Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dead Works that most Christians perform

Many Christian believers put their hope
for salvation in the WORKS that they do, for the CHURCH and as they
call it, for the “Kingdom of God.” Many give vast sums of money
to the church and they support the CHURCH, they support EVANGELISM,
they support PREACHERS. Many are preachers themselves that are
building vast MINISTRIES but they are busy with DEAD WORKS because
they are not LED by the Holy Spirit, they are not IN CHRIST, they are
not living in holiness and righteousness in obedience to Jesus

We can only bear FRUIT and do GOOD
WORKS if we are IN CHRIST and we are LED BY the Holy Spirit. We read
the words of Jesus in John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and My Father
is the vine dresser. 2“Every branch in Me that does not bear
fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He
prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3“You are already
clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4“Abide
in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless
it ABIDES IN THE VINE, so neither can you UNLESS YOU ABIDE
IN ME. 5“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in
Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO
NOTHING. 6“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away
as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into
the fire and they are burned.”
Many people do marvelous works FOR GOD
but they are not IN CHRIST, they are not being LED by the Holy
Spirit. That which is of the flesh is flesh as Jesus also said and I
read from John 3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh,
and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
If our inspiration and our GUIDANCE
does not come from the Holy Spirit, if we are not led by the Holy
Spirit then we are performing DEAD WORKS that are not pleasing to
God, they are worthless to the kingdom of God.
We read the words of Paul in Romans
8:13,14 “for if you are living according to the flesh, you must
die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the
body, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God,
these are sons of God.” Many preachers, many churches, many people
have great initiatives but they are of the flesh, they are of their
OWN MIND, they are not LED by the Spirit of God. They build GREAT
CHURCHES and they have GREAT MINISTRIES but they are not part of the
kingdom of God because they do not have the Holy Spirit and they are
not LED by the Holy Spirit, they are performing DEAD WORKS.

All our works are tested by the FIRE OF
GOD. If our works are unfruitful DEAD WORKS then we will get CUT OFF
and BURNED as Jesus said. Every branch in Him that does not bear
Many people put their hope in the words
of Paul as written in 1 Corinthians 3:14 “If any man's work which
he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. 15 If any
man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be
saved, yet so as through fire.” That is not what Jesus said, that
is what Paul said. Jesus said that if we do not bear GOOD FRUIT we
will get CUT OFF and BURNED.

Many believers have received Gifts of
the Holy Spirit and they think that the gifts that they received from
God are a GUARANTEE OF SALVATION. It is NOT. God never takes back His
gifts. There are many people who speak in tongues and they live in
sin. There are many who perform miracles in the Name of Jesus, they
preach and they have great ministries but they are living in
unrighteousness and in wickedness. They are building their own
empires and they are committing DEAD WORKS because they are not
following Jesus Christ. They are using the gifts of Christ to benefit
and enrich themselves and that is why many big preachers will be
terribly disappointed when they stand before Jesus Christ.
I read from Matthew 7:22. Jesus
said:21"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter
the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is
in heaven will enter. 22"Many will say to Me on that day,
'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast
out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23"And
then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU
They were GREAT PREACHERS, they were
regarded as men and women of God and Jesus says to them:"Go away
I never knew you." Why is that? They were using God's gifts and
the gospel of Jesus Christ to enrich themselves, they were performing
DEAD WORKS. They were not leading souls to Christ, they were
performing DEAD WORKS that lead to DEATH.
If we are not LED by the Holy Spirit.
if we do not STAY WITH Jesus Christ and live closely to Him in
RIGHTEOUSNESS, Holiness and in OBEDIENCE and if we do not do the
works that He GUIDES us into, that He TELLS us to do we cannot serve
the kingdom of God and we will perish, WE will BURN together with our

Are we being led by the Holy Spirit,
doing the WILL of GOD or are we performing DEAD WORKS because the
works that we do are of our own flesh, of our own initiative, MY
IDEA, MY PLAN that I am doing for God? If we do not SUBMIT ourselves
to Jesus Christ and follow Him as DISCIPLES to do what He guides and
commands us to do then we are performing DEAD WORKS that will PERISH
and we ourselves will also perish.
We have to FOLLOW Jesus Christ, STEP BY
STEP and DO the WORKS that He has prepared for us to do.

May Jesus bless you.

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