James 1:22 (KJV) 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
James 1:25 (KJV) 25 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.
The Word of God tells us to be doers of the Word and not hearers only. Too many times that is not what we do. We read a scripture and get all excited about it but then we go about our daily lives and forget what God has said. That’s not being a doer of the Word.
If you read that you have authority over all the works of the enemy and then go about your daily life complaining that the devil is harassing you, where is your corresponding action? Where is the authority that God has given you? It’s still there but you’re not taking advantage of it and you’re letting the devil beat you up. Your corresponding action would be to rebuke the devil and his evil cohorts in the Name of Jesus and take back what he’s trying to steal from you.
If you read that if you give it will be given unto you and then go and write a rubber check expecting the money to plop itself into your bank account, that’s not corresponding action. That’s foolishness and really stupid. (People have actually done that!)
Your corresponding action would be to continue to stand on Luke 6:38 and expect manifestation of that scripture before you actually write the check.
And what about healing? Do you really believe that Jesus paid for your sicknesses at the same time He paid for your sins? Many of you would say you believe that but when you get sick is your first response, “What does God’s Word say?” or do you automatically pop a pill and, as an afterthought, maybe take authority over the sickness?
Brothers and sisters, walking by faith and not by sight takes time and effort. Mountain-moving faith doesn’t happen overnight. We have to develop our faith by getting into God’s Word and letting it get into us so that we are filled with His faith to overflowing. Then when we confess what He has said, it will come to pass.
Continued next time — Pamela