Word Hearers Vs. Word Doers


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August 17, 2023




There is the need to step up our faith by activating the Word of God or if you like working the Word of God because it is the Word of God that creates the supernatural that produces results.  Supernatural Christians are Word practitioners.  In James 1:22 we read about what we need to do with the Word – “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

There are clearly two kinds of Christians from the Scripture above. They are the “doers” and the “hearers” of the Word. The doers are the enforcers of the Kingdom on earth. T hey begin with enforcing the will of God and the possibilities or provisions in the Word on their lives and their surroundings. They do what they hear and essentially work the Word. Word doers live in and out of the supernatural. Word hearers live only in the natural.  Word storing and doing will make you prevail over life’s circumstances.

Word Doers Live In And Out of The Supernatural

The Word of God is our creative force. The Word of God is so important that God Himself says that He exalts His Word above His Name in Palms 138:2 “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” You see, God exalts His Word higher than His Name. The Bible talks about a good name being better than silver and gold in Pro 22:1 “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”

But God’s Word is far greater than His Name. It is far greater than silver and gold. It’s the fulfilment of the word of a man that is the man. Anyone who does what he says is someone to listen to and believe. Anytime he speaks people would believe him. Such a man then becomes equal to his word. Don’t forget the opening statement in Genesis 1: 1, 3 “In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth…and God said…” There is a finality about the spoken Word of God. The Word does not take force when it is in our hearts. There are two errors in the concept of faith today that need looking at closely. The first is the error of knowing the Word concerning a situation and not speaking the word firmly and sufficiently enough to cause changes.

Know And Understand the Word of God

The second is the error of not knowing the Word of God sufficiently enough concerning a particular situation before speaking the Word to that situation. For the Word to work, we must both know and speak it. To help us know the Word we must know who gives it and who backs it up and the supremacy which He commands. If the President of a Country gives you a word and tells you to enforce it, you will move with an air of superiority to deliver the word to whoever you are sent.

The Almighty sent His Son Jesus to the earth with only one weapon – the Word. In 1 John 3:8 we read, “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” And to destroy the works of the devil God uses the Word – Jesus Himself is the Word.

Stand Your Grounds

God knows that Pharaoh has an army. God knows that Pharaoh’s army is armed to the teeth. But the Supreme God, the Almighty, sends Moses to Pharaoh with His Word only, as weapon. The Word of God is an assault weapon. The Word of God is confrontational. It can slay as it can heal. The Word of God is like the doctor’s knife, it can cut to finality and it can help save life depending on who is holding it and who’s at the receiving end. Moses confronts Pharaoh equipped with nothing else but the Word of God. And in the final analysis we are told (and I love how the story ends, about Pharaoh’s final defeat). They are my favourite two verses of the Book of Exodus, Exo. 6:26-27, “These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies. These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.”

It’s interesting to know that Moses and Aaron did not fight Pharaoh with carnal weapons but with the spiritual weapon known as the spoken Word. First, we are told that “These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said…,“. What God says, is final. He is the Supreme Being, His Word is Supreme. Look at it – “…these are they which spake to Pharaoh King of Egypt.” What were they saying to Pharaoh? They were speaking the same Word that God gave to them to speak to Pharaoh.

Receiving the Word Vs. Speaking the Word

There is the giving of the Word and there is the speaking of the Word. When God gives you His Word you have to take it, hold it and use it as required. Moses and Aaron his brother spoke Israel’s freedom into reality. No one knows for certain how long the battle lasted but we can imagine that it could have gone on for months or even years, possibly. But Moses and Aaron didn’t give up until the Word prevailed. The more you speak the Word the more it dominates. The Word of God is a living thing. All living things grow. We grow the Word of God with our mouths. And as it grows it takes over and then eventually, it would prevail. In Acts 19:20 we are told, “So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.” Have you wondered how the Word grew? The Word grew from the mouths of the Apostles. At school, we learnt that one characteristic of a nonliving thing is that it does not grow. The Word of God grows because it is living. The more you say it the more you grow the Word. We grow the Word of God with our mouths. The more you speak the Word the more it dominates and grows. In John 6:63 it says, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”

It follows also that the more you chew on the Word the more you will grow as a Christian. The Book of Pro. 4:20-22 says, “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.” Don’t you just love the Word! The Word is our life. The Word is our health. There is something about the Word that needs searching and finding. Scripture says that they are life to those who find them – we must search to find the Word meant for us in the Word itself. Jesus says, in John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me”, and when we do we encounter life.

Author: Anthony Ifidon Esezobor

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