What is the “good news” Paul spoke to the assemblies in Galatia?
What good news are they being accused of “turning from?” In Galatians 1:6
What is the this “good news” that others are accused of “perverting”? In Galatians 1:7

Galatians 1:6-7 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of the Messiah unto another proclamation: (7) Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the good news of the Messiah.

What has happened before will happen again, nothing new under the sun…

so soon removed: see Psalm 106:13; Isaiah 29:13; Jeremiah 2:12-13

Brad Scott on “Grace”

The ancient pictograhic and concrete meaning of this word grace, paints a more recognizable hands on and germane meaning. The parent root of this word is chet and nun. This fundamental father root means to protect life. It’s concrete picture is found in it’s common use as a tent which is pitched in the wilderness.”  

(Zechariah 12:7) Yahweh also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the beauty of the house of David and the beauty of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.  

“Our Father’s desire from the fall of Adam and Chavah is to restore His people to His tent, to His abode, to His house. His grace is to woo us out of our tents and back into His tent. I propose that from the beginning in the same way that there is really only one body, one spirit, one God and Father of all, there is also only one tent. When His people were divided and scattered in the days of Solomon, our Father’s heart was set to reunite His people into His camp. One fold with one Shepherd all walking in His ways.

another good news: similar to the “another good news” in Acts 15? Galatians : part 1 – context

(Romans 10:3) For they being ignorant of Elohim’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of Yahweh.

(2 Corinthians 11:4) For if someone comes along and proclaims another Yeshua than the one we proclaimed, or should you receive a different spirit from the one you received or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you are all too willing to listen.

but there be some that trouble you: (Acts 15:1-5, 24)

(Acts 20:30) Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

(Romans 16:17) Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.(Romans 16:18) For they that are such serve not our Master the Messiah, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

OK let’s look at this “good news” from ACTS 13

First we see that Paul goes into the synagogue on the Sabbath.

“Shabbat is the 4th commandment which YHWH spoke to Israel.  It is not a “Jewish Sabbath”  but for all who follow Messiah.  On the merits of the Word of YHWH and Messiah, the Shabbat is eternal.  All true talmidim of Y’shua are diligent to enter into YHWH Shabbat as the “bride” of Messiah from Friday at sunset to Saturday at sunset according to Revelations 21:9; Hosea 2; Jeremiah 17; Isaiah 56; 62; 66; Ezekiel 46; Psalm 92 etc.”-aent

The Torah and prophets is read.  And Paul is asked by the leaders of the synagogue to explain the Torah and the Prophets.  (We know that Paul is a self-proclaimed “Pharisee of Pharisee’s” He was taught under the house of Hillel by Gamiliel the great-grandson of Hillel.  In order to be taught under this man, Paul had the entire Torah memorized in his early 20’s.  We see more about this later in Galatians 1.)

Acts 13:14-16 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. (15) And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. (16) Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear Elohim, give audience.

Paul begins by addressing the Men of Israel, or those who fear Elohim. The latter being Gentile believers just as with Cornelius in Acts 10.  This passage clearly states that Gentiles who fear Elohim are included in the inheritance of the Hebrew forefathers.  They are no longer out of covenant and now share in the inheritance as the sons of Israel.  A further study on “Who is Israel?” can be found here

Moving on… Let’s look at the Good News!

  • Acts 13:17-18 The Elohim of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it. (18) And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.
      • this supports Scripture: Exodus 6:6 and 12:51
        • Exodus 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am Yahweh, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments
        • Exodus 12:51 And it came to pass the selfsame day, that Yahweh did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
  • Acts 13:18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.
      • this supports Scripture: Exodus 16:35; Numbers 14:34
        • Exodus 16:35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
        • Numbers 14:34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
  • Acts 13:19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.
      • this supports Scripture: Deuteronomy 7:1
        • Deuteronomy 7:1 When Yahweh thy Elohim shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee…
  • Acts 13:19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.
      • this supports Scripture: Judges 2:16
        • Judges 2:16 Nevertheless Yahweh raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.
  • Acts 13:21-22 And afterward they desired a king: and Elohim gave unto them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. (22) And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
      • this supports Scripture: Psalm 89:21; 1Samuel 13:14
        • Psalms 89:21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
        • 1 Samuel 13:14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: Yahweh hath sought him a man after his own heart, and Yahweh hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which Yahweh commanded thee.
  • Acts 13:23-25 Of this man’s seed hath Elohim according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Yahshua: (24) When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. (25) And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
  • Acts 13:26-27 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth Elohim, to you is the word of this salvation sent. (27) For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
      • those who fear Elohim: once again this refers to the “ger toshav” or “sojourner”  who join with Israel and enter into the Kingdom of Elohim.  The Kingdom is open to all who are called and who choose to enter.  Those who “fear Elohim” recognizes those that are not Jewish by birth (Tribe of Judah or Joseph)  The faithful keep the commandments of Elohim, and have the testimony of Yeshua 
        • Scripture supports: Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of Elohim, and have the testimony of Yahshua.
      • The Jews (Tribe of Judah) knew him not, nor did they recognize the voices of the prophets.
  • Acts 13:27-42 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. (28) And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. (29) And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. (30) But Elohim raised him from the dead: (31) And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. (32) And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, (33) Elohim hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Yahshua again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. (34) And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. (35) Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (36) For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of Elohim, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: (37) But he, whom Elohim raised again, saw no corruption. (38) Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: (39) And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. (40) Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; (41) Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you. (42) And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
      •  We see all this as truth from the B’rit Hadashah (NT) writings.  The four who bear witness that which was spoken by the prophets, fulfilled by YHWH through the WORD made flesh, Yahshua.  Praise HIM!
Praised are you, YHVH our God, King of the universe, who gives the Torah of truth and the Good News of salvation to his people Israel and to all the peoples (grafted in) through his son Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord!
Resources:
Jim Staley teaching Who is Israel?
Grace teaching Brad Scott
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