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Faith with works

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Posted Mar 19, 2006 at 12:47:52 PM
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[b]I thank thee O Lord for the postings of the Brethren.[/b] _______________________________________________   Philippians 2:12  “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, [b][u]work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />[/u][/b]     [b]How do children of God work their salvation with “fear” in accordance with what is written?[/b]   Psalms 2:11 “[b]Serve the LORD [u]with fear[/u][/b][b],[/b] …………………….” Joshua 24:14 “Now therefore [u][b]fear the LORD[/b][/u], and [u][b]serve him in sincerity and in truth[/b][/u]: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and [b]serve ye the LORD[/b]." Ecclesiastes 12:13 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: [b][u]Fear God[/u][/b], [b]and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”[/b] Proverbs 8:13 “The[u] [/u][b][u]fear of the LORD[/u] is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth[/b], do I hate.” [b]By doing so[/b] Psalms 111:10 “The [b][u]fear of the LORD[/u][/b] [b]is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments[/b][b]: his praise endureth for ever.”[/b] [b]What does “trembling” connotes as written?[/b] Psalms 2:11 “……………………………….., and [b]rejoice [u]with trembling[/u][/b] Luke 10:21 “In that hour [b][u]Jesus rejoiced in spirit[/u][/b], and said, I[b] thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so[/b],[b] Father[/b]; for so it seemed good in thy sight.” 1 Chronicles 16:10 “Glory ye in his holy name: [b][u]let the heart of them rejoice[/u][/b] [b]that seek the LORD[/b].” Psalms 119:111 “Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicings of my heart.” 3 John 1:3 “[b][u]For I rejoiced greatly[/u][/b], when [b]the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth..”[/b] 3 John 1:4 “[b]I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”[/b] [b]And this sums up to[/b]: 2 Timothy 2:15 [b]“Study to shew thyself approved unto God,[u] a workman[/u] that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”[/b] ----- Original Message ----- From: "ric32bailey" <bibletalk@purechristianity.org ([email]bibletalk@purechristianity.org[/email])> To: <bibletalk@purechristianity.org ([email]bibletalk@purechristianity.org[/email])> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 5:36 AM Subject: RE: Faith with works > [quote] I can now understand the meaning of FAITH and WORKS differently from what I used to know.  Before, I thought faith refers to what I had in mind and sincerely believed in it; while works pertain to anything good I did helping my fellowmen, be they financial, material-physical, or emotional boost up. Now I realized that FAITH is a gift of God and I only received it when I truly humbled myself before Him. With faith goes divine knowledge. But knowing the truth is not enough. This has to be put into action that God would "benefit" from it. Even then, "works" come from the strength provided by God based on the humility He sees in us. It is like, without faith there can be no acceptable works to God, and works is the evidence of having faith. All these, faith and works, come from God as He sees our submissiveness to Him as shown by our Lord Jesus in His role as Son. God creates circumstances in our life for all these to be realized. Since God is after the salvation of souls, "works" is where He realizes His plan "benefiting Him" as well as the chosen. I hope this is God's revelation, and I am open to correction if there is anything contradicting the truth. ----- Original Message ----- From: "almario1" <bibletalk@purechristianity.org ([email]bibletalk@purechristianity.org[/email])> [/quote] To: <bibletalk@purechristianity.org ([email]bibletalk@purechristianity.org[/email])> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 7:29 AM Subject: Faith with works > [quote] GOD commanded to be written that faith must have works :  Jam 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? Jam 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Jam 2:18 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. Jam 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Jam 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Jam 2:22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? Jam 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Jam 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. Phl 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. GOD i glorify your WORDs of TRUTH that i must absolutely persevere up to my last breath for my salvation. almario
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Posted: Mar 19, 2006 3:00:48 PM
Psa 56:10 [b][size=18]In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.[/size][/b] 1Ch 29:13 [b][size=18]Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.[/size][/b]
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Posted: Mar 20, 2006 6:52:56 AM
[b][i] [/i][/b][i]GOD, we praise and glorify You for the Spiritual Truth in the Words from the brethren !! If not for all of these, where could our spiritual life be so we must share our spiritual joy too, our dear brethren.[/i][b][i] [/i][/b]3 John 1:3 “For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth..” 3 John 1:4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” We continually are holding and trusting to HIS Spiritual Words and as one of the brethren keep on writing must be on to our last breath. MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN. still we are only: brothers porong, amang, tony, peter sisters chayong and mary Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com
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