A STUDY ON THE WORD:
For references I will use;
Mt.4:4 & Jn.14:15
Rev. G. L. Boyett
Once upon a time, a monk who was dishearten about the Roman Catholic Church and all its indulgences, became rebellious: His name was Martin Luther. He wrote and Exhortation called the “95 Thesis” some traditions have it he even nailed it to the door of a chapel of his district, this was at that time a hand written legal notification, for a private party to call and address a situation that was being done wrong in the church, that must be corrected immediately. In other words Martin Luther could be committing suicide for going against the Standard Protocol of the Authorized Church of the Pope and his Bulls! You can learn more about this topic at this link: http://search.aol.com/aol/search?s_it=topsearchbox.search&v_t=client-desktop-wscreen&q=martin+luther%27s+95+theses&s_qt=ac
Now I will go into my topic of discussion, Work, works and all that work that even Jesus came to finish for the Father, Jn.4: 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
Right here we who are Disciples of our One and True Holy Master who is both LORD and the CHIRST, Ac.2:36, who is the One True God seen in 1 Jn.5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ: This is the true God, and eternal life! Who is our Immanuel Mt.1:23, is the one and same LORD of all Ac.10:36. Now that we know who Jesus really is, our God Almighty, Is.9:6, that was made a way for by John the Baptist as foretold in Is.40:3, which shows the same result. The same result that Apostles Paul made in 1 Tm.3:16, that God was manifested in the flesh, just as St. John said as well in Jn.1:1-18, in the Greek originals!
Well good old Martin Luther was doing the best he could, he was getting clues all over the place when he had access to the original writings and oh, how he found all the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church of Pagan Theologies, a den of snakes and charmers!
Well Mr. Luther came up with a couple of doozies as well himself, with this “Saved by Grace and Faith alone” because Grace of God and Fait need more to join in together as in 2 Tm.3: 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works! You notice the last word here as well? It is works. If we have not works that our Lord and Master has shown us that he did Himself, then for us to be found “Perfect as He is Perfect” seen in Mt.5:48, then we too must be found walking or having works, just as Jesus did in our lives as well, this too is seen in Jn.14:6.
Beings everyone thinks I’m redundant or long winded: I will start closing
Now with all this said, I would like to start wrapping this up because I have already shown that even Apostle Paul to the Gentiles, showed we too must have works worthy of Repentances Ac.26:19-20. This too can only be done one way, by being Born Again, of the Holy Spirit, Jn.3:3-8; that is seen with evidences of confirmation till we are filled with all the gifts of the Spirit seen in 1 Cor.1:1-ffs and seen in 1 Cor.12:1-ffs, just as soon as we receive the Heart of God and His mind seen in 1 Cor.2:1-16, that is only accomplished in 2 Cor.5:17-21, when we are truly reconciled unto God our Lord of all Jesus Christ, can we then have His mind seen in Jn.14:18 & 26. The and only then can we do the works of our Father which is in Heaven and be found walking as He has shown us as well as told us in the right way in which to go, Mt.7:13-14 and few that there will be that find the narrow Path to the only Straight Gate, which is Jesus Christ alone! This is when all His words come to you in a flash, Mt.10: 16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
So with all this said, I will leave you for your Bible study on the word we all must come to grips with, “WORKS”, without it we cannot have FAITH or the knowledge or the Understanding of the word Grace; which itself needs a study of its own, on Grace’s Doctrines, and its Spirit, that is only found in God’s own Mercy! One last example; Jms.2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Now that I’m done, let everyone hear this last thing, for the Lord God, which He has instructed me to say: When you understand all the scriptures and they become one in your heart, they will cleanse you as you walk in Truth (Righteousness, Jms.5:16,) or bear fruits worthy of Repentance, to walk in Jesus’ True Light, that starts from Gen.1:1 through Rev.22:21 and we can leave nothing undone in our race to His Heavenly Kingdom, for the few, that will search for the Way, The Truth and the Life of Jesus Christ living in us and working through us as we too, leave not one word out of the Holy Bible in our own walks or Works that cleanses as well as Justifies us, 1 Cor.6:11, Jn.15:3 Rev.22:18-19 that came from Deu.4:2, because our Great God changes not, Mal.3:3 nor does His Doctrines, Heb.13:8-9!
Lord’s Way Ministries International
Rev. G. L. Boyett
Written in the Last Days, 4/29/2015