KEY SCRIPTURE Joh 4:41 KJV” And many more believed because of his own word;”
The Samaritans believed after the two-day encounter with the master. This is a message to all leaders of churches, that, it is the teaching of the word of truth that establishes real Christians. Prophecies and miracles are good, and confirms what the scripture has said, and at times excite people’s curiosity, but strong faith always comes by hearing the word of God (Rom 10:17).
When apostle Paul was leaving the brethren in Ephesus, he clearly told them,” I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among them who are sanctified.”(Acts 20:32) Dear one it is the word of God that builds the child of God up, making him or her ready or qualified to take possession of his inheritance among all the saints.
The word must be taught clearly such that the new Christian establishes his faith in Jesus. We live in a day when knowledge has abounded so much that all kinds of strange teachings are going around. There are even some who have tried to discredit the bible. Many such people have disjointed teachings that one can only see, if he is systematically taught the word of God. He or she must have a settled mind on who Jesus is . Joh 17:3 KJV “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” The Lord taught that, salvation is knowing the Father and Himself. We would know and see the Lord working on our behalf as we do His word. Teach the new believer to show their faith by doing what the word says.
The word says we should not be only hearers but doers James 1:23-25. It says further that when a man is a doer of the work, he shall be blessed in whatever he does. The lord would manifest himself to such a person. The first apostles were ready to die for their faith, because they encountered the resurrected Christ. Anyone who experiences the power and proof of Jesus’s presence would always be ready to trust and stand for Christ no matter the danger.
THOUGHT: STRONĢ CHRISTIANS ARE THOSE WHO DO THE WORD OF GOD
John 14:21 KJV He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
John 14:19 KJV” Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.”