RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
TUESDAY, 20TH JUNE. 2017
PROVE THE WORD OF GOD.
…prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts… (Malachi 3:10).
God gave us His Word so we can live by it. The Word of God has the capacity and ability to take you through any situation in life victoriously. Isaiah 43:2 says, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” However, you have a responsibility to prove the Word; to work out the Word in your life.
Too many Christians go through life struggling and suffering, when they ought to be living in the transcendental blessings that have been made available to us in Christ Jesus. The reason for this is either because they’re ignorant or just won’t put the Word to work. You hear of a Christian who was so sick until he died, and some would say, “Well, sickness comes to everybody.” No, that’s not true! Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge….” Ignorance is the bane of many.
It’s either we’re Christians in truth or we’re not. It’s either what we believe works or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, what are we doing with it? If it works (and thank God it does), then let’s keep “working” it. Something you must do for yourself is to prove the Word of God in your own life. That way, you can neither be deceived nor miss your way in life. You have to know for yourself that the Gospel of Christ that you’ve believed is real.
God isn’t afraid to be put on the spot. Dare to take Him at His Word. He said in Malachi 3:10, “…prove me now herewith….” A lot of people don’t understand that their blessings aren’t in God’s hands, but it’s in their own hands, because Jesus already did everything needed for you to be superabundantly blessed. For example, the whole world has been saved by Jesus, because He died for everybody, but it’s only those who hear about it, believe it, accept and confess His Lordship, that receive salvation.
If you hear the Word and don’t act on it, it’ll not work, no matter how much that Word inspires you. You must take the next necessary step of acting accordingly for it to produce results in your life.
Dear Father, thank you for the power of your Word and its ability to take me through life victoriously. I’m a doer of the Word of God! As I look into the Word, I’m transfigured into the realities that I see; pictures and visions of glory, success and excellence, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Acts 9:1-31, 2 Chronicles 35-36
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 2:33-40, Deuteronomy 18