Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
MANY PEOPLE SAY JAMES IS CONTRADICTING PAUL!
They say Paul said, faith alone saves, but James said it is faith and works that save.
James never said that!
James is in no way contradicting Paul.
They are both on the same page in this.
James is saying that if you have faith, then that faith should be accompanied by corresponding action.
And without that corresponding action, your faith is dead.
For instance, Abraham believed God and it was imputed to him for righteousness. That was ý.
But then, God told Abraham to go and ’ his son, Isaac, and since he believed God, he went on and sacrificed his son.
The offering of Isaac was the outworking of Abraham’s faith in God.
If he didn’t have faith in God, he would never have gone on to offer his son Isaac.
Our faith in the Lord must have corresponding action.
Our corresponding action is proof in the sense realm that we have faith.
These corresponding actions are in different forms: it could be a confession of faith, it could be taking action in a particular direction, etc.
For instance, when you pray for your needs to be met, according Mark 11:24,
“What things soever you desire, when you pray believe you receive them, and you shall have them.”
After you pray and believe you receive, you then have to speak and act accordingly.
Your faith needs corresponding action to make it effectual.
After you believe, you can not go and say, “well, I don’t know how in the world we are going to get money to meet our needs. Things are just not going well!”
Such confession will repudiate your faith!
James is encouraging us to add corresponding action to our faith.
Speak in line with what you are believing God for.
Paul said, faith CALLETH those things that be not as though they were!
Faith must speak in line with what it believes.
When your faith starts speaking, then your entire life will be changed forever.
Don’t contradict your faith with your words and actions.
Don’t speak words contrary to your faith. It will “deaden” your faith.
Your Faith, is your tool of receiving incredible and outstanding blessings. Cooperate with it.
Speak and act in accordance with your faith and you will marvel at the results that will accompany your life.
Speak your faith, act your faith, and then receive the end of your faith.
Child of God, faith works!
And it is working for you.
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!