(James 2:17-26) says, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
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.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
The fruit of our FAITH is NOT evident in word only…it takes ACTION! You’ve got to DO SOMETHING!
FAITH is the root, and WORKS are the fruit! DEAD ROOTS will bear NO FRUIT! In other other words, our WORKS are evidence of what we REALLY BELIEVE!
The Bible says in (Matthew 13:58): “And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.”
God CANNOT WORK where there is NO FAITH!
Our SILENCE reveals to God that our FAITH IS DEAD!
Our LACK of PRAYER reveals to God our LACK of FAITH!
Our LACK of PRAISE reveals to God our LACK of FAITH!
Our LACK of WORSHIP reveals to God our LACK of FAITH!
Our LACK of RESPONSE to His Word reveals our LACK of FAITH!
To HAVE FAITH, and to SAY you have faith, are two different things! EXPRESSION is more important than PROFESSION! Don’t just SAY that you TRUST HIM…SHOW HIM!
FAITH MUST be EXPRESSED!
Our PRAYER, PRAISE, WORSHIP, even RESPONSE to PREACHING is an EXPRESSION based off of our Revelation of WHO God IS!
IF FAITH is the key, then WORKS is what TURNS IT! That KEY won’t do you any good unless it is TURNED, and when the KEY is TURNED the DOOR WILL OPEN!
For your FAITH to be EFFECTIVE, it must be WORKED OUT or it will DIE!
Because the day YOUR FAITH is no longer EXPRESSED is the day YOUR FAITH DIES!