LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: BENEFIT FROM THE WORD

KEY SCRIPTURE: Colossians 3:16 KJV “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

God’s word has every package for blessings and a life of fulfillment. It has the potential to put you on top of the world. Unfortunately, many of us have not benefitted fully from the impact of the word

The very first thing to do, to benefit from the word is to acknowledge that the word is indeed God’s word and He is fully committed to His word. 1Th 2:13 KJV” For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”. Jeremiah 1:12 also says God watches over His word to make it good. You must give an undivided attention to the word of God. (Proverb 4:20)

You must also keep the word in your heart. This is one area most of us miss the blessing of the word. In Mark 4:15 – 20, the Lord talked about the seed that fell by the wayside. He said, the enemy quickly comes to steal the word. Many of us easily lose God’s word the moment we hear it. What must we do to maintain or keep the word? The answer is to keep the word in our hearts by continually reading or hearing it. James 1:25 KJV “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed”. In these times we have the Bible and other messages on audio format. Just keep listening over and over again. Listening to a message for about seventy times would make that word to stay in your mind and heart and you would not easily lose it.

Sinfulness or naughtiness of any form would   prevent the word from taking root in you. A hardened heart towards the word of God would not allow the word to bear fruit in you. You must take the following from your heart. The cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches and the lust of other things. These things would choke God’s word and not make them fruitful. The cares of this world involve anything that would cause you to be anxious or worried. Anything that the scriptures speaks against has a potential to nullify the impact of the word The final act to take so that God’s word would be of great benefit to you, is to  do as the word says.

CONFESSION

The word of God is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path, the word in my heart is God at home in me. Acting on the word is God acting through me.

I partake of every good thing by doing as the word says.

FURTHER STUDIES

Hebrews 4:2 KJV” For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it”.

James 1:21 KJV” Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

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