By Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. (James 1:25)

Many Christians are trying to have faith. They are trying to believe. They meet together in services, each one urging the other to do what he’s not doing himself.
They use scriptural expressions and high-sounding phrases that have no meaning to their inner consciousness.

One problem is that they are listening to preachers, but they’re not digesting what they’re saying. They are not doing any original thinking on their own. They are not spending time in the study of God’s Word.

They are what the Bible calls “hearers of the Word” and not doers. And that’s the reason these people go under when the storms of life come.

Jesus said, “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock” (Matt. 7:24-25).

Jesus said that the man who built his house on the sand is the man who heard the Word but didn’t do it. But the man who built his house on the rock is the man who heard the Word and did it.

So many people are hearers of the Word and not doers. If you’re not a doer of the Word, you don’t have any foundation under you. Smith Wigglesworth made a statement: “If you wait until you need faith to get it, you’re too late.”
That’s the reason you need to study the Word for yourself and find out what it says.

Confession: I am a doer of the Word and not a hearer only. I spend time studying God’s Word. And I am blessed in every area of my life.

Copyright © Kenneth Hagin Ministries  – Used by Permission


  1. Glory to God this is the truth we need to hear so we can work on ourselves…. Father help us to perform your sayings in the name of your dear son Jesus.. Amen

  2. This message is undiluted,very raw n reach ,piercing into the bone marrows best new yr resolution…

    1. Wow!! I’m inspired to hear this… it’s good to know this so that you must not only be the hearer of the words.

  3. Lord guide me in your word continually. Thanks for the life changing words.

  4. Father in the name if Jesus,engrave me to be a doer of the word and not a hearer only,in Jesus name,thank You for doing so,in JESUS name anen

  5. The word is indeed faithful. Anyone who touches the word touches God. Am so greatful to God for the ministry of papa Hagin. The word of God is indeed the light.

  6. Thank u Jesus for your love and caring. forgive my sin and wash me with your blood. And make doer of your words.

  7. I God deliverance upon my life. I do masturbate, i do saw myself eating in a dream and also having sex in the dream. What should i do to be save?

  8. “And ye shall know the truth, and only the truth shall make you free.”

  9. if you want to be addicted to the word give your self to it. proverb 4.20-25.

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