Memorise: Romans 10:14 - How then shalt they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Read: Romans 10:13-15
Bible in one year: Romans 9-11
From John 8:31-32 we understand that: revelation received from God's
Word brings about freedom. It is the truth of God's Word that sets free.
You must be ready to continue in His Word. How do you continue in His
word? First by constantly hearing the Word of God. Romans 10:14 says,
then shalt they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how
shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall
they hear without a preacher?
In the above scripture, we see a link among certain variables - the
preacher, the message, hearing, believing and salvation; these are all
interconnected. What you hear is a function of who is preaching or
teaching the Word. Romans 10:15 says for you to hear the good news that
will deliver your desired freedom, the preacher must be sent. Are you a
man or woman of God? Congratulations! But were you sent? If yes, who
sent you? Is it God, Satan, self or circumstances? The message that a
preacher preaches is determined to a large extent by the one sending him
or her. If you receive a message from the one who is sent by Satan,
self or circumstances, what you hear will not deliver freedom to you.
That does not mean that they will not preach the Word of God. They will,
but when the Word of God is coming through such preachers, they will be
the originators of the message and not God.
A true servant of God is
a voice of the Lord - one through whom a divine message originating
from God is delivered. When God has not sent you, you do not really have
a message. In fact, God places a curse on those who say God said what
He did not say (Ezekiel 13:1-3; Jeremiah 23:31-32). If you come under
teachers having itching ears, you will be misled by what you hear. When
the Word of God is preached by those who are not sent by God, the Spirit
of the Word is removed, leaving the letters that cannot deliver life to
the hearers. But when the Word of God is coming through a man who is
sent by God, it comes with the Spirit and power of the Word, and assumes
its original form as when God said it, which is why it accomplishes its
purpose. Receiving prophecies from those not sent by God will bring you
into greater bondage rather than set you free. Mind where you hear the
Word of God! The source can distort the message.
Prayer point: Father, as Your servant, let Your Word come alive through me to those you are sending me to.