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The Reconciliation

The Reconciliation
Author: Mark V. Markov

The reconciliation
And for us being adopted
To be children of God
That is done by grace
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Yet after we become
Adopted children of God.
God expects obedience from us
Obedience to Jesus Christ.
God expects works from us also.

We are created for good works.
Therefore God expects us to walk in them.
The same Paul is saying this to us
In the same chapter two of Ephesians

When he says
Once we were doing wrong but not anymore
We are saved by grace and not by works,
So that we would walk in works.
For we are created by God
For good works,
So we should walk in them.

The reconciliation
And for us being adopted
To be children of God
That is done by grace
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Yet after we become
Adopted children of God.
God expects obedience from us
Obedience to Jesus Christ.
God expects works from us also...

Ephesians 2:1-10 (ESV)

By Grace Through Faith

1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world,
following the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh,
carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,
and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

4 But God, being rich in mercy,
because of the great love with which he loved us,

5 even when we were dead in our trespasses,
made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places
in Christ Jesus,

7 so that in the coming ages he might show
the immeasurable riches of his grace
in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith.

And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

James 2:14-26 (KJV)

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith,
and have not works? can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled;
notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body;
what doth it profit?

17 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.

James 2:14-26 (ESV)

Faith Without Works Is Dead

14 What good is it, my brothers,
if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can that faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,

16 and one of you says to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled,
without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?

17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, You have faith and I have works.
Show me your faith apart from your works,
and I will show you my faith by my works.

19 You believe that God is one; you do well.
Even the demons believe”and shudder!

20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person,
that faith apart from works is useless?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up
his son Isaac on the altar?

22 You see that faith was active along with his works,
and faith was completed by his works;

23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says,
Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”and
he was called a friend of God.

24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works
when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?

26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead,
so also faith apart from works is dead.

1 John 3:24 (ESV)
Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him.
And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

1 John 5:2 (ESV)
By this we know that we love the children of God,
when we love God and obey his commandments.

1 John 5:3 (ESV)
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments.
And his commandments are not burdensome.

1 John 2:4 (ESV)
Whoever says I know him
but does not keep his commandments is a liar,
and the truth is not in him,

1 John 3:22 (ESV)
and whatever we ask we receive from him,
because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

Revelation 3:1-6 (ESV)

To the Church in Sardis

1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write:
'The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.

“‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive,
but you are dead.

2 Wake up,
and strengthen what remains and is about to die,
for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.

3 Remember, then, what you received and heard.
Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up,
I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour
I will come against you.

4 Yet you have still a few names in Sardis,
people who have not soiled their garments,
and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.

5 The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments,
and I will never blot his name out of the book of life.
I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.

6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'
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Mark V. Markov

Mark Vladimir Markov [ˈmɑːrˌkɔːf] A Poet, Teacher, Theologian, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Photographer. more…

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