The second commandment explains that the true God is invisible and is the One that created all things as described in Genesis 1. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them,” Deut 5:8-9. That is anything above heaven which includes human figures. Deuteronomy 4:16, and creatures in the spiritual world such as angels and demons disguise as divine. Why does God command us not to carve image of any kind either made out of wood or gold for the purpose to give worship them? That is because they are mute and have no life in them, Habakkuk 2:18-19 and demons love to be worshipped through idols.
The world was made to believe that God doesn’t exist by replacing His act of creation by an imaginary theory of evolution, making therefore God’s words irrelevant. The theory of evolution is, in my opinion, the greatest deception since the beginning of time, 2 Thessalonians 2:11. Anyone who teaches and professes the theory of evolution is subject to God’s wrath, Romans 1:18-31. Now you know where the inclination to choose a homosexual life style originates. It started by denying God as the creator.
‘Your good works’ are Jesus teaching applied and by doing so we are witnessing to the society consequently we give glory to God the Father. Good works are not good deeds. We are not commanded to do good works to keep our salvation but instead we are to represent God’s kingdom here on earth. God’s kingdom is His government policies in heaven. This is one big misconception in our society and within some Christian’s denomination that believes that God’s kingdom is a religion. It is not. It is a government. His government will be established in a near future advent. The capital will be Jerusalem and Jesus as King and ruler over all nations.
In the parable of the Vine and the branches, we observe what God does to what He considers dead work. Dead works are considered to be anything which is not according to the teaching of Jesus. Dead works are thrown into the fire and destroyed. This parable has nothing to do with salvation, it is about following His teaching by applying it and rewards for doing so.
Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that does not produce fruit. He also trims every branch that produces fruit to prepare it to produce even more. You have already been prepared to produce more fruit by the teaching I have given you. Stay joined to me and I will stay joined to you. No branch can produce fruit alone. It must stay connected to the vine. It is the same with you. You cannot produce fruit alone. You must stay joined to me.
Do you get the point? Why is prayers not answered? One of the reasons that they are not answered is because of noncompliance to His teaching. Therefore take Jesus by His word. Follow His instruction, His teaching passed on to His disciple: “Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on me through their word,” John 17:20.
|Bless all those who meet in secret to praise YOU LORD|
To Christians who live in a country where they have freedom of religion, one scripture come to mind: “Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things,” Romans 14:1. These Christians who live in country forbidding freedom of religion put us to shame. Watch this YouTube video: “I Have Decided To Follow Jesus”. Christians in western society who enjoy the freedom to worship do not follow the Apostle Paul instruction, “But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.” What a contrast! Persecuted Christians spend no time quarrelling, but rather worship in secret the Lord in one accord.
The true Body of Christ “The Church” is diminishing it influence in the western society. Majority of Christians seem to live a secular life style and many live a defeated life, faith not applied, full of discouragement, why? Here is a quotation I made in my commentary title “More About Faith”: “This is why some Christians fall into a rut. They keep applying the same principle taught over and over again without showing any improvement into their Christian lives, living a defeated life as if it was intended to be, according to God’s will.”