James 1:22 But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. AMPC
Being a doer of the Word of God is vital to being right with God and living with Him for eternity. Because, if we are not a doer of the Word we are not on God’s side but the side of the enemy. If we’re not a doer of the Word we will live contrary to the truth. If we don’t do the Word we will not have the revelation knowledge we need to live in the light here which leads to our eternity there— with Him.
We might not realize it, but this is the truth. Jesus said either you are for Me or against Me (Luke 11:23). That means if we’re a non-doer of the Word then we’re non-Jesus. He said if you love Me you will obey Me (John 14:21), so if we look at the opposed of that statement, if we don’t love Him we will dismiss His Word and if we dismiss His Word we are against Him.
I know we don’t intend to be a non-doer of the Word and that we have help from the enemy to disregard the Word, but it is up to us to walk circumspect! It is up to us to be fully committed to what we believe in without excuse, because we have the King living on the inside of us to do for us what we can’t do ourselves.
If we believe in Jesus then we have to commit to know His Word (Romans 10:17) and then do it. Believing is an action (James 2:17)!
Jesus loves us and gave His life for us, now if we love Him we will give our life to Him by committing to Him. Commit by representing Him fully in action, the action of believing which is hearing and doing His Word. When we hear and do His Word, not only does that show Jesus we love Him, but we are representing Him to those who don’t know Him. That is a greater work and our call as Christians.
If we are not hearers and doers of His Word, not only are we deceived but we are deceiving others who don’t know Him. If we say we are a Christian but don’t do the Word of God, we are actually a misrepresenting His Name, because we really are not a Christian if we don’t do the Word of God.
God is in this last day expecting we get ready for His return. How? Be a doer of His Word, not just a hearer. If you do the Word you will hear more Word (Mark 4:24-25) and when you hear you will be given your instruction, your part to usher in the King (Jeremiah 29:11).
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Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? 23 And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands]. AMPC