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Revelation 3:2

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 2 Wake up and be watchful, and strengthen the things that remain, which are ready to die. For I have not found your works perfect before God.1 [The works to which Jesus refers are works of love in obedient faith to the commands you hear as you wait on God. Perfect works are to completely and fully follow His orders, which He told us in Jer 7:23: Listen to and obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk completely in the ways that I command you, so that it may be well with you.]

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1 For I have not found your works perfect before God. Many sects of Christendom scream: "not by works, by grace." But Jesus is criticizing these believers' works as not being perfect; he not only wants works, he demands perfect works. The works to which Jesus refers are works of love in obedient faith to the commands you hear as you wait on God. Works that God commands you to do are not works of the law like life sacrifices, abstaining from certain foods, observing Sabbaths, feasts, washings, etc. Works of the law are dead works, decided to be done in the will of men dead to the life of God; but works of love for God energized by faith in what you hear him tell you to do are essential. Perfect works are to completely and fully follow His orders, which He told us in Jer 7:23: Listen to and obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk completely in the ways that I command you, so that it may be well with you. The example of imperfect works and its consequences is shown by Moses' not being allowed to cross the Jordan because of his failure to obey completely the command of the Lord; Moses has been told by the Lord to speak to a rock before their, (the children of Israel's) eyes, and it shall give forth water. Instead Moses had expressed anger at the people and then struck the rock twice. Num 20:8-1.

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