Thursday, July 25, 2013

After the Rapture, Pt. 3

The labour of love (also called the love of God) is not just your taking in the doctrine; but as you grow in Christ and appreciate the truth and understand God’s mind (through godly edification), as you start to think like God, you want to also act like God and labour with God.

Ephesians 4:12
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

The word of God will now begin to work in you, and more importantly, through you.  You will be giving your time, your talent and your treasure over to supporting grace ministries and getting the grace message out to others.  You will redeem the time (Ephesians 5:16) and focus on those things.  But the first thing you need to do as a new believer is to spend your time building up the doctrine in yourself by faith.

Ephesians 2:8-10
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.

Salvation is not of works.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

The works come in after salvation.

Titus 2:7
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

The first good work is building doctrine in your inner man that is uncorrupt. 

1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

The second good work is to maintain good works.

Titus 3:8
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

To be continued…

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