Faith that does not produce action is useless,it is dead. The Apostle James wrote that just like the body without the Spirit is dead, even the same, faith without works is dead. If we say that we believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, then certainly we must obey Him. Jesus Christ commanded those who believed in Him, to follow Him.
Those who did believed in Him, did follow Him. They obeyed His words and they followed Him. Those who did not believe, took no action. If you truly believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that He will judge all mankind, if you truly believe that Jesus Christ is God, you will fear Him. If you believe that He is alive then you will want to know Him. But most believers do not believe that Jesus Christ is God; they do not believe that He is alive, they believe lies. They have been told that they only need to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation, and then they will have eternal life. They are foolish. Faith without works is dead.
Jesus Christ said:”Why do you call Me Lord, Lord and you do not want I say? If Jesus Christ is Lord, then certainly we must obey Him in order to enter His kingdom. If we disobey Him, we are not serious, and we will perish. Jesus Christ commanded that each and everyone who believes in Him, must obey His words, because His words are the words of eternal life for those who obey Him. If you truly believe in Jesus Christ you will go after Him. You will turn away from going after your own senseless desires and ambitions. You will turn away from sin, you will go after Jesus, you will obey Him, repent, stop sinning, be holy, and you will be baptized in water for the washing off of your sin, like Jesus Christ commanded. Jesus Christ promised His Holy Spirit will come and dwell in each and every person who obeys His words, who repents and who is baptized. The Spirit of Christ will come and dwell with them, and He will guide them. He will teach them, they will get to know Him. They will follow Him and they will serve Him. We cannot serve Jesus Christ if we do not have the Holy Spirit. We cannot follow Him, if we do not hear His voice, but we will not hear His voice, we will not receive the Holy Spirit, if we do not obey Him and turn from our own wicked ways, turn from our own senseless existence, and go after Him. But if you do not believe in Jesus, you will do nothing. You will, just like so many deceived believers, also believe that you have salvation because you believe in Jesus Christ, and you will quote Bible verses to prove it, but you don’t know Jesus, you don’t know His voice, you have no relationship with Him. You are only fooling yourself because faith without action is dead. Do you believe in Jesus Christ?
Do you obey Him? Have you repented, stopped sinning? Have you been baptized in water? Have you received the baptism in the Holy Spirit and you hear His voice? Do you follow Him? Do you go after Him? Do you bear fruit for the kingdom of God, because you work for the kingdom of God, because you are in Christ? Or are you dead in your sins, because your faith is dead? It has not produced any action? Faith without works is dead. Is your faith alive dear friend? Do you truly know Jesus Christ and are you bearing fruit for the kingdom of God?
May Jesus bless you.