Hebrews 4:2 “For to us was the gospel preached, as well as to them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”
The Gospel will never profit anyone unless they mix it with faith. Two people can hear same Word but respond differently and then get different results. To mix with faith is simply to DO what the Word says. Faith to be called faith is when there is an action to what you believe. Jam 2:14,17 “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him?So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. ”
Believers live by faith(Heb 10:38), and the Faith comes by hearing the Word(Rom10:17). This means we live by the Word. Word was given to us to use and to DO in our every day life. Just as body is to be fed frequently with proper food to live a healthy life, so is the spirit. Our spirit needs proper everyday food of the Word for healthy life. Just as the body responds to food, so is the spirit. Human spirit should respond to the Word by an Action. Such action is what would constitute Faith. Its a response of our human Spirit to the Word of God. If your human spirit does not respond to the Word, then you have dead faith and you are not mixing the Word with faith. You will never profit anything as stated in the opening scripture.
Just as you can’t spend a day without food(unless you are fasting), so should a day not pass without studying and doing the Word. Doing the Word is not a religious activity but it is an every day life to a Believer. Its like breathing. You breath even without thinking that you are breathing. When you have trained yourself in the Word, you do the Word even without thinking. You and the Word becomes one and you live in the Word everyday. Every Word counts in your every day life. Matthew 4:4 ” But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
The Hearer of the Word who does not mix with a Faith action deceives themselves. They can’t benefit anything. If you know the benefit of doing something but you are not doing it, you are same as someone who doesnt know and doesnt do it. James 1:22 ” But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
Confession I mix the Word with Faith because I am a doer of the Word. I live my life in the Word of God and in the Word I move and have my being. In Jesus Name. Amen
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