Being a Doer of the Word
Recently in our home group we did a study by Dr. Henry Wright. In this study we learned many things regarding sickness, disease and how to prevent them from coming into our lives.
We also learned about how the devil works in our lives by telling us lies that we end up believing. Once we believe them we live them out instead of the truth that Jesus came to give us.
John 10:10 — The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
In our study we also learned that the doctrines of God are called the law of God. The law of God brings life, but the law of Sin brings death.
You may ask yourself “What is the law of Sin and how does it work?” It can be as simple as an error of knowledge (believing a lie), temptation (of which you acted upon), occult thinking or perhaps humanism.
There are many other ways that the thief and his helpers try to destroy our lives. Here are just a few more; political dynasties, religions, philosophies, doctrinal differences in Christianity, debates, arguments, separation, etc; I am sure you get at least a small picture.
This would be a good place to do inventory on what are you reading, listening to, watching, and what places you’re visiting. An easy way to line up what you are doing is to ask, “would you take Jesus with you to hear, see, read or go to an event that you attend?”
It says in 3 John verse 2 “I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.”
We can see in this verse that God wants His children to be in health. Here He tells you one of the things to do…prosper your soul. How? We study the Word of God and become a DOER of what we learn from our studies.
If we are not a DOER of God’s Word then are operating in the kingdom of dead works. You may ask what a dead work might be. Here are a few examples: fear, worry, stress, hate, anger, bitterness, stealing, lying, etc.
One thing during this study that really stood out were the conditional blessings listed in Deuteronomy 28:1–2. Look it up! He tells us that it shall come to pass IF you shall hear and DO, that ALL these BLESSINGS shall come upon you and overtake you.
Then in Deuteronomy 28:15 He tells us “But it shall come to pass, IF you will not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all HIS commandments and HIS statutes which I command you this day; ALL these curses shall come upon you and overtake you:
During this study I learned something of great importance regarding the blessings and the curses regarding the small word IF. In Deuteronomy 11 “And it shall come to pass IF…” This word IF in Hebrew is Asher (Strong’s #834), not the tribe, but it means that these blessings will immediately overtake you IF you are a DOER of the WORD.
However, IF you make the choice NOT to be a DOER of the Word of God then these curses WILL eventually come to you and your home. That Hebrew word is im (Strong’s #514) in the Strong’s Concordance.
Both the blessings and the curses can be passed from generation to generation. Our God is so full of love and mercy that He gives you an opportunity to decide which one you want: blessings or curses.
Take the time to read Deuteronomy Chapter 28 and see if any of these issues are working in your life or the lives of your family. Become a Doer of the Word of God not just for yourself but your family and for future generations to come.
This teaching is part of Pastor Henry Wright’s Advanced Teachings. You may find more information on their website at http://beinhealth.com
If you have questions you may email me at our ministry address email@example.com
Dr. Patricia Riggs