What is a dead work? A dead work can be anything… It’s how we think, how we would speak, and how we would act that wouldn’t be how God would think, how God would say it, and how God would do it. It has to do with our conduct, and our personality. For example if I’m a rage-aholic, and I’m practicing rage and anger as a believer, that’s a dead work.
If I have a disease that is the fruit of participating with rage and anger, then there are about four cardiovascular diseases that are direct biological extensions of the person who serves sin at this level by allowing rage and anger to manifest through their members. There’s a biological disease behind it that comes. In fact, doctors say that if a person has a massive rage episode, then the chances of a heart attack double in the person’s life for the next two hours. So science sees this, and the Bible says — Be angry and sin not. Let not the sun go down on your wrath.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Ephesians 4:26 KJV
So right here in scripture we have instruction in righteousness. If you practice unrighteousness, whether you’re a believer or not a believer, if you serve sin (rage and anger is sin) and allow it to manifest through your members, it is your sin. It makes us a sinful being for which we need to take responsibility before God for allowing it to happen through us in the earth. That does not establish the kingdom of God.
So a dead work would be anything that would not match God’s nature when we participate with it or allow it to manifest through us. There are consequences.
Original Source: Be In Health Global, Henry W. Wright, Donna Wright. It’s a New Day Interview with Henry W. Wright and Donna Wright: 2004.
DVD Course Material. Pleasant Valley Church, GA, 2006. Print.