The word of God doesn’t contain life, it’s life. The very life of God is in his word. The Bible says that, “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions” (Psalms 107: 20, KJV). In a world such as ours, it’s becoming very important that the just have to live by faith-living by the word of God. It’s the hearing of the word and repetitive hearing the word of God that ignites faith in our hearts to act.
The natural life demands the proper functioning and utilization of our five senses to survive. In like manner, the spiritual life demands obeying and practicing the word to have a victorious life and walk with God. You must live by the word if you want to be an overcomer.
Consider the following principles in living by the word:
A) The word is full of life
Jesus said, “…It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4, KJV). I believe that the human fear is that the word of God isn’t sufficient to give us that desired life. The irony is that in most cases we value the word of friends etc, than the living word of God.
Jesus again astounded the multitude when he said, “It is the spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life” (John 6:63, KJV). So then if we live by the word, we’re living by the spirit of life in Christ Jesus
B) Living by the word demands trust and obedience.
We’ve to admit and accept the fact that God is true to his word. He hastens over his word to perform it. It isn’t our language or vocabulary that moves God. What moves God is acting upon his word by faith. He stands to back up his word with signs and wonders.
He cannot deny his word because that will imply denying himself. God is in his word and his word is life to those who will believe with their whole heart.
C) Living by the word reveals our true identity.
In the midst of Job’s tragedy, he made a powerful affirmation. He said, “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips, I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12, KJV). You will not believe how unrighteous you can be until you look at yourself in the mirror of God’s word.
Only the doers of the word are blessed. Only the doers of the word, who have learned living by the word, have testimonies of its effect. Those who resist the word live in danger, restlessness, rebellion and without peace.
There is confidence in living by the word of God even if it doesn’t turn out the way you expected. According to Smith Wigglesworth, “Never compare this book with other books. The Bible is from heaven. It does not contain the word of God; it is the word of God. It is supernatural in origin, eternal in duration, infinite in scope, and divine in authorship. Read it through, pray it in, write it down.”
The word is medicine to our soul and all; it sanctifies, cleanses and guides our spiritual journey.
Dr.Ephraim John Udofia is the founder and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Apostolic Ministries. International Mission-intensive ministry, both in foreign and home missions with currently over six churches in three countries. Dr.Udofia is the author of over seven life-changing books. He’s passionately involved in church planting, crusades, conferences and ministers’ training since the seventies. Dr.Udofia holds a Bsc. in Management, minor in accounting, an MBA, and Doctorate in Ministry (Dmin) with major in Missions. He is a former CEO of Precious Jewels Inc. for 19 years. Also a former banker and security representative holding both State and Federal licences. A financial counselor, motivational speaker, mentor, marriage counsellor and an outstanding dedicated family man. He is happily married with five grown children.
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