Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Hebrew 11:1 tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. Now, James 2:17 lets us know that faith without works is dead. That’s why people who don’t believe or trust in God are dead (spiritually). With all the evidence that proves that there is a God, not made by men’s hands, why would you not serve, fear (reverence), honor, praise and thank Him? People love to say that they need more faith,but Luke 17:6 says,
So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. Therefore, you need to kill all doubts and fears,so that your little faith will grow.
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works , and I will show thee my faith by my works.” James 2:17,18
Christians put their faith to work by accepting Jesus Christ; believing that God raised Him from the dead, after He suffered and died for us. We put our faith to work by believing that Jesus is the only way, truth and life and no one goes to God without going through Him. Another way of adding works to faith is believing that Jesus gives us the power and authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt us (Luke 10:19). When we exercise that authority it is putting our faith and works into action.
Unbelief will rob your faith,as Matthew 17:19-21 indicate.
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
When you pray it is one way of applying your work to your faith. When you trust God and call on Him then you have activated your faith because you seek first His kingdom and righteousness so that He can add to you life. When you are obedient to God’s word and promises, then you have activated your faith by the work you do. Works include praying, tithing, praising, thanking, and presenting your body as a living sacrifice to God, which will be holy and acceptable. Are these works that activate your faith? Yes, they are. The ‘doing’ is what activates your faith in the God of the universe.
When you believe God without a shadow of doubt your faith has increased; remember without faith it is impossible to please God. Our works don’t produce faith; they are the evidence of faith (Ephesians 2:8-10).
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:8-10
Works demonstrates faith when you willingly give up your all to follow Jesus by giving up your ungodly lifestyle because you know there is a heaven and hell.
The most important thing in life is faith that works, so that you can move the mountains in your life.
The only way to actively demonstrate your love for God is by accepting His gift of His Son Jesus Christ and to live by His standards, which are sinless.
Don’t let anyone steal or stop your works that activate your faith in God. Studying the Bible and praying are works.
Do you have the faith to accept Jesus into your life today? If yes, you can do so now by going to the Salvation page at the top of this blog.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.