OBEDIENCE, A PATHWAY TO THE HEART OF THE FATHER
ADEKUNLE OLUWABUKOLAMI MERCY
ON HER BIRTHDAY.
In the beginning, obedience birthed great and mighty things we see in our vicinity today. The likes of the sun, the moon, the stars, plants and even the firmaments. God called those things that were not as though they were. The stunning part was that all things that were called obeyed and came out as they were being called. All to the glory of his Holy name.
Here is my concern, why do believers finds it hard to obey God’s word? If nature could obey him and all other things which were, are and would not be, in his image could obey him, why are we not obedient to the word of God?
The Seventy in Luke10:17, at their arrival made a statement, “…Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!” In other words, the demons had regards for Jesus’ name and being a name that symbolizes authority and Dominion, of which they have the full knowledge of that, they had no option than to obey.
Yea, you may be saying, “he’s God, they have no other choice than to respond positively to him.” But may I ask you, should we now say God does not have dominion over men as he do over demons? Capital NO!
Okie, you want to say, God gave man the freedom of choice. Do you know that the freedom of choice was not for our selfish interest? The freedom of choice was not given to humanity that we may go against his will and desire. It was given for the purpose of his kingdom.
Beloved, the word of God must be obeyed strictly. The true test that we are of God is when we do his word. Doing his word is being an incarnate of his word. It is doing what his word would do. I talk of the personality of Jesus, who also is the word of the Father.
Beloved, If men will fit-in into the agenda of God for their lives, it will be on the ladder of obedience to the dictates of the Spirit.
… It’s the season to seek the LORD…