Profiting From The Word Of God

Hebrews 4:2: “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.”

Some people are only hearers: These people may go to church all time and hear the word of God preached. But they are never saved or changed. They never become a new creature in Christ Jesus. They never experience the promises of God in their lives. They have the promises of God but don’t believe them and therefore don’t experience them.

Some people are hearers, believers and doers: These people receive salvation and become a new creature in Christ Jesus. The word of God works effectually in those that believe (1 Thessalonians 2:13).

Standing on the promises of God: Every promise of God is yes and amen. “All the promises of God in him are yes, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us” (2 Corinthians 1:20). We are in Christ therefore all the promises of God are yes and amen for us unto the glory of God. We must mix the promises of God with faith if we are to receive them and profit from them. The promises of God can become a reality in our lives. They can work effectually producing the desired effect. When God gave His promises He had a desired effect in mind and when this desired effect becomes a reality in our lives it is unto the glory of God by us.