Our works do not save us. However, our works WILL reveal who we worship.
God’s mercy is being removed from this world. God does not intend for this to happen, however, too many people are giving their minds over to satan. People are giving into their self-centered desires. If we are not for God we are against Him, and if we are against Him, we are going to start seeing adversity like we never have before. We need to be walking by the Holy Spirit in these last days in order to make it through the darkness. You are an open vessel for evil spirits if you are not being guided by the Holy Spirit. Filled with the Spirit, there is no room for self-centeredness. Filled with the Spirit, we are not being led by our emotions or circumstances. Filled with the Spirit, we are able to discern the truth from the lies. Filled with Spirit, we are always ready for service, and filled with the Spirit, satan turns away from us.
We do not earn salvation, however, we could accept it or reject it. Faith without works is dead (James 2:26). It’s no good to hear the world of God if you don’t act on it. We do not do good and live sin free to earn our way into God’s kingdom. We do these things to navigate our way through this dark world, and keep ourselves from falling into the hands of satan. Acts 2:40, “save yourselves from this wicked and perverse generation.” Our afflictions come when we leave the door open for satan to wreck havoc in our lives, when we are in agreement with him and his lies. 2 Corinthians 7:1, “let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates the body and Spirit, perfecting holiness our of reverence for God.” Who do you revere? God or satan? If you choose yourself you choose satan, however, if you deny yourself you choose God. Do not be deceived, there are way too many false doctrines out there teaching lies. Religion will not save you, you need to be guided by the Holy Spirit.