Let Our Actions Confirm

James wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 2:

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,

16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?

17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!

20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?

22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?

FATHER expressed the Truth that faith without works is dead, inoperative and ineffective.  If we have no works as a direct result of our faith, then we are foolish and immature in our walk no matter what we project to others.  We can believe in GOD but if we don’t follow HIM according to HIS Word, we have no true faith in HIM or HIS power and authority.

It may be difficult to many who have not personally dealt with physical weakness to appreciate the faith of Abraham.  I am sure his body challenged FATHER’S Word concerning his ability to bring forth a son.  Sarah’s apparent inability to have a child added to the challenge to believe for both of them yet Abraham and Sarah came into agreement concerning FATHER’S Word.  Both of them disregarded the state of their bodies and continued to walk according to the promise given to Abraham.

As years passed, they did not waver even though their bodies had not yet responded to FATHER’S Word.  Would not man call them foolish whereas FATHER would call them faithful?  How long would you stand on FATHER’S Word in this time while the world demands instant gratification?

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 John :

16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Love with works is inoperative and ineffective as well.  Those who idly sit by and do nothing are not maturing in their walk with FATHER.  Does knowledge by itself produce good works?  Absolutely not!  Peter was an unlearned man by the world’s standards yet FATHER used him mightily.  Paul was full of ineffective knowledge and Jesus had to correct all of Paul’s conclusions on the road to Damascus.

Knowledge of the Word without works is dead.  Mental agreement with Agape Love does not make one pleasing to FATHER.  We are to act on FATHER’S Word in some manner.  If nothing else, minister to those who are destitute of daily food.  Let us be pleasing to FATHER by acting on HIS Word for this is walking by faith and Agape Love.

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