If GOD must be tempted, if GOD must be rejected, if GOD must be persecuted and prosecuted, if GOD must be alienated from society, hated by those GOD comes to save, sidelined by those GOD has saved, betrayed, denied or lied against just to get what GOD wants, then GOD would get what GOD wants.
Does GOD feel pain the size of a mountain when HE looks at the world through your eyes or is it that the mountain is being moved with the faith like a Mustard seed – planted in your heart? Does GOD vex the word when GOD comes to the world through you or does the world vex you because it is GOD who flourishes through you? Does heaven know the road to your heart because it's been there so many times that it almost lives there or do angels have to stop and ask where to go though in order to get through to you?
Peace, the devil is equally praying, the devil is casting out demons...well asking them to lay low for a while - at least. The devil is also speaking in new languages and groaning and drowning in the waves of ambition and admiration. CONFLICT says the devil cut its horn, trimmed its tail and is eating elegantly with his pitchfork and a butcher's s it borrowed on the way from hell.
However, JESUS could tell those who were following HIM for the right reasons and the parables were key to sieving them from those who followed for wrong and selfish reasons. It was an appetizer to some and to others, a buffer. However, this style of parables was also a reflection of HIS composition; it showed us that HE had the grasp of wisdom to condense the high value of GOD to the low person.
So where faith is a currency of the spirit, the works – from FAITH – are natural corresponding values. Show me your faith, which is alive, and make sure that your works are clearly seen. We don't hide our light in darkness and we should not hide our faith in workless living.
What we have or what we should have is ONE GOD which is ONE Standard; and when we have this, we have ONE CHURCH, ONE MIND, ONE GOAL. ONE. Such that faith and works – though they be two – become one, in pure understanding.
Faith which is heard should be seen as much as it should be heard. Seen by others who have not heard and confirmed by others who do as they have heard. Faith is strongest in its confirmation from many points. In order for faith to achieve completeness, faith should never be separated from our actions.
Sir, if an adulterated faith insists that we cause division among our members and then prosper a division between people of low esteem and the rest they find in JESUS, we are guilty of Partiality from faith. I know, you know and we know that GOD would not reject a human being because they are too poor to pay an offering.
For the world, Noah was a mad man who thought it would rain when all we've ever had was dew; for the world, Abraham had to be very stupid to set off at dawn with the aim of obeying an unseen voice commanding him to sacrifice the child he waited over seven decades for. For the world, Jacob had to be very desperate if he thought his experiment with the sheep would actually work; or Joseph who let down a juicy affair in order to please 'GOD'…