”If you fully obey all of these commandments of the Lord your God, the laws I am declaring to you today, God will transform you into the greatest nation in the world. These are the blessings that will come upon you:
Blessings in the city,
Blessings in the field,
Large flocks and herds,
Blessings of fruit and bread,
Blessings when you come in,
Blessings when you go out.
The Lord will defeat your enemies before you; they will march out together against you but scatter before you in seven directions.” (Deut 28: 1-7 TLB)
The blessings above are not exhaustive; but continue till verse 15. All these blessings are predicated on ”If you fully obey”. Below is how Jesus would answer anyone who says ”well we are no more in the old testament”:
”Jesus replied, ”Because I will only reveal myself to those who love me and obey me. The Father will love them too, and we will come to them and live with them. Anyone who doesn’t obey me doesn’t love me. And remember, I am not making up this answer to your question! It is the answer given by the Father who sent me”. (John 14: 23-24 TLB)
Obedience comes from two sources:
- The revealed will of God (the word of God as contained in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation), and
2. The promptings of the Holy Spirit. It is a wonderful privilege to submit to the guidance of the Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent God. No one can ever grow into spiritual maturity without the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
”For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God”. (Romans 8:14 TLB)
There is an anointing that can never rest upon you until your obedience is complete.
A C T I O N P O I N T
Search your heart. Is there anywhere you are struggling to fully obey the word of God? SUBMIT.
P R A Y E R
Ask for Grace to be complete in obedience in every facet of your life.
D E C L A R A T I O N
May all the wonderful blessings of obedience be manifest in your life from now in Jesus Name. Amen
E D I F I E R