Sunday, August 12, 2018

Obedience Is Required

Obedience is required, in order to allow God’s word determine the seasons of our life. The only way to transition from one season of our life to another as we receive the word is to act in obedience. Obedience can be likened to a key that unlocks the door of a season. Amen!

1 Kings 17:9a (NKJV)
So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan.
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1 Kings 17:10a (NKJV)
So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.”
The principle of obedience is required as we rely on God to determine the seasons of our life.
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Elijah did not have a dispute with God. When the Word came, he did accordingly.
In order to experience the benefits, each season of our lives have to offer, we need to live in obedience. Meaning, we need to comply, carry out or behave in accordance with the instruction, direction or request given to us in scripture. What is the Father saying to you this season? Are you complying with the instruction, the direction or the request?
When it comes to obedience, the choice is yours. It is preferable to obey instantly – as soon as you receive the word from the Lord, you apply. Rather than debate with God on reasons why you cannot do what He has instructed. Amen!

When the word of the Lord comes to you and you implement the Word immediately, just as Elijah did, it is an expression of your faith in God and your trust in the character of God (as a Father who is faithful, responsible, and dependable).
As a child of God, your obedience will be tested. The Father Himself desires for you to handle more responsibilities and the obedience test will reveal to Him your capacity. Amen.
In 1 Kings 17, obedience to the word was the key that unlocked the next season of Elijah’s life. So it was with the Widow of Zarephath. It was her obedience to the Prophet Elijah that resulted in her and her son enjoying an inexhaustible supply of oil and flour.

1 Kings 17:16 (NKJV)
The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.
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How could she have known that although she was down to her last use of oil and flour, her obedience to the Prophet, by making bread for him first will result to a continuous supply of oil and flour? Obedience!

Most often, the next phase of our lives, or the breakthroughs we so much long for, are all wrapped up in obedience. Obey God’s instruction to you today and expect a great outcome. Do not let fear, unbelieve, discomfort, discouragement and all the negative aspects of life rub you. Amen.

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