Andrew Wommack Devotional 9 April 2024 – Understanding God’s Word

Andrew Wommack Devotional 9 April 2024 – Understanding God’s Word

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Topic: Understanding God’s Word

Luke 8:12, ‘Those by the wayside are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.’

Luke 8:4-13

Jesus describes the first type of person as someone who doesn’t understand God’s Word (Mt. 13:19). Before God’s Word can penetrate your heart, you must realize (not comprehend) what it’s saying. If the Word isn’t understood, it will be like a seed scattered on the hard-packed ground (the wayside). The birds will eat the seed, and there will be no fruit.

Mark 4:15 and Luke 8:12 clarify that these birds represent Satan, and Mark says the devil comes immediately to steal the Word. Satan did not have direct access to the Word in any other heart types Jesus described. Satan cannot steal the Word if we hide it in our hearts (Ps. 119:11). This first type of person heard the Word but didn’t receive it. He never applied it to his life, so he lost it.

Notice that Luke links belief and salvation with the Word being sown in our hearts like Romans 10:14-17. Without the Word, there cannot be any belief or salvation (I Pet. 1:23). We must preach the Word – not just morality or social issues.

Luke’s use of the word ‘saved’ could include, but is not necessarily limited to, forgiveness of sins. Salvation comprises much more than forgiveness of sins. This verse could describe a person who didn’t receive the Word and, therefore, was eternally damned. It could also describe a Christian who doesn’t receive the Word in a particular area of his life and thus doesn’t experience the victory Jesus provided. Are you experiencing His victory in your life?

This message was written by The Association of Related Ministries International (ARMI)and the extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM). ARMI is a unique partnership committed to providing resources to help like-minded ministers succeed in a spirit of excellence and to draw from the experience and expertise of both the AWM and Charis Bible College staff. (

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Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart. You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You, Lord, for saving me, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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