Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Faith and Works behind them.

I was sitting out in the night last night around 2:30 AM Looking at the stars in the clear night. I saw the big dipper and the north star and many other stars. Then I started praying, asking God why are people so apathetic to what is going on.
Wondering why only some people have a real personal relationship with Father God and Yashua the Messiah/Jesus Christ, wondering why some people are so religious that they think because they do good works that those works save them, wondering why others have so many spiritual problems that manifest in the natural.
Wondering why some people pray and put the faith out, but expect God and Yashua the Messiah/Jesus Christ to do all of the work.
Now something God has put on my heart:
Jas 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Jas 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Jas 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
Jas 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Jas 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Jas 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
Jas 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
Jas 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
Jas 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
Jas 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
Jas 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
People, James was NOT talking about the works that people do in Religious, traditional mode of good works to obtain salvation, For Example Michael Bloomberg shooting his mouth off and saying he did good and earned his way into heaven. No, no, no that don't work, he is deceived. You don't earn your way into Heaven or the Kingdom of God. Trying to earn your way into Heaven and the Kingdom of God is preposterous, and ludicrous.
People the works with faith James was talking about is this, putting action behind your faith and doing your part as God does His part together in one accord.
Several Examples:
Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
You believe in your heart that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead, that is putting faith in the fact, then you open your mouth and confess that you believe.
See, faith and work operating?
Next example:
Mat 9:5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
Mat 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
Mat 9:7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
When Jesus Healed the lame the lame man had to put action behind his faith and rise up and take his bed and walk.
Jesus Christ did His part and told the Lame man to do his part and all the lame man had to do id rise up, pick up his bed and walk.
Next example:
Luk 8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
Luk 8:44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
Luk 8:45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
Luk 8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
Luk 8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
Luk 8:48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
The woman had the faith that Jesus Christ would heal her and decided to touch Him.
She put Action behind faith and touched Jesus Christ and was healed.
Next example:
Luk 7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
Luk 7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
Luk 7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
Luk 7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
Luk 7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
Luk 7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
Luk 7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Luk 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Luk 7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
The Centurion Opened his mouth and showed Jesus Christ the Faith he had in his request and his servant was healed.
Now a person drinking real hard and finally recognizes it and feels embarrassed and asks for prayer and this person has a calling on their life from God and because of that calling is embarrassed at being a drunk.
That person calls people and asks for prayer, but still buys the alcohol and still drinks until they pass out and wont give up the alcohol and thinks all the prayers will work. When the alcohol abuse is mentioned that person gets very angry and become abusive. Well that person is expecting God and Jesus Christ to do all of the work. Yes they put faith out there, but refuses to back up the faith with action.
That is why the prayers don't work for deliverance.
God and Jesus Christ is waiting on that person to put action behind their faith and stop buying the alcohol and stop drinking and push the alcohol away and stand in faith that they will be delivered.
That is the Works James is talking about, putting action behind the faith and that is what James is taking about, Jas 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Jas 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
Jas 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
Jas 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
People you have to put action behind your faith and not expect God and Jesus Christ to do all the work, you have your part to do also to get the healing and deliverance and the miracle together with God and Jesus Christ.



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