“But the Word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it!” Hebrews 4:2
The word profit also means to give an advantage, to make better, to benefit, and to do good! This is what God’s Word will do in your life “If” it is mixed with faith. You must take God’s Word and mix or blend it together into your life; it must co-mingle with you. It should become a part of your life as a fact. It cannot work in your life as a “wish” or a “hope so.” It must become a reality! This is hard for us to comprehend since we spend most of our lives learning physical limitations and adapting to them. However, you must understand that there are no limits to the power of God’s Word.
An example of faith being mixed with hearing God’s Word is the story of the Roman Centurion in Matthew 8:8, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.” This soldier believed in authority and the power of God’s Word. We should believe the authority and power of God’s Word over and thru our lives as well. Jesus’ spoken Word has so much power that no barrier (such as time or space) has any effect on them whatsoever. Remember, His Word is what created the heavens and the earth!
“Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.” Matthew 8:13
I believe that the Roman Centurion believed and confessed that his servant would be healed if Jesus answered his call. He expected it! When Jesus answered his call, his faith led the way to the miracle. Isn’t this awesome! Jesus spoke the Word according to the faith of this Roman! Not a Jew, not a religious leader, not a king, nope, just a heathen Roman soldier with faith.
The Word profited him, because he believed (faith). I believe the Centurion heard about all the miracles that were taking place because of Jesus. When he heard that the Lord was coming in his direction he acted on the faith he had from hearing about the all the miracles. He believed that Jesus could heal his servant and acted on his belief.
Remember, faith is having confident expectation that the supernatural will affect the natural! We all must stand strong in faith and expect the Lord to do miracles in our lives as well.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
Confession means “to speak the same thing.” The Word shows that what we are hoping for-confidently expecting- we should be saying that exact same thing. The Bible is showing us that if we confess (agree with) and speak God’s Word our faithful Father is going to make it happen in our lives. There is a catch though, my friend; we cannot waiver in our belief. Wavering is getting weary or giving up.
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Gal 6:9)
You see our faith is life and life is continual. It’s not an hour or a day, a week, month or year-it’s ongoing. We must continue and not let go of our good confession of God’s Word over our lives no matter how we feel or what we’re going through! We must continue until the due season arrives! This is why the Bible says, “Fight the good fight of faith…” (1 Tim 6:12) We have opposition in what we are believing for! This opposition comes from all directions including ourselves! Come on World Changer, let’s do this! Let’s see the “faithful promises” of God come to life in our lives. We hear God’s Word, we believe God’s Word, and we confess God’s Word! This is going to be your best year EVER!