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Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

By not using our faith in God’s Word, what does it mean, “it is impossible to please Him?”  This word “please” comes from a Greek word that means to be fully agreeable with God.

Some people don’t use their faith as often as they could or should. How often should you profess your faith in God’s Word about life? That depends on how often you have to deal with life.  How about every moment of every day? You may say, “but I can't do that!”  Then you are choosing to operate in an arena outside the protection of God’s Word.

Second Peter 1:4 says, “as His (Father God’s) divine power has given (past-tense) to us (all of His church) all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him (the Word of God) who called us by glory and virtue….” If this is not a description of having all the tools to succeed in life, then I don't know what is.

Some one described not using faith like having a tool sitting around gathering cobwebs and dust. The longer it sits idle, the dustier it gets. We should use our faith for everything. Why? Because faith works!

Matthew 12:36 references; “…every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it.” What kind or variety of words? Words we speak!  Do you speak words? What type of words are you speaking? Jesus says, “…every idle word (we) speak” and He calls them “idle” words.

What is an idle word? Some says that an idle word is a word that is non-productive or not in gear. A vehicle whose transmission is not in gear will not engage the engine and move that car.  Therefore, the vehicle is presently non-productive.  It has no purpose or direction. 

According to the Greek language, they are inactive words, words that are unemployed (without a specific assignment); they are lazy words, useless words, barren words or slow words.

Are you slow to respond to the lies of the enemy? Are you lazy when it comes to using the Word of God to do battle? Are your words inactive because you won't engage them? Are your words unemployed because you won't put them to work for you?

Notice how Jesus did it:  Luke 4:3-4 says, “And the devil said to Him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread’.” But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”

Jesus engaged the enemy with the Word of God.  He used nothing more and nothing less.  The idle words you are speaking do you no good unless they are pointed in a direction with the purpose of getting you to your destination.  Exercise your faith, use your faith, and engage your faith with a predetermined destination.

Mark 8:11 says, “The seed is the Word of God.” Speak the seed in all things that require a harvest in your life.  If you need a healing to manifest, or desire to maintain divine health, sow the seed of healing scriptures.  Your words then have a purpose and destination.

If you need a financial solution, sow financial scriptures. Again, your words have purpose and destination. “Without (exercising your) faith it is impossible to (become fully agreeable with or to) please Him.” You must decide to become “fully agreeable” with God and His Word.  Are you?

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Bill Hanshew
Web site: Bill Hanshew Ministries
 
Dr. Bill Hanshew started preaching at the age of 17, was a youth pastor at the age of 18 and was a senior pastor at the age of 20. Bill loves to preach, teach, write and lead worship.
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