Faith AND Works = Salvation
“Freedom from WORKS Salvation”… is QUITE DIFFERENT from “Freedom TO SIN Salvation”!!!
And the “works” that we ARE “free from” in Christ Jesus is the works of the Old Covenant law, i.e., circumcision, meat restrictions, clothing material restrictions, and animal sacrifices, etc!!!
We ARE NOT free to DISOBEY God’s Commandments; We are NOT free to sin against God’s moral and spiritual Laws!!!
YES,… Salvation IS a FREE gift of God that comes through (and ONLY through) FAITH in Jesus Christ (and through HIM ALONE)… but THAT Salvation (that DOES come through the marvelous grace of God through His Son, Jesus Christ) IS NOT free from works (obedience) TO God, though!!!
For, “… faith by itself IF IT HAS NOT WORKS, is DEAD.
But some will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ [Well try to] Show me your faith WITHOUT works, and I will show you faith BY my works. [BY OBEYING Jesus Christ… and NOT Man!!!]
You believe that God is one. You are doing well! Even the demons believe THAT, and shudder! [So, it takes MORE than ‘just believing’!!!]
But don’t you want to know, O foolish man, that FAITH APART FROM WORKS is WORTHLESS?
Was not Abraham our father [YES, OUR father] justified by works, having offered his son Isaac upon the altar? You see that his faith was working with his works, and BY his works, his faith was perfected. And the Scripture was fulfilled, saying, ‘And Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness,’ and he was called a friend of God.
You SEE that a man is JUSTIFIED BY WORKS, and NOT BY FAITH ALONE…
For just as the body apart from spirit is dead, so also FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD.” James 2:17-26
THAT’S what the Bible says!!! THAT’S what God says!!!
So, “Little children, let NO MAN [be it your Pentecostal pastor, FALSE prophet of ‘peace, peace’, or otherwise] deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He [Jesus Christ] is righteous.” 1 John 3:7
Jesus said, “IF you love Me, obey My Commandments.” John 14:15… and THEN “you’ll receive the Holy Spirit, who leads to all TRUTH.”
He said, “ALL who love Me will DO what I say. [THEN] My Father will love them, and We will come and make our home with each of them. [And NOT that He needs us to, but, Krystal and I can vouch for THAT!!! He DOES!!!]
Anyone who doesn’t love Me [Jesus said] will not obey Me.
And remember, My words are not My own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent Me.” John 14:23-24
“Anyone who listens to My teaching [Jesus said] and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.
But anyone who hears My teaching and DOESN’T OBEY IT is FOOLISH, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.” Matthew 7:24-27
And, I GUARANTEE you… the “rains,” the “floods,” and the “winds” ARE going to beat upon the houses!!! And we’ll see who’s houses are left standing in the end…
And, speaking of “houses”…
“… the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17
For the Spirit of the RESURRECTED Christ is saying to the churches…
“REPENT or ELSE… CHURCH”!!! “REPENT or ELSE… I will come and fight against them with the Sword of My mouth“!!! (Which IS the Word of God.) “REPENT or ELSE… I will spew thee out of My mouth“!!!
He is also saying TO the CHURCHES… “Behold [LOOK], I stand at the door and knock: if an man hear My voice, and open the door I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20 And, again, I can say,… THAT’S the TRUTH!!!
And, “What HE opens, NO ONE can close; and what HE closes, NO ONE can open.”
“And the Spirit AND the bride say, ‘Come.’ And let him that heareth say, ‘Come.’ And let him that is thirsty come. And whosoever will, let him, freely, take the water of life.” Revelation 22:17
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! For You shut up the Kingdom of the heavens before men. For you neither enter in, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.” Matthew 23:13
So WE enter in at home!!!
But, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
And you are TOO PROUD, and TOO BLIND, and TOO IGNORANT in spiritual knowledge to understand that IT IS IN the Throne Room of God; IN His precious Presence THAT we FIND the “grace and mercy” of God!!!
“So let us come boldly to the Throne of our gracious God. [For] THERE we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” Hebrews 4:16
And just, “Who may climb the mountain of the LORD?
Who may stand in His holy place?”
The Bible (God), pastors of the past, and, YES, this prophet will tell you,
“Only those whose hands and hearts are pure,
who DO NOT worship idols and NEVER tell lies. [THAT’S who!!!]
THEY will receive the LORD’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their Savior.
Such people may seek You and worship in Your presence, O God of Jacob.”
So, it’s NO WONDER WHY the “After Services” are, now, non existent… And NO WONDER WHY the churches are (SELF-PROCLAIMED), “dead and dying”!!!
And when you priest, pastors, etc. have been told by God, HIMSELF, that the churches (and, in MANY cases, you, YOURSELVES) have a problem with the FALSE gods and IDOLS of the world… and that they (God’s people; who are called by HIS name) HAVE to turn FROM their WICKEDNESS (in order to “heal their land”)… DON’T lead them in songs that, they have come to THINK, and believe, gives them the freedom to NOT turn FROM their WICKEDNESS!!!
For, YES,… the Blood of Jesus Christ CAN wash away ALL sin… IF we REPENT (and turn FROM sin)…
“Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the TRUTH, there is no longer ANY sacrifice that will cover these sins. There is ONLY the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume His enemies.
For anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. JUST THINK HOW MUCH WORSE the punishment WILL BE for those who have TRAMPLED on the Son of God, and have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us.
For WE KNOW the One [TRUE God] who said,
‘I WILL take revenge. I WILL pay them back.’
He also said,
‘The LORD will judge His own people.’
It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:26-31