For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. (Heb 4:2) We must mix God’s Word with faith for the profiting to become evident in our lives. According to this verse of scripture, every believer has been endowed with faith and the Word of God. However, what makes the difference between productive and unproductive believers is the process of mixing (or not) the Word with faith. To lead fruitful lives Christians need to understand and use this principle.
The Scriptures were designed by God to produce specific and exact results.In this quest for productivity, the first thing you have to understand is that the inner eye of your heart needs to be opened. This understanding was what prompted Paul to pray for the Ephesians that God will impart the spirit of wisdom and revelation to them, ‘Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.’ (Eph 1:15-18).
Paul went on to ask that the eyes of their understanding might be enlightened i.e. the opening of the eyes of the heart to know the hope of God’s calling and that the individual experiences the resurrection power in his circumstances.According to Joshua 1:8, ‘This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth but thou shat meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success, the key to observing and knowing what to do (per time) is meditation on the Word. It translates belief into faith.
It opens up the Scriptures to you until you begin to see the workings of God in your environment. This ability to recognise opportunities is very crucial, because God always brings genuine opportunities to our doorsteps the question on the other hand is every individual’s ability to recognise and seize them. This Personal Recognition System is developed through the process of meditation and is the key to your ability to see when these opportunities emerge.
It is very important that the eyes of your understanding stay enlightened because God always presents great opportunities in seed form.
The Scriptures say that the seed of great things are insignificant when compared with everything else in the environment The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof (Matt 13:31-32).
From the Desk of Pastor Poju