Adelphoi, it is important to differentiate between “works” and “good works”, between “fruit” and “good fruit” and this differentiation must be done by the word of God. Today, I write to you on the danger of being satisfied in our works.
Oh! the aim is that we are satisfied with His work in us which produces good works through us and fruit that endure.
Thank you for coming to read from me today. I pray that God teaches you today as always. Amen.
It is vain and futile to put one’s confidence in the works they do for God. The arm of flesh always fails. It is in divine order that the arm of the Lord brings to Him what He wants. It is in divine order that His “zeal shall perform it“. It is in divine order that “the Lord will provide a sacrifice for himself” but you will offer it.
It is therefore of great importance that our posture is that of surrender. Let us not come to the Lord boasting in the works which we’ve done (even when those things fulfill His purpose). Such boasting is vain and it is not a pleasing sacrifice unto God.
This will be a long read…
Matthew 7:15-23 (KJV)
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Jesus is teaching us here that a worker is not one who just performs. The one who’s working for God is not the one who is active in a particular area or different areas, it is the one who God is working in His inward man and from there does the will of God.
What does it mean to do the will of God? It is to believe every word that comes from the mouth of God. And how we know you believe is how you obey.
Kai!!! Listen, no matter the outward work, if the hand of the Lord is not working inside, it is not acceptable. Let me put it in the perspective of God’s predestination. The real work is what God is doing in you that therefore births good fruit and works through you. You have been predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son and to do good works which were prepared by God beforehand.
Let’s look at this scriptures…
Ephesians 2:10 (KJV)
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
Then to this…
1 Corinthians 3:9 (KJV)
“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.”
And finally this…
Ephesians 2:22 (KJV)
“In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”
Let me summarize with this. Please know that the real work is in you that births obedience of the will of our Father. Give yourself more to the work of God than your own work in disguise. Do not hide in the shadow of being active in religious or even “spiritual” things, the question is are you being built up to offer acceptable sacrifice.
Do not show your love for God in the works of your hands… Let it be shown in faith to His word through obedience.
God bless you and cod you to desire His will.
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More grace Sir.
I’m always bless
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