Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hard work effort and persistence

Hard Work Effort and Persistence
Hard work effort and persistence is what it takes to go with Jesus every single day. It’s not about just believing things about Him, it’s not about a one-time experience where you pray one prayer, but repentance is proven by your life and by your fruit every single day. It’s a relationship with Jesus that is continual. You can tell by a craftsman’s work if his work is actually solid and made to last or if it was just made to sell. You may think that something is made quality but you kind of know in the back of your mind that because you only paid $100 for the couch it’s probably not that quality, but it’s one of those things that looks good in the store.  You bring it home and within a week it’s falling apart. You know if something is quality or not, not just by the way it looks, but then by testing it. Everyone’s faith is going to be tested and their works are going to be tested and if your craftsmanship falls apart, it’s because it’s not done in Jesus.  Everything is going to be tested to see if it’s really done in the Lord, if it’s quality or if it’s poor craftsmanship. That’s why the Apostle Paul wrote in Galatians chapter 6; “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows that he will also reap.  For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary in doing good for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” This part of the Gospel at large is being left out in the Christian churches. The pastor’s get up to the pulpit and they preach Grace. They say that we are saved by grace and they leave out WORKS. They act as though all works that are through the Holy Spirit are filthy rags. It is true that all the works of the FLESH are as filthy rags to God. But when we truly repent and put on righteousness and the Holy Spirit is working through us, the works that are done in the Holy Spirit are not filthy rags. But the church and the pastors are saying that any works are as filthy rags, it doesn’t matter who it comes from, even if you’re doing works in the Lord it’s filthy rags. That’s not true. If your craftsmanship is shown to be filthy, then it is of the flesh. But if your craftsmanship is a good work because it has been done in the Lord, FULL of the Holy Spirit and you are full of righteousness, then that is a work that will last.  That is why Jesus also said that we are going to be justified by our works, this is another verse that Jesus spoke that is left out in the pulpits in the Christian churches. This is found in Matthew chapter 16:24-27; “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward EACH ACCORDING TO HIS WORKS.’” This section of the Gospel has been left out. The Christians in the church and the pastors on the pulpit like to say that we will not be judged according to our works. But this is exactly what Jesus said. Your works will show if you are genuine or if you were a hypocrite. And your works will also show if your product was something done quality in the Lord from the Holy Spirit, or if it was done just to sell.  And the “gospel” today (in the false church) is a product made to sell by preachers and by Christians who are making a false product, that is made by the flesh. Are we really working hard for Jesus? Are we enduring with Him and is the product of our life, IS IT QUALITY?  May the grace of Jesus be with you.