Does the word or the prophecy of God affect a particular group of people? No, it affects every living person. The Bible says “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Ps. 24:1). Therefore, His word is binding on all human being, be you American, Asian, or African.

The word of God is a part of the body of a believer. If the body looses a part, it is no more complete. It is like salt that loses its savor, worthless. Similarly, a believer devoid of the word of God is worthless, very dangerous to the community of the children of God.

How people receive the word of God

The parable of the Sower (Matt. 13:1-23) illustrates four classes of believers, how they receive and take the word of God.

  1. The hearer of the word, but not the doer
  2. The hearer of the word, but the doer for a short period
  3. The hearer of the word, but pretends to be the doer
  4. The hearer who obeys and the doer of the word

A “Christian” is a hearer and a doer of the word. The heart of a Christian is like the humus soil that receives the seed; it grows and produces great fruit, because it was free from deterrents, distraction, hindrances and disturbances, which can take away the word from his heart.

Erroneous concept of the word by some believers

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The Word!

The word are spoken words of God, Jesus and inspired God’s men, written in the Bible. The law, the prophet, the gospel and the Holy Spirit, all work toward salvation of man, intended to impact the thinking, habit, speech, characteristics and behavior of a born again Christian.

However, there are some ministers and believers, who believed only in one of the Testaments as against the whole Bible. Can the Bible be separated into two? Was Jesus not the fulfillment of the whole law? Were not the whole books in the Bible interrelated?

Some say the Old Testament were not all true, but they believe in the word of Christ. Some who are vindictive preferred to work with the law, because they can retaliate. Many twist the word to suit their selfish purpose.

A major problem with believers is that they failed to apply biblical truth into their lives; inclining to hear or reading the Bible, but failed to be the doer of the word (Jas. 1:23)

How to keep the word

  • In your heart – the Bible says, “Your word I have hid in mine heart that I might not sin against Thee” (Ps. 119:11).  The word of the Bible should not be a logo (a pointer or decoration), but as rhema ( a working application). The word must be meaningful and produces an action or else the word in not in you. You cannot be the doer except the word dwells in you.
  • With us everywhere – the Bible says, “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word” (Ps. 119:9). Our Bible must always be around us; on our home altar, in our car/s, in our places of work, by this, we are aware of the presence of it every moment. It warns us, and in keeping it, there is great reward (Ps. 19:7-11).

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Related posts:

  1. Obey the word of God fully; not partially
  2. Modern day Christians cannot remain a novice of the word of God
  3. Act the Word
  4. Christians, Awake From Your Slumber
  5. The Power in the Spoken Word of God

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About the Author

Lawrence B. Abitogun, called by the special grace of the Almighty God through our Lord Jesus Christ; by the empowerment of the Holy Ghost, witnessing and preaching the gospel to the world, was born to a Christian parents at Uso, Ondo state, Nigeria. He received his elementary and secondary education in Nigeria from 1959-1971. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and a Master of Science in Industrial Arts at North Texas State University, Denton TX USA in 1979 and 1982 respectively.

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