We have been on total obedience, and if you have been following closely, you will agree with me that it has been a huge blessing to you and i pray the lord helps us to understand and grasps the full meaning of this topics. On my last post i shared on Why Total Obedience. You can click here to read it.
Realities don’t have respect for dispensation.
If you are a careful bible student you will discover that we have 6 dispensation, My point of emphasis is to what extends can God depend on you?. As the teaching continues please ponder on that question.
Only dead men can actually and totally be obedient to God, When we hear the word ‘fruits’ it speaks about the product or evidence of something. It is expedient that every tree bring out it’s fruits, A tree becomes useless without fruits. The respect of the tree is greatly proportional to the fruits it produced . Every believer that is a genuine believer must possessed the fruits of the spirit.
We have nine gifts of the spirit and also nine fruits of the spirit, Permit me to say here that the nine fruits of the spirit is far better than the gifts of the spirit if the believer only possess the gifts with absence of the fruits
By the help of the spirit quickly tonight I will give four fruits of total obedience
Gen.12.1 – Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
Abram received instructions to leave and when he obeyed foolishly what happened? What happened was direction.
THE FRUITS OF TOTAL OBEDIENCE
Abram didn’t know where the instruction was taken him to but he obeyed. The joyful thing was that as he made a move he was directed all through. Direction is a course along which someone moves. As he moved with the instructions he was directed. That is to say direction is embedded in every instruction you received from the immortals. Show me a man that obeys instructions I will prove to you that the man enjoy divine direction. The reason you lack sight of what step to take in life is because you have neglected instruction.
Psalm.32.8 – I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
When God instruct you, it means He is ready to direct you. Direction is a fruit of total obedience.
Change is another fruit of total obedience Let’s see what happened to Abram in Genesis 15 verse 18
Gen.15.18 – In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
See what God began to do with the life of Abram, He changed him from the status of his father background to a man that has covered a large entity. I could relate how they laughed at him for obeying a voice of whom he didn’t know nor had seen. So many of us today are in this same condition. Sir/ma so long you keep foolishly and totally obeying his voice you will soon bear forth change. To some trees it take some time to bear forth it’s fruits!!!
Gen.17.1 – And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
Gen.17.2 – And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
Gen.17.3 – And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
Gen.17.4 – As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Gen.17.5 – Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
Has Abram obeyed thy Lord?. A time came he bore forth the fruit called change! Thy Lord changed his name
Thy name shall be called Abraham the father of many nations. Change is the act of becoming different. I could guess those that heard that Abraham had become the father of many nations rejoiced with him. One thing total obedience do for a man is that those instructions obeyed , changes the man!
The force of obedience is the voice of change. Please permit me here to say this, The sign of a living entity is change. To be bankrupt of change is a demonstration that one is mentally and spiritually dead. Every spiritual life is controlled by instructions, meaning not to fully obey them is a sign that you are dying spiritually.
Transformation is birthed from change.Transformation means to change in structure completely. Abraham changed in structure completely
Gen.21.1 – And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
Gen.21.2 – For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
Gen.21.3 – And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
Remember when thy Lord had made Abraham bare the fruits of total obedience called change, he laughed at some changes thy Lord was bringing to his life. The fruit called transformation has to show up. God wanted to change his structure completely. He had banked his hope on Ishmael but God brought another complete structure.
The proof of your total obedience is that people see the fruit of transformation in your life. How can you still remain and maintain same structure of the previous year this year? It a sign that you are not receiving marching orders.
Gen.22.1 – And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
Gen.22.2 – And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
If you studied verse 12, You will discover that Abraham actually foolishly obeyed God. After you start bearing the fruit called change, thy lord began to test your heart in order to bring transformation to you. A new structure completely.
Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident especially in controlling one’s life. The fruit Abraham possessed was that of empowerment.
Gen.22.15 – And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
Gen.22.16 – And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
Gen.22.17 – That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Gen.22.18 – And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
The change that thy Lord brought in chapter 17, Abraham was empowered to fulfill it because he obeyed foolishly. Friends there are certain levels in the spirit you can’t enter because you lack Empowerment
Phil.2.8 – And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Phil.2.9 – Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Phil.2.10 – That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Phil.2.11 – And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Jesus became obedient unto death, and God empowered his name. The reason demons bow to the name Jesus is because he totally obeyed the father.
Do you want to enjoy empowerment?, It’s is birthed via total obedience
THE FRUITS OF TOTAL OBEDIENCE
DIRECTION >>> CHANGE >>> TRANSFORMATION >>> EMPOWERMENT
Thank you father for your word we ask from today let’s us bare the fruits of total obedience as we continually obey your instructions.
ON MY NEXT ARTICLE I WILL BE SHARING ON THE EFFECT OF DISOBEDIENCE feel free to drop your comment by using the comment box. God Bless You