Cause and Effect

“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.” James 2:18.
We are not sanctified because of our works but our works are the result of our sanctification, they are our fruit. Claiming our faith does not bring blessings but true faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour causes blessings to chase us down. Faith that is alive and active is the result of faith authored and finished by the Lord Jesus. Conjuring up a lifeless faith by declaring and decreeing a creed or speaking things into existence is witchcraft not faith. It doesn’t matter how much we claim it, curse it or bless it, if it is not authored by Jesus Christ, our “word curses” have no effect. Faith authored by witchcraft results in dead works and dead faith…lifeless faith.  This lifeless faith taught in the word of faith churches has caused many to fall away and for this many will answer. 
“Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2.
Rest in Jesus and His finished work on Calvary’s Cross. Look to Him for deliverance. Stop claiming faith and have faith. Active faith is not conjured up by the words that we say but the words that we say are the result of a faith that is alive and solely placed in the Lord Jesus Christ, Who He and is and what He has done.
“For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in Heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to Heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14 But the Word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.” Deuteronomy 30:11-14. 
The living Word of God was given to all who will receive.  It came from Heaven but does not remain in Heaven.  Believers are given the Word of God to follow and the Holy Spirit to bear witness and enable us to live the holy life we are called to live…ignorance is no longer an excuse.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ is about Jesus Christ, not traditions, feasts, festivals, etc.  Look to Jesus, lift Him on high and allow Him to author your faith…allow Him to finish your faith.  Fight the good fight of faith, faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  – Donna Clark Warren
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