Salvation is Positional Not Conditional
February 15, 2013
In Christ
February 17, 2013
Salvation is Positional Not Conditional
February 15, 2013
In Christ
February 17, 2013

Ordained to Good Works

Daytona Beach Sunrise

Daytona Beach Sunrise

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

For us grace people, the word “works” is almost anathema. So what does it mean?

First is to understand and accept that we are His workmanship. The Greek word is “poiēma” which we get our word poem. We are God’s poem. We are the fabric He has woven. We are the product that He made.

God created us in His image. (Genesis 1:26) Sin corrupted our image at the fall of Adam and Eve. Jesus came to restore our image. For those who accept Him, He makes us new creations—new creatures. God restored His image in us through His workmanship. This He could do through Jesus. We could do no works to help God do this nor can we do any works to maintain our image. We can do nothing to assist God’s grace in our lives, except to receive it by faith.

Once we have salvation, we understand that God has a plan for our lives. He has a work for us to do. It’s a good work. God ordained this work, prepared far in advance. Everyone has a work to do. God doesn’t prepare couch potatoes; He has prepared good works for us to do.

That is why we are to walk in our ordained plan. To walk is to live in or occupy ourselves in the works He has given us to do. Jesus is the head and we are the body. We are doing the works of Jesus here on earth, being led by the head—Jesus through the Holy Spirit. These are good works, which He calls us to do as our Kingdom work. We are to bear fruit. He wants us productive. That’s how God has recreated us. We are like the Father. We see Him doing and we do.