For unto us was the gospel preached as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it (Hebrews 4:2).
One time, the Lord rebuked the Pharisees and the Scribes because they have made the Word of God to have no effect by reason of their traditions: ‘’Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye’’ (Mark 7:13). The same Word they nullified, made void and rendered ineffective created the entire universe: ‘’All things were made by him, and without him was nothing made that was made’’ (John 1:3). The Word is what upholds, maintains, guides, and propels the universe; it’s the force that keeps everything in its course (Hebrews 1:3).
‘’How come this all-powerful and creative Word didn’t work for the Pharisees and scribes back then, as it’s the case with some today, whose lives are at variance with the Word?’’ The simple answer is recorded in our opening verse; observe it again: ‘’ For unto us was the gospel preached as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.’’ You’ll have to create the right environment of faith for the Word to thrive and yield fruits in your life.
It’s like planting an orange seed in the right environment. Soon enough, it’ll germinate into an orange tree and produce fruits. Same way, the environment you need for the Word to be productive in you and for you is the environment of faith. The Bible says ‘’…without faith it is impossible to please him…’’ (Hebrews 11:6). If you mix the Word with faith, it doesn’t matter what comes against you, you’ll come out victorious. God’s Word is absolutely trustworthy and dependable. The Word on your lips, mixed with faith will produce undeniable results.
The Word of God doesn’t consider the size of the problem, neither is it intimidated by the name of the sickness or disease. It has no restrictions; all it requires is for you to believe and boldly speak it forth in faith, and it will effect a change.
The Word of God on my lips is operative and effective today because it’s mixed with faith! I declare with boldness and authority that every crooked path has been made straight before me. I go forth with joy, and am led forth with peace! The mountains and the hills break forth before me into singing, and all the trees of the field clap their hands because I’m the blessed of the Lord!
Isaiah 55:11; Hebrews 4:2
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