Saturday, May 24, 2008


Working the Works of God

Jesus therefore answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless {it is} something He sees the Father doing; for whatever {the Father} does, these things the Son also does in like manner. (John 5:19, NAS)

What is the Father doing? Ephesians 5:1 says that we are to imitate or mimic God as beloved children of God. We all see God doing wonderful works throughout the earth. God has called us all into good works. Of course in every individual there are unique and specific works shown to us by God. These specific works will witness in a profound way that we are sent by our Father.

In the fifth chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus tells all generations that sons of God will be shown all things which God is doing so that we all may marvel (John 5:20). Everything which God does brings life. As imitators of God we must give life.

I have said that the clarion trumpet call of God is for all to choose life and for those who have chosen life we must also give life. We have been called to rise from the dead and to raise others from the dead. God says that this choice has been given us as sons of God and imitators of God.

It is honorable for sons of God to imitate our life giving God. It is important to honor not only God, our giver of life but also to honor sons of God who give life.

For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment (choice) to the Son (Also you and I as sons), in order that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. (John 5:21-23, NAS)

The hour has always been NOW for raising the dead. The witness of the works of God is resurrection life. Again, all that God does is life giving. All of creation is longing for the manifestation of the sons of God who like God our Father are life givers. As life giving sons of God are revealed all of creation will come to life.

It is said of Abraham, the father of faith, that he is like God in that he raises the dead and calls those things which be not as though they were (Romans 4:17). God is revealing to us that He has already resurrected all things in His heart. As we open our hearts to see God’s heart, He will resurrect His works in our hearts so that all of the world may know that we have been sent (Apostolic) by God. Remember that God shows His sons all things so that the world may marvel at His loving wonderful works.

But the witness which I have is greater than {that of} John (the Baptist); for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me. (John 5:36, NAS)

Obvious works done by our Father in us will attest that the KINGDOM OF GOD is truly in the earth. What an exciting due season! Today is the day of full salvation; now is the accepted time. Choose life.

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