Mix the Word with faith
- Isaiah 53:1 (KJV)
- Romans 10:17 (KJV)
- 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (KJV)
- Hebrews 4:2 (KJV)
- Hebrews 4:3 (KJV)
- 1 John 5:4 (KJV)
The word of God has power. The word of God is powerful. The word of God will always and in all ways perform what the word says it will do. The word of God is profitable. Yet on it's own and by it's own it can be rendered powerless.
The word of God did not profit them because they did not mix it with faith. Faith activates the power in the word. Faith is like a light switch. Even though electrical energy is available, until the light switch is turned on nothing happens. Until the light switch is turned on darkness will still thrive or reign. The word of God releases light in every dark situation and pushes back darkness. There is energy (power) inherent in the word of God. Yet the switch of faith must be turned on for the power of God in His Word to be released on your behalf.
Fear and it's cousin doubt are enemies of your progress. Fear, doubt and unbelief kept most of the children of Israel from entering the promised land. They could not inherit the promised land because they did not mix what they heard with faith. Fear and doubt choke the word of God and make it unfruitful. The word of God is seed for your breakthrough. But it needs you to water the seed with faith for it to grow and bear fruit.
God is not limited and His word is not limited. You can depend on the word of God. You can lean on the word of God for the word of God has never and can never fail. But you must however mix it with faith. Irrespective of the circumstances around you, grab the word of God and don't let it go. Believe the word and believe what the word says the word can do. Quench doubt and keep the fire of faith burning. Choose to listen to and believe only what will build or increase your faith. For you need faith to activate the power of God through the word.
The enemy will do anything to keep you from hearing the word for he knows what the word can do when it is released. He will do everything to kill your faith for he knows what positive things can happen when the word is mixed with faith. And so He fights you on two fronts. Front number 1- Keep God's children from hearing the word. Like Martha keep them busy with activity and doing other things so that they will have little or no time to spend reading or hearing the word. Give them enough activity so that by the time they get back home they are too tired or sleepy to stay awake and read the word. Also when they are tired they are so sleepy they do not wake up early enough to read their bibles or by the time they wake time is running and they have to run off to perform outstanding activity from yesterday or fresh activity. Front number 2- But in case I (Mr. Satan) fail to achieve front 1, then I will do all I can to put fear, worry, doubt etc in their hearts so that the word of God will be unfruitful in their lives. Let's not be ignorant of the tricks of the enemy.
Doubt anything but never doubt the word of God. You need faith in God and in His word. They did not enter their rest because they did not mix the word with faith. Faith sees God. Fear sees the obstacles or mountains. Faith sees God as able. Doubt sees God as unable. Fear sees how " big" the mountain is while faith sees God as bigger than the mountain. See with the eyes of faith rather than physical eyes.
When you hear or read the word, grab what belongs to you. Mix it with faith. Hold on to the word. Mix it with more faith. Hold to it even tighter. Do not let what might look like delay cause you to doubt. Add more faith. Hold even tighter to the word you have received. And sooner than later God will bring the promise to pass.
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