The Confusion in Churches about Works
Dear friends the confusion in the church about works is because we need the Holy Spirit to open our eyes and give us revelation from the Holy Bible. Too many times we try to figure things out by our own understanding. We read a passage many times over again and not see what it is saying until God hits us with His light. Look at the way works is being presented as illegal in many churches. As if the Bible says so, which isn’t true. Jesus did works. He even said so in the book of John.
John 14:12. Verily, Verily, I say to you, he that believes on Me, the works, that I do, shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to My Father.
Jesus tells us upfront that we will do greater works than He did if we believe on Him. That is a straight forward message we hear over and over again without taking it in. Jesus is talking about works as a good thing. Works doesn’t get you saved, only by believing in Jesus and actually obeying Him. The only way to be a true believer is to obey His teachings.
There have been many reports on people entering heaven and they come back to life and share their experience there. One person I listen to, said that there are many people in heaven that don’t have a mansion. They live in the fields, because they didn’t do anything on earth that deserved to get a home. They are all happy in heaven, some more than others, depending on how well they served God on earth. This person was told there were seven things that were like bricks for your home in heaven to be built. They were, how many times you worshiped, praise, tithe, read the Bible, evangelise to another, praying to God and I am sorry, but I forgot the seventh one. But you can guess it was probably to do with doing good deeds or something similar.
Good deeds or works (another way of saying the same thing), doesn’t get you to heaven because it is written in the Bible our good deeds are like filthy rags to God. We get to heaven by believing in Jesus has paid the price for our sins on our behalf, then by following Him. Which is to obey Him. Good deeds or works makes way for our promotions in heaven. We get rewarded by doing good works that please God. We just can’t sit around and believe in Jesus and do nothing. We were made to work in my opinion. If we don’t busy ourselves in pleasing God, we turn to sin that leads us straight to hell.
Revelation 22:13. And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
Another verse that we hear often, but don’t put two to two together. According to this verse we get rewarded for our works. So I hope this article helps people understand doing good deeds is the same as doing good works and we are expected to do them out of love for our Heavenly Father and one another.