In my last post I said that we need to be hearing a Word from God. This is essential for the end-time church.
But the key is that John didn’t just hear a Word. He walked in it. Our generation must walk out what we hear in God’s presence. Hearing from God is only half of the equation.
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
This is talking about the engrafted word of God. It’s not just reading the Bible or hearing a sermon, even thought it might start there. It’s when you know God has spoken to you.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
We’re told not to simply hear a word from God. We’re good at saying that God spoke to us.
“I know what I need to do.”
The problem is that years later there’s no change. God is looking for an obedient people. He wants someone who’ll not only speak for Him, but live for Him.
Sometimes I think that’s why we don’t listen – we don’t want to do what God might tell us.
I’ve been feeling more spiritual pressure on me lately to hear and obey the voice of God. When I look at John’s life I see the insight I need to do what’s required of me.
John was born at that time for a purpose. He could have said, “It’s not fair. Why can everyone else do what they want?” But by his obedience, he changed the course of history.
History Makers don’t get to just “do what they want.” That’s our calling because of the generation we were born into. Like it or not we were placed here to be a part of the greatest move of God the world has ever seen.
Instead of running from it, or hiding in the distractions of the world, we should embrace it. It’s time for the people of God to let the Word shine through us. I believe this will initiate the great end-time harvest of souls into the kingdom of God.
Question: What do you see as the greatest hindrance of us fulfilling this end-time call?
© Nick Zaccardi 2013