ACT ON THE WORD
Monday, 17 August 2015
“Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?” James 2: 22
How did the people in the bible days please God? How did Abraham, Job, Enoch and a whole lot of others please God? How come they were distinguished as God pleasers?
Beloved, you need to be a God pleaser. When you please God, He takes you out of everything that the enemy has against you and you become an evidence of what the Word has spoken. The book of Proverbs 16:7 says “When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him”.
But it is not enough to have the word of God (Faith) alone. If you have the word of God, act on it. Faith cannot save you until you put it to work. So act on your faith because what you know is not an answer yet until you have put it into action. The bible says “For faith without works is dead” (James 2:14).
When you have the word and there is no corresponding action by deliberately acting on the word, you cannot become that, which is spoken by the word. If God says that you are righteous and you do not begin to work towards it, it can never happen. If He says you are healed and you don’t act like it, it will not happen and if He says you are blessed and you refused to act like it, you stay in bondage. There must be action to every word. The action to every word of God is what produces the result.
It is not enough to read the word of God. The purpose is for the word of God to manifest in your life. Every promise or instruction you read in the scripture is meant to be manifested by you but if you only read and put no action to instructions, it will not work and then you cannot please God. When you walk in poverty, sin, unforgiveness, you cannot please God. If you are defeated by the devil on every area, you are not pleasing God. If the enemy shoots at you and you fall down and refuse to get up, such a life is not pleasing to God. I challenge you today to act on the word and the word will produce in your life. I declare you an evidence of the word in Jesus name.
Further reading: James 2:14-25 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Psalms 97-99, Evening-Romans 16