The Spirit of Obedience by Bishop David Abioye.
Key scripture : Ezekiel 36:26, “26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
Stone equals hardness. Flesh means malleable or bendable.Obedience/disobedience is more than natural behaviour. It is beyond the capacity of a man.
Eph.2:1-3 Every time satan moves you to disobey God, his intention is to move you to wrath.
There is a spirit of disobedience working against man anytime God gives an instruction.
WHY YOU NEED THE SPIRIT OF OBEDIENCE:
1. Man in his natural state is arrogant, disobedient and rebellious.
2. God’s instructions are more often than not, ridiculous, senseless and risky. You need the Spirit of Obedience to enable you to obey God.
Many don’t have problem hearing God, but the doing is what challenges us.
3. Satan moves you to disobey God because he is aware that when you obey God it will be well with you. Jer7:23
4. You need the Spirit of Obedience to be sensitive to hear.
What is Obedience?
1. Obedience means compliance with God’s instructions.
2. It means being on the move at God’s command.
3. Obedience means absolute surrender, following God sheepishly.
4. Obedience means not to argue.
God is always right. Obedient people dont complain; what God says is final.
5. Obedience means doing the ridiculous to access the miraculous.
“God’s instructions even though may look ridiculous will always lead us to the miraculous.”
God will often not tell you the things you like, He will not tell you convenient things.
There are people today who are struggling where they are, because God has left the place to another place.
6.Obedience means been subject to God and to higher authority.
God is the ultimate spiritual leader but He appoints leaders to instruct us in things we missed hearing from God.
Spiritual leaders and authorities are watchers over you
There are things our fathers in the faith say to us as if it were the voice of God.
The Test of Obedience is the ladder to every man’s glory.
1 Samuel 11:14, 13:13-14 Obedience is a test to establish your kingdom.
WOES OF DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD:
1. It brings about disobedience
2. You are heading for death. Disobedience is classified as witchcraft.
When you disobey God every thing about you dies.
3. It attracts the wrath of God.
Benefits of Obedience:
1. You gain access to God’s backing. Genesis 22:18
2.Obedience creates platform for friendship with God.
Obedient people are friends with God. “Ye are my friend”
3.Obedience delivers to you the key to dominion.
Things obey you in response to your obedience to God.
Sow obedience and reap obedience.
Effect of the Spirit of Obedience
1. The Spirit of Obedience makes you willing and prompt. Obedience to God becomes a pleasure to you.
2. The Spirit of Obedience enables you to obey God absolutely. Exodus 25:40.
3. The Spirit of Obedience makes you fearless. It enables you to take risk.
May the Spirit of Obedience come upon you today in Jesus name. – Bishop David Abioye
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