The Practical Application Of God's Word
Gilbert Hughes, MINISTER of the wordCall in Christ Jesus, appointed by God, anointed as a teacherOperated in the gift of PROPHECY, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE & healingMy mission statement the lord as anointed me to build leaders, worshiper,
"Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge."
Let the seed become the sword of the spirit, let the logos became the rhema in you
While Jesus was teaching about the Kingdom a woman shouted, “Blessed the womb that carried you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it." Luke 11:27-28
God cannot entrust us with the next level unless we are willing to mature and grow up and change the way we think.
The Word of God is the fountain of wisdom. It is the mirror of life that reflects the true image of the human person, without any mask and pretension.
First, God is the Word, I am Word, Jesus is God's Holy Word,
John 1:1-2: "In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God."
Revelations 19:13: "His name is called The WORD of God." God’s own WORD is a Name He is known by. The LORD is not only the person, "The WORD", but His own name is "The WORD".
Second, God begin with Word (all thing was made by Him
The Gospel of John proclaims the role of the Son as the divine Word of creation through whom all things were made, and "without whom nothing was made that was made," (John 1:1-5). In like manner, Paul reminded the Colossians that "all things were created through him and for him," (Colossians 1:15-17) The creating God is thus both Author and Finisher. The God who created the universe is the very same God who was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself
Studying the Word of God also helps us keep our thoughts and ideas in line with God
What is a thought?
A thought is a silent word, a thought is a word that is silent, so he become word when you exposed it
What is a word? A word is expression of a thought
Word carry thought, thought creates life (as man thinking so is he, I become what I continually listen to and think
As I think that who I am
Third, God use Word
God the word speak words that’s called Integrity, (Integrity is from the word integrate means you are what you say and you say what you are.
God is Word and he speak words (integrity), but He also keep what is speak (that call faithful)
When GOD gives His WORD, He gives Himself. Psalm 138:2: "Thou hast magnified Thy WORD above all Thy name."
When God Almighty gives His WORD, His WORD represents Him more than His own Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient, Name does.
Fourth, God sent Word to fix our problem
Jesus (Word) comes as our solution, (to repair, restore, redeem, recover, reconcile, repent, renew, and revive us)
Before Creation, the Word of God existed, and it was through God's Word that all was created (cf. Genesis 1:3-26, John 1:1-5). Before the Fall of Man, God's Word moved freely through creation and with man (cf. Genesis 3:8-9), and after the Fall, the Word of God continued to be revealed to man (cf. Genesis 4:6-15). God revealed his Word to those who found favour in his sight
What cause the fall of man?
God gives Adam instruction (word)/ God tall Adam do not eat from that tree
Their was a word transaction, they have to hear and act
Satan came, spoke words that contradict God’s word
God said you eat you shall surly died, satan said you eat you will be like God
So therefore you have a choice to make between words
Adam & eve, they makes decision base on the word and who ever you believe will become you
This mean the key for salvation his the word
This power, the word can transform you from failure to success,
sickness to good health, problems to solution and disadvantages to advantages. There is no one, no obstacles, no difficulties, no power on earth that can stop God's promises in your life except yourself.
2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.
3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus., (Luke indicates they discussed Jesus’ approaching death which He was going to accomplish at Jerusalem .
Moses representing the laws, Elijah representing the prophets, and Jesus of course bringing the Gospel.
That was a powerful revelation, in the Old Testament the bible reveal the gospel will be testify to by the law and prophet,
(When you don’t understand,) Peter offered to make three tabernacles. Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters-- one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah."
Notice what they don’t understand they wanted to worship it, and bring their on idea
We need to make sure we are Abide in the word, when you come before God presence.
Make sure that the word is in you, that you obeyed the word; otherwise you will enter in God’s presence with your own ideas and attitudes
The word of God is as a living sword that has two edges. With one you can give life to a growing soul. With the other you can crucify the flesh. You can build up or you can tear down. It depends on how you use it as to what results you get. That's why its so important to know what you have, to know what you're doing.
Moses did not begin a religion in worship trees / bush religion
Samson, killed a thousand Philistine soldiers with the jawbone of a donkey, Verses 17 said When he finished speaking, he threw away the jaw-bone; Judges 15:15-17
Jesus did not follow the letter of the law (religious law),
but the spirit of the law, which is the true Word of God. Do not worship religion, but only God, through Jesus' teachings.
If you find Jesus by proof, then you have lost Him, but if you find Him by faith, He will be with you forever.
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!" Hear Him!"
What God reveal to us, in time pass God spoke to his people through the laws and the prophets, now He is spoken to his Son
You use to listen to the law, you use to listen to the prophets now listen to my son (word) He is my voice, my spoken word
you keep going to conference after conference, listen to CD, DVD, and you not doing nothing with all of that all you become is a Library.
So you must come to Jesus, silently listen, hear him speak to you, and then obey what he commands you to do. Come, listen, hear, obey.
You must seek, listen, and obey to find any blessing from God.
Jesus said: Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!
Jesus said: My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and put it into practice.
Mark 4:20"But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: steadily spread them to others who also soon believe."
"Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge."
Proverbs 23:12 commands us to do two things:
First Apply Our Hearts To Instruction.
»To apply something means to put to use for some practical purpose; to put into OPERATION
Second Apply Our Ears To The Words Of Knowledge
Nevertheless, before you can apply something, you must have knowledge of it. Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."
How do we apply God's word to our lives? There are two guiding principles found in the Bible to teach us how to make it applicable in our lives. First: Allow God's word to become a part of us, and second: be a doer of the Word.
God inspired Paul to encourage the church at Colossae with these words from Colossians 3:16: "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God."
The Practical Application of God's Word takes effort just like physical exercise. It helps when we use as many of our senses as possible. Read it, say it, write it, visualize it and practice it!
A. read it and say it several time “for God so love the world” say it loud too
SPEAK NOTHING BUT THE WORD. Matt. 12:35 says: "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." If the word is in your heart, you will speak the word. If it is not in your heart then I would suggest that you speak it until it gets there.
B. WRITE it, (it stimulated your memory), index card, sticky notes and places those in place you pass everyday “fridge, mirror, computer,
THINK CONTINUALLY ON NOTHING BUT THE WORD. Philippians 4:8 tells us that we are to think on things that are true, honest, pure, lovely, and of a good report. As you think continually on the word, the word will show you how to change your situation
C. visualizes it, (pray over it, creates pictures in your mind for key word) exp. For God (picture Him), so loved (a heart), the world (people)
FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH HIS WORD, will give you the desire to pray. Continue to remind Him of His promises to you. Allow Him to give you that assurance. He will do that by illuminating His word in your heart.
D. practices it, “proclaim it” review, review, don’t quit, is designed to bring the word of God from the head to the heart
...if you believe in Jesus, then you believe in His teachings, and if you believe
...in His teachings then you follow His teachings, and if you follow His teachings
...then you practice His teachings.
Jeremiah 15:16: "Thy WORDS were found, and I did eat them; and Thy WORD was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Thy name, O LORD God of hosts." This is a Christian. A Christian is one who needs, seeks, and finds the WORD of God. A Christian hungers for, and eagerly eats, the WORD, Treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time. Remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow a mystery .Today is a gift... That's why it's called the present.
There is a way of life, for everyone, everywhere. Anyone can be in touch with the living God, anywhere, anytime, if we fulfilled His conditions:
When man listens, God speaks. When man obeys, God acts.
Turn off the distractions of the world and turn on the Word
It’s easier to obtain than to maintain
Getting ready to enter to the next level
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