18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, release from sin's slavery, and an inheritance among those who are sanctified and purified by faith in me.'2
19 Therefore my judgment is, that we not trouble those from among the Gentiles who have turned to God;
1 Therefore being declared righteous by faith,1 we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; [Faith is not belief that Jesus is the son of God based on the historical accuracy of the Bible; rather faith is hearing the word of God from within your heart, Rom 10:8,17, for faith is the gift of God and is authored by revelation from Jesus Christ, Eph 2:8, Heb 12:2, Rom 1:19. Until you are led (prompted, ordered, commanded) by the Spirit, the law is your schoolmaster, Gal 5:18. The imputed righteousness of Christ only comes to you after death of your selfish spirit on the inward cross of self-denial, when you receive faith with the fruit of the Spirit, against which is no law, to then walk in love, obeying the continuous commands of Christ. Until then we through the Spirit, by faith, patiently wait for the hope of righteousness, Gal. 5:5.]
2 By whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
|Hebrews 11:6 |
6 And without faith it is impossible to please him. He who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.2 [The Lord told us to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness as the highest priority of our life. Mat 6:33. Then he told us us how, the one thing that is needed; to sit at His feet and listen to His words that he speaks to us, Luke 10:39-42; we sit at his feet by waiting in humble silence, listening, and watching while thinking of the name of Jesus. When we obey what we hear Him tell us to do, we are following Jesus. From the Word of the Lord within: "In humble silence we sit and wait. Think on His name. Sit with me, and I will make you clean. Sit with me, and I will reveal all. Follow me as fast as you can; you start by sitting. If those who hear will obey, their progress will be swift."]