Spirit & Works go together when one is in an ongoing relationship with YHVH.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Christianity is more than a theology. Jas.1:22,(23) But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. Heb.10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Gal.5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Matt.5:14-15 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house (Luke 11:33) Jas.2:20 (17) But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.(Titus 2:7,14 / Titus 3:8,14) Matt.5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven
____We are to be known by our fruits___
Matt.3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
Matt.7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matt.3:10/ Luke 3:9
Matt.7:20 - Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 12:33)
2 Cor. 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Yahshua (Yeshua) speaking- John 15
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself , except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
(purge here is to say- to cleanse, of filth impurity, etc- to prune trees and vines from useless shoots / metaphoric for that which stunts spiritual growth)
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
___Be of the vine___
For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. (Acts 2)
Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
*Reason we were created- Rev.4:11
God likes can do people who Show him love.________________
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
(Note:Entering into the LORD's day) (Matt.8:11-12/ Lk.13:28/ Matt.21:43/ Matt.13:42/ Matt.24:30,51/ Deut.30:15-18)
Look at the Rich man, he was rich physically but poor spiritually (having no fruits). When he died he recieved tourment in the spirit realm in reservation unto the Great white Throne judgement that comes at the End of The LORD's day. Lk.16:23-24.
Only thing you can take with you are your good works!
Spiritual linen: Ps. 132:9/ Rev.14:13/ Rev.19:8/ Rev.6:11 (Col.3:12/ Eph.6)
1 Pet.4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. (Members of the body are instruments of The comforting Holy Spirit/ Love and concern for others brings forth good seed planting/ from there God gives the increase!)
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
(Christians are concerned for others. This should show in all relations with others. For love is the greatest virtue and is to be used with all Christian tactics, Many fail to understand how love is used in rebuke, and discernment.)
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Reason we were created- Rev.4:11
This is done by bringing forth good fruits!
Suggest the blog:"parable of the figtree"
At Harvest time will I hear:
Matt.7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Luke 13:27)
His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Jas.3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom