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GROWING AND PROSPERING BY THE WORD


GROWING AND PROSPERING 
BY THE WORD
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is 
a child, differeth nothing from a servant, 
though he be lord of all; But is under 
tutors and governors until the time 
appointed of the father (Galatians 4:1-2).
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As a child of God, you must feed your spirit 
with the Word, for that’s the only way to grow 
spiritually. You must have a consistent and instinctive 
desire for God’s Word. Peter says, “As newborn babes, 
desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow 
thereby”  (1 Peter 2:2). The life in you is the life of the 
Word, and can only be sustained by the Word. 
The  Word  has  the  unique  characteristic  and 
ability  to  grow  mightily  and  prevail,  irrespective  of 
the situation or condition (Acts19:20). So when you 
consciously imbibe the Word for your health, finances, 
business,  and  other  areas  of  your  life,  there’ll  be 
progress against all odds.  
Acts  20:32  says  the  Word  is  able  to  build  you 
up, and deliver your inheritance into your hands. But 
recall what we read in our opening text:  “…the heir, 
as  long  as  he  is  a  child,  differeth  nothing  from  a 
servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors 
and governors until the time appointed of the father.” 
An heir is someone with an inheritance. But as long as 
that heir is a child (Greek: “nepios”), he’s not different 
from a servant. 
The  Bible  says  as  long  as  an  heir  is  a  “nepios,” 
he can’t enjoy his inheritance. A “nepios” is someone 
who’s  unable  to  talk  right  or  communicate  wisely. 
Someone  can  be  forty  years  in  Christianity  and  still 
be  a  “nepios”;  he  has  an  awesome  inheritance;  all 
the blessings of God belong to him, yet he’s suffering 
through life. It reminds of the Spirit’s lamentation in 
Hosea  4:6: “My  people  are  destroyed  for  lack  of 
knowledge….”
The life God has given us in Christ is that of great 
glory and excellence, where you prosper in all things, 
howbeit by His Word.
PRAYER
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the efficacy of 
your Word in my life. Your Word is building me up 
into a mature man in Christ, causing me to deal wisely 
in all my affairs, and to continually make progress 
from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.    
FURTHER STUDY:
Ephesians 4:11-14; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

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