Verse By Verse Through Galatians (2:7)

7 On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted to preach the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised. -Galatians 2:7 BSB

The phrase “they saw” is in reference to the highly esteemed ones: James, Peter, and John (see verse 6 and its commentary), who understood that Paul’s revelation from the Lord (see verse 2 and its commentary) was the same as the gospel that Jesus preached while He was with His disciples. The Holy Spirit was the one who directed Paul to preach the good news of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles (the uncircumcised). 

2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” -Acts 13:2 BSB

46 Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. But since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. -Acts 13:46 BSB

The ministry of the apostle Paul was to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ and plant churches and appoint elders in them to give them a place to attend for worship and learn the Word of God. He planted churches in many places where he preached the gospel in.

23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church, praying and fasting as they entrusted them to the Lord, in whom they had believed. -Acts 14:23 BSB

36 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the brothers in every town where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, to see how they are doing.” -Acts 15:36 BSB

Can A Christian Stay Neutral?

13 Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand. -Ephesians 6:13 BSB

As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, all of us are in a spiritual battle, if we like it or not. We are fighting for souls so they won’t die in their sins and end up in hell. There is no such thing as being on the sidelines, watching the battle as a spectator. Either one is fighting [using God’s Word] false teachers and preachers, or being a casualty on the battlefield, useless for God’s work.

Remember, our true enemy is not a false Christian, a cult, or one in the occult. Our true enemy is the one who is behind them [demonic spirits]. That is why we have to fight them with spiritual weapons. The way to put on the Full Armor of God is by praying and reading God’s Word every day. Each piece of Armor has to do with your moral standing with God—meaning you have to be living out the Scriptures and obeying the Lord’s commands. If you are not, then understand this, you are on a battlefield without the proper gear and are in danger of having your faith destroyed.

If Jesus, the truth of God’s Word, and people’s souls are important to you, you will put on the Full Armor of God and fight for the truth. However, if you decide to stay on the sideline and be a spectator, the opposite is true.

Fight the good fight.

How Powerful Is Prayer?

12 On the day that the LORD gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the LORD in the presence of Israel: “O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” 13 So the sun stood still and the moon stopped until the nation took vengeance upon its enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? “So the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.” -Joshua 10:12-13 BSB

Joshua 10 is a picture of what Jesus spoke about when He said this about the power of prayer…22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus said to them. 23 “Truly I tell you that if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and has no doubt in his heart but believes that it will happen, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. -Mark 11:22-24 BSB

I’m not saying that anyone can make the sun stop or actually move a mountain, but what I’m saying is that prayer to the Lord will make the impossible, possible no matter what it is that’s going on in your life.

If what you prayed for is God’s will, you will see a miracle. When your faith gets hit, all you need to do to revive it again is pray to the One who gave it to you for strength, and He will strengthen your faith.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. -Hebrews 12:2 BSB

Are you doubting the Bible? Or, are you doubting your faith in the Lord? Get on your knees and seek Jesus before your doubt becomes serious.

The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail. -James 5:16b