Hebrews 4:2 Believe It

Hebrews 4:2 (KJV)
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

God has determined that it is by the foolishness of preaching that souls be saved. He has placed the power of God unto salvation in the Gospel. He has promised that His Word never returns void and that it will accomplish His purpose. But there is a moment when preaching is without profit. God says it is without profit if it is not mixed with faith.

We have to believe the Word of God to benefit and profit from it. This is true of salvation. It is also true of our walk with God. Unless we believe the Word we will not obey the Word. If we don’t obey the Word we will not see the fruit of the Word produced in us.

There were thousands of Jews, walking through the wilderness with Moses, who did not believe. They were there because they didn’t know where else to be. They went through everything all the believers did, but it profited them nothing.

Believe.

Hear God’s Word and believe it.

 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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