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James 2:17-26

17So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.

18Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”

19You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God.f Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?

21Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”g He was even called the friend of God.h 24So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.

25Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26Just as the body is dead without breath,i so also faith is dead without good works.

 

17 Así también la fe, si no tiene obras, es muerta en sí misma. 18 Pero alguno dirá: Tú tienes fe, y yo tengo obras; muéstrame tu fe sin tus obras, y yo te mostraré mi fe por mis obras. 19 Tú crees que hay un Dios; bien haces; también los demonios creen y tiemblan. 20 ¿Mas quieres saber, oh hombre vano, que la fe sin obras es muerta? 21 ¿No fue justificado por las obras, Abraham nuestro padre, cuando ofreció a su hijo Isaac sobre el altar? 22 ¿No ves que la fe actuó con sus obras, y que la fe fue perfeccionada por las obras? 23 Y se cumplió la Escritura que dice: Abraham creyó a Dios, y le fue imputado por justicia, y fue llamado: Amigo de Dios. 24 Vosotros veis, pues, que el hombre es justificado por las obras, y no solamente por la fe. 25 Asimismo también Rahab la ramera, ¿no fue justificada por obras, cuando recibió a los mensajeros y los envió por otro camino? 26 Porque como el cuerpo sin el espíritu está muerto, así también la fe sin obras está muerta.

 

There is a lot of meat in this passage. Yes, faith is important, but what are we doing with that faith. Like it says, even demons know that God is real, but they are not saved from hell. Are we bypassing the works? Are we doing what the Holy Spirit calls us to do? Read the passage and let the Holy Spirit work, so that you can work. Do the right things and you will be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark 9:38-40

38And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. 39But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. 40For he that is not against us is on our part

38 Juan le dijo: Maestro, vimos a uno echando fuera demonios en tu nombre, y tratamos de impedírselo, porque no nos seguía. 39 Pero Jesús dijo: No se lo impidáis, porque no hay nadie que haga un milagro en mi nombre, y que pueda enseguida hablar mal de mí. 40 Pues el que no está contra nosotros, por nosotros está.

In today’s world, we see denominations fighting other denominations. All claim Jesus as their Savior and Lord, but are arguing over smaller things. All the while, Satan works his way in as an angel of light. Let’s stop fighting each other and work together in harmony as God leads us. Jesus is the way and the truth; we need His guidance and it is all in the Book: the Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

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Revelation 18:1-5

And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was made bright with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and the haunt of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich through the abundance of her luxury. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

Después de esto vi a otro ángel descender del cielo, que tenía gran poder, y la tierra fue iluminada con su gloria. Y clamó con potente voz, diciendo: ¡Cayó, cayó la gran Babilonia! Se ha convertido en habitación de demonios, en guarida de todo espíritu inmundo y en guarida de toda ave inmunda y aborrecible. Porque todas las naciones han bebido del vino de la pasión de su inmoralidad, y los reyes de la tierra han cometido actos inmorales con ella, y los mercaderes de la tierra se han enriquecido con la riqueza de su sensualidad. Y oí otra voz del cielo que decía: Salid de ella, pueblo mío, para que no participéis de sus pecados y para que no recibáis de sus plagas; porque sus pecados se han amontonado hasta el cielo, y Dios se ha acordado de sus iniquidades.

We, if we are living in God, should be different; peculiar. We are aliens living in a strange land. We need not fear the ravages that plague the land if we are in Jesus. It is going to get worse and worse as Jesus Christ’s return gets closer. Where He is, sin is recognized and abounds even more. Are we living wholly within Him? Praise to Our Father and praise His Son; thanks to the Holy Spirit who makes us all one.

 

 

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Mark 16:9-11

Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

Y después de haber resucitado, muy temprano el primer día de la semana, Jesús se apareció primero a María Magdalena, de la que había echado fuera siete demonios. Y ella fue y se lo comunicó a los que habían estado con El, que estaban lamentándose y llorando. Cuando ellos oyeron que El estaba vivo y que ella le había visto, se negaron a creerlo.

Why did Jesus first appear to Mary Magdalene? He knew she would believe; after all, He had removed 7 demons from her. When she told others, they thought her crazy and didn’t believe. We must all remember that God/Jesus/Holy Spirit will use the small and odd things of this Earth to show Himself. Are you believing? Are you trusting God? If He appeared before you, would you really believe? Jesus is coming soon and many will not believe; I pray you and I will.

 

 

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