for Israel. The Gentiles are to serve Israel in the kingdom in a harmonious and righteous manner. These are all the facts of the matter. Truth is, we are all servants; whether we’re Hebrew or Gentile. On the hierarchy, the Gentiles serve the Hebrews, the Hebrew serves the Son Yahweh Ben Yahweh and the Son in turn serves the Father Yahweh Elohim. That is the order. We are all bound to serve. If you’re not the Most High, you are a servant. It is as simple as that. When we understand that we are servants of His Will and servants of the greater purpose of building up the body of Christ through the edification of one another, this is when we go onto the path of becoming the best we can be as individuals. When you banter according to who is and is not going to be a servant and you make it a matter of race, you forget that you yourself are a servant which in turn makes you stray further away from your spiritual mission and leads you to creating your own demise spiritually. We are all servants at the end of the day. Only the ones who are meant to understand will understand the importance of embracing spiritual servitude because it is the one thing that is truly fruitful. We begin to bear the fruit of life once we come back to the source and serve our true purpose.
We are servants of one another. The hierarchy is established and no man can tear it down no matter what words he says out of his failure to accept it. We all are to serve the will of the Most High and His Son. In turn, we serve each other to build up each other spiritually, mentally, and physically. We are all placing a block on the church to help build it up for the purpose of letting the Most High’s Word be established. Through this, we are liberated. Through this, we are free from the bondage of the flesh. Only through the Most High and His Son can this liberation be found. Peace and Blessings.