Repentance from the dead work which is a serious sin

Author: Voice Of God Ministry  //  Category: Leadership

Jesus came to the world not only to forgive our sin and to make us receive His Divine nature in our heart. There are so many area which completely destroy our divine nature. Among these are two major partsactingwithin us, they are wishes of our own flesh work, another is dead work.

The human fleshwork generates the Dead work and the Dead work generates the flesh work.It is really very difficult to know or find outthe right sprit of Godwithout deep analyse. This analyse is developed deepwithin the heart, which you and the God can only understand.Your church believer, your wife,the own body may notknow it. In other words, God does not want the quantity but, the quality of work, moreover He does not want the Dead works.Hence this disease is difficult to identify and to becured as well.Thenyou have to meet our High spiritual Doctor name Holy spirit with the payment of repentance,which are externally good works, but they spring from a corrupt source (for nothing good dwells in our flesh) and are therefore like a filthy garment in God’s eyes (Rom. 7:18; Isa. 54:6).

It may be a Good work but in bad way. Can one tell a lie to praise the Lord? Can anyone give bogus document for the God’s Ministry? Yes! We know many of them doing. What a fuel Christian they are. Can God appreciate them in His Glory? For them being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. Romans 10:3

David says in Scripture “would not God discover this? For he knows the secrets of the heart.”Psalm 44:21. Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they commit abominable acts; there is no one who does well.Psalm 53:1Can a believer do such same thing! All in vain I have kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence.Psalm 73:13. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.Psalm 73:26 .I commune with my heart in the night; I meditate and search my spirit:Psalm 77:6

What generated by our own flesh all are sin against God. Always Sprit work against flesh and flesh against sprit. To whom you feuded more then automatically it will be strongerwith us. My dear beloved brother and sister please take care and ask always with much humble to God. Be almost all-time keep our Lord with you.But I trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvationPsalm 13:5 .I have not hidden you’re saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation Psalm 40:10.Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;Psalm 46:2

In the Old Testament people Scarified, but they could not getvictory over the worldly wishes, hence everybody did not receive the Holy Spirit as the helper. They obey the commands not cheerfully but with murmuring inside the heart. God will never expect anything from you. May be any kind of precious work or any offerings. In the Old Testament everybody will be interested in the outer cleanliness but, this is not suitable for the new covenant people of God. Jesus express in His word “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may become clean.

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth. So you also on the outside look righteous to others, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness Matthew 23.25-28

Living by the Spirit’s Power

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the Law of Moses.

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,0 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarrelling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another Galatians 5:16-26

Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works. Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.James 2:17

The Message to Sardis

“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars:” I know your works; you have a name of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is on the point of death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God.

Remember then what you received and heard; obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. Yet you have still a few persons in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes; they will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy Revelation 3:1-4

Here, God prove for their wonderful work done but HE won them for to repent. Dear brother and sister be concise about work it may be your Dead work please. The Works can be done without faith and Love, or zeal, and for personal gain and honour, or for just to ease one’s conscience, or may be out of fear of divine Judgment and from their own human reason for the scale of obtaining a reward without bearing the dying of Jesus. etc,

These works may we do before we are saved as a means to try to please God because. We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

There is no one who calls on your name, Isaiah or attempts to take hold of you Isaiah 64:6-7 or may be doing after we are saved that are not pleasing to God (e.g. wood, hay, and stubble as in scripture for other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 1Corinthians 3:11-13

Those who indulge in the works of the flesh such as immorality, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, etc, will certainly not inherit the kingdom of God. These works are so obviously sinful that it would be difficult for a believer to practise any of them without being convicted in his conscience

The Peril of Falling Away

Therefore let us go on toward perfection, leaving behind the basic teaching about Christ, and not laying again the foundation: repentance from dead works and faith toward God, instruction about baptisms, laying on of hands; resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

And we will do this, if God permits. For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, since on their own they are crucifying again the Son of God and are holding him up to contempt. Hebrews 6:1-6.

For if the blood of goats and bulls, with the sprinkling of the ashes of a heifer, sanctifies those who have been defiled so that their flesh is purified, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God! Hebrews 9: 13-14.

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 2:16Hence, man cannot be justified by the works of the law, but only by the blood of Jesus Christ.

In other words “repentance from dead works” is the doctrine that we must repent from trusting in our own dead works to save us. Instead, we must trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. If you are a sinner without grace, no amount of good works will be rewarded. If you are a sinner without grace, you do not get credit by the LORD GOD for any works that you have done in your life. If you are a sinner without grace, you cannot be saved by your works.

Gold, Silver and Precious stones are works of honour. Wood, Hay and Stubble are works of dishonour. 2 Timothy 2:19-21. A sinner can repent from dead works and be saved by grace of the LORD GOD by, accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour.

If your foundation is laid on Jesus Christ, but you have not produced good works that sustain the testing of fire, you will be saved, but will suffer loss. If your foundation is laid on Jesus Christ, and your good works sustain the testing of fire, you will be saved and rewarded. If sin is present in the midst of your good works, the fire of the Holy Spirit will burn away all impurities.

The type of work is revealed by this fire and classified as gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble. If impurity is present throughout your works, you will have stubble, hay or wood which will quickly be burnt away. You will suffer loss. If no impurity is present throughout your works, you will have gold, silver or precious stones.

You will be rewarded. If your works are pure and complete and under the direction of the LORD GOD, the Lord Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit, the fire will reveal gold. It is very, very good if your works are classified as “gold”. You will receive great reward.

Twice in Paul’s epistles he refers to “dead works”. In Hebrews 6:1 he writes about “repentance from dead works”, while in Hebrews 9:14 he declares that the blood of Christ avails to “purge the conscience from dead works to serve the living God”.

Mark well, these references are not to wicked works but to dead works. These “dead works” are the so-called “good works” (whether moral or ceremonial) which men did — and still do — to make themselves acceptable to God. They are “dead” because they are not the product of regeneration or spiritual life, but the mere attempt on the part of unregenerate sinners to justify themselves before God.

Paul himself, once zealously religious, but wholly unsaved, had to repudiate his “dead works” and count them “loss” to find salvation in Christ, through whom alone he could produce good works which God could accept. (See Philippians 3:4-9).

This is why he later declared by divine inspiration: “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…” (Eph.2:8-10).

“Dead works” are not only unacceptable to God, but an evil substitute for the faith He desires, “for without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb.11:6). But “he that believeth on the Son of God hath life” and this life is bound to bear fruit– the good works with which God is truly pleased.

The difference between the “good works” of the unregenerate man and the “good works” of a true believer, then, is that the former are “dead works” while the latter are the precious fruit of life possessed.

No man can please God while he denies the truth of His Word or rejects His Son, so graciously given to die on the cross as our Saviour. To try to win His favour by “good works” while rejecting Christ is like sending a gift to a man whose beloved son you spurn and despise.
“The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into His hands. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life. And he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:35, 36).

Give cheerfully

When the Israelites did not serve the Lord with joy, they were punished by being made to serve their enemies (Deut. 28:47, 48). But today God’s Graceover us but, y for our repentance not a permanent one. The kingdom of God consists of righteousness accompanied by the joy of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 14:17). One those who does the will of God can be bring joy to the heart of God.
Nowadays, Gospel is utilized wrongly as a business motive and for sales not for poor from whom we cannot expect any material thins from them.

Giving of tithing was a law under the old covenant. It is compulsory. But, in the new covenant nothing is compulsory. Holy spirit express in His word “Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” “See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone’s work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation” 22:11-12.

But it is never commanded by Jesus or the apostles to those under the new covenant. Yet multitudes of covetous pastors compel their congregations to tithe compulsorily either through promise of divine reward or through threats of divine judgment. The people pay up, but without joy. It is not spontaneous giving, but grudging, reluctant giving. The pastors are happy when the offering boxes are full, but God is not. Pastors love large givers, but God loves only cheerful givers!

Then we need not to give! No. “Give as much as you can givecheerfully”, God does not want any more than that. Of course you will receive in the same proportion as you give (2 Cor. 9:7; Lk. 6:38) – but that is another matter. God does not, however, desire any labour or gifts that are unwillingly given. What we do without joy is a dead work. God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:7). He also loves a cheerful doer of His will. He meets those who rejoice in doing righteousness (Isa. 64:5).

Loving is the root of living work.

With God and with Hispeople. is the two side of the Coin .The work done without love all are Dead work Without love we cannot give, but we cannot prove the entire given are out of love. He said to him, “‘you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with your entire mind Matthew 22:37. If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends 1 Corinthians 13: 1-7“I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance. I know that you cannot tolerate evildoers; you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them to be false.

I also know that you are enduring patiently and bearing up for the sake of my name, and that you have not grown weary. But I have this against you that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember then from what you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place, unless you repent.Revelation 2.2-5 All our sacrifice for the Lord’s work are worthless dead works if they do not spring out of love for Him. If we obey the commandments of God without keeping their spirit, our works become dead works.

Better relationship lead us for Living work

“I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3 .15-16). Our worship and praise must be wholehearted, not lifeless and dead. Our praying must be with burden and our prophesying with zeal. We are to be “aglow with the Spirit” at all times (Rom. 12:11).

We are to constantly fan to a flame the gifts of the Spirit that God has endured us with – not despise them or scorn them just because many have abused them (2 Tim. 1:7). Most Christian assemblies are today in a lifeless condition lacking the burning fire of the Holy Spirit. Due the lag of fellowship with God and Sprit we will be some time hot and cold. So we have to repent for the dead work without close relationship with God.

Faith destroy our Dead works

And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11,6 Without please God all are waxwork. We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. As faith without works is dead (Jas. 2:26), even so works without faith are dead works. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.

For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 1 Corinthians 15:14-17.But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.1 Timothy 6:11
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.

He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. Johm14:12Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfected of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:2. Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” John 11.40.Because of the lack of faith many prayer became meaningless and dead work Jesus prayed all night and so must we, when there is a need for this – but certainly not as a dead work. Faith also means personal conviction (Rom. 14:22). What we do without personal conviction, is a dead work

Hence anybody who was spiritually dead, but who was still satisfied because he had a name that he was alive like called by believer, pastor reverent bishop. He sought the praise of man more than the praise of God (Jn. 5:44; 12:43); and as a result all his works were dead works. Anything we do to impress man is a dead work. Anything that we do, which we want others to know about, is also a dead work (Matt. 6:1-18).

The Works Done for Personal Gain and Honour is the dead work. Anything we do to impress man is a dead work. Anything that we do, which we want others to know about, is also a dead work (Matt. 6:1-18). Living works are done in secret before God’s face alone,

In Roman the heathen are prompted to certain works such as fasting, praying and giving alms because of the accusations of their conscience (Rom. 2:15). It is possible for Christians also to do such works merely to ease their conscience. Many read the Bible and pray daily, simply to relieve the accusations of their conscience. For the same reason, they go to meetings, pay their tithe, give alms to beggars, etc. All such works are dead works.

There are preachers who capitalise on this weakness in believers and urge them to do something for the perishing millions ‘without Christ’. “Either give or go”, people are told. As a result, some give money, and others leave their jobs and go for Christian work. But both groups having acted without the leading of the Lord, but only on the emotion of the moment to relieve a guilty conscience, wind up in an endless round of dead works.

To avoid sin because we fear the judgment of God is good, but that is certainly not the motive with which Jesus avoided sin. Jesus avoided sin because He wanted to please the Father. This is to be our motive too. Supposing there were to be no punishment for lusting after women, or for telling lies, or retaining a bitterness against another, would we indulge in those sins? Or would we still avoid them because our basic desire was to please God? Let each person answer that question for himself, and work out his own salvation from dead works with fear and trembling.

To forgive others merely because we do not want to get some sickness as a judgment from God, or because we want God to forgive us, is a dead work – for it is motivated by a selfish fear of judgment. What shall we say then about those who read the Bible and pray in the mornings merely to avoid having any accidents during the day! That falls into the same class as the worst heathen superstition!

While it is true that Jesus will reward the faithful ones (Rev. 22:12) and while it is also true that the ultimate desire of our life should be to please the Lord (2 Cor. 5:9) so that we can hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant” from Him one day, yet Jesus Himself warned us against the self-centred desire for even a heavenly reward, motivating us in our sacrifices and our service for Him. When Peter compared himself favourably with the rich young ruler (who had just turned away from Jesus) and asked the question, “What shall we get for all that we have given up for you?” (Matt. 19:27), Jesus replied with the parable of the labourers (Matt. 20:1-16).

There we find that those who worked for pay (reward) ended up last, while those who worked without any thought of reward ended up first (even though they had done only a small percentage of the work that the former had done).

Having heard about dead works now, the great danger for some of us may be that of backing away from the cliff of ‘dead works’, and falling over the cliff on the other side of the narrow way – the cliff of ‘doing nothing’. That would be worse. The living works of the Spirit can be produced through us only as we cooperate with the Spirit in living a disciplined life – not law, but discipline.
May the Holy Spirit lead us to destroy all the dead work from us! Amen.

Servant of God
Bro.David Samuel 

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