More Than Mental Assent 25 July But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
One of the greatest enemies of real faith is whats called mental assent. People who operate in mental assent read the Word and think they believe it. But when pressure comes, they dont act on it. Mental assenters say, I believe the Bible from cover to cover. I believe Im healed by the stripes of Jesus because the Bible says so. But when sickness actually comes and attacks their bodies, they stop saying, By His stripes Im healed and start saying, Im sick. Real faith believes what the Word says even though eyes and feelings say something different. Faith doesnt care what the symptoms are. It doesnt care how the circumstances look. Its not moved by what the banker says, or the doctor, or the lawyer, or the bill collector. Faith in Gods Word will change the symptoms. It will change the bank. It will bring the money to get the bills paid. Faith will turn every defeat into victory. It is Gods success formula! But you have to give that faith an opportunity to work. You have to keep Gods Word in your mouth and meditate on it in your heart that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it, for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success (Joshua 1:8, The Amplified Bible). So determine in your heart today to speak Gods Word out your mouth and to speak nothing contrary to that Word. Dont be a mental assenter. Be a mighty person of faith. Be a doer of the Word!Esther 7-8; 2 JohnI am a doer of the Word of God, and not just a hearer only. James 1:22
Bibelstellen: Matthew 7:24-29