Faith – Works – Perfection – James 2:22?

Faith – Works – Perfection, James 2:22?

22 “So you see that Abraham’s faith and the things he did worked together. His faith was made perfect by what he did.”

For the record, Abraham was considered “righteous” by Elohim in Genesis 15:6 in response to Abraham believing, trusting, in Elohim by faith LONG before Abraham’s works entered into the equation in Genesis 26:5. Works of righteousness on our part manifesting SUBSEQUENT saving faith (noun) is a natural and expected progression of authentic, legitimate, saving faith, but works-righteousness-obedience can NEVER supplant the necessity for saving faith, FIRST (Ephesians 2:8-9).


Saving faith is a “noun”…Jesus does not share His suffering and bloodshed for sin with anyone…it is by faith, alone, in Jesus, alone, that we are provided the opportunity to enter into covenant with the Father via the gifting, the imputation, of Jesus’ sinless perfection, the righteousness of Jesus over our life by grace through faith in exchange for our sin (Genesis 3:21; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 8:12). Once covenant with the Father is established by faith (noun), the Holy Spirit enters our life and begins a good work within us and even during this daily process of sanctification, the work, the righteousness, is truly not our own but the Spirit working through us producing “fruit” that honors the Father and furthers His eschatological purposes in Time (Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5). Yes, this “fruit” validates saving faith as legitimate, authentic, but works – fruit cannot supplant faith as the KEY to covenant.

Humanity is a vile and corrupted entity that is hopeless and worthy of Hell (Genesis 6) and our only Hope is the intercession of Jesus as Messiah in response to the Father’s compassion expressed through Messiah and the work of the Spirit in us and through us; otherwise, we’re ash in the dung heap. Until you fully comprehend your pathetic state and humble yourself in response, you will never enter the Kingdom. Humanity is nothing more than a vile, necessitated, byproduct of the Gospel, the Gospel ordained as a battle strategy employed by the Father to destroy the works of the Devil via Messiah; this, before Time began (2 Timothy 1:8-10; 1 John 3:8b).

Humanity is a well crafted – created pawn involved in a Spiritual War of unfathomable proportions and a relative “few” (Matthew 7:13-14) will graduate from this cosmic, spiritual, war to continue service to our Creator, our Warrior, our King, in the New Jerusalem subsequent the resurrection; this, as a result of faith that permitted the Holy Spirit to work the Father’s eschatological will through us in the Father’s struggle to restore order to His Kingdom and maintain volitional love with His precious angelic creation.

Our entire existence within the temporary Realm of Time boils down to this, we will choose to serve the Father by faith in Jesus Christ as our King or we will choose to serve the Devil and our eternal destiny hinges completely upon whom we “choose” to serve.

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