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GRACEVINE DEVOTIONAL
Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Ephesians 3:20 KJV
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

Happy New Month to you my beloved.

It is an indisputable fact that there’s no power greater than God’s power. It is also a well - known but mostly ignored fact that the Power of God is manifest by His Word. (Romans 1:16 / 1 Corinthians 1:18 / Hebrews 1:3)

You can never know God well outside of His Word. God’s heart, thoughts, will, goodness, distastes, Joys and Power are found in His Word.

The Word of God is the divine agency for communicating His creative and sustaining abilities. This is one reason Satan and his minions cringe and tremble at God’s Word.

“For with God nothing is ever impossible and NO WORD FROM GOD SHALL BE WITHOUT POWER or impossible of fulfillment” (Luke 1:37 Amp)

There are 3 dimensions to engaging the Power in the Word of God. All 3 are relevant and indispensable to the unleashing process.

1. Hearing The Word
2. Believing The Word
3. Doing The Word.

It is good to hear the Word for it is the entry point access to Power. After hearing, you must be careful not to forget what you heard. You hold on to what you’ve heard through the process of meditation.
Meditation is the act of repeating regularly to yourself what you heard. If you do this faithfully and long enough, it will form in you a belief because you now believe it independent of circumstances.

After hearing and believing, the next and the most vital stage is the DOING or Action level. This is where the tire meets the road.  The Bible emphasises this part as the trigger for power release.

To DO means to ACT upon what one has heard based on the instructive terms of the word spoken and received.

Please carefully and prayerfully study the following Bible texts. Note and mentally underline the words used for actioning the Word such as “Do, Doeth, Doer, Does"etc.

Joshua 1:8 KJV
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt 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.

In this case, “doing” makes your way prosperous and ensures success.

Psalm 1:3 KJV
“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he DOETH shall prosper”.

Here, doing causes Prosperity!

John 13:17 KJV
“If ye KNOW these things, happy are ye if ye DO THEM”
The word “Happy” is the Greek for “Blessed”. Therefore knowing without doing frustrates the Blessing.

James 1:25 KJV
“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and CONTINUETH therein , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a DOER of the work, this man shall be blessed in his DEED”

James reveals that doing activates the Power in The Blessing.

Matthew 7:24-25 KJV
“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: [25] 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”.

Here Jesus explains that the proof of true hearing is in the doing and stability is the result of doing.

Even the teachings of Jesus emanated from His “doing”.

Acts 1:1 KJV
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to DO and teach

The “Acts of The Apostle” was so named as a result of the Apostles deeds. The book was written because they ACTED.
Incidentally, this book is the only one without an end. This is witnessed by the omission of an “Amen” on the last written page.  God is waiting for you to ACT and make His Word a FACT so that your acts can be recorded for coming generations to read. The book of Acts of The Apostles will not be complete until you have acted your part.

What converts PROPHECY to HISTORY is fulfilment and that is the result of ACTION!

Don’t be an “April FOOL”, instead be “FULL” in April by your hearing, believing and DOING!

Shalom Beloved.
Ken Okotcha

http://www.nowayobloggers.com/gracevine-devotional

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