As GOD liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; All the while my breath is in me, and the Spirit of GOD is in my nostrils; My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when GOD taketh away his soul? Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him? Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon GOD? (Job 27:2-4, 8-10)
Our works don't save us or make us right with GOD but they do follow and reflect the faith that we have. We ought to be doing the works GOD calls us to accomplish for Him because of what GOD has done for us, and because of His love within us, not to save us or to earn any favours with GOD. Those who are trusting in their works, or behaviour, or religion to save them, apart from saving faith in Jesus Christ alone and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, are fooling themselves and GOD will not receive them unto Himself because we never knew Him. Neither will our works maintain our relationship with Him, for if we truly are a new creature in Christ, that cannot be undone. That is not a license to sin all we want, or to do our will, but liberty in Christ to live in and through Him a life of service and love for Christ and to others.
Those who are playing games with church, and with GOD, and are not the Christian they think they are, because they have never truly repented of their sins and been born again, will be cast out of the presence of GOD at judgment because they were never His. That which we do, if we do it to earn favour with GOD, and not out of the abundance of the love of GOD shed abroad in our hearts by the Spirit of GOD which is within, is of the flesh and is filthy rags in the sight of GOD. GOD demands, and He has the right to as our Creator, the only Redeemer, and soon coming King, our complete and total surrender on His terms for us to be in right relationship with Him. He desires, out of His great love for all, that we come to Him and believe in Him and His Word, and receive Him by faith and complete trust in who He is and what He has done to pay the penalty for our sin, once for all.
GOD'S Church must stop playing church and playing games with the Gospel, and be about our Father's business. We are here to serve, called to minister to those around us who are hurting and in need, with the Word of righteousness, reconciliation, and Truth, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. We are here to disciple, commanded to love one another and equip one another in the Word that we may all grow into the full measure of Him who first loved us. We are here to witness, commissioned to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this lost and dying world, that as we go, in the power of the Holy Spirit that is within us, we proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that He is the Christ, the Messiah of GOD, might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.