With great consternation, we observe that overwhelming numbers of people professing to believe God’s word fail to act on that word in true faith. They may confess that the word is true, nevertheless, there is gross neglect in taking possession of what they claim to believe.
Believing must end in the sure confession that what I believe is mine. In the Gospel of John 6:47, Jesus states, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me has everlasting life”. Mark 11:23, declares, “you shall have what you say”. And having requires you to receive, to act on, or take possession of the Word of God.
Insufficient is the word for your life in simply admiring, desiring, or even assenting to it’s integrity. Nothing comes to those who say they believe, yet, refuse to act on God’s word. Recall Peter, in Luke 5:5, who at the word of God “let down the net”. Without acting on God’s word, he would not have possessed such a tremendous catch.
The word is more than a dead doctrine or theological view; it is a living, powerful and eternal reality. People who believe on the word of God, receive real things of God in their lives. You believe that Jesus conquered Satan, that makes you a conqueror as well. You act faith, talk faith, and always let your actions and words agree; then, you become a possessor, a believer in God’s word.
L. Jerome Jones