“We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods” ? If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside—what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father.But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” Again they tried to seize him, but he escaped their grasp. ~John 10:33-38
What is the gist of this story? People are always seeking to know the truth. Why? Is it because they ‘need’ to know the truth? Or is it that they are trying to trip up whoever is dispelling the truth? Yeshua had told them and they did not believe him. Why? Was it because they only thought of him as a man ‘proclaiming’ to be God? Yeshua then said quite clearly, the works that he did in his Father’s name testify about who he was.
The same applies to all of us. The works we do from the Spirit of God are definable. If they contribute to the growth and expansion of life and do NOT hurt anyone, but actually heal them, then they are from the spirit. Those who know this hear the still small voice of the Divine guiding them and directing them to GIVE from the spirit and NOT take away life whatsoever! Those who listen to the Divine will NEVER be snatched into darkness because they KNOW the truth of the Spirit of God within. And as Yeshua said, “I and my Father are one.” We are ONE with the Spirit of God whenwe share Divine love and give from the spirit within.
Many will try to break you down for this and literally stone you to death with verbal diarrhea because they think you are trying to be God. We are not trying to be, we have the Spirit of God within us RIGHT NOW! Yeshua said, “You are gods.” We are all sons and daughters of the Most High that can NEVER be snatched away! Yeshua further said that if he did the works and that they still didn’t believe him, believe the works.
Give of your talents, skills and abilities to others and help them become whom and what they were created to be. Then, and only then, will others know that you are living from the Spirit of God within. The enemies will try to seize you, but you will ALWAYS escape their grasp. Is following a teenager who was coming home from the store, confronting him, fighting with him and subsequently murdering him good works? Yet many will defend a murderer because there was ‘reasonable doubt’.
Hogwash! If you defend ANY murderer you are NOT operating from the Spirit of God because if you were you would be supporting life and not diminishing it. What? Is that too hard for you to swallow? Then clear your throat and take a good long look at your stinkin’ thinkin’. It is the same thinking that will continue to separate you from the blessings of the Spirit of God. The works of the spirit give life; they DON'T take it away for ANY reason. Wake up and see the truth. It is right in front of you! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)