THE PRICE OF DISOBEDIENCE

“But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments”;

Lev. 26:14KJV.

The next chapter of the book of man’s life after His creation was entitled “disobedience”, the nascence of our problems. This stems from unbelief and misdoubt of God’s word; *the defiance of man reigns in the absence of obedience*. Man seems to have an ingrained natural rebellion against God. Immediately God says “do”, our foremost reaction is no!

Nothing is so deadly to man as disobedience which so much robbed Adam and Eve of their Edenic pleasures. There is a price for our attitude towards God’s words and we are responsible for the fruit of our rebellion. We are brimful of self-will to the extent of abhorring anything that causes us to be selfless. But we can’t in any way face the kindled wrath of God against our disobedience.

God says;
“But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits. And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate. And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins”(Lev.26:14-24KJV)

‘Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey’.
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PRAYER:

Forgive me my sins, Lord Jesus and wash me in your holy blood.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

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CONDITION AND THE RESULTS OF OBEDIENCE.

“If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;”
Lev. 26:3KJV.

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There is a covenant in every word of God. Everything that he ever said is a serious and binding agreement between Him and His children. When you painfully and critically look at every jot of His words, you can extract some concordat from it. All those that were privileged to walk with Him in biblical times had a covenant with Him based on His words. Conditions precedes obedience which likewise predates blessings and rewards. God covenanted with Abraham to leave His country and He will make him a great nation. Abraham obeyed before the blessings were bestowed upon him.

God says, “I will do this for you…but you have to do that…”. God had already proved His love for us by the sacrificial death of Christ, but to receive this marvelous and howling gift, you must accept Him into your life. You can’t just remain idle for Christ to beat you to submission or force himself to you, no, He won’t do it for that’s slavery. He does everything in agreement with your love for Him; if you dearly love Him, you will surely keep His commandments.

Conditionally, God said that ‘if you will walk in my statutes and keep my commandments and do them’;
Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new. And I set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people(Lev.26:4-12)”.
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PRAYER:

May you help me Oh Lord Jesus to play my part of heeding to your voice so your purpose for me will be fulfilled in your name.

AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

MY TRIALS ARE VESSELS OF HIS GLORY

“Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him”.
John 9:3KJV
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In this world, the greatest sufferer is seen as the chief of all sinners. Our trials are termed as our curses; when you are simultaneously barraged with problems like Job, people see you as either a sinner or you are under a curse as the upshot of your bad conducts.

When Jesus saw the man who was blind from his birth, his disciples asked him, saying, “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?”. The question they asked shows their utter ignorance of that Man’s purpose in life. When the disciples saw him, they beheld a blind man but Christ saw a vessel for the manifestation of His glory. The blind man was born with a great purpose but he himself was very nescient about it. The Lord enlightened them that he was created to carry God’s glory and neither he nor his parents were sinners.

He was born blind that our Lord Jesus might have the honour of curing him, and probe himself sent of God to be the true light to the world. Until the very day that the man’s purpose was revealed, he might think of being blind unto his death. His blindness was the vessel that Christ used to carry out His light to the people. His healing was a perfect manifestation of the glory of God.
Don’t get upset with your situation dear reader, be encouraged and remain faithful until the day that your true purpose will be revealed. It’s not far from today, though you may not see Jesus, he sees you in any problem you may be facing and He is ever ready to reveal your purpose in life unto you if only you are willing to embrace Him.
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PRAYER:

Glory be unto your name Lord Jesus for your mercy and grace. Please help me to glorify you in my life.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

CREATED FOR HIS GLORY

“Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”.
Isaiah 43:7KJV

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We are sometimes bombarded with many queries in our minds as we try to behold our lives in this world. Perhaps, you are asking, “Why I’m I in this world? What I’m I doing here? Why was I ever created? And why did God create me?”. You wished you were never created and never ever lived in this chaotic world. You’ve been passing through a life full of thorns and it has become albatross around your neck so much that you’ve remained aimless and are floating on the ocean of your future ambitions instead of launching out into the deep of your purpose in life. You don’t even accept the fact that God loves you, and you retaliate in your heart, saying, “If God loves me, then why am I going through hell on earth?”

Factually speaking, man was created to give God pleasure. Every true child of God is called by His name and was created anew in Christ for His glory. And this glory is unfolded through misery; the trials in our lives are vessels that carry the glory of God. Our Lord Jesus glorified the Father through the bearing of the rugged cross.

Beloved, you were created for God’s glory and that’s the answer for all your questions in life. You came here to give pleasure to God so your life must be a sweet savour unto Him even in the severest storm.
Bear your cross now, dear Heaven pilgrim, and when you finally enter that pearly gate, you will be rewarded with a crown of glory in accordance with how you glorified God in your life whiles in the storm of the world.
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PRAYER:

You formed me, oh my father. Please help me to glorify you in all my life in Christ Jesus’ name.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

A CLEANSED WAY

“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word”.
Psalm 119:9KJV
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The word of God is being taken for granted by many youth in this modern world. Their minds are pregnant with many queries about the future and the way towards their ambitions, yet they’ve neglected the most pivotal ingredient of their lives. They ask themselves “How can I be rich, have this car, house, job or that phone…?” And they seem to answer themselves “I have to be very busy with my work, do this or that to earn more money…”. Dolefully, they fail to pursue the most precious gems of their lives. Some even have no aim, plans or rules for their lives thinking that they have more time to live; they don’t even know the way, how can they cleanse it? It’s one thing knowing the way and another keeping it pure.

Paul told Timothy to flee from youthful lust; the lust of the eye, flesh and the pride of life are mostly at work among the youths; temptations of the world are at it peak in youthful age. Wherefore, many young people had fallen into Satan’s wily net either ignorantly or wilfully as they’ve trodden God’s word under foot and joked with it.
David’s question for the young people is worth meditating throughout our lifetime on earth: “By what means can a young man purify His way and live a noble life free from the filthiness of the things of this world?”. The answer is very simple yet demanding “by taking heed unto themselves, walking circumspectly, framing their lives with God’s word and making it their rule and map”.

How can you guard your way in darkness without a light? There is no excellent way to walk in this tenebrous world and be spotless other than walking with the Word as the lamp unto your feet and a light on your path. Then will you see clearly, the disguised things of the world to hightail it.
The Word is none other than Christ Jesus, when He is the leader of your life, he purifies your way, opens your eyes clearly, watch over you dearly and keeps you so carefully.
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PRAYER:

Lord Jesus please forgive me for not acknowledging you in my life. Please lead me in all my ways in your name I pray.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

KEEPING GOD’S WORDS HEARTILY

“Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.”

Psalm 119:4KJV
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The word of God must be expressed in great regards because God who is our creator, guider, redeemer, and King, had commanded it. Every kingdom has laws bounding it. When you admit to be in the Kingdom of God, then, know of surety that He had commanded His citizens to obey His words and keep it heartily. For he is the rewarder of those who love, seek and Keep His precepts, the inerrant Truth.

The bedrock of all true virtue is that we adhere to God’s words, not because it’s in our church doctrine, or our pastors or any beckon us to do it, but because of the infallible fact that God had said it and requires obeisance. Thus, God said it, I believe and obey it, and that settles it!

Every true believer lives the Word and leave the world and its things behind. For He knows that by the leading of the Holy Spirit, his ways are directed to keep God’s statues. Wherefore, He has due respect, which implies hearty affection, diligent study, and constant practice of the word of God. And when his balances are weighed on the judgement day, he shall never be found wanting or ashamed for he learned and lived the Word diligently.
Though we are commanded by God to obey Him, yet He requires us to do it in Love; it’s when we truly love Him that we can whole-souled obey Him.

O that our hearts are so guided and influenced by the Spirit of God that we cannot in any wise transgress HIS precepts!
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PRAYER: Glory be unto you, great King Jesus, for your love and mercy. Please help me to love and keep your words in your name I pray.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU

THE BLISSFULNESS OF KEEPING HIS WORDS.

“Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways”.
Psalm 119:2&3KJV

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The word of God are His testimonies because in it, He testifies for His unerring Truth and against sin. Those who would walk in God’s fervent law must keep his testimonies, that is, his truths. Know of surety that stupendous blissfulness awaits those who keep God’s testimonies as a cherished treasure of incomputable value and as the apple of their eye; they are greatly blessed.

Such people are not tepid; they heartily pursue, study, and explore their creator to understand His will for their lives. In fact, they always hunger and thirst after His righteousness with the faith of being copiously filled. They’ve ambitioned their minds to diligently seek God, not the world or its things, and to carefully eschew all iniquitous behaviors.

Those who are most happy are those whose sins are forgiven through the blood of Christ. It’s very evil for your heart to be divided between the world and the Word; it’s only the Word that cleanses you and makes you perfect to be raptured.
When you walk in God’s words and His ways of righteousness, keep his testimonies and seek Him wholeheartedly, your life will be chockfull of equity and free from iniquity.
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PRAYER: Help me to be a willing vessel of obedience oh Lord Jesus and keep me from worldly desires in your name I pray.
AMEN
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GOD BLESS YOU