RECEIVING THE MANIFESTATION OF GOD’S WORD
By Bishop Mike Okonkwo
Saturday 2nd July 2022
“…but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it”. Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
God is a good God and wants his children blessed. That has always been His desire! And He made it very clear right from creation. In the book of Genesis, right after man was made in God’s image, the first statement that came from God’s lips was blessing. “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”.(Genesis 1:28)
In other words, God wants you to be successful in every area of life. He wants you to fulfill destiny. He wants you to be happy while living here on earth. And He wants you to fulfill the divine purpose for which He has raised you. So, it’s always God’s desire that you’ll be blessed; he is a good God and does only good.
However, what I have observed over the years is that many times, the promises of God to a lot of people do not find manifestation or expression because they do not know what to do. Beloved, God cannot lie. His promises are yea and amen in Christ. If we don’t see the manifestation, there is something we are not doing right.
To receive manifestation, the promises of God must be received by faith. The Word we have received must be mixed with faith in our hearts. That is how to see the manifestation. You may receive a prophetic declaration but if you don’t mix it with faith, you may end up not receiving the manifestation. And you will be frustrated.
According to our text, everyone received the word. But some did not mix the Word with faith. Others mixed it with faith. They accepted it as true. And because they did, they received manifestation.
Further Reading Hebrew 4:1-4, Philippians 4:6-7
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Job 22-24; Evening- Acts 11