Speaking The Word of God over yourself, and over your circumstances is what is called ‘doing The Word’
NKJV: James 1:22: “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
NIV: James 1:22: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
MSG: James 1:22: “Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear!”
David really, really acted on The Word of God, when he was going to fight Goliath, (1 Sam 17: 45) You must go by what God Says (Say what God Says). Faith Must be spoken & acted on – David had to say something to Goliath – because Faith Moves The Hand of God. If you believe The Word, you will act on The Word.
STOP TRYING to make God’s Word work (independently), and start acting on The Word. If we know that the Word is true and if we act as though it is true, it becomes a reality in our lives. Faith = acting on The Word of God that you believe — acting like it is true; believing alone will not do you any good. Real (Bible) Faith is A Product of the knowledge of the Word of God. To be able to act on The Word on God Frequently and have success always, you need to have The Word in you to Build up your Faith.
if we want to break through the restrictions and Build up our Faith then:
1) We must apply the principle of total immersion (ie: put your head into The Bible & read, read, read The Word).
2) We must become focused on The Word.
3) We must feed on The Word.
4) We must meditate on The Word.
5) We must act on The Word.
Joshua 1:8 (AMPC): “This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, 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.”
Jesus Gives us an example of two men and the way they responded after hearing The Word. The wise man acted on the Word and the foolish man mentally assented to The Word. You can be either man.
“Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And everyone that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it” (Matthew 7:24-27).
Knowing what The Word Says is not enough. You must act on that knowledge to get results. Both men heard the Word and both houses experienced the storm, but the results were different! Acting on The Word put a Foundation under the wise man’s house that could not be moved, and his house suffered no loss. The foolish man, who heard The Word but did not do it, had no foundation when the floods came. His house may have been easier to build, but it had no Power to stand.
Meditation makes God’s Word a reality to you, it shuts the door to mental assent and opens the door wide for you to do God’s Word. It not only gets your thoughts, but meditation also puts your actions in line with God’s Will for you. As Truths are Revealed to you in the Word, apply them to your circumstances and do them. You be the wise man who acts on The Word. When the adversities of life come against your house, it will stand because The Foundation of doing God’s Word Will make it stand.
You will have to learn to act on The Word of God just as you would the word of your doctor, lawyer, or best friend. To put this Formula into action, find out what God Says in The Word about the need in your life. In His Word you will find God’s answer to every problem common to man. For every evil Satan can throw at mankind, our Father Has provided the Word to overcome that evil. Prosperity and good success are yours through God’s Word.
Real Faith Holds on to The Blessings of God. Real Faith is a child of The Knowledge of God’s Word. Instead of trying to believe, just act upon The Word like The Word is True. Whatever you’re believing God for, act like His Word is True for you.
“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7).