Fruit Of Good Works

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 2:

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

FATHER prearranged and made ready for us the opportunity to produce good works in our lives.  HE has resources available to us even though many see scarcity all around.  HE expects us to live a life of Agape Love and walk in faith, trusting HIM to come forth with the resources to accomplish our individual callings which HE foreordained before you and I were formed in the womb.  HE is not moved by our temporary circumstances and expects us to live by faith in HIM.

FATHER is not moved by our past thoughts and failures but has provided for our change by giving us HIS Word.  Paul wrote in chapter 5:

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

Jesus gave Himself for you and me that we would be sanctified and cleansed by FATHER’S Word.  Nobody starts out pure but the Word will cleanse us and purify us to the point where we will by holy and without blemish.  We must not look at the past but look forward as we allow the Word to do its cleansing in us.  We should expect to become pure and acceptable as His Bride.  We must let go of the past and not allow those who hurt us and took advantage of us to take up any more time in our thought life.  The thoughts of the past only serve to direct our focus away from the here and now.  We must trust that FATHER will execute any judgment applicable to their actions and not allow ourselves to dwell on those people any longer.

Shouldn’t we ask ourselves each day, “What opportunity for good works is before me today?”  This shouldn’t be seen as a burden but rather as an opportunity to put Love in action.  What can I do to express FATHER’S Love to someone today?  As we move away from self-interest and toward “others-interest”, we become more like OUR FATHER and HIS first Begotten Son.  Just consider when all of the true church of Jesus Christ comes into the fullness of Love, how the world will change!

We must be careful when seeking out prophetic words for some will be from false prophets who come across as true prophets.  Jesus gave us a specific warning in Matthew chapter 7:

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?

17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.

19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”

Man has a tendency to seek out the future and focus on future events in hope of changing his current situation.  I say- focus on today and produce good works and those good works will be what impacts your future.  Constantly focusing on the prophetic will only serve to cause us to miss opportunities to serve mankind which are before our very eyes.  Shouldn’t we let FATHER WHO knows the future, give us our daily instructions which will surely conform to the future HE has for us as individuals.  After all, FATHER prepared us beforehand that we should walk in good works.  Let us keep our priorities in line with our callings and let FATHER guide us in the future no matter what man is predicting.  We don’t need to worry about the future when we know FATHER is in full control.  Let us focus on good works meant for today.

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