Monday, 11 June 2018

BELIEVE AND LIVE THE WORD

BELIEVE AND LIVE THE WORD

📖 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James 1:22)

          Many Christians have lived in the sense-realm for too long. If they feel a headache, the first thing that comes to their minds is the medication to take. They’re not conscious that they have power over sickness, disease, and infirmity; they’re not conscious that they have the divine life.

          The Christian is a partaker of the divine nature; an associate of the God-kind. You have the very life of God in you; that makes you more than a mere man. Sickness really can’t, and shouldn’t thrive in your body, because Christ is the life of your physical body. His presence in you already gave life to your mortal body.

         Why then are many still burdened with sickness and ravaged by one health issue or the other? The answer is clear: ignorance. The psalmist said, “They know not, neither will they understand…” (Psalm 82:5). Jesus said concerning the believing ones, “They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:18).

          The above verse is a sovereign declaration of Deity; it’s a present-hour reality, guaranteed to produce results. Believe and act on it. Practise it for yourself, and on others. Believing the Word and acting accordingly is the way to make the Word effective in your life. 

          Faith is acting on the Word of God that you’ve believed. If there’s no action, then there’s no faith, and without faith, it’s impossible to please God. Faith is standing your ground on the reality of the Word. 

          Yes, hearing the Word produces faith in you, (Romans 10:17), but acting on it, living it out, is what causes you to excel, prosper, and make progress in life with giant strides.

PRAYER

🙏I worship you, precious Lord, for your kindness and infinite mercies. Thank you for making me a partaker of the divine nature, an associate of the God-kind. Your life and nature in me makes me more than a mere man; I’m supernatural, excellent and full of glory. I walk in, and manifest the dominion of Christ today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDYJames 1:22-25;
📖 22 But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth].
23 For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror;
24 For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like.
25 But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).

James 2:20-26;
📖 20 Are you willing to be shown [proof], you foolish (unproductive, spiritually deficient) fellow, that faith apart from [good] works is inactive and ineffective and worthless?
21 Was not our forefather Abraham [shown to be] justified (made acceptable to God) by [his] works when he brought to the altar as an offering his [own] son Isaac?
22 You see that [his] faith was cooperating with his works, and [his] faith was completed and reached its supreme expression [when he implemented it] by [good] works.
23 And [so] the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) God, and this was accounted to him as righteousness (as conformity to God’s will in thought and deed), and he was called God’s friend.
24 You see that a man is justified (pronounced righteous before God) through what he does and not alone through faith [through works of obedience as well as by what he believes].
25 So also with Rahab the harlot—was she not shown to be justified (pronounced righteous before God) by [good] deeds when she took in the scouts (spies) and sent them away by a different route?
26 For as the human body apart from the spirit is lifeless, so faith apart from [its] works of obedience is also dead.

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

Acts 2:22-47 & 2 Chronicles 8-11

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

2 Corinthians 2:1-7 & Songs Of Solomon 1-2

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Source: Rhapsody Of Realities Devotional By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D

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