TOPIC: Act On The Word (Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Friday, 6 April 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: James 1:22-25
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” – James 2:17
It is not enough to hear or read the word of God and do nothing about it. According to Apostle James, anyone who hears the word of God alone and does nothing about it deceives himself. A person who deceives himself is just assisting the devil to achieve his mission to steal, kill and destroy. When you look at your face in a mirror, you probably will see blemishes: acne, eczema, wrinkles and so on; and straightway you try to fix them. That’s exactly what the word of God does to you; you will see your blemishes, imperfection and inadequacies. When you hear a sermon or read the Bible but fail to make necessary adjustment or act accordingly, then you are deceiving no one but yourself. However, if you act on the word of God, you’re in essence exhibiting faith in the perfect law of liberty which brings blessings to you in all your deeds.
Faith works within the confines of God’s word. In other words, faith is connected to the knowledge of God’s word. It is acting on God’s word, and this is the difference between a Christian enjoying the blessing of God and one enduring life. Those who enjoy God the most are the ones who take Him by His word.
The story of a boy seems to express the whole truth about acting on the word of God. One Sunday a boy went to his Sunday School class where his teacher taught him a lesson on acting on the word of God by faith. The memory verse for the lesson was Mark 11:23, “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” One day, while the boy was flying his kite, it got cut on a rock behind his family house. He was so sad and reasoned on how to prevent his kite from being cut at other time. He remembered the Sunday School memory verse and went straight to his backyard, stood on a chair and said, “My Sunday School teacher said if I have faith I will say to this mountain be cast into the sea, I speak to you rock be cast into the sea.” Thereafter, he left for school in another city. Before he came back, the government of the region had just discovered some minerals buried in the rock and had decided to blast the rock. By the time he came back the rock had been brought down. He went to the church the following Sunday and shared the testimony. Like the young boy, act the word right now and you will be amazed at the blessings of God. All you need is simple faith like that boy.
Faith is action; it does not stop at mentally agreeing that the word of God is true.
This morning, God will use unlikely things to make situations work together for your good.
1. My Father, increase my faith in You, in the name of Jesus.
2. My mouth shall speak God’s will always, in the name of Jesus.
3. Spirit of doubt in my life, I render you powerless, in the name of Jesus.
4. Holy Spirit, tame my tongue, in the name of Jesus.
5. Any unpleasant situation shall be for my good, in the name of Jesus.
6. O Lord, use unlikely things to cause my advancement, in the name of Jesus.
7. As I sow bountifully in spiritual things, I will reap bountifully, in the name of Jesus.
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MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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