Monday, 26 April 2010

The Application of the Word

Joshua 1: 8
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success”

We all know that God does not want us to be failures but successful people. He wants us to be people of excellence not mediocrity. He wants us to be above and not beneath, the head and not the tail. He desires that as we walk with him and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, that we will be moving forward steadily and fulfilling his very purpose for our lives. God is not glorified when we are walking in defeat, when we are in lack and are under oppression and are failing in our assignment.

God gave us the Word that by it we can make our way to success. There are loads of anointed teachings and the revelation of the Word out there and we see that every now and then God is unveiling his divine counsel to us the saints, He is seeking for the blessing of the covenant to be seen in us but we see little of manifestation of the power of the Word in the saints. We see a lot of lack, mediocrity, broken relationships, and we see people being afflicted here and there, and it ought not to be so, that is not what the covenant says, it is an abnormality. God did not plan that for the new creation.

There is every grace in the Word of God, the Word has the power to transform your entire life and bring you to a place of great success but it is only in the application of the Word that the grace is released. You can never rise above your knowledge and level of your obedience to the Word of God. The value you put on the word will determine how much impact it will make in your life.

Acts 20: 32
“And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.”

You must note that because it is the will of God for you to be success in Life, God will from time to time speak to you on what to do or lead you in some way to bring you to a place of success. For the Bible says:

“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. 18O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea”. (Isaiah 48:17-18)

What God says to do may not make any sense to you, remember that the ways of God are not the ways of man, He does not operate within common sense but divine sense, however when you follow his instruction even when it does not make any sense to you, you will never fail, may experience challenges but you will definitely succeed where he leads you.

So as a believer, you must learn to be open to the Word and walk in it. You must learn to be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit and the instruction of God in whatever ways he will speak to you and be assured of the fact that God will never lead you to do anything to harm you. He says:

Jeremiah 29: 11
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.

The Word of God never fails; you cannot be walking in the light of it and fail. Believers fail only when they ignore the Word. If you obey the voice of God, you will not invest in a thing and not have dividend, you will not go on a journey and have an accident and die, you will not sow a seed and not have harvest. You may encounter challenges but you will eventually break through.