Written by: Pastor Theophilus Izobofolo & Evangelist Aigbe Favour Afekelu
Bible text: John 14v21-27
Living in obedience means; to do what someone or the rules say’s. Obedience therefore is an act or instance of practising or following the commandment of someone or any Institution.
Folks! The question now is; how many of us are obeying the word of God, especially in bad and difficult times of life?
It is very essential to note that the moment we gave our lives to God (repent and obeyed His word), we were no longer alone and could no more operate with our normal human understanding; every man born of a woman (from the fruit of Adam) is normal and ignorant of the spirit, but we “Christ-like” who were and are led by the Holy Spirit, lived and are behaving abnormally in the eyes of men of the flesh, because they are carnally minded.
When we allow the Holy Spirit to take the lead on all issues of our lives; by completely obeying the word of God (Spiritual laws of time: the Bible), we enjoy earthly and heavenly abundance.
Folks! When the Holy Spirit tells us what to do, do we obey ALL THE TIME? Hear this; it Is only when we accept the leadings of the Holy Spirit without resistance, human exceptions, scientific and technological theories, before boldly saying we are living in obedience with the word of God, and at the end we can second Paul’s declaration; “I have fight the good fight, I have finish the race and I have kept the faith.”
In verse 21 of our bible text, it says; “but whoever fails to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit by Obeying Him truly does not love God.” Folks! I urge us to yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit, when we obey Him we can never make mistakes in life. Being a right Bishop, pastor, evangelist, Apostle, Prophet, chorister, usher, prayer leader, tither, Sunday school teacher etc., does not mean you totally obey God’s word, but doing His will and totally obeying His commandments against all odds.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 says; 13 – “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and obey His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. 14 – For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or it be evil.”
Folks! The only way to enjoy earthly and heavenly benefit is through Jesus. If you want to connect to this new life in Jesus? just repeat this text wholeheartedly: “Lord Jesus, I come to you today, I believe you died for me, you were buried, and on the 3rd day you were raised to glory. From now henceforth, I forsake my old ways; through your blood, I am saved, justified and born again.” if you declared this, Congratulations! We employ you to connect with a Bible believing church and start a good relationship with God.
Folks! We pray that the Holy Spirit will help us live a life of total obedience to God’s world, in Jesus Name, Amen. God bless you. Maranatha.