In chapter 2 in the book of James, the author makes it clear that faith yields works when it is genuine. If not it is useless and dead – and useless and dead faith is non-existent faith! James explains:
“You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” 19 You believe that [God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith was working with his works, and [s]as a result of the works, faith was [t]perfected; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”
So, IF you have allowed God to truly work in you through being born again and submitting to His will, the faith that He grants you will manifest through doing works for the Kingdom.
Mark 16:17 defines the works or signs that accompany believers: They will cast out demons, heal the sick, speak in other tongues – these are works of the Kingdom of God and signs that you are a believer in Christ Jesus. This is Jesus’ own definition of a true believer. So, let me ask you, what do we have to do to allow God to work through us to heal the sick? We have to speak! We have to take a hold of the authority...