Apostle Grace Lubega
Galatians 4:9 (KJV); But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
When a man is not born again, he is subject to the elements of this world.
For us who have received Christ, the scriptures remind us that we are no longer subject to any such elements (Galatians 4:3).
The word elements as used in our theme scripture is translated as “stoicheion” in the Greek to mean among other things, “the material causes of the universe.”
When a man is under the elements, he easily relates with the MATERIAL WORLD because it is governed by predictable material causes.
In the same way, many Christians have become attached to a God, or to a Christ who appears in material elements.
They build monuments of the forms that the Christ appears in and many of these forms have sadly framed the foundation of many world religions.
When God appeared to Moses in a burning bush, it did not make the burning bush God. When Christ appeared as a rock to the children of Israel, it did not make the rock the person of Christ.
The scriptures say that one day, the elements shall melt (2 Peter 3:10).
That means physical elements and the forms the Christ takes cannot serve as our primary source of our revelation of Him.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 John 4:17, Colossians 3:1-3
Physical elements cannot serve as our primary source of the revelation of God.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for this wonderful truth. I thank you because your love towards me gives me confidence that as you are so I am in this world. I refuse to be subject to the rudiments and elements of this world, and I choose to live above them. Every area of my life yields its form to your word. Every situation in my life yields to the divine revelation of your truth in my life. In Jesus’ glorious name. Amen.