Good morning DPF, it’s another beautiful week ahead of us. We’re about entering into the second half of the year, I mean… I still remember the first day of the year,*sighs*. So if you’re like me, you’d have reflected on how far the year has gone so far. For me, it’s been eventful and fulfilling. One of the remarkable things that happened this year, was the fact that I met you. Yes YOU!!! Post after post, you didn’t stop following Divine Perspective and i don’t take that for granted. I do hope it’s being a blessing to you. I’ve been doing this for about two months now, and I trust God for Strength and Grace to continue.
Today we’d be continuing on our Word Series, but zoom in on Acting On The Word as the topic. Christians are generally referred to as believers, and so somehow in our subconscious, we just have this notion that whether we’re actively doing anything about our faith towards God or not, we’re still “believers”. That’s true, only if our faith towards God is just all about getting saved and remaining saved, but if you have a hunger for more manifestation of the supernatural in your life, if you thirst for an experience of God in your daily routine, if you want to live an extraordinary life here on earth, then you have no other way of doing that apart from believing God’s Word and acting on it. Believing is an active word, it’s not passive at all. When you believe God’s Word, your spirit, soul and body are all involved. As believers, we need to take God’s Word as the final authority on any matter and then go a step further by acting on the Word, that is to DOing the Word.
James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
When you say you believe God’s Word, check your actions, are they in sync with your belief? This is usually where Christians find a disconnect between their pronounced promise and the reality of their promise. That God said it, makes it true already, whether or not you believe it to the point of acting on it. However, for that Word to be true in your life, you would need to give God’s Word the authority over your own life, by acting and agreeing with the Word. I know I might have lost you there but let’s see it in the Word.
Romans 3:3-4a For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4 God forbid…
We need to know that we have more authority over our lives than God does. I’ll repeat it again so it would sink. You have more authority over your life than God Almighty, the All Powerful God does. That might shock you, but it’s the truth, and one thing about God is that He respects authority. We need to understand this so we can understand how important acting on God’s Word is to our lives. Jesus as powerful as He is, would never badge into any man’s heart, He would knock, not just because He is a gentleman, but also because He doesn’t have the authority to just enter into any life uninvited.
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
God needs your cooperation with Him before He can ever work in your life. God gave us the will to decide and make choices, that is an authority He has given us and will never violate. That is why in Romans 12, Paul was beseeching the Romans to submit themselves and present their bodies a living sacrifice unto God, God couldn’t take it over from them if they didn’t submit it to Him. We have a lot of authority on earth, because God gave man the earth to rule, dominate and subdue, and for God to work in any life on earth, that life must give God the authority to work in his/her life by acting on God’s Word. Our body is what gives us authority on earth, anyone without a body has no authority on earth. So demons have no authority except a human being yields his/her body to them to possess and take over. That’s why if a possessed person doesn’t want the demon to leave, no man of God can cast it out, however anointed. God gave man authority over demons, animals and things in the earth, but not over another human being.
All these is to establish to you the import of acting on God’s Word. If God’s Word says you’re healed, if you never act on it, by using your mouth to speak to decree the Word and your body to act upon it, then you’re not yielding your body as a living sacrifice to God, and hence you’re not giving God the authority to live out His Word through you. Whether you yield to Him (The Word) or not, God’s Word is settled in heaven, but you must cooperate with Him (The Word) to bring the promise to pass by acting on the Word. Let me show you something:
Matt 18:18(Amp) Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven.
Matt 6:10(kjv) Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
You can’t make happen what God hasn’t made happen, but that God has made it happen in heaven doesn’t automatically give you entry into its reality on earth, you’ve got to act on the Word, else you run the risk of deceiving yourself. Don’t say you believe God’s Word until your body cooperates with you in doing that Word. Until Abraham believed God enough by praying to God to heal barren women in the house of Abimelech in Gen 20, he didn’t have a child, but when he acted indeed like the father of many nations by praying for a barren household, he got his own seed in the very next verse… Gen 21:1. If in Gen 20, Abraham had refused to act on the Word he claimed to believe, he would not have seen Isaac in Gen 21. Smith Wigglesworth was narrated to pace the floor of a meeting for several minutes, shouting one phrase; FAITH IS AN ACT!!!