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In Christ Jesus 
Part II 

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them" (EPH. 2/10).

In the first part of this message we saw that "Even before the world was created God chose us IN CHRIST JESUS that we should be HOLY and blameless before Him. He destined us in LOVE to be His Sons in CHRIST JESUS. (Eph. 1/4-5).

Now, we see that we are created IN CHRIST for good works which god prepared beforehand that we should walk in the good works. 

Let us now begin to look at the good works – that God has prepared before hand and in which we should walk, while we also consider the good works that can be done outside of CHRIST – the works that will deceive us and take us away from Jesus – the good works that are called dead works in Hebrews 6/1 – the good works that are not satisfactory before the eyes of God as seen in Rev. 3/1-2 -> "I know your works; you have the name of being alive and you are dead. Awake, and strengthen what remains and is on the point of death, for I have not found your WORKS perfect in the sight of my God".

In this same chapter speaking to the CHURCH that has no Zeal for the good works that God has prepared Jesus stands at the door and says – " Behold, I stand at the door and Knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in..." Rev. 3/20.

Obviously Jesus is outside and not inside the church. Hence that church is not zealous, the works are dead - for the people in the church are not IN CHRIST JESUS. They only have the OUTWARD FORM of religion mentioned in 2Tim 3/5.

In Mt. 7/21 (Paraphrased version of the Living Bible) - Jesus says - " Not all who sound religious are Godly people. They won’t get to heaven, only those who obey my father in heaven."

The CHURCH as we know – is the body of Christ – and His Mystical body on earth now is to continue the same WORKS that His Physical Body did Two Thousand years ago. What did the physical body of Jesus Christ do, which the mystical body must continue to do to-day?

Jesus Christ came to save sinners and hence Jesus in His mystical body continues to Save. This Salvation in all its fullness consists of total healing to spirit – mind and body of man. So Jesus healed then and He continues His healing to-day through His Mystical Body. Jesus Cast out demons in His day in the physical Body and He continues to do the same to-day through His Mystical Body.

On a Sabbath day 2000 years ago, Jesus stood up to read from the Book of Isaiah concerning Him where it was written – "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of Sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord" (Lk. 4/18-19).

And Jesus did exactly that in His physical body. The Lord Jesus does exactly that in His mystical body (THE CHURCH) to-day also – for He said "As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." Jn20/21.

"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always to the close of the age (Mt 28/19-20).

"Go your way..... whenever you enter a town.... heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The Kingdom of God has come near to you’ Lk 10/3-9.

"Go and preach ‘ The Kingdom of heaven is near! Heal the sick, bring the dead back to life, heal those who suffer from dreaded skin diseases and drive out demons" Mt 10/7-8.

"Truly truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the WORKS that I do: and greater WORKS that these he will do, because I go to the Father" Jn 14/12.

"Then they said to him," What must we do to be doing the WORKS OF GOD? Jesus answered them, 

"This is the WORK OF GOD – that you believe in him whom he has sent" (Jn 6/28-29)

The GOOD WORKS which God has prepared for us beforehand; which can be done by us ONLY in CHRIST JESUS are the works that Jesus did in His physical body. We begin to walk in those good works to-day when we begin to be in His Mystical Body.

The Great deception that is here amongst Christians, is to make them believe that they are in the mystical body and to draw their attention to good works which only cater for the physical needs of the human race. The gospel is watered down. In its place many so called Christians bring and promote other scriptures that are not given to us by the church (the Mystical Body) but written by good men. Books which convince people that they are on the good side because of their earthly works, preachers who twist and turn scriptures to prove that Jesus is not the only way are all from the Deceiver of the whole world mentioned in Rev 12/9

ONLY, those who are IN CHRIST JESUS can discern what is from God, because Jesus is God, Jesus is the life giving Spirit (For reference read Jn 8/24 and 1Cor 15/45)

But those who are OUTSIDE of Christ are in the flesh. They are filled with the wisdom of the world and God’s word says in 1Cor 2/14 "The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned". 

These are controlled and led by philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe and not according to CHRIST" Col 2/8.

But for those who are IN CHRIST, they are in the Mystical Body of Christ (The Church) and they do the good works in CHRIST – that God has prepared for them to do.

"For in Him, the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily and you have come to fullness of life in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority." (Col 2/9-10)

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