Queens' Monthly Mentoring
The Connection Between Hearing the Word and Doing the Word for Manifestation
This month we are going to study about how to connect our hearing of the Word of God to doing what it says. If we want to see God's Word manifested in our lives, then the connection must be made.
Today’s Christianity is a religion that claims to believe what it is not willing to stand on.
To spend an hour every Sunday listening to a message that people do not apply to their everyday lives is a waste and will not manifest anything in the lives of those people.
2 Timothy 3:5 GWT & GNT
GWT “They will appear to have a godly life, but they will not let its power change them. Stay away from such people.”
GNT “They will hold to the outward form of our religion, but reject its real power. Keep away from such people.”
Isaiah 29:13 GNT
“The Lord said, “These people claim to worship me, but their words are meaningless, and their hearts are somewhere else. Their religion is nothing but human rules and traditions, which they have simply memorized.”
We must do the Word; not just be religious. The Word must be applied to our daily lives. (daily decisions in every area of our lives)
James 1:22 NLT, AMP, CEV, GWT, GNT, WNT
NLT “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”
AMP “But prove yourselves doers of the word [actively and continually obeying God’s precepts], and not merely listeners [who hear the word but fail to internalize its meaning], deluding yourselves [by unsound reasoning contrary to the truth].”
CEV “Obey God’s message! Don’t fool yourselves by just listening to it.”
GWT “Do what God’s word says. Don’t merely listen to it, or you will fool yourselves.”
GNT “Do not deceive yourselves by just listening to his word; instead, put it into practice.”
WNT “But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.”
We have promises in God’s Word that lets us know that God will bless what we apply our faith to.
Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe the He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.”
James 1:25 AMP & CEV
“But he who looks carefully into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and faithfully abides by it, not having become a [careless] listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he will be blessed and favored by God in what he does [in his life of obedience].”
“But you must never stop looking at the perfect law that sets you free. God will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey, and don’t just hear and forget.”
Matthew 7:24 BLB
“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock.”
John 13:15,17 NKJV
“For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”
“If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”
Luke 6:47-49 NIV
“As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”
Romans 2:13 NLT
“For merely listening to the law doesn’t make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight.”
James 2:14 NLT
“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?”
We must stop looking at what people call themselves and begin to look at what they are producing.
Matthew 12:33 CEV
“A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. You can tell what a tree is like by the fruit it produces.”
Matthew 7:16-20 NLT
“You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.”
Proverbs 20:11 CEV, GWT, GNT
“The good or bad that children do shows what they are like.”
“Even a child makes himself known by his actions, whether his deeds are pure or right.”
“Even children show what they are by what they do; you can tell if they are honest and good.”
We have people claiming to be Christian whose lives do not reflect the culture of God’s Kingdom in any way.
James 2:17-18 AMP
“So too, faith, if it does not have works [to back it up], is by itself dead [inoperative and ineffective]. But someone may say, “You [claim to] have faith and I have [good] works; show me your [alleged] faith without the works [if you can], and I will show you my faith by my works [that is, by what I do].”
Luke 6:46 GWT
“Why do you call me Lord but don’t do what I tell you?”
When we are doers of the Word, not just religious or just saying we believe God and unable to do His Word, we will see manifestations of blessing in our lives.
Luke 1:45 CEV
“The Lord has blessed you because you believed that He will keep His promise.”
Psalm 111:10 NKJV
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.”
1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV
“For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
Isaiah 1:19 BSB
“If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best of the land.”
“The Bible is not made to quote, it is made to live”, -Apostle Leroy Thompson