Praise the Lord in the name of LORD JESUS CHRIST. Now, God has given us an assurance for his kingdom but after salvation we have lots of work in our spiritual way to reach into the fullness of it. We should not be stop and stay calm in order to reach the end of salvation. Henceforth we have two types of work in our life i.e.
- Social Work
- Spiritual Work.
Social works are good and the people who are doing social work is awesome and they are doing in various way too, The reason behind the social works are ; 1. For Fame 2.For Money 3. For Self satisfaction
We can see some people who are really helping out in present situations. some have given slipper to the bare foot .They are providing fare for the travelers, who does not have money we see such brethren by seeing this we feel good and cherished they are doing such social work for their satisfaction. For being a Christian we are not devoid of such social work, it is our responsibility to do a social works as well in our opportunity and in a need of people but bible has given us more than this social work which we must execute in our spiritual life . As we read in Titus 2:14 who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all, iniquity and purify unto himself a peculiar people ,zealous of good works. And in Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works ,which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them as well as in Titus 3:1 (put them in mind to be subject to principalities and power, to obey magistrates to be ready to every good works as ST Paul said for even when we were with you, this we commanded you that if any would not work neither should he eat .(Thessalonians 3:10) and he made a strong emphasis that in my absence also ye should work as you do at present days people are doing so many social work but bible tells us in revelation 22:12 and behold I come quickly and my reward is with me to give every man according as his work shall be .
God will search each heart of human thus let’s we discuss about the seven spiritual works (deeds) Of Christian through the word of God the foremost spiritual work which Christian must execute is:
1.) Faith (believe) in God . John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, this is the work of God that ye believe on him whom he hath sent .this is a spiritual work ,faith is most important work to attain the salvation in Romans 10 :10 for With the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation by our simple faith. We are able to obtain our salvation and we will be secure and satisfied but it is more important to be faithful till the end of our life. Sometimes our faith may be bobbing (uneven) but we must not leave the chain of faith it must be fallowed continually. As such in Hebrews 11:33,34, ) who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouth of lions, quenched the violence of fire ,escaped the edge of the sword ,out of weakness were made strong ,waxed valiant in fight ,turned to flight the armies of the aliens. In all this situation faith works to sustain victory we have to follow the way of believe and constant in faith .
2. To fulfill the will of God: In john 4:34 Jesus saith unto them ,my meat is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work to fulfill the fathers will`s . When he was crucified as when he was giving his soul in cross the last word he utter is “it is finished ” so from this word we came to know that he has fulfilled the will of father. And when he used to pray in Gethsemane he ask for father will to be fulfilled . But in contrary we are our own will of mastery, among whom we all had our conversation in times past in the lust of our flesh, fulfilling the desire of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature the children of wrath even as others. We want to fulfill our own desire and we want to have our own service we never seeks God’s will we wish to grow spiritually in our own way and in our own knowledge. We are busy in church planting; we are making a Fellowship of our own choice. We love to be enjoy in our own priority and delight in our own premises. But the spiritual person are those who will fulfill the God’s will , he might face the challenge ,domination, great loss ,pain. He would not make any complain rather he bear sufferings. So it’s our responsibility to ask God to fulfill his will so that we can accept oneself as a boat and helmsman (sailor) is our God and plead to direct each individual path to fulfill his will . We must follow the example of brother Bakht Singh who seeks the will of God in small things for e.g. he had taken the permission of cutting his hair and we must be aware of social networking and it’s uses are in according to his will or not .?
3) Sharing of God’s word and his doctrine : As it is written in Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine, continue in them for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee. It’s is not good to speak randomly while we are sharing the word of God it is not easy , with humility it is our commitment to study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. If we fail to feed the spirit then the spiritual man is just like a malnourished child who is deficient of nutrition and prone to disease and unable to function in same manner our spirit could face such a condition if the right doctrine and right word of God is in oversight. Fourth spiritual work : Service of one another we can understand so many things in service. In Hebrews 6:10 for God is not un‐ righteous to forget your work and labour of love which ye have shewed toward his name in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. We should concern for our daughter and son of God, love for one another,
4) Service for one another : JESUS Christ came into this world not to take the service but to give hence for spiritual service include the various functions such as prayer for spiritual growth; helping for each other in spiritual way, giving company and to bring the people into the service. Giving assurance and hope to the destitute and helping the paralysis people to bring into the church service, paying fair while travelling in case of need .
5) Work of Gospel to save from eternal death : Gospel is the key to escape from it. It is our greatest responsibility to do the gospel if we won’t do the gospel then how could people knew about it ? As St Paul we can count him as a spiritual Hero he mentioned but none of these things move me neither count I my life dear unto myself so that I might finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus to testify the gospel of the grace of God. Some martyrs we see who has given their life for this gospel so it is our choice and work of God to carry on .
6)The work of vineyard (symbolic) : In old covenant the vineyard is compare with Israel and in new covenant it has a comparison with church ,in vineyard there are multiple works to do in similar manner versatile function of church is also we can see. Different talents are made to pour their own beauty to give colour and in building of church. In 1 Corinthians 12:28 God hath set some in the church, First Apostles, Secondarily prophet, thirdly teachers after that miracles then gifts of healing, help , governments, diversities of tongues. So we are in vineyard we most bear fruits and we need to be in subjection of spiritual elder. But It seems to be foolish to behave like a spiritual baby always jealous, fight with each other not pleasing in one goods spiritual deeds often moan in God’s service and it’s work.
7) Prayer : We must continue in prayer. Pray without ceasing. Prayer for the sick, destitute, homeless. Through our prayer we could make a great difference. In acts 6;4 But We will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word. In exodus 17;11 and it came to pass when Moses held up his hand that the Israel prevailed .and when he let down his hand Amaleki prevailed. This is a good example of prayer. In our spiritual life, in order to fight and to win the battle prayer is most essential pillar. Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? Therefore, let’s come and obey all these spiritual works till the end of our life. Wherefore, my beloved as ye have always obeyed not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Broadcasts in : Heavenly Pilgrims on 11/5/2020 Message delivered by Saran Gurung
Note Down By Tabita Rai